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The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 25, 2021
The Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3) is a cluster of over 10 equity student support programs in the Division of Equity and Inclusion. CE3 provides complex and multi-format programs and services to historically marginalized student populations to ensure their successful transition into the university, academic retention/success, degree completion, and pursuit of graduate study and professional careers. These services have a critical impact on the campus' ability to fulfill its mission of equity, access, and inclusion to California's diverse student population.
CE3 services and expertise include solution-focused academic counseling and intervention, assessment of academic needs and addressing academic and non-academic complexities/barriers to academic success; developing individual study plans; creating and fostering academic, social, and professional support networks and communities; credit bearing transition and success courses; academic strategy and enrichment workshops; enhancing academic skills (e.g., research skills, preparation for graduate programs, academic/work life balance); academic and summer internships; service learning internships; student group development; academic achievement awards; scholarships and student scholar programs; student grant and emergency loan programs; outreach, recruitment, and campus yield activities; and community-building events.
This position works with students entering as freshmen and is embedded in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), a unit in CE3. It is one of two HSI Student Success Counselors, the other is housed in the Transfer Student Center. This position is expected to work remotely at minimum through July 2021.
Provides multicultural academic counseling across disciplines and colleges / schools to 'at risk' populations (e.g., low-income, first-generation college, underrepresented populations, HSI, etc.). Conducts comprehensive analyses of students' issues and needs and provides solutions and alternatives to problem areas. Helps students develop strategies to solve academic and personal challenges.
Coordinates and facilitates holistic support programming and group/cohort based enrichment activities for HSI identifying students and provides complementary support to overall HSI implementation. Helps coordinate HSI specific admission yield activities to facilitate an increase in Chicx/Latx admits who choose to attend Berkeley. Contributes to the suite of services provided by the Latinx Resource Center. Facilitates HSI specific scholarship and supplemental aid opportunities for students.
Works with academic departments, faculty, and department management to help resolve specific student academic issues.
Keeps abreast of student trends in higher education, particularly for HSI identifying, low-income and first-generation college populations.
Other duties as assigned. May participate in professional development workshops and trainings for their individual growth and learning.
Demonstrated knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning, human and career development.
Knowledge in how to enhance students' intellectual and personal growth and development, including critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership.
Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance student achievement, such as collaborative teaching / learning models, strategies for effective counseling and peer mentoring, small group facilitation and training, coaching, mentoring, and advocacy.
Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared students in higher education.
Knowledge and experience in analyzing complex situations and identifying solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in developing and administering programs designed to meet the diverse needs of students.
Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data, and generating reports.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Knowledge of research methodologies and research designs.
Knowledge of and experience in conflict management and intervention strategies.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of counseling services.
Familiarity with Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) programming and objectives.
Experience with admissions yield activities.
Salary & Benefits
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a two years contract position.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.