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Community Assistant (4570U) - 10168
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 25, 2020
Title Community Assistant (4570U) - 10168
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Residential Life
    Administrative Support/Services

Community Assistant (4570U) - 10168

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

On behalf of all of the staff in Residential Life, welcome to UC Berkeley. We are excited that you will be part of our residential community. During these unprecedented times, we are here to support your transition and help you maximize your residential experience here at Cal.

Our mission is to facilitate your transitions into the intellectual and social communities of the University of California, Berkeley, and to promote your personal well-being as well as respect for the needs of the entire residential community.

It is more vital than ever that every single member in our residential spaces collectively engage and contribute to building a community that demonstrates a commitment to following public health guidelines and campus expectations to combat the spread of CoVid-19. Our dedicated and caring ResLife professional staff will help lead their respective residential communities and support you in your academic endeavors.

Our residential communities are built on the following intentional learning goals: Each year we make efforts to assess and evaluate our effectiveness and make needed adjustments to how we serve our residential students. Learn more about our assessment and innovative tools here!

Academic Success - Students will be able to identify several strategies and/or resources to support their academic pursuits.
Community Engagement - Students will be able to engage their peers and develop a social network within their residential community.
Diversity & Global Consciousness - Students will be able to communicate ideas and practice behaviors needed to function in a diverse residential community.
Identity Exploration - Students will be able to explore and express their own values and beliefs.
Holistic Wellness - Students will be able to practice strategies that support their personal well being and a healthy life.

  • Provides general information to help residents become integrated into the campus and local communities.
  • Promotes the residential community through organizing programs, events, and services.
  • Helps to resolve resident problems and basic conflicts, directs residents to appropriate outreach services, and refers serious or potentially serious matters to a Student Life and Development professional.
  • Assists residents with emergency needs and lockouts.
  • Assists with orienting new residents and offers ongoing information as needed.
  • Participates in disaster response preparedness, and assists residents if emergencies occur.
  • 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
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Skills in service orientation, active listening, problem solving, and critical thinking.
  • Verbal communication, written communication, organization.
  • Ability to remain calm in emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of ethical principles, practices, and procedures of Residential and Student Services.
  • Awareness of or ability to learn University policies and guidelines and Family Student Housing programs.
  • Must be a resident in Family Housing in good standing.
  • Knowledge of FERPA laws for the handling of confidential information.

Preferred Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent experience.
  • College degree or equivalent years experience.
  • Experience in a University or Family Housing setting.

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 part-time (7.6 hours per week), Limited (temporary) 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.

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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