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Residential Advisor (9901U) , CEP Upward Bound Program 5710
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 11, 2020
Title Residential Advisor (9901U) , CEP Upward Bound Program 5710
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Residential Life

Residential Advisor (9901U) , CEP Upward Bound Program 5710

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 Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Program are federally funded educational outreach programs serving high school students who are low-income and first-generation-to-college (LIFG). The academic component of the summer programs focuses on social justice, college preparation, and project-based learning. Our motto this year is, "When you educate one person you can change a life, when you educate many you can change the world." (Shai Reshef) We feel this quote captures our pedagogical aim to empower our students to become social change agents. Not only are they responsible for seeking an education but they are capable of educating others.

The UB/UBMS Summer Residential Program provides a select group of nearly 100 students from California, Hawaii and Nevada the opportunity to live in student residence halls and take classes on the UC Berkeley Campus. Students also engage in exciting enrichment activities, academic and college-preparation workshops, and academic field trips. Instruction will take place Monday - Thursday during the day or the evening, contingent upon classroom availability on the UC Berkeley campus.


The Center for Educational Partnerships at UC Berkeley seeks qualified temporary, part-time Residential Advisors (Camp Counselors) for Summer 2020 to support nearly 100 high school students who are participants of the UC Berkeley Upward Bound (UB) and Upward Bound Math & Bound (UBMS) Summer Residential Program. Resident Advisors are responsible for leading and mentoring rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the duration of the summer residential program. Residential Advisors will work alongside core staff members as well as work with students in groups and individually in facilitating student check ins and leading social activities.


The Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math & Science Summer Residential Program seeks to expose our students to college going culture and prepare them for the next stage in their educational journeys. Residential Advisors are to serve as models for program participants as they navigate UC Berkeley's campus and the academic, social, and cultural activities of the summer program. Residential Advisors are responsible for guiding and mentoring summer residential program participants during their time outside of the classroom. Residential Advisors are expected to facilitate student check ins, social activities, and study sessions at the residence hall. Residential Advisors are expected to guide students to their scheduled activities, chaperone field trips, and assist with set-up and clean-up of workshops and events.

General Duties
  • Live in the residence hall with students and be available to students for the entire summer program.
  • Prepare and maintain hall for opening and closing of program.
  • Monitor and secure residence hall and report all maintenance problems in a timely fashion.
  • Supervise students during recreational activities and social/cultural workshops.
  • Provide homework assistance.
  • Communicate with instructors, tutor coordinator, and the head residential activities including on and off campus field trips.
  • Complete contact forms, written reports including student evaluations and assessments as required by the Director and Head Residential Advisors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience working with high school students in an educational context.
  • One year of coursework at a university, college, or community college and/or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to work in an intensive, fast-paced summer schedule.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to incorporate technology in the classroom.
  • Cross-cultural awareness.
  • Understanding of issues faced by low-income, first-generation (LIFG) students.
  • Passion for working with underrepresented students.

Residential Advisors are required to participate in the following events:
  • Onboarding Session: Prior to Saturday, May 30, 2020
  • Student Parent Orientation: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
  • Summer Residential Staff Training: Sunday, June 7 to Friday, June 12, 2020
  • Student Move In & Welcome Conference: Saturday, June 13, 2020
  • Summer Residential Program: Saturday, June 13 to Monday, July 20, 2020*

*During the summer program, all Residential Advisors will receive one day off per week and one weekend off in addition to the 4th of July Weekend (which begins July 2nd at 6pm and ends July 5th at1pm).

Salary & Benefits

Residential Advisors will receive room and board on UC Berkeley's campus and a stipend of $4,200 with a 6-week appointment of approximately 60 hours/week with the Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math & Science Summer Residential Program.

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.

To be considered, applicants must submit the following:
  • Cover letter, including a summary of relevant experience.
  • Resume/CV.
  • Names and contact information for three references.
  • Questions? Email Taylor Miles at

Driving Required

A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Other Information

The period of employment is May 30 through July 20, 2020 and takes place on the UC Berkeley campus.

During the summer program, all Residential Advisors will receive one day off per week and one weekend off in addition to the 4th of July Weekend (which begins July 2nd at 6pm and ends July 5th at1pm).

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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