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SEED Scholars Honors Program Coordinator (4501U), Equity & Inclusion Division - 34296

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SEED Scholars Honors Program Coordinator (4501U), Equity & Inclusion Division - 34296 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 SEED Scholars Program is a unit in the Division of Equity and Inclusion that assists in the recruitment, retention and graduation of students who will enrich the diversity of STEM programs on the Berkeley campus. This involves providing academic support for these students while also working with the campus community to promote diversity and excellence at every level. The unit's primary responsibilities include providing enhanced access and mentorship, confidential advising, and longitudinal and high touch services through a holistic support services program that facilitates the success of high achieving, historically underrepresented students in STEM fields.

As a new program on the Berkeley campus, the SEED Scholars Program provides a diverse, holistic network that prepares outstanding undergraduates to become change-makers, scholars, and leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math and thereby increases the representation of historically underrepresented individuals in academia and other STEM professions. The SEED Scholars program focuses on high achieving students with an interest in conducting research and who aspire to become leading research scientists and engineers. The program is open to students of all backgrounds and is committed to increasing the representation of minorities in science and engineering. As an integral member of the SEED Scholars Program team, the incumbent is expected to collaborate closely with partner STEM scholar programs campus wide as well as with partner institutions; UC San Diego, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, and Pennsylvania State University to achieve our collective goal of recruiting, retaining, and preparing underrepresented students for graduate studies and careers in STEM disciplines.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: April 28, 2022


Program Management:
  • Conducts comprehensive analyses of students' issues and needs and provides solutions and alternatives to problem areas. Independently provides and coordinates the full range of retention support services for SEED Scholars including coordinating tutors, research placement, and other retention programs for third- and fourth-year students.
  • Provides recommendations, reports, and metrics on the feasibility of new and current programs.
  • Assists students with summer research placement, graduate school applications, program selection, personal statement development and facilitates small group discussions.
  • Assist third- and fourth-year students with test taking strategies and monitors students' academic progress.
  • Plan and develop retention programs for upper division students as their focus transitions from undergraduate studies to preparing for graduate programs.
  • Manages stipend awards to students and reimbursements for approved program expenses.
  • Conducts comprehensive analyses of students' issues and needs and provides solutions and alternatives to problem areas.
  • Refers students to appropriate specialized programs and resources.
  • Develops, interprets, and administers SEED related student services.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the student services function including SEED scholars' selection, scholar academic advising and summer research opportunity placement.
  • In consultation with the director, recommends changes to the program to provide better service to organizational management and students.
  • Represents the student services unit to the campus community and relevant external constituencies when called upon.

Student Advising:
  • Provides multicultural academic counseling across disciplines and colleges/schools to high achieving STEM historically underrepresented students (i.e., first generation, historically marginalized).
  • Helps students develop strategies to solve academic and personal problems.
  • Refers students to appropriate specialized programs and resources.
  • Helps students develop strategies to solve academic and personal problems.

Training & Thought Leadership:
  • Develops and provides academic, social justice, and professional workshops and training for scholars.
  • Develops and submits workshop and panel proposals for relevant conferences, symposiums, and events.
  • Plans, implements, and facilitates group discussions and personal development seminars.

General Accounting:
  • Assists with short-term budget planning by developing and maintaining systems for ongoing expenditure tracking.
  • Keeps abreast of student trends in higher education, particularly low-income and first-generation college populations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Participates in professional development activities.
  • Attends staff meetings; E&I administrative meetings.
  • Assists the Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion office and campus deans with special events as needed.

  • Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external organization stakeholders critical to program success.
  • Works with academic departments, faculty, and department management to help resolve specific student academic issues.

  • In coordination with the Assistant Director, recruits, hires, and trains student employees, including work study.

Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, 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.
  • Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared 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.
  • Ability in problem identification, reasoning and develop original ideas to solve problems.
  • Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data, and generating reports.
  • Knowledge of and experience in conflict management and intervention strategies.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of counseling services.
  • Skilled in project management, social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills to include verbal and written, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills.
  • Excellent ability to interact with a wide range of individuals and groups within and outside of the Berkeley campus including senior level administrators, faculty, students, staff, donors, and partner institutions.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of research methodologies and research designs.
  • Master's degree in higher education or student affairs and/or equivalent experience/training preferred.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $62,000.00 - $70,000.00.

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. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Referral Source info
This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of "UCB Employee" and then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email.
Referral Source info
This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of "UCB Employee" and then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email.
Other Information
  • This is a hybrid position, with 40% remote work eligibility.

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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