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Strategic Projects and Partnerships Coordinator (7399U), Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence 12386
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 29, 2020
Title Strategic Projects and Partnerships Coordinator (7399U), Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence 12386
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement

Strategic Projects and Partnerships Coordinator (7399U), Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence 12386

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: November 9, 2020

Departmental Overview

The Strategic Projects and Partnerships Coordinator provides leadership, management, and vision to cluster level projects and partnerships for the Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3), a cluster of over 10 equity student support programs in the Division of Equity and Inclusion. CE3 provides complex and multi-format programs and services to historically marginalized student populations to ensure their successful transition into the university, academic retention/success, degree completion, and pursuit of graduate study and professional careers. These services have a critical impact on the campus' ability to fulfill its mission of equity, access, and inclusion to California's diverse student population.

CE3 services and expertise include solution-focused academic counseling and intervention, assessment of academic needs and addressing academic and non-academic complexities/barriers to academic success; developing individual study plans; creating and fostering academic, social, and professional support networks and communities; credit bearing transition and success courses; academic strategy and enrichment workshops; enhancing academic skills (e.g., research skills, preparation for graduate programs, academic/work life balance); academic and summer internships; service learning internships; student group development; academic achievement awards; scholarships and student scholar programs; student grant and emergency loan programs; outreach, recruitment, and campus yield activities; and community-building events.

  • Training and Professional Development
  • Serves as campus and cluster subject matter expert regarding holistic academic counseling practices and equity based student support approaches.
  • Provides highly complex analyses across the broad spectrum of CE3 programs and provides in-depth, complex analyses as a specialist in holistic, strengths based academic counseling of historically marginalized college students. Leads the coordination of advanced academic counseling training that occurs in CE3 that is equity-based, specific, and facilitates students' engagement with and success at UC Berkeley.
  • Provides consultation and coaching to CE3 managers and supervisors. Conducts needs and strengths assessment and research to shape training curriculum and individual sessions. Researches and summarizes best practices in the field. Serves as liaison and co-contributor to campus Manager, Advising Strategy and Training.

  • Campus and External Partnerships
  • Provides leadership and direction to the coordination and development of CE3 campus and external partnerships.
  • Proposes, leads and/or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups.
  • Cultivates and maintains high level contacts of a sensitive nature, internally and externally requiring discretion and diplomacy in order to negotiate with or persuade officials to adopt proposed solutions and initiatives. Guides and supports partnerships which may include senior campus management, faculty, and/or external constituencies.
  • Works with SED development team to identify and secure funding opportunities for new or existing partnerships.
  • Proposes, leads and/or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups.

  • Program Development and Project Management
  • Leads short term projects and supports ongoing and longer term projects that may evolve into new CE3 units.
  • Ensures that developing programs and projects are based on CE3's core values and principles, while also customized to the needs of historically marginalized students.
  • Collaborates with campus staff, faculty, and administration on new projects and programs that may intersect with non-CE3 functional areas.
  • Coordinates with UDAR and SED development teams to match emerging programs and projects with prospective donors and funding sources.
  • Develops and advocates solutions to gaps in training and issues impacting historically marginalized students, including developing and administering new systems, policies, processes, or programs.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Leads vision and strategic plan for academic counseling competency trainings, professional development, and coaching for CE3 managers and professional staff.
  • Supports the AVC and Executive Director, and works with managers and directors, to facilitate multi-unit strategic planning activities including drafting short and long term vision and plans.
  • Contributes to the broader strategic direction for the CE3.

  • Other duties as assigned
  • May participate in professional development workshops and trainings for their individual growth and learning.
  • May lead or serve on divisional committees or work teams.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced level trainer, coach, and facilitator in the area of academic counseling training.
  • Demonstrated competencies and advanced knowledge in theories of student development and student-centered and equity-based pedagogies.
  • Knowledge of the transitional, academic, and social needs of specific student populations.
  • Knowledge of research methodologies and research designs.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with historically underrepresented ethnic minority communities, first generation college students, low-income students, and other historically marginalized student populations.
  • Experience aligning training efforts with institutional equity mission, goals, and strategic initiatives.
  • Knowledge of current educational development trends and practices.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and facilitating trainings, workshops, and events.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and sustaining campus partnerships.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and sustaining new projects and programs.
  • Advanced experience in group dynamics, facilitation, and training; comprehensive assessment of academic preparation and personal competencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, developing, and administering evaluative instruments for measuring program effectiveness including student-learning objectives.
  • Advanced experience in planning, developing, and administering enrichment programs/projects, academic and personal development seminars, courses, and workshops.
  • Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data, and generating reports.
  • Familiarity with the changing needs, trends, and characteristics of students in higher education.
  • Master's degree or equivalent experience, in related field with five years or more of work experience in a higher education instructional setting.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with available professional development opportunities and organizations such as NASPA, NACADA, ACPA, and COE.
  • Knowledge in 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 and experience in conflict mediation, management and intervention strategies.
  • Knowledge and experience in managing funds designated for special programs.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to quickly develop an understanding of University legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of academic support/advising services and policies regarding personal liability and risk assessment.

Salary & Benefits

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 two years contract position. This role is projected to work remotely until at least June 30, 2021.

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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