Assistant Director, Student Services (4575U), Berkeley Law - 36873
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3141863
Assistant Director, Student Services (4575U), Berkeley Law - 36873
University of California, Berkeley
Job ID: 36873 Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
About Berkeley 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.
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Departmental Overview UC Berkeley's School of Law is one of the nation's great centers for legal education, ever exploring and pushing new intellectual boundaries while tackling urgent, real-world issues. The law school is also known for its vibrant and engaged community of students and scholars who are committed to providing leadership and making a difference on problems of local, national and global import. Currently ranked among the top law schools in the country, the School of Law has ambitious development goals as it looks to continue producing leaders in law, government, and society.
Berkeley Law Student Services provides a wide range of support for the law school's student populations, which includes over 1100 JD, JSP, JSD, and LLM students. Students are encouraged to come to Student Services to discuss academic plans, questions about the profession, personal concerns, and summer planning. The office includes the Dean of Students, the Director of Student Services, and the Student Program Assistant. The office works as a team to support student life at Berkeley Law, including meeting with students one-on-one and coordinating large student events.
This position involves a wide range of student services duties and responsibilities for Berkeley Law. It provides assistance to students in academic advising, and personal counseling, student orientation and events, career counseling, and related programs. This position will work with the Dean of Students and Senior Director of Student Services to create and provide programming designed to improve the quality of students' academic experience, professional development, and co- and extracurricular pursuits.
Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: June 15, 2022
Applying professional Student Services concepts, provides the full range of student services to student population served by the law school.
Meets with students to discuss academic needs and/or personal challenges.
Refers students to the campus Disabled Students' Program (DSP) as needed.
Provides advice and guidance to law students on academic plans, questions about the profession, personal concerns, summer jobs, and other matters.
Reviews students' progress and advises students on requirements for J.D. degree completion.
Assist students with alternative academic options and other similar issues.
Advises Dean of Students about curriculum planning.
Participates in planning academic curriculum in collaboration with Dean of Students and Senior Director of Student Services to ensure academic students' progress. and ensure compliance with ABA policies.
Events Planning, Programming & Coordination:
Plans, coordinates, and implements complex, high-visibility student events, such as commencement.
Partners with other departments, such as Event Services and Facilities, to organize and execute student events.
Collaborates with Student Association at Berkeley Law (SABL) and all Berkeley Law student organizations to help coordinate and support their social and community activities.
Plans, develops and organizes workshops and other programs for students to enhance the student experience.
Assists with the administrative scheduling and proctoring of exams.
Advises Berkeley Law students on the job market process, and the standards and norms specific to the student's field of study.
Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Excellent customer service skills
Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills
Ability to handle frequent interruptions and still meet multiple deadlines
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Skills in project management, social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
Ability in problem identification, reasoning.
Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Excellent knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interest; and learning motivations.
Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.
Ability to attend occasional early morning, evening or weekend events.
Highly organized with strong attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Highly effective problem identification and solving skills, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills and the ability to present information in a manner that is appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Excellent analytical, critical thinking, project management, and problem recognition, avoidance, and resolution skills with the ability to think creatively to solve problems and develop solutions.
Good computer skills and the ability to learn new systems and software programs.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and video conferencing platforms.
Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), and ability to apply and integrate core concepts of DEIB into everyday practice.
Must be 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.
Must demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and security of student records following confidentiality rules established by FERPA, the State of California and the University.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
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.
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