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Counselor Training Coordinator (4536U), Center for Educational Partnerships 20450
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 11, 2021
Title Counselor Training Coordinator (4536U), Center for Educational Partnerships 20450
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Counseling Services

Counselor Training Coordinator (4536U), Center for Educational Partnerships 20450

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

Serving students from kindergarten through community college, the Center for Educational Partnerships and its eleven programs lead the University of California, Berkeley's efforts to:
  • Improve the academic achievement of students who face significant barriers to college.
  • Increase the diversity of students who enroll and succeed in higher education.
  • Empower schools and districts to promote and foster college aspirations through building a college-going culture.
  • Support collaborations and partner with K-12 and post-secondary colleagues.
  • Create tools to partner with educators, families, and communities to inspire and advocate for our students' successful futures.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: July 20, 2021

Applications will be accepted and remain open for full consideration until filled.


  • Develops and implements year-round, research based, and differentiated training activities and materials that are responsive to Puente counseling component training goals and site training needs;
  • Ensures counseling component activities, support, and resources comply with Puente pedagogy and principles for equity and inclusion;
  • As part of a cross-disciplinary team, develops and conducts the 5-day institute to train Puente team members and design and implement ongoing training workshops throughout the year;
  • Provides training and resources for counselors in all aspects of preparing students for college;
  • Keeps abreast of research on educationally disadvantaged student populations and provide innovative strategies and methods for site counselors to apply in the course of their coordination of the program at their sites;
  • Provides training for counselors in implementing and maintaining a parent component at their sites; guides, supports and monitors the parent component at all Puente secondary schools;
  • Through e-mail, telephone conversations and site visits, supports and monitors the work of counselors throughout the year;
  • Provides training and opportunities for counselors to develop and deliver presentations at Puente and non-Puente trainings;
  • Assists in development and maintenance of the program databases, web-page, and other forms of social media.

  • Participates in the overall development, implementation and evaluation of Puente Secondary programs;
  • Assists in the selection of qualified site program counselors; Provides professional support for teams, particularly in area of expertise;
  • In collaboration with Puente's data analyst, creates and manages effective data reporting systems for the counseling component to use in reporting student outcomes;
  • With Secondary Programs director, seeks and develops partnerships with university programs that prepare high school counselors and develop Puente internship program to support Puente counselors with unmanageable student caseloads;
  • Forms partnerships with Student Affairs offices at four-year colleges and universities statewide to coordinate Puente Days throughout the academic year;
  • Prepares for, attends and participates in Secondary Program meetings and statewide conference calls;
  • Provides regular and timely written reports to the Secondary Program Director regarding the status of the counseling component;
  • Works collaboratively with middle school and high school coordinators in the implementation of the Puente Project model, and apply quality assurance practices;
  • With Puente middle school and high school coordinators, provides support and guidance for all student conferences, 9th Grade Student Leadership Conferences, 12th Grade Transition Conferences, and Puente Days at college campuses. Prepares for, attends, and participates actively in quarterly Secondary Program review and planning meetings; As necessary, makes presentations to professional, educational, and community conferences and organizations about the Puente Project;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of up-to-date information on K-12 and higher education policies, research and issues. Ability to assess their impact on program counseling strategies. Knowledge of state and national educational and counselor association practices.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience working with educational equity programs serving a diverse student population. Demonstrated cultural competency with respect to race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.
  • Advanced knowledge of K-12 and higher education institutions (preferably UC, CSU, CC, etc.), admissions and financial aid and scholarship requirements, and matriculation processes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts. Demonstrated success in designing and presenting workshops for high school counselors.
  • Experience in collecting, analyzing, and presenting student outcome data to inform practice.
  • Demonstrated success in working with colleagues and professionals to improve outcomes for educationally disadvantaged students.
  • High-level skills in communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Advanced knowledge of youth and adolescent development theory, including issues facing low-income, first generation and urban youth.
  • Previous experience working with parents to engage them in educational systems.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and manage multiple critical projects with deadlines. Strong project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years experience in academic counseling and supporting educationally underrepresented students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers.
  • Bilingual English-Spanish speaking and writing skills strongly preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to regional sites and statewide training sites.
  • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary range of the position is $75,000.00 - $90,000.00, 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.

Driving Required

A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

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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