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Program Director, Student Leadership & Engagement (7398U), Student Activities Ops - 61736
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 20, 2023
Title Program Director, Student Leadership & Engagement (7398U), Student Activities Ops - 61736
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Student Services

Program Director, Student Leadership & Engagement (7398U), Student Activities Ops - 61736

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.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

The Division of Student Affairs is the gateway to the student experience. From recruiting to enrolling, to nourishing and housing, to leadership and engagement opportunities - we put UC Berkeley's students first. By offering comprehensive programs and services that support our students' academic and personal goals, we can offer an equity of experience for all students that promotes access, service, and engagement for each member of our community. The Student Leadership and Engagement team within Dean of Students portfolio is at the center of student life at UC Berkeley. It is the campus unit primarily responsible for encouraging student invovlement and faciltating leadership development opportunities.It serves a critical role in providing administrative, programmatic, and advising support to many student communities, including aproximately 1,200+ registered and sponsored student organizations, bridges Multicultural Resource Center, Queer Alliance Resource Center, student government, and student leadership programs.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 30, 2023


  • Design and Implement Leadership trainings and workshops to support diverse student constituencies.
  • Leads and facilitates leadership development programs and workshops for student organizations and student government.
  • Researches and summarizes best practices for leadership programs and student engagement strategies.
  • Participates on planning committees and working groups that include students, staff, administrators and faculty.
  • Conducts stakeholder analysis and facilitates decision-making and sustainable agreements across stakeholder groups.
  • Makes high level contacts of a sensitive nature across campus stakeholders, requiring discretion and diplomacy in order to negotiate with campus administrators and student leaders.
  • Collaborates with departments such as Student Organization Advising, Student Government Advising, New Student Services, bridges Multicultural Resources Center, and Queer Alliance and Resource Center to coordinate trainings for student leaders.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of student advising strategies and leadership development programs.
  • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and student leaders and influence, both verbally and in writing.
  • Exceptional political acumen skills.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Strong skills in working with diverse communities.
  • Strong organization skills, with the ability to be detail oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize competing demands and to manage ambiguity.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Google and Microsoft office suites.
  • Mid-level project management skills.


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

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $90,000.00 - $97,400.00.

  • This is a 100%, full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.
  • This is a hybrid position, eligible for up to 40% remote capability.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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