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Residential Life Director of Community Engagement (4565U) - 9638
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 6, 2020
Title Residential Life Director of Community Engagement (4565U) - 9638
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Communications/Public Relations
    Residential Life
    Student Services

Residential Life Director of Community Engagement (4565U) - 9638

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: August 18, 2020

Departmental Overview

The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students in Student Affairs is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that helps all students reach their educational, aspirational, and personal goals.

We advocate for the needs of students. We help community members navigate UC Berkeley. We promote diversity and prepare students to contribute to a changing world. We support student health and well-being. We facilitate belonging, community, and leadership development. Above all, we foster compassion and care.

The Office of the Dean of Students is charged with all of Student Life activity, including the well-being, emotional and safety of students.

This position provides leadership for multicultural community development, anti-bias education for residents and staff, and response to bias-related incidents. The incumbent provides advocacy and support to and for underrepresented families. Involves instructional or program activities related to recreation, leisure, and fitness in an accredited environment; provides first aid and emergency care as necessary, and responds to user/customer needs. This position is additionally responsible for budget, program development, facility coordination and reservations, open recreation, hiring and training of staff, community outreach, program development and special events. The position works to maintain sensitivity to special needs, insure adequate planning and conformance to University policies and regulations. Currently, the University Village is comprised of about 2400 students and families in 974 housing units.


Community Outreach and Development:
  • Develops community building and engagement activities and events focusing on community standards, cultural competency, and belonging.
  • Host quarterly community building events.
  • Works with campus and community partners (UCPD, CE3, AUSD, Tang Center, etc) to develop a wraparound support model of support resources and engagement protocols for marginalized students and families.
  • Ensure ongoing professional development and anti-bias and bystander intervention trainings and workshops are offered and attended by staff and residents.
  • Serves as a liaison and first point of contact regarding incidents in UVA; maintains accurate reports and records on incidents of bias, community and/or cultural conflicts.
  • Makes recommendations for improvements and interventions to reduce the number of community conflicts or incidences of bias in UVA
  • Serves as advocate to marginalized students in navigating institutional bureaucracy.
  • In collaboration with campus and community partners.
  • Manages UVA's basic needs outreach, including the Bear Pantry, the diaper bank, and the hygiene bank.

Supervises employee performance, career development and adherence to job standards.
  • Gives annual evaluations to direct reports.
  • Takes disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Directs the supervision, training and development staff up to 60 employees

Manages Recreation:
  • Establishes the overall direction of all aspects of programs and facilities use.
  • Establishes program goals, develops new program areas and plans for new growth.
  • Analyzes program records to determine necessary programming and budgetary adjustments.
  • Provides direct supervision to career staff.

Schedules use of recreational facilities and advises and assists individuals and groups with problems related to scheduled recreational activities.
  • Manages the safety, coordination of maintenance and scheduling of the Community Center, outdoor courts, baseball fields and soccer fields.
  • Follows Risk Management guidelines.
  • Uses waivers and forms developed by Risk management.
  • Supervises management of all day-to-day operations, fee collection and deposits, injury and insurance reports, registration and student placement.

Monitors budget and makes budget recommendations to supervisor.
  • Develops and oversees $400,000-$500,000 yearly budget.
  • Projects, manages, monitors, analyzes and reports all program revenues and expenses with guidance from Student Affairs Finance partner
  • Develops, evaluates and implements fee structures based on cost-analysis, user demand and common regional rates.
  • Develops strategies to increase programmatic goals via fees, donations, grants and other development tools to meet programming goals.
  • Implements program policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates and implements all aspects of program marketing.
  • Acts as representative at meetings with outside agencies and organizations
  • Maintains files, records and prepares reports as necessary.
  • Is responsible for the safety of all staff, customers, programs and equipment.
  • Deals directly with Risk management regarding claims and injuries.

IIPP Statement:
  • Provides health and safety training, guidance on safe work practices, provides proper equipment, observes work practices and correct methods and investigates accidents.
  • Works in a safe and responsible manner while not putting self or others at risk. This includes complying with applicable policies and regulations; using personal safety gear; observing warning signs; learning about potential hazards; and reporting unsafe conditions.

Required Qualifications
  • Has knowledge of program activity and industry best practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership and inter-personal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization, internally and externally.
  • Strong service orientation, program management, sound judgment and decision-making, critical thinking, develop original ideas, creative problem solving skills in a varied and challenging environment.
  • Must be able to work effectively, across all organization levels, internally and externally.
  • Client service minded, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking.
  • Must have demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in the use of basic computer applications.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn campus policies and procedures.

  • Bachelors' degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Red Cross CPR required.
  • Standard First Aid Training Certification required.

Licenses or certifications, if any:
  • Maintains current CPR/First Aid certification and TB clearance.
  • Must complete blood borne pathogen training annually - upon hire.
  • Standard First Aid Training Certification required - upon hire.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience up to $88,500.00.

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.

Other Information

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.
  • Must be able to successfully pass FBI and DOJ Criminal 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.
  • CANRA mandated reporter online training required - upon hire.

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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