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Coordinator for Student Government Advising - ASUC (4564U) 5873
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 3, 2020
Title Coordinator for Student Government Advising - ASUC (4564U) 5873
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Student Services

Coordinator for Student Government Advising - ASUC (4564U) 5873

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: March 14, 2020.

For full consideration please submit materials by March 16, 2020.

Departmental Overview

The Division of Student Affairs aims to advance the learning and personal growth of students by providing leadership, services, and opportunities that enable students to succeed in and contribute to a diverse and global society. The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, its Centers, and staff create environments to educate, support, and challenge students to seek and follow their purpose, build resiliency, transform themselves, and engage communities. The team is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that helps all students reach their educational, aspirational, career, and personal goals. They advocate for the needs of students, fostering compassion and care. They support student's holistic health and well-being, facilitating belonging, community, leadership, and career readiness. They help community members navigate UC Berkeley and external communities, promoting equity and inclusion to prepare students to contribute to a changing world.

The LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Advising and Development) Center, a department of the ASUC Student Union, 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 as well as personal and professional developmenthence 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, student government, SUPERB (the campus programming board), the recruitment and retention centers, various student cooperative communities, and campus-wide student leadership development and training initiatives and programs. These student groups and communities also include bridges Multicultural Resource Center and the Recruitment and Retention Centers (RRCs), Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC), Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC), Graduate Assembly (GA), Cal Debate, and the CalGreeks community.


Student Government Advising (Senators, Commissions and related staff)
  • Provides ongoing advising and development to a diverse population of ASUC Officials.
  • Attends weekly Senate meetings. Also attends, on occasion, Senate committee meetings, commission meetings, and other meetings as needed.
  • Advises ASUC Officials on leadership development, advocacy efforts, organizational development, conflict resolution, event planning, fundraising, officer transitions, financial policies and procedures, and campus/community outreach.
  • Interprets ASUC budgets using student group financial management software and supports the ASUC Administrative Office, the administrative support office of the ASUC, in maintaining and reconciling the ASUC budgets and approving and processing financial transactions.
  • Facilitates the contract review process with the Director.
  • Assists in planning, coordinating, and executing retreats, trainings, and workshops related to leadership and organizational development, including the desired topics and expressed needs of ASUC leadership.
  • Works closely with other LEAD Center staff and various campus partners to improve existing programs and to develop additional opportunities using assessment, research of best practices, coordination of stakeholders, and evaluation of program effectiveness.

Student Staff Supervision
  • Directly supervises the ASUC Administrative Office Staff including the General Manager who oversees a team of student employees that manage the ASUC Administrative Office.
  • Responsible for hiring, training and developing and supervising the student employees of the ASUC Administrative Office.
  • Create policies, and procedures related to the ASUC Administrative Office and its staff.
  • Monitors payroll and provides technical knowledge and financial support to the ASUC Administrative Office.

Campus Partnerships, Committees, and Collaborations
  • Advises students on who the best point of contact is within the LEAD Center, the ASUC Student Union, and the campus in regards to specific projects and policies; develops a thorough understanding of the various departments in order to best inform students.
  • Responsible for identifying, creating, and maintaining collaborative relationships across campus with campus and community stakeholders relevant to the work of the position, specifically, Student Union Event Services, etc.
  • Creates and establishes ongoing methods for engaging campus partners in the advising of student government, student organizations, and student communities.
  • Advocacy for students and their co-curricular experience through assessment, analytics, and student learning outcomes.
  • Serves in various capacities on departmental and divisional committees in an effort to advocate on behalf of student government as well as to support the continuous growth and effectiveness of the LEAD Center, the ASUC Student Union, and the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Develops and maintains an effective partnership with the other coordinators within the LEAD Center to foster cross collaboration between the ASUC, Graduate Assembly, and student organizations.

Professional Development
  • Stays current on literature, developments, and innovations related to student development and student communities, especially with their advising area.
  • Attends pertinent conferences and conventions and presents information for shared knowledge.
  • Participates on department and campus committees, programs, and projects, as assigned.
  • Remains knowledgeable on best practices related to the advising of student governments.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • 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 undergraduate 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 fast paced, 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 full-time staff, student staff, interns, 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.
  • Experience advising students and/or student governments within a collegiate setting.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree strongly preferred in college student affairs, counseling, education or related field, and/or equivalency of experience.

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 full-time, career appointment.

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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