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Community Services Coordinator (7398U), Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence 17601
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Apr. 22, 2021
Title Community Services Coordinator (7398U), Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence 17601
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Communications/Public Relations
    Child and Social Services

Community Services Coordinator (7398U), Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence 17601

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: May 4, 2021

Departmental Overview

The Basic Needs Center acts as a central hub to support students in their journey to access essential services that impact health, belonging, and overall well-being. We define basic needs as an ecosystem that includes: financial stability; nutritious and sufficient food; safe, secure and adequate housing (to sleep, study, cook and shower); accessible and equitable health/medical care; sustaining emotional/mental well-being; affordable transportation; resources for personal hygiene; and, emergency needs for students with dependents.

The Basic Needs Center team is committed to fostering belonging and justice on the UC Berkeley campus through a robust model of prevention, intervention and emergency relief efforts addressing students' food, housing and financial needs. The Basic Needs Center offers the following services to all students including undergraduate, graduate, international and undocumented student communities: virtual drop-in services, case management/care coordination services, prevention and emergency food, housing and financial resources including direct financial awards.

  • Leads campus CalFresh program and policy efforts by developing and coordinating CalFresh policy and program communications, formulating strategies for scaling enrollment, as well as guiding the strategic plan.
  • Develops and advocates solutions to current barriers in CalFresh access and enrollment, including developing and administering new systems, policies, processes, and programs. Provides in-depth, complex analyses as a specialist in the CalFresh program.
  • Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the UC Berkeley student community utilization local social services including CalWorks, MediCal and CalFresh.
  • Assists with the recruitment, hiring, training, and advisement of student employees, interns, and volunteers for the CalFresh program. Assists with the development of the service-learning curriculum for interns and volunteers.
  • Collaborates with campus, local and state partners to coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of new programs and processes for CalFresh. as well as other local city and county social services.
  • Makes high level contacts of a sensitive nature, internally and externally, requiring discretion and diplomacy in order to negotiate with or persuade officials to adopt the proposed solution or program/process recommendations.
  • Leads and participates in policy, strategy and planning committees and working groups related to CalFresh and other social services.
  • Researches, designs and implements best practices in field.

Required Qualifications
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Analytical / problem-solving skills.
  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.

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.

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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