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Program Coordinator (4500U), SEED Scholars Honors Program 24355
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 23, 2021
Title Program Coordinator (4500U), SEED Scholars Honors Program 24355
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Educational Services
    Counseling Services

Program Coordinator (4500U), SEED Scholars Honors Program 24355

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 SEED Scholars Honors Program is a unit in the Division of Equity and Inclusion that assists in the recruitment, retention and graduation of students who will enrich the diversity of STEM programs on the Berkeley campus. This involves providing academic support for these students while also working with the campus community to promote diversity and excellence at every level. The unit's primary responsibilities include providing enhanced access and mentorship, confidential advising, and longitudinal and high touch services through a holistic support services program that facilitates the success of high achieving, historically underrepresented students in STEM fields. The SEED Scholars Honors Program provides a diverse, holistic network that prepares outstanding undergraduates to become change-makers, scholars, and leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math and thereby increases the representation of historically underrepresented individuals in academia and other STEM professions. The SEED Scholars Honors Program focuses on students with an interest in conducting research and who aspire to become leading research scientists and engineers. The program is open to students of all backgrounds and is committed to increasing the representation of minorities in science and engineering.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 6, 2021

  • Provides general academic, personal, financial, and career counseling across STEM disciplines and colleges / schools to "at risk" populations (e.g., low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented populations). Analyzes and assesses students' problems and needs.
  • Assists with the planning and coordination of various programs and events, such as the unit's Cal Day events, scholar selection weekend, Welcome Back Reception and plans, develops, and implements year-long programming for SEED scholars in consultation with the program director/assistant director. Organizes and troubleshoots program logistics, oversees web presence, prepares flyers and event materials, provides program support for events and activities, etc. Assists with occasional evening or weekend events.
  • In consultation with the director, develops, interprets, and administers SEED-related student services. Evaluates the effectiveness of the student services function including SEED scholars' selection, scholar academic advising and summer research opportunity placement. Recommends changes to the program to provide better service to organizational management and students. Represents the unit to the campus community, STEM partners and relevant external constituencies when called upon. Assists students in developing problem-solving and self management skills. Advocates on behalf of student concerns.
  • Assists students with summer research placement, graduate school applications, program selection, personal statement development and facilitates small group discussion sessions. Assists students with test preparation techniques and test taking strategies and monitors students' academic progress. Assists with planning and developing transitional and retention programs.
  • Other duties as assigned. Participates in professional development activities. Attends staff meetings; STEM partner meetings. Assists the Student Equity & Success subdivision and campus deans with special events as needed.

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning, human and career development. General knowledge of academic environments, student development and persistence, and diverse learning environments and how these theories inform the practice of counseling, learning, and development.
  • Knowledge of personal growth and development areas, including critical thinking, effective communication, self appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership.
  • Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance student achievement.
  • Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared students in higher education.
  • Knowledge and experience in analyzing problems and identifying solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in developing and administering programs.
  • Familiarity with research methodologies and research designs.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn University, college, and major requirements, policies and procedures, including policies on handling student records and confidential documents.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of counseling services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population that includes faculty, students, administrative staff, and constituents. Excellent organizational skills, budget administration, problem solving, and time management skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to clearly convey factual material. Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently, and as a member of a team, problem-solve, set priorities, and take initiative in defining and executing tasks with attention to detail and accuracy. Experience providing program support in a busy work environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do; ability to exercise effective judgment in routine and complex situations. Must have skills and capacity to adjust to change, recommend new administrative approaches to support organizational objectives, and work well under competing work pressures and multiple demands and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion, professionalism and diplomacy in a highly visible role.
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated skill in Windows and Adobe based environments, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Proficiency with databases, scheduling, and web-based systems.
  • Experience in working with multicultural community members and understanding what it means to be inclusive, create equity and demonstrate cultural humility.
  • Some night and weekend availability for off-site events and meetings that occur outside the hours of 8am-5pm.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Skilled in project management.

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.

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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