Community Advisor (4570U), Resident & Family Living - 56860
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4443520
Community Advisor (4570U), Resident & Family Living - 56860
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 Berkeley campus community is committed to maintaining an environment that encourages personal and intellectual growth and has established rules of conduct intended to foster behavior consistent with a civil, educational setting. This position will play a critical role within Residential Life and the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students (AVC/DoS) team. Residential Life provides critical services to support 13,000 residents residing in University-owned housing units, serving as the primary contact for residents/families in conduct and community standards, community engagement, academic support, safety/security concerns, critical incident/emergency response, and wellness.
The AVC/DoS team, within the Division of Student Affairs, provides essential programs, services, and resources for the co-curricular student experiences of UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students. The AVC/DoS team includes: Public Service Center, Center for Student Conduct, ASUC Student Union, LEAD Center, Center for Support & Intervention, Career Center, New Student Services, Recreational Sports, Residential Life, Student Environmental Resource Center, and Student Legal Services.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 11, 2023
Provides general information to help residents become integrated into the campus and local communities.
Promotes the residential community through organizing programs, events, and services.
Helps to resolve resident problems and basic conflicts, directs residents to appropriate outreach services, and refers serious or potentially serious matters to a Student Life and Development professional.
Assists residents with emergency needs and lockouts.
Assists with orienting new residents and offers ongoing information as needed.
Participates in disaster response preparedness, and assists residents if emergencies occur.
Skills in service orientation, active listening, problem solving, and critical thinking.
Verbal communication, written communication, organization.
Ability to remain calm in emergency situations.
Knowledge of ethical principles, practices, and procedures of Residential and Student Services.
Awareness of University policies and guidelines and Family Student Housing programs.
Knowledge of FERPA laws for the handling of confidential information.
Must be a resident in Family Housing in good standing.
High school diploma or equivalent experience.
Experience in a University or Family Housing setting.
College degree and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.
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 $957.19 as a biweekly stipend.
This is a 12-month, 43.75% part-time (17.5 hours per week), contract position that is eligible for Core UC benefits.
We have 2 openings.
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.
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.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.