Director of Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science (0310U) 1758 - 1758
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The Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) is the primary unit on campus charged with developing and implementing programs and strategies to improve academic preparation, expand educational opportunities, and ensure access to higher education (including the University of California) for low-income and educationally underserved students. Working in partnership with local schools and communities, CEP improves academic achievement and expands post-secondary educational opportunities for students who face significant barriers to college.
CEP's eleven programs provide services free-of-charge to over 75,000 students annually including summer programs that give hundreds of students academic enrichment while they experience campus life at UC Berkeley. Almost 26,000 6-12 grade and community college students benefit from intensive cohort programs and academic classes; about 90% of these high school seniors immediately attend higher education-and they are often the first in their family to do so.
In addition, over 45,500 students are served through CEP's school-wide/systemic change programs which build college-going cultures in schools and districts by serving teachers, counselors, administrators and families. CEP, within UCB's Division of Equity & Inclusion, provides services at more than 125 schools and 68 California community colleges each year.
The Upward Bound Program (UB), and Upward Bound Math and Science Program (UBMS) are two of the programs in CEP that are funded by the United States Department of Education, Office of Federal TRIO Programs. The programs serve low-income, first generation college high school students, providing them with the motivation and services necessary for them to successfully complete secondary and post-secondary education. Both programs operate year-round and provide an intense and comprehensive set of services and activities during the academic year and an on campus residential experience for 6 weeks during the summer. While Upward Bound is responsible for the placement and graduation from post-secondary education in any academic discipline, the Math and Science program must have at least one half of its graduates declare and be admitted into science and mathematics majors and graduate at least 25% from post-secondary institutions. Upward Bound serves 169 students from ten (10) schools in the Oakland and West Contra Costa School Districts. The Math and Science program serves 81 students from TRIO programs in California, Nevada, and Hawaii.
The Director of Pre-College TRIO Programs has primary oversight and administration of two federally funded TRIO programs. They provide leadership and management for development and implementation of all operations, including developing strategic plans to meet short- and long-range goals and objectives, maintaining relationships and collaborations with individuals and various educational groups, and managing 6 full-time equivalent staff and annual operating budgets of $1.2 million. The Director is also responsible for complex data collection, reporting, and meeting federal funding compliance regulations.
The UB/UBMS Director reports to and receives written and verbal assignments from the CEP Executive Director. The Director is expected to perform assignments with a high degree of autonomy, relying on their expertise to ensure the best results. Regular communication and consultation with the CEP Executive Director is expected. It is also expected that the Director will maintain close communication with colleagues in CEP, other educational equity programs on and off campus and with other Trio Directors across the country.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, DESIGN AND PLANNING
Responsible for planning and directing two complex academic preparation programs that serve students from throughout CA, Hawaii and Nevada and ensuring their inclusion into the broader spectrum of University programs and operations.
Provides leadership and vision for transformative, innovative services. Develops and implements strategic program plans in alignment with mandated policies, guidelines, and outcomes. Develops short and long-range strategic plans that anticipate significant shifts in educational practices, federal goals and policies, funding levels and reporting practices.
PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS, PROGRAM SUSTAINABILITY AND PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Develops and maintains positive working relationship with U.S. Department of Education/TRIO representatives, Program Officers, and key members of U.S. Congress and Senate and their staff.
Establishes and maintains intersegmental (K-12, higher education, legislative) partnerships and collaborations that promote student academic achievement, equity, and access. Represents program and university at partnership meetings.
Enhances public awareness and engages stakeholders (donors, legislators, educators, students, parents, community, business, etc.) around program goals, needs and issues. Represents program and university at stakeholder meetings.
Creates and maintains collaborative and functional relationships with key campus units (e.g., Financial Aid, Undergraduate Admissions, Residential and Student Service Programs).
Serves on department, campus, and external committees, workgroups, and coordinating bodies.
Responsible for securing and sustaining program resources, including grant writing and fund development.
Responsible for managing annual operating budgets totaling over $1.2 million annually. Assesses program needs and develops annual budget and budget strategies. Works closely with CEP Finance and Operations Manager to ensure fiscal responsibility.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Responsible for human resources management of 6 FTE career staff and 40-45 summer, seasonal and temporary employees including students, staff and par-time non-senate academic personnel.
Assesses training needs and implements staff professional development.
DATA MANAGEMENT, PROGRAM EVALUATION AND REPORTING
Manages complex systems for data collection, evaluation, and reporting to ensure accountability to the US Department of Education and other funders and stakeholders.
Oversees analysis and evaluation of activities and services to facilitate continuous program improvement.
Analyzes complex local, state, and national data that affect the academic performance of selected students and their subsequent enrollment and completion of post-secondary education.
Prepares and maintains program documentation for federal site visits and/or audits. Acts as primary respondent to inquiries from federal program officers or site visit committees.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
Serves on department, campus, and external committees, work-groups, and coordinating bodies as needed. Keeps informed on K-12 and higher education policies and issues impacting low-income, first general students. Other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications
Knowledge of pedagogical issues underlying student academic development and achievement for low-income, first generation students.
Extensive knowledge of youth and adolescent development theory, including issues facing low income, first generation and urban youth. Demonstrated cultural competency with respect to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.
Significant experience managing government and foundation grants.
Demonstrated political acumen and advocacy skills.
Advanced knowledge of current state and national education policies, theories, and practices.
Advanced knowledge of strategies for advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding post-secondary opportunities and careers.
Expert knowledge and understanding of K-14 educational equity programs and issues.
Knowledge or organizational development strategies and practices.
Advanced writing, research, and communication skills to prepare highly competitive proposals, reports, and materials.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with diverse individuals and institutions. (e.g., school and district officials, university administrators, community leaders, donors, students and families).
Strong interpersonal skills, including presentation, communication, negotiation, leadership, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.
Expert knowledge of project management, including program design, implementation, and evaluation.
Advanced knowledge and experience with fiscal and personnel management. Expert knowledge of staff development including supervision and training.
Demonstrated knowledge of relevant federal/state regulations and accountability/reporting requirements.
Education and Training
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and to travel overnight. Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Salary & Benefits
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full time career appointment.
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.
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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