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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 guidance and direction on most complex operational issues and problems.
Responsible for the development of a community of 950 families and the functions of student conduct, leadership development, counseling, crisis management and emergency response, alcohol, drug and wellness education, leadership, and administration.
Serve as a subject matter expert on issues related to college student development, including work with identity-based and ethnic groups, such as theme programs.
Collaborate with departmental, divisional and campus partners on developing, coordinating and assessing educational programs and services grounded in student development theory that address the community living and transition needs of populations that reflect the UC Berkeley student profile.
Partnerships include both internal (e.g. Academic Program Coordinators, Resident Faculty) and external (e.g., Dean of Students' Office, Center for Student Conduct, LEAD Center, Career Services, and New Student Services) partners, as well as other offices (e.g., College of Letters and Science) involved in programming for supporting students as they progress through Cal.
Counsels and evaluates employee performance.
Provide formal performance evaluations for paraprofessional staff members each academic semester.
Recommends employees for promotion, corrective action, hiring, and separation when appropriate.
Monitors employee performance and provides direction and assistance.
Supervise and train paraprofessional staff members.
Conduct hall staff meetings on a regular basis.
Provides training to subordinates.
Facilitate regular staff development sessions designed to provide additional training and team building for staff in the unit.
Assume a collateral assignment in such areas that support Residential Education, RSSP, and divisional initiatives.
Such assignments include Conference Services managed housing (e.g., Summer Sessions housing, Summer Bridge program), Hall Staff selection and training committees, curriculum development and teaching (e.g.,), and other special committee and assignments.
Respond on-site to manage emergent crises involving resident students, both during and outside of University business hours
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.
Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques
Knowledge of higher education and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Skills in active listening, critical thinking, negotiation, problem solving, reasoning, organizing, written and verbal communication; multitasking and intercultural competence.
Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs/Student Life specialization.
Critical thinking, reasoning and persuasion skills.
Demonstrated leadership ability
Knowledge of risk assessment principles and the ability to evaluate risks and likely consequences.
Intercultural competence and the ability to apply concepts of diversity, inclusion, and social justice to an educational setting.
Knowledge of common application programs.
Interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and verbal communication, active listening).
Skills in service orientation.
Organization skills and the ability to multi-task.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Licenses or certifications, if any:
Certification in Community First Aid and CPR offered in on the job training
CANRA mandated reporter online training required - upon hire.
Master's degree in counseling, higher education administration, or student affairs or a related field strongly preferred.
Experience in a multicultural University or Family Housing setting preferred.
Driving is preferred.
Salary & Benefits This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information This is a 12-month, 40-hours per week, temporary (contract) position.
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.