Freshman Success Initiatives Program Manager (4501U) - ESS
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4759049
Freshman Success Initiatives Program Manager (4501U) - ESS
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.
Engineering Student Services (ESS) provides advising and counseling to currently enrolled undergraduates to ensure they have the knowledge and tools to thrive at Cal and beyond. In addition, ESS staff interacts with hundreds of prospective students, parents, faculty, and other administrative units. ESS ensures consistent application of college and university policies; participates in outreach activities, and provides Initiatives for academic, personal, professional, and leadership development of engineering students.
This position is responsible for providing innovative, evidence-based interventions and programs for freshman, especially those from key populations such as first-generation, low-income, historically underrepresented, women, LGBT, etc, to empower them to succeed academically, professionally, and as leaders; creates and implements programs aimed at achieving these goals. In addition, this role will work closely with students from the above populations, though not exclusively, to provide individual and group counseling and coaching.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 15, 2023 - Open Until Filled
50% Freshman Retention and Academic Success Programs
In partnership with COE stakeholders such as ESS Programs, ESS Advising, Inclusive Excellence and COE leadership, assists in identifying barriers to academic success of target population (first-generation, low-income, underrepresented) and designs appropriate programs and interventions.
Plans, develops, and implements new and existing programs and projects aimed at freshman student success, especially those underserved, low-income, historically underrepresented students. Programs include: PREP, PREP Seminar, and others.
Develops and delivers innovative workshops and curricula for academic and professional and personal development, inlcuding events to engage participants in building academic skills, financial literacy, and career and/or graduate school preparation and readiness. Engages with campus partners to provide information sessions, workshops, and other activities that promote student engagement and success. Defines and implements assessments and metrics to ensure programs/services continue to meet the needs of both students and the College. Seeks continuous improvement, fine-tuning and expansion of assigned programs. On a continuous basis evaluates programs to ensure they are suceeding and makes adjustments as needed.
Supports and partners with COE Departments in the delivery of academic major scholar programs, ensuring maximum access to Scholars program to target populations.
Oversees team of PREP Ambassadors who serve as external ambassadors of PREP program to COE and other stakeholders as well as advocates for their PREP peers.
Coordinates implementation of PREP Condition of Admission in partnership with ESS Advising and Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Partners with ESS Programs peers in support of ESS Programs initiatives such as, but not limited to, Berkeley Mentorship Cohort, the Center for Access to Engineering Excellence, T-PREP.
30% Academic Achievement Counseling
Explores and implements innovative coaching/counseling approaches in collaboration with staff, faculty, administrators, and students to meet the needs of a diverse and changing student body.
Provides comprehensive advising to students from target populations. Assists students with course scheduling and academic progress requirements; provides information on university policies, procedures, and academic deadlines. Provides academic, career, and financial literacy advising to an assigned caseload.
Other related duties as assigned by Director of Student Programs.
5% Outreach, Recruitment, and Admissions
Participates in outreach events such as Cal Day, Yield events and others as directed by ESS Programs director.
Keeps abreast of student trends in higher education, particularly low-income and first-generation college populations.
Participates in community college transfer application review process.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Demonstrated knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning, human and career development.
Knowledge and experience in analyzing complex situations and identifying solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in successfully developing and implementing programs designed to meet the diverse needs of students.
Knowledge in how to enhance students' intellectual and personal growth and development, including critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership.
Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance student achievement, such as collaborative teaching / learning models, strategies for effective counseling and peer mentoring, small group facilitation and training, coaching, mentoring, and advocacy.
Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared students in higher education.
Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data, and generating reports.
Knowledge of research methodologies and research designs.
Knowledge of and experience in conflict management and intervention strategies.
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.
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 $64,400 to $88,600 annually. This is a 100% FTE career position eligible for full benefits.
Referral Source info
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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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