Director, Re-entry Student Program (4502U), Center for Educational Equity and Excellence - 53247
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4178359
Director, Re-entry Student Program (4502U), Center for Educational Equity and Excellence - 53247
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The Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3) consists of a cluster of over 10 equity student support programs in the Division of Equity and Inclusion. CE3 provides holistic 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.
The Re-entry Student Program (RSP), within the Transfer Student Programs subcluster of CE3, provides individualized services to students 25 and older who are also often transfer students, student parents, student veterans, formerly incarcerated or system impacted, who historically come from underserved backgrounds such as underrepresented, low income, first-generation college students. RSP programs and services include scholarship opportunities, credit-bearing courses, individual strategic advising and problem-solving counseling, service learning internships, peer mentorship, information and referral resources, academic enrichment workshops, and community-building events.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 24, 2023
Plans, develops and administers specialized and complex programs and projects that are designed to enhance re-entry student success.
Establishes and implements short and long-term goals and objectives.
Leads the unit in developing new and innovative, high-impact services.
Manages and administers the unit's re-entry scholarship awards, from setting selection criteria to reviewing submissions and awarding.
Manages program budget and resources.
Develops short and long-term budget plans and identifies budgetary priorities.
Works with the Director of Transfer Student Programs to ensure fiscal management. Serves on the CE3 Transfer Student Programs leadership team.
Handles most complex/sensitive multicultural academic counseling across disciplines and colleges/schools to re-entry students (e.g., those 25 and older who often navigate parenting responsibilities, low-income, first-generation college, disabilities, previously incarcerated, or otherwise system-impacted).
Incorporating a variety of theoretical approaches, the incumbent manages a caseload of students from pre-admission outreach through preparation for post-graduation, transition to employment, and/or graduate school: manages student assessment/analysis of students' needs and develops plans of action to enhance student academic success.
Manages the use of technology and social media and identifies new academic counseling activities to achieve unit goals and meet student needs.
In concert with the Director of CE3 Transfer Student Programs, strategically engages campus and community partners regarding legislation, policies, and higher education issues that impact re-entry students.
Cultivates relationships and collaborates with key stakeholders across campus.
Designs and facilitates learning experiences, courses, workshops, and events (both virtual and in-person) that promote academic success, student engagement, belonging, and retention.
Facilitates the re-entry student transition course focusing on exploration and discovery, campus resources, the re-entry student identity, strategies for navigating the research university, and building community and support.
Promotes concepts and learning around diversity, equity, and inclusion in training, programs, and events.
Represents the unit and re-entry student population in campus-wide initiatives.
Represents the Re-entry program in outreach events and activities.
Collaborates with campus units to acquire specific student data.
Develops systematic approaches to data analysis of student retention and graduation rates.
Shares best practices for working with re-entry student populations and provides campus partners with information and tools to support their work with re-entry students.
Demonstrated knowledge of the trends, characteristics, and issues facing re-entry students (those 25 and older) who often intersect with the first-generation college, pell-grant eligible, transfer student, student parent, and formerly incarcerated communities.
Demonstrated competencies and advanced knowledge in theories of multicultural counseling, learning, identity development, and human and career development.
Advanced knowledge of research methodologies and research designs used to enhance student achievement such as program management and implementation, collaborative teaching/learning models, strategies for effective counseling and peer mentoring, small group facilitation and training, coaching, mentoring, and advocacy.
Knowledge and experience in working with historically underrepresented ethnic minority communities, and first-generation, low-income college students.
Knowledge of and experience in conflict management and intervention strategies.
Extensive experience in multicultural competencies, and personal and academic crisis intervention; working with students to assist in the clarification of ethics and values.
Advanced experience in group dynamics, team building, facilitation, and training; comprehensive assessment of academic preparation and personal competencies.
Experience in establishing and implementing short and long-term program goals and objectives.
Demonstrated effectiveness in mediation and conflict resolution.
Experience with planning, developing, and administering enrichment programs/projects, academic and personal development seminars, courses, and workshops.
Demonstrated experience in planning, developing, and administering evaluative instruments for measuring program effectiveness.
Knowledge of and/or ability to learn university, college, and major requirements, policies, and procedures, including policies on handling student records and confidential documents.
Strong oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to successfully communicate information in small and large group settings and a diverse audience.
Knowledge and experience in managing funds designated for special programs. Experience with development, fundraising, and stewardship.
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.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Master's degree in Education or Counseling and/or equivalent experience/training.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $83,000.00 - $93,000.00.
This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is exempt and paid monthly.
This is a hybrid position, eligible for 40% remote capability.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
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