Pre-College TRIO Director (0310U), Center for Educational Partnerships10966

San Francisco
Nov 24, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Pre-College TRIO Director (0310U), Center for Educational Partnerships10966 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.

Departmental Overview

The Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) is the primary department on the UC Berkeley campus charged with developing and implementing programs and strategies to improve academic preparation, expand educational opportunities, and ensure access to higher education for low-income and educationally disadvantaged students. Working in partnership with local schools and communities, CEP improves academic achievement and expands post-secondary educational opportunities for students who face significant barriers to college. For more information about the Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) please visit

The Pre-College TRIO Programs are funded by the United States Department of Education to serve low-income, first generation college high school and middle school students. These programs are the Educational Talent Search (ETS), Upward Bound Program (UB), and Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) programs, which serve over 1757 middle and high school students in the SF East Bay, as well as remotes locations in California, Nevada and Hawaii. The Director also oversees the UC Berkeley African American Male Pipeline Project (AAMPP) and Women in STEAM Education (WISE) initiatives in West Contra Costa Unified School District.

ETS has been in existence since 1969 and serves at least 1,507 middle and high school students in SF East Bay communities. Services include college advising; workshops on test preparation, study skills, financial aid; college visitations; and a summer writing program. ETS also works with re-entry and non-traditional students in the community. The UB & UBMS programs provide high school students with the motivation and services necessary to complete secondary and postsecondary education. All programs operate year round by providing intense and comprehensive advising services and activities for participants. The UB & UBMS programs also host a 6-week on-campus summer residential experience. While UB is responsible for the placement and graduation of postsecondary education in any academic discipline, the Math and Science program must have at least one half of its graduates declare and be admitted into science and mathematics majors and graduate at least 25% from postsecondary institutions. UB serves over 169 students, while UBMS serves 81 students. In addition, the UC Berkeley AAMPP and WISE initiatives aim to increase the college-going rate and preparation for careers in STEAM for African American males and women of color by focusing on comprehensive college awareness and advising, identity development and empowerment, and academic preparation and improvement.


  • Responsible for planning and directing 3+ complex academic preparation programs and ensuring their inclusion into the broader spectrum of University programs and operations.
  • Provides leadership and vision for transformative, innovative services.
  • Develops and implements strategic program plans in alignment with mandated policies, guidelines, and outcomes.
  • Develops short and long-range strategic plans that anticipate significant shifts in educational practices, federal goals and policies, funding levels and reporting practices.

  • Responsible for securing and sustaining program resources, including grant writing and fund development.
  • Approves fiscal resources for all program activities. Responsible for managing annual operating budgets totaling over $2 million annually.
  • Assesses program needs and develops annual budget and budget strategies. Works closely with CEP Business Manager to develop annual operating budgets and to ensure fiscal compliance.
  • Monitors and certifies staff time and effort spent on the program to ensure financial compliance for federal and state funding sources.
  • Develops comprehensive working knowledge of federal funding regulations and UC Berkeley's fiscal policies and compliance as it applies to the funding, expenditure of resources, and program activities.

  • Responsible for supervision of 5 FTE career staff and guidance on the recruitment and hiring of temporary personnel including students, teachers and residential aides during the summer residential program.
  • Responsible for human resources management of subordinates including recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluating professional staff.
  • Implements appropriate equity and disciplinary actions in accordance with university personnel policies and contracts.
  • Assesses training needs and implements staff professional development by providing access, resources, and direction to appropriate training or seminars.
  • Works with the Associate Directors to coach, provide direction, assign and oversee work of staff/team members.

  • Develops and maintains positive working relationship with U.S. Department of Education/TRIO representatives, Program Officers, and key members of U.S. Congress and Senate and their staff.
  • Establishes and maintains intersegmental (K-12, higher education, legislative) partnerships and collaborations that promote student academic achievement, equity, and access.
  • Represents program and university at partnership meetings. Enhances public awareness and engages stakeholders (donors, legislators, educators, students, parents, community, business, etc.) around program goals, needs, issues. Represents program and university at stakeholder meetings. Creates and maintains collaborative and functional relationships with key campus units (e.g., Financial Aid, Undergraduate Admissions, Residential and Student Service Programs).
  • Serves on department, campus, and external committees, workgroups, and coordinating bodies.

  • Oversees management of complex systems for data collection, evaluation, and reporting to ensure accountability to funders and stakeholders.
  • Responsible for submission of official program reports required by federal, state, institutional and private funding resources.
  • Analyzes complex local, state, and national data that affect the academic performance of selected students and their subsequent enrollment and completion of postsecondary education.
  • Oversees analysis and evaluation of activities and services to facilitate continuous program improvement.
  • Prepares and maintains program documentation for federal site visits and/or audits.
  • Acts as primary respondent to inquiries from federal program officers or site visit committees.

  • Serves on department, campus, and external committees, workgroups, and coordinating bodies as needed.
  • Keeps informed on K-12 and higher education policies and issues impacting low-income, first general students. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge of pedagogical issues underlying student academic development and achievement for low-income, first generation students.
  • Extensive knowledge of youth and adolescent development theory, including issues facing low income, first generation and urban youth. Demonstrated cultural competency with respect to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.
  • Significant experience managing government and foundation grants, as well as extramural funding. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant federal / state regulations and accountability / reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated political acumen and advocacy skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of current state and national education policies, theories, and practices. Advanced knowledge of strategies for advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of K-14 educational equity programs and issues. Knowledge or organizational development strategies and practices.
  • Advanced writing, research, and communication skills to prepare highly competitive proposals, reports, and materials.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with diverse individuals and institutions (e.g., school and district officials, university administrators, community leaders, donors, students and families).
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including presentation, communication, negotiation, leadership, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.
  • Expert knowledge of project management, including program design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with personnel management, staff development including supervision and training.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of alumni engagement strategies.
  • Master's degree in related area or commensurate experience.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience up to $110,800.00

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.

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.

Mandated Reporter

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

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