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LEAD Center Coordinator Student Organization Advising - Co-Op (4564U) 23661
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 8, 2021
Title LEAD Center Coordinator Student Organization Advising - Co-Op (4564U) 23661
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Student Services
    Counseling Services

LEAD Center Coordinator Student Organization Advising - Co-Op (4564U) 23661

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 LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Advising and Development) Center, a department of the Dean of Students Office, 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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: September 17, 2021



The Coordinator is a part of the Student Organization Advising (SOA) team and has responsibility for providing advising, support services, and experiential leadership development opportunities to registered student organizations on the UC Berkeley campus. The LEAD Center Coordinator is dedicated to supporting the co-curricular needs and interests of category-specific student organizations. They are an experienced professional who advises graduate and undergraduate students on the creation of student-initiated co-curricular and leadership development experiences that complement the student organization's and/or community's core mission. The person in this position serves in an administrative, advising and programmatic role.

More specifically the responsibilities of this position include:
  • Supporting students in leadership, identity, and organizational development, interpersonal relationships, conflict resolution, financial management, and the development of student-initiated programs and activities;
  • Support the full immersion of the student cooperative community into the larger campus and surrounding area by creating positive working relationships that include student, staff, faculty, and community members;
  • Providing programming and leadership development opportunities to a diverse campus constituency using theory, analytics, learning outcomes, and needs-assessment;
  • Assisting students in risk and liability mitigation;
  • Advocating for student needs to campus departments, administration and community stakeholders;
  • Advising students in their understanding and adherence to campus policies and procedures, and
  • Providing guidance for access to campus resources

The coordinator has the responsibility of researching, implementing, and coordinating new leadership initiatives that encompass the use of cutting- edge leadership and student development literature, theory and best practices. In an effort to create opportunities for campus collaboration, the coordinator also has the responsibility of serving in a liaison capacity between the LEAD Center and campus advisors within other departments that sponsor or recognize registered student organizations.

Within this function, the coordinator serves as a campus partner, providing information and interpretation of complex policies, procedures and regulations as it pertains to the ability of student organizations to function efficiently in the planning of student-initiated projects, events, and initiatives. The LEAD Center Coordinator is a key partner with the ASUC and Graduate Assembly student government representatives in supporting undergraduate and graduate student communities. The coordinator also provides counsel and advice for campus constituents and serves on campus-wide and departmental committees and task forces as needed.

In addition, the coordinator works in collaboration with the Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) Central Office and Board of Directors to identify and connect students with the BSC to pre-existing campus resources and other services that assist them in navigating their overall experience on campus. The incumbent will also establish new initiatives that engage BSC student leaders in opportunities that complement their roles managing cooperative living-learning experiences.

Required Qualifications
  • Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
  • Knowledge and experience in student leadership/student development theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures involved in risk assessment, mitigation, and managing appropriate outcomes.
  • Experience developing and assessing programs to produce effective student learning outcomes
  • Ability to mediate conflict, problem-solve, and respond appropriately to student concerns.
  • Experience working in partnership with student government leadership or other similar groups.
  • Ability to effectively serve and understand issues of underrepresented students.
  • Strong organizational and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the 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.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and projects successfully in a fast paced, politically charged environment.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and facilitating training, leadership, customer service, and personal development retreats, workshops, and programs for full-time staff, student staff, interns and graduate assistants
  • Experience advising students on the planning of large, complex campus events
  • Experience with First Amendment guidelines to student speech, including time, place, manner laws, and guidelines.
  • Strong ability to develop and implement goals and action plans for areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems and improve functional area in regards to efficiency and performance.
  • Ability and willingness to explore alternatives to existing products and services and identify opportunities to improve procedures and practices
  • Working knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Experience advising students and/or student organizations within a collegiate setting

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree preferred in college student affairs, counseling, education or related field.

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time, career position. Salary is commensurate with experience. 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.

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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