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Departmental Overview UC Berkeley Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Programs are federally funded educational outreach programs that serve high school students who are low-income and first-generation-to-college. The UB/UBMS Summer Residential Program provides a select group of students from California, Hawaii, and Nevada the opportunity to live in student dormitories and take classes on the UC Berkeley Campus. The academic component of the summer residential program focuses on social justice, college preparation, and project-based learning.
Residential Advisors support nearly 100 high school students who are participants of the UC Berkeley Upward Bound (UB) and Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) Summer Residential Program. Residential Advisors provide academic support to students, organize and develop social and cultural events, assist with various workshops and discussions, attend various field trips, and report on student progress daily.
Live in residence hall with students and be available to students for the entire summer program.
Prepare and maintain residence hall for opening and closing of program.
Monitor and secure residence hall and report all maintenance problems in a timely fashion.
Supervise students during recreational activities and social/cultural workshops.
Provide homework assistance.
Communicate with instructors, tutor coordinator, and the head residential advisors about student strengths and areas of growth.
Monitor meals in accordance with Summer Food Service Program guidelines.
Organize and develop social/cultural workshops.
Conduct weekly student meetings, organize and participate in recreational activities including: Senior Trip, Educational Field Trips
Complete contact forms, written reports including student evaluations and assessments as required by Director and Head Residential Advisors.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and/or experience with TRIO programs.
Passion for working with youth underrepresented in higher education.
Cross-cultural awareness and knowledge of problems facing low-income and first generation college-going students.
Basic knowledge of advising and counseling low-income, first generation, high school age youth in a rigorous academic and activity filled residential setting.
Knowledge of K-12 and higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), admissions and financial aid requirements, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to youth.
Demonstrated commitment to being inclusive of the many identities of co-workers and potential constituents such as ethnicity, socio-economic status, class, ability, sexual orientation, and gender.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and the desire to work collaboratively.
Ability to work under pressure in a variety of settings and to maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
Strong organizational and project management skills with ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making skills.
Prior experience conducting workshops and presentations.
Able to organize and implement student activities and field trips.
Must possess a valid California driver's license. Must submit driving record and proof of automobile insurance showing the minimum liability coverage required by the University.
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.
Other Information Compensation: $4,200. Residential Advisors will also receive room and board during the period of employment as part of compensation.
Start Date: June 1, 2019 End Date: July 28, 2019
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.
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