bridges Program Coordinator (4562U), LEAD Center - 38410
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3248177
bridges Program Coordinator (4562U), LEAD Center - 38410
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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.
The LEAD Center: The Leadership, Engagement, Advising and Development (LEAD) Center is a department of the Dean of Student Office and at the center of student life at UC Berkeley. It is the campus department primarily responsible for encouraging student involvement and facilitating leadership development opportunities. It serves a critical role in providing administrative, advising, and programmatic support to many student communities, including approximately 1,200 registered and sponsored student organizations, 65+ recognized fraternities and sororities, undergraduate and graduate student government, the campus programming board, Cal Debate, over 50 student publications, bridges Multicultural Resource Center, Recruitment and Retention Centers, and the largest student housing cooperative in the country. The LEAD Center promotes a student-centered learning environment by empowering students to pursue their co-curricular interests to cultivate their leadership skills and develop holistically. As student affairs practitioners, the LEAD Center team works with diverse communities of students, staff, faculty, and other stakeholders to enhance the overall student experience and educational environment of UC Berkeley.
bridges Functional Unit: Since the passage of Proposition 209 in 1996, bridges Multicultural Resource Center and Recruitment and Retention Centers (RRC) have operated as a student-led initiative. With support from the LEAD Center and the Directors for bridges Multicultural Resource Center and Recruitment and Retention Centers, bridges engages in critical diversity and inclusion work that is prohibited by Prop 209. The Program Coordinator will support the students, with advising and logistical support, in order to create programs, services, and resources that advance the Chancellor's strategic goal of increasing access, diversity, and inclusion at UC Berkeley. The core functions of this position is to (1) improve and expand the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students and to (2) offer guidance and support for the student leaders that promote student success and student well-being.
Reporting to the Directors(s) of bridges Multicultural Resource Centers and the Recruitment and Retention Centers this position(s) is housed in the bridges functional unit within the LEAD Center. This position has responsibility for providing advising, support services, leadership development opportunities, and student-initiated programs at UC Berkeley. Specifically, this position(s) supports student-initiated programs through the bridges Multicultural Resource Center and a coalition of 7+ Recruitment & Retention centers (RRCs). This includes, but is not limited to, recruitment and retention centers that support Black students (BRRC), Middle Eastern & North African students (MENA), Mixed students (Mixed @ Berkeley, MRRC), Indigenous and Native students (INC), Pilipinx students (PASS), Latinx/Chicanx students (Raices); and immigrant refugee, and underserved Asian/Pacific Islander students (REACH!). These student-initiated and student-run organizations provide programs and opportunities to empower underrepresented students to pursue post-secondary education and engage current students in programs and activities that aid in the retention of URM students UC Berkeley.
This position is gift-funded for a period of one year. Sponsored by the Hass Jr. Foundation (HJF), the fund is intended to support the diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to increase underrepresented students, specifically but not limited to, Black/African-American and Laxtinx communities.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: July 27, 2022.
Guides students on the planning and execution of Recruitment and Outreach programs, yield events, retreats, and additional programs.
Provides ongoing, transactional advising and development training to a diverse population of students, including first-generation, low income, student leaders.
Develops workshops and training sessions for students and members of student organization communities.
Connects student leaders with campus, community, and UC system wide partners.
Services and Resources
Plan, develop, and oversee specialized specific sized complex programs that are designed to enhance student success.
Designs leadership programs applicable for all UC Berkeley students.
Establishes leadership and student development competencies and outcomes to regularly assess impact of programs and services; including multicultural and anti-blackness frameworks with students.
Completes annual Student Academic Preparation and Educational Partnerships (SAPEP) data reporting of recruitment.
Refers students in crisis to more advanced student life and development professionals, or other student service departments using established protocols and guidelines.
Collaboration and Professional Development
Remains abreast of current literature and trends related to student development.
Participates in department and campus committees, programs, and projects, as assigned.
Remains knowledgeable on best practices related to the advising of cultural and identity-based undergraduate organizations.
Learns to prepare preliminary outlines for the conduct of analysis and accomplishment of assigned objectives.
Conducts basic evaluations of workshops and classes and summarizes data results.
Other duties as assigned (i.e. Professional Development Opportunities).
Basic knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Basic knowledge of and/or ability to learn common University-specific computer application programs (i.e. CalLink, 25Live).
Basic communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.
Skills in service orientation, active listening, critical thinking, and facilitation.
Knowledge and understanding of the needs of a diverse student population (i.e. first generation, low-income, multicultural/ethnically diverse student population at UC Berkeley).
Verbal communication, written communication and organization skills.
Knowledge of trends and issues in higher education for low-income, underrepresented, under prepared, first-generation college students.
Experience in establishing and implementing short and long term program goals and objectives; demonstrated effectiveness in mediation and conflict resolution.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Skills to analyze information and learn to synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
Demonstrated understanding of recruitment and outreach process to local K-14 system and community organizations; and awareness of and/or ability to learn outreach specific campus partners at UC Berkeley.
Comprehensive understanding of the implications of California's Proposition 209.
Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
At least two years of prior experience holding an elected bridges Board position in either bridges Multicultural Resource Center, and/or additional Recruitment and Retention Centers during their undergraduate career at Cal and/or equivalent training or experience.
UC Berkeley bridges Multicultural Resource Center Alumni.
Salary & Benefits
This is a one-year, 100% full-time, 40-hours per week, Contract (temporary) appointment, eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is $31.00.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.
This is a hybrid position, with 30% remote work eligibility.
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.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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