Search for University Jobs in Staff & Non-Managerial Professionals

Job ID: 130282

Community Advisor (4570U) - 27485 - 1050
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 2, 2019
Title Community Advisor (4570U) - 27485 - 1050
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Residential Life
    Student Services

Community Advisor (4570U) - 27485 - 1050

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 20, 2019

Departmental Overview

Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) is a complex "cluster" of departments with an aggregated operating budget of approximately $125 million, a head count of over 2,000 employees in over 150 buildings (2.7 million square feet) that provide a variety of services to faculty, staff, students and the surrounding campus community. These services include an orientation and transition programs for incoming students, an inclusive community that fosters academic success and personal growth for our residents, single student and family housing for 7,500 students and (in some cases) their families, dining options for the campus and community, an early childhood education program, and conference operations during the summer.

In Residential Education within RSSP this position is charged with planning, developing and implementing programs, services, activities and processes for students in their non-academic life at the University Village Family Housing facility residential students at the University of California, Berkeley. This includes residential life, public service, student conduct, gender identity and sexual violence, leadership development, student organization advising, and other areas. University Village family housing facility is a 975 apartment international family housing facility serving approximately 3000 individuals, including over 900 children and approximately 954 families.


  • Provides general information to help residents become integrated into the campus and local communities.
  • Provides general information to help residents become integrated into the campus and local communities.
  • 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.

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

  • Ability to appropriately display interpersonal skills via customer service orientation and active listening
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems at time with minimal assistance
  • Ability to remain calm in emergency situations
  • Knowledge of ethical principles, practices, and procedures of Residential and Student Services
  • Knowledge of FERPA laws for the handling of confidential information

  • High school diploma or equivalent education

Licenses or certifications, if any:
  • CANRA mandated reporter online training required - upon hire

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a University or Family Housing setting preferred
  • Must be a resident in the University Village at University of California, Berkeley in good standing
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification preferred
  • Awareness of University policies and guidelines and Family Student Housing programs
  • College degree preferred and/or equivalent years experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role 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.

Other Information

This is a 12-month, 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:

To apply, visit


Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

Please see the job description for contact details
pertaining to this university job announcement.


Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous

Looking for a higher education job?