TRIO Financial Literacy Project Coordinator (4555U), Disabled Students' Program 12753

TRIO Financial Literacy Project Coordinator (4555U), Disabled Students' Program 12753 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.

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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 20, 2020

Departmental Overview

The Disabled Students' Program (DSP) provides services to meet the unique educational needs of regularly enrolled students with permanent or temporary disabilities. Our staff includes disability specialists, service providers, and accessibility experts who serve our students with disabilities throughout their educational career.

DSP is under the umbrella of the Division of Equity and Inclusion, as disability is a part of the diversity fabric. While the primary focus and mission of DSP is to serve documented disabled students, DSP staff also work closely with faculty, administrators, and staff to build a more accessible learning environment. DSP outreach also works to benefit students who may not have self-identified a need for accommodations and who may not even be aware of their disability rights.


Support growth and program development
  • Manage administrative infrastructure, including program description, strategic plan and assessment tools (formative and summative).
  • Oversees TRIO Slottman Hall Unit One Center, and manages calendar events.
  • Supervise, train and oversee Peer Leadership program.
  • Develop and coordinate event programs (orientation sessions and workshops), including generate workshop topics and identify and confirm facilitators.
  • Develop curriculum with campus stakeholders for workshop series.
  • Monitor student development progress through monthly individual consultations. Maintain student caseload
  • Assist with recruitment of students to the TRIO program; complete interviews and student success plans.
  • Support students with financial literacy 101 (online literacy program) and Mint (a mobile app that connects to student checking. savings and credit card accounts, as well as any investments or loans, tracking and categorizing in real time to help students manage their revenue and expenses).

Administration and Coordination
  • Schedule and organize meetings/events and maintain agenda.
  • Ensure implementation of policies and practices.
  • Maintain and keep track of expenditures and grant transactions.
  • Ensure technology is used correctly for all operations (video conferencing, presentations etc.).
  • Prepare paperwork and order material.
  • Maintain Data Entry/Analysis and keep updated records.
  • Create reports or proposals for export and review via Blumen, SIS, AIM, Google Sheets and/or Excel.
  • Participate in team meetings and trainings, including weekly team meetings with TRIO staff, mid-semester and semester review team meetings; and training and professional development, as applicable.

  • Manage communications (media and social media)
  • Attend relevant campus events and meetings, tabling on Sproul Plaza and other campus events.
  • Help build positive relations within the team and external parties, including collaborating with key campus stakeholders such as the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, specifically Bears for Financial Success, Other Student Support Services (EOP, McNair) and Graduate School Office.
  • Become a resource on campus by gaining familiarity with campus and community resources
  • Recruit students to participate in workshops.
  • Attends DSP staff meetings, participates in committees, and supports collaborative efforts to engage students through annual events such as graduation, orientation, and disability awareness month activities.

Professional development;
  • Keeps abreast of changing and evolving trends regarding financial literacy, Student Support Services, and disability in higher education.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Comprehensive understanding of key financial literacy topics, such as money management, credit-building, predatory lending, financial planning, asset allocation, investing and insurance and consumer issues.
  • Knowledge of Mint, or other similar databases/mobile apps that connects to student checking, savings and credit card accounts, as well as to any investments or loans, tracking and categorizing in real time student revenue and expenses.
  • Knowledge of best practices in facilitating workshops in financial literacy, including pedagogies that engage workshop participants at a high level and students with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of program management, development procedures, and best outreach practices.
  • Personal acumen to communicate with students, faculty, staff, and vendors concerning access accommodations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required to work effectively with students with disabilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills needed to work with faculty and other campus entities regarding a student's accommodations and other academic needs.
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented, efficient, tech savvy and proficient with MS Office and Adobe suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Able to function in both Mac and PC environment and be comfortable working with various software programs and database systems.
  • Ability to work with diversity and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Two years of related work experience or a related advanced degree.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Understanding of the legal framework involving accommodations for students with disabilities through state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of procedures for assessing and determining disability accommodation issues, including the Disability Compliance Office procedures.
  • Experience working with college students with disabilities.

Salary & Benefits

This is a non-exempt, biweekly paid position. Hourly pay range is $26.34 - $31.13, commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a full time (40 hours/week) career position.

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 see:
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