Executive Director (0311U), CEP Administration - 53296
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4182441
Executive Director (0311U), CEP Administration - 53296
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Housed within the Division of Student Affairs, the Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) is the primary department on the UC Berkeley campus charged with developing and implementing programs and strategies to improve academic preparation, expand educational opportunities, and ensure access to higher education for low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students. Working in partnership with local schools and communities, CEP improves academic achievement and expands post-secondary educational opportunities for students who face significant barriers to college.
CEP oversees 10 programs with a combined operating budget of $18 million, over 70 career staff, 50 limited appointments, student employees, and over 55 college advising fellows. CEP's diverse programs help young people overcome educational and financial barriers to prepare for and be accepted at two- or four-year colleges. The programs provide services free of charge to at least 100,000 students at 147 schools and 70 community colleges each year. CEP also provides an impressive range of summer programs that give hundreds of students academic enrichment while they experience campus life at Cal. More than ninety percent of high school seniors in its programs go on to college - and they are often the first in their families to do so.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 25, 2023
STRATEGIC DEPARTMENTAL INITIATIVES, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, AND OVERSIGHT
Identifies critical P-20 academic preparation issues and consults with department managers and external stakeholders to develop strategic options.
Responsible for complex academic preparation functions and oversight of multiple K-12 college access and preparation programs.
Provides direction to subordinate academic preparation managers and supervisors on human resources, budget management, data/reporting and evaluation, and program development issues.
Provides vision, direction, and intellectual leadership for transformative, innovative student services and carries out a strategic plan for the coordination of multiple service components.
Develops and updates CEP programs' service and accountability frameworks.
Establishes and implements short- and long-term program goals and objectives based on the needs of students served, educational trends, and desired student learning and development outcomes.
Spearheads the expansion of services and partner sites, this includes the development of partnership proposals and securing, negotiating, and managing contracts and agreements.
Develops agendas for CEP managers' meetings and other key committees and workgroups.
Leads the development of policy and procedure guides for CEP, including but not limited to risk management and work with minors. Correspondingly, leads to the standardization of training and usage across the department.
Manages the Products and Services component of CEP, which includes the development of curriculum, training, and materials for college access professionals and educators; revenue generation; management of community partnerships; and providing oversight and direction to 2.0 FTE implementing the work.
PROFESSIONAL AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
Cultivates relationships with a wide range of campus, system-wide, and external leaders, including program and department funders, higher education faculty and staff, K-14 educators, non-profit professionals, community and business leaders, and government officials across state, county, and city regions.
Represents CEP at external meetings.
Advises and develops strategies for CEP, Admissions, Enrollment, and Student Affairs leaders on a wide range of issues critical to sustaining the success of the department and campus academic preparation/educational partnership mission.
Serves as the primary department (CEP) and campus representative to UCOP in matters relating to educational equity, SAPEP evaluation and reporting, and K-14 student-focused programs and initiatives.
In concert with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educational Partnerships (AVC-EP) prepares briefings and reports for the VCSA, Chancellor, Regents committees, and members or committees of the State Legislature.
Participates in, convenes, and facilitates department, divisional, campus, and external committees, workgroups, and coordinating bodies.
Provides in-depth, complex analyses and serves as an advanced subject matter expert in multiple content areas related to K-12 and community college educational policy and practice.
Develops and coordinates policy communications to external agencies (e.g. schools, districts, community colleges, other 4-year institutions, and statewide and national education advocacy and research organizations); formulates strategies to solicit input from key constituencies and incorporate it into CEP strategies.
Develops and presents complex proposals and/or business plans on a broad range of issues, including problem identification, costs, benefits, and options.
Oversees and facilitates UC systemwide coordination for P-20 initiatives and DCAC programming and development.
Also includes the exploration and research of a new strategic data portal for K-14 services for UC Berkeley and other UC campuses.
Recruits, selects, trains, and supervises 6 professional staff.
Establishes performance standards.
Coaches and provides direction to staff, ensuring that staff meets established goals and job performance standards.
Designs professional development plans.
Makes salary recommendations.
In consultation with SA HR Manager and AVC-EP, takes appropriate disciplinary actions in accordance with university personnel policies and contracts.
Convenes and facilitates department, campus, and external committees, workgroups, and coordinating bodies.
Provides direction to subordinate managers and supervisors on human resources issues.
Advises senior academic preparation manager on staff training and professional development.
May supervise analytical and administrative staff.
FISCAL MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Assesses funding needs, develops budget strategies and budgets, oversees budgets, identifies potential funding sources, and develops strategies to secure sufficient resources from campus and extramural sources.
Cultivates, negotiates, and sustains relationships with donors and funders to support long-lasting partnerships.
Responsible for financial reporting to Local Educational Agencies that have contracts with CEP.
Develops business plans for revenue generation.
Develops complex, long-range strategies that enable CEP to manage multiple and changing funding streams to sustain and shape CEP programs.
Special projects, including leading or participating in campus or external committees.
Expert-level knowledge of organizational development strategies and practices such as strategic planning, marketing, and communications.
Advanced knowledge and experience working with educational equity programs serving a diverse student population.
Demonstrated cultural competency with respect to race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.
Ability to conceptualize, implement, and evaluate complex programs and strategies to further the University's K-14 academic preparation and college access mission and goals.
Extensive experience designing college preparation and access curriculum, academic enrichment programs for K-12 students, and professional development of K-12 educators.
Demonstrated knowledge of current local, state, and national education policies, theories, and issues; including K-12 pedagogical practices related to student academic development and achievement for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented youth.
Ample experience implementing strategies for advising and supporting low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented K-12 students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers.
Ability to translate college preparation requirements to developmentally appropriate K-12 academic enrichment and college advising service frameworks for college access and outreach programs.
Advanced knowledge of and/or ability to learn high school graduation and college entrance requirements, K-12 and higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), admissions and financial aid and scholarship requirements, and matriculation processes.
Expert-level understanding of and/or ability to learn emerging university partnerships with K-12 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and the ability to successfully identify key players and cultivate these relationships.
High-level skills in developing and executing contracts and formal working agreements.
Specific knowledge of risk management policies and planning for the academic year and summer programming and policies for working with minors.
Advanced leadership and interpersonal skills related to the supervision of both individual contributors and managers/supervisors who are responsible for overseeing and implementing K-12 college preparation services to minors and multilingual families.
High-level expertise in human resources strategies and best practices.
Expert skills in working with a dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff, and students, and demonstrated management and conflict resolution skills to effectively lead and motivate others.
Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting and financial analysis techniques for multiple funding sources, specifically for K-14 programs.
Advanced experience in fundraising, development, and managing government and/or foundation grants.
Significant knowledge of relevant fund/state/federal regulations and accountability/reporting requirements.
Significant knowledge of evaluation methodologies, data analysis procedures, and systems necessary for working with technical staff to develop effective data management and evaluation systems.
Demonstrated expertise in producing complex written documents such as MOUs, case studies, proposals, concept papers, and strategic analyses.
Expert-level skills in negotiation, advocacy, and political acumen.
Ability to work under pressure in a variety of settings and to maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
Demonstrated computer literacy including but not limited to MS Office, online database platforms, and cloud data storing/sharing.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Extensive knowledge of and/or ability to learn about the Student Academic Preparation and Educational Programs (SAPEP) portfolio of K-20 initiatives of the UC Office of the President and TRIO programs of the Federal Department of Education.
Master's degree in related area 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 $130,000.00 - $170,000.00.
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.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that 'every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.'
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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
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