Director of DREAM Office - Berkeley Public Health (4510U) 20008
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 7/6/2021
Berkeley Public Health (BPH) aims to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through interdisciplinary collaborations, preeminent education, and transformational research. Established in 1943, BPH is a professional school on the UC Berkeley campus that comprises six academic divisions and nearly 30 research centers and programs. Our department's values include social justice, health as a right, challenging conventional thought, embracing diversity, and creating meaningful impact. We honor our principles of community by centering and valuing everyone in our community; prioritizing prevention while remaining grounded in social justice; promoting safety and respect; practicing self-care and kindness; and remaining optimistic, hopeful, and committed to change. Learn more at publichealth.berkeley.edu
BPH is committed to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in all dimensions, as defined by UC Berkeley's Office of Equity & Inclusion. This position, under the supervision of the Chief of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging, involves directing the office of Diversity & Inclusion (known as the DREAM Office) in developing and implementing programs for under-represented student outreach, recruitment, and admissions for BPH at UC Berkeley within appropriate constituents and communities; and educating the public about admissions requirements, policies, and processes.
The primary goal of this position is to increase recruitment of under-represented minorities in BPH. The position is also needed to support the retention of students. This includes the organization and implementation of programs specific to building community for underrepresented students, supporting student organizations, assessing challenging climate scenarios and connecting students with additional resources within the school.
Supports all student retention efforts within BPH such as New Student Orientation, Leadership Day by planning events, delivering lectures/talks, facilitating workshops, etc. Public speaking and interacting with public on a frequent basis. Collaborates with Student Services and Center for Public Health Practice and Leadership throughout the year.
Participates in fund raising activities as requested by development team and supervisor for donor meetings and/or grant development. Prepares documents, reports, data for such efforts, as well as assists faculty with such supportive information for their grants
Participates in workshops, trainings, and other professional development opportunities.
Other duties, as assigned.
Manages and directs all programs and services of the DREAM Office. Evaluates effectiveness of admissions and/or recruitment programs and makes recommendations for recruitment strategy to enhance yield. Supervises full time staff, student employees and volunteers. Collaborates with alumni as needed. Represents BPH as it relates to DEIB focused programming targeting underrepresented prospective and current students. Assists all divisions and departments with admissions; advises in problem solving with student retention issues; climate concerns. Works with BPH staff leadership and faculty on a variety of issues including school wide task forces, committees, etc. that focus on anti-racism and other DEIB related issues.
Prepares and executes strategy related to matriculation, retention and graduation of underrepresented students. Works closely with Student Services in supporting all efforts to improve diversity among student populations for graduate programs. Oversees specific programs, such Summer Preparatory Seminar and Fall Preparatory Seminar.
Evaluates and recommends fellowship and scholarship awards for admitted URM applicants, including Kaiser Permanente Scholars.
Advanced knowledge of project management including program design, implementation, and evaluation. Advanced knowledge and experience working with BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color), LGTBQ+, students with disabilities, undocumented, first to college and low income student populations. Ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective students and the public. Advanced and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges/universities and preferrably at UC Berkeley. Advanced ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions. Advanced ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials. Advanced knowledge of admissions requirements for campus/school/college, including mitigating circumstances/bases for exceptions. Advanced skills to develop the school's/college's strategic recruitment plans, designing outreach and recruitment programs and materials that will attract and enroll top candidates to the school/college, including students from under-represented groups.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Specialization in Multicultural health
Salary & Benefits
$82,000 - 88,000 annually. Salary commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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:
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