Disability Cultural Center Coordinator (4501U) Disabled Students' Program 12759

San Francisco
Nov 18, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Disability Cultural Center Coordinator (4501U) Disabled Students' Program 12759 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: December 1, 2020

Departmental Overview

The Disabled Students' Program (DSP) provides a wide array of legally mandated services to students with disabilities and consists of approximately 40 FTE, serves over 3500 students, and hires over 400 service providers and student volunteers to provide educational support to this growing population. DSP also has responsibility for fiscally managing a Department of Education TRIO Student Support Services federal grant. Our student services go beyond legal compliance and include learning support, career services, and the new Disability Cultural Center. This position will contribute to the building of the new Disability Cultural Center and will create new student development services for students with disabilities.


Space Management (Physical and Environmental) and Programming
  • Creates and maintains space for persons with disabilities to come together in community to explore and celebrate disability community, culture and identity.
  • Archives and curates the history of Cal Disability Activism. Develop and host innovative and effective programming and events to raise awareness of disability on campus and to combat a culture of ableism.

Basic Needs Collaborations
  • Partner with Basic Needs to deepen the reach of basic needs services to the disability community and to implement joint programming.
  • Conducts comprehensive analyses of students' issues and needs and provides solutions and alternatives to problem areas.
  • Helps students develop strategies to solve academic and personal problems. Refers students to appropriate specialized programs and resources.

Assessment and Evaluation
  • Assesses program effectiveness and recommends changes in programming, procedures, and policies, as appropriate.
  • Recommends the development of new activities and programs.
  • Works to normalize inclusion of disability in campus departments and initiatives, particularly as they relate to equity and diversity.
  • Keeps abreast of student trends in higher education, particularly students with disabilities and low-income and first-generation college populations.

Individual Services
  • Services may include developing individual study plans, recognizing and addressing academic and non-academic barriers to academic success, and counseling on other aspects that may affect student retention and academic success.
  • Works with academic departments, faculty, and department management to help resolve specific student academic issues.
  • Refers students to appropriate specialized programs and resources.

Student Intern Supervision
  • Hire, train, and supervise Student Interns, including undergraduates and graduate students.
  • Develop programming on leadership skills for students and supervise and mentor student leaders.
  • Mentors and develops student staff on event management and procedures.
  • Marketing and Outreach Coordinates the development, editing, and publication of academic journals, program websites, brochures, and marketing materials.
  • Develop marketing and outreach materials to brand Disability Cultural Center on campus including Center website, brochures, and marketing materials.
  • Conduct outreach to students at campus wide events.
  • Ongoing Stakeholder Input Facilitates goal-setting and objectives for the Disability Cultural Center among stakeholder groups, namely disabled students in consultation with disabled faculty and staff groups and with advisory groups.
  • Works with student groups on shaping programs and activities.

Campus and Resource Partnerships
  • Keeps abreast of student trends in higher education, particularly students with disabilities.
  • Works to create networks of allyship and partnerships across departments and divisions.
  • Establish strategic partnerships and work closely with other E&I programs including the Centers for Educational Justice and Community Engagement, Gen Eq, CE3, Basic Needs, and DSP to create and support intersectional services and programs.

Required Qualifications
  • Experience working with student organizations, student development, student advising, and event planning.
  • Knowledge of trends and issues facing disabled, low-income, first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged students in higher education.
  • Knowledge and experience in analyzing complex situations and identifying solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in developing and administering programs designed to meet the diverse needs of students.
  • Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data, and generating reports. Experience with assessment and evaluation of programming.
  • Knowledge of and experience in conflict management and intervention strategies. Ability to advocate for the disability community (or ‘excellent advocacy skills') in a high-demand environment.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of disability services.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
  • Ability to manage personnel and resources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the theories and practice of academic counseling including internalized oppression, learning, human and career development.
  • 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.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience in working with persons with disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with students with disabilities in a higher education environment.
  • Experience supervising student staff.
  • Master's degree and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary range of the position is $68,000.00 - $75,000.00, 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:

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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