LEAD Center Coordinator-Student Government Advising & Leadership Development (4564U) 19112
LEAD Center Coordinator-Student Government Advising & Leadership Development (4564U) 19112 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: June 10, 2021. For full consideration submit materials by June 17, 2021.
The Leadership, Engagement, Advising and Development (LEAD) Center, a department within the Dean of Students Engagment Portfolio, is at the center of student life at UC Berkeley. This campus department is responsible for facilitating leadership development opportunities in addition to encouraging student involvement and engagement within the campus community. As a team of dedicated and committed student affairs professionals, the LEAD Center promotes a student-centered learning environment by advising and empowering students to pursue their co-curricular interests, to cultivate their leadership skills, and to develop holistically. The LEAD Center provides services and resources focused on furthering students' leadership abilities and personal and professional development—hence positively impacting the holistic learning and development of all UC Berkeley students. More specifically, the LEAD Center provides advising and leadership development opportunities to student groups, including 1,000+ registered student organizations (RSOs), over 35 student publications, 60+ recognized fraternities and sororities, all their officials, units and programs of the student governments, the recxruitment and retention centers, Debate, and campus-wide student leadership development and training initiatives and programs. These student groups and communities also include the bridges Multicultural Resource Center and the Recruitment and Retention Centers (RRCs), Associated Students fo the University of California (ASUC), Graduate Assembly (GA), Cal Debate and the CalGreeks community.
The Associated Students of the University of California and Graduate Assembly (GA)
This position provides direct advising and support to the Graduate Assembly. The ASUC is the official representative body for students at the University of California, Berkeley. The ASUC, originally founded in 1887, is the largest and most autonomous student association in the nation and is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization. In addition to controlling some funding and some space for student organizations, the ASUC advocates for students on a University, local, state, and national level. The ASUC student leadership is comprised of 5 executive offices, 20 senators, 5 appointed officials, 2 Council Chairs, and several Commission Chairs each with their own offices of volunteer student staff. The ASUC also has numerous Chartered Programs that support student leadership and services, such as computing facilities, entertainment programming, design services, student led courses, student advocacy and legal support, rental legal services, and environmental advocacy. The Graduate Assembly (GA) is a subsidiary of the ASUC, and the official representative body of the graduate and professional students at the University of California, Berkeley. The fundamental principles of the Graduate Assembly are the promotion of a vibrant student social life, inclusiveness, progressive activism, community service, educational improvement, and professional development.
The GA is comprised of 8 executive officers, 12 Project Directors, multiple staff, and 150+ delegates and alternates. The GA Project Directors provide social programming and advocacy for various student communities (parents, women, minority students, queer and transgender students, etc). Both the ASUC and the GA work with campus administration to advocate for student needs, and partner with the LEAD Center and the ASUC Student Union to provide services.
The LEAD Center Coordinator position, dedicated to the Graduate Assembly, is responsible for advising a diverse graduate/undergraduate student body and fostering leadership within graduate/undergraduate student government officials. The position serves in an advising, administrative, financial advising, and programmatic role to support the learning, development, and administrative needs of the student government. The position is part of the LEAD Center Student Government Advising and Leadership Development team that provides overall advising and support to student government and their programs.
More specifically, this position supports and advises the Graduate Assembly Project Directors. The Coordinator works in conjunction with the Student Government Advising Team and the GA Executive Officers to support the GA Projects and provide leadership support and development within the graduate student government. The GA Coordinator also supports advising of Graduate Student RSOs and helps facilitate student funding of these groups.
The Coordinator provides guidance around accessing campus resources and provides information and interpretation of complex policies, procedures, and regulations as it pertains to the ability of student government to function efficiently in the planning of various organizational activities and programs. Within this role, the Coordinator advocates for student needs to campus departments, administration, and community stakeholders. In addition, the Coordinator provides financial advising to student government leaders and their affiliated programs, interns and staff. Financial advising requires the Coordinator to have knowledge of various ASUC funding policies, procedures, and various campus guidelines. Furthermore, the Coordinator assists campus partners by providing information and interpretation of complex student government policies, procedures and regulations as it pertains to the ability of students and other campus entities to use student government resources, programs, and services.
The Coordinator provides guidance around accessing campus resources and provides information and interpretation of complex policies, procedures, and regulations as it pertains to the ability of student government to function efficiently in the planning of various organizational activities and programs. Within this role, the Coordinator advocates for student needs to campus departments, administration, and community stakeholders. In addition, the Coordinator provides financial advising to student government project leaders, Graduate RSOs, and their affiliated programs, interns and staff. Financial advising requires the Coordinator to have knowledge of various ASUC and GA funding policies, procedures, and various campus guidelines. Furthermore, the Coordinator assists campus partners by providing information and interpretation of complex student government policies, procedures and regulations as it pertains to the ability of students and other campus entities to use student government resources, programs, and services.
- Thorough knowledge and experience in advising and counseling techniques and student leadership/student development theory and practice.
- Skills in developing learning outcomes and assessing student learning and development.
- Knowledge of the needs of graduate student leaders and willing to work in partnership with student government leadership.
- Ability to mediate conflict, problem-solve, and respond appropriately to student concerns.
- Respectful of diverse opinions and underrepresented student experiences.
- Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts.
- Exceptional organizational and verbal/written communication skills, including the ability to use diplomacy/discretion.
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work both collaboratively and independently with students, staff, faculty, and the public.
- Ability to interact at all levels with campus and community constituents and stakeholders with a high level of political acumen.
- Demonstrate leadership experience by creating cross-campus partnerships and collaborations with other colleagues.
- Ability to manage multiple assignments and projects successfully in a, politically charged environment.
- Ability to create an environment of understanding and acceptance; and challenge organizational policies and practices that may be exclusionary.
- Demonstrate resilience,courage, objectivity, trustworthiness, honesty, respect, inclusiveness, and fairness.
- Skill in designing, implementing, and facilitating training, leadership, customer service, and personal development retreats, workshops, and programs for student staff and graduate students.
- Ability to demonstrate creativity and flexibility in working on various projects with a variety of constituent groups.
- Ability to analyze situations and develop innovative solutions to improve functional area in regards to efficiency and performance.
- Knowledge of principles and procedures involved in risk assessment.
- Budgetary and fiscal skills.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Experience advising students, student organizations and/or student governments within a collegiate setting
- Master's degree strongly preferred in college student affairs, counseling, education or related field.
Salary & Benefits
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full-time, 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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