Community Director (4567U), Res & Family Living - 46887
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3728001
Community Director (4567U), Res & Family Living - 46887
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
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.
At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.
The mission of the Department of Residential Life is to facilitate residential student transitions into the intellectual and social communities of the University of California, Berkeley, and to promote personal well-being and respect for the community needs of all residents. Our residential and apartment communities are built on five intentional learning goals including Academic Success, Community Engagement, Diversity & Global Conscientiousness, Identity Exploration, and Holistic Wellness.
The Community Director position residents within Residential Life is charged with planning, developing and implementing programs, services, activities and processes for students in their non-academic life at the University Village Family Housing facility residential students at the University of California, Berkeley. This includes residential life, public service, student conduct, gender identity and sexual violence, leadership development, student organization advising, and other areas. University Village family housing facility is a 975 apartment international family housing facility serving approximately 3000 individuals, including over 900 children and approximately 954 families.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: December 29, 2022
Provides guidance and direction on most complex operational issues and problems.
Responsible for the development of a community of 950 families and the functions of student conduct, leadership development, counseling, crisis management and emergency response, alcohol, drug and wellness education, leadership, and administration.
Serve as a subject matter expert on issues related to college student development, including work with identity-based and ethnic groups, such as theme programs.
Collaborate with departmental, divisional and campus partners on developing, coordinating and assessing educational programs and services grounded in student development theory that address the community living and transition needs of populations that reflect the UC Berkeley student profile.
Partnerships include both internal (e.g., Academic Program Coordinators, Resident Faculty) and external (e.g., Dean of Students Office, Center for Student Conduct, LEAD Center, Career Services, and New Student Services) partners, as well as other offices (e.g., College of Letters and Science) involved in programming for supporting students as they progress through Cal.
Counsels and evaluates employee performance.
Provide formal performance evaluations for paraprofessional staff members each academic semester.
Recommends employees for promotion, corrective action, hiring, and separation when appropriate.
Monitors employee performance and provides direction and assistance.
Supervise and train paraprofessional staff members.
Conduct hall staff meetings on a regular basis.
Provides training to subordinates.
Facilitate regular staff development sessions designed to provide additional training and team building for staff in the unit.
Assume a collateral assignment in such areas that support Residential Life, RSSP and divisional initiatives.
Such assignments include Conference Services managed housing (e.g., Summer Sessions housing, Summer Bridge program), Hall Staff selection and training committees, curriculum development and teaching, and other special committees and assignments.
Respond on-site to manage emergent crises involving resident students, both during and outside of University business hours.
Serve as a member of an on-call crisis response rotation on nights and weekends.
Provides health and safety training, guidance on safe work practices, provides proper equipment, observes work practices and correct methods and investigates accidents.
Works in a safe and responsible manner while not putting self or others at risk.
This includes complying with applicable policies and regulations; using personal safety gear; observing warning signs; learning about potential hazards; and reporting unsafe conditions.
Knowledge of and/or ability to learn about University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Skills in active listening, critical thinking, negotiation, problem solving, reasoning, organizing, written and verbal communication; multitasking and intercultural competence.
Thorough knowledge of and/or ability to learn about Student Affairs/Student Life specialization.
Critical thinking, reasoning and persuasion skills.
Knowledge of risk assessment principles and the ability to evaluate risks and likely consequences.
Intercultural competence and the ability to apply concepts of diversity, inclusion, and social justice to an educational setting.
Knowledge of and/or ability to learn about common computer application programs.
Understanding of and/or ability to learn about University rules and regulations.
Interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and verbal communication, active listening).
Skills in service orientation.
Organization skills and the ability to multitask.
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
At least 2 years paraprofessional experience or 1 year professional experience in secondary or higher education setting.
Experience in a multicultural University or Family Housing
Experience working with diverse student populations.
Master's degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, ethnic studies, social work, or related field.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 4-year, 100% full-time (40 hours per week), contract position that is eligible for full UC benefits with the possibility of extension.
This position is exempt, live-on, and is paid monthly. The annual salary for this role is $60,000.00, along with an unfurnished apartment.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
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
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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