Associate Executive Director, Student Learning Center (0315U) 2247 - 2247
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
The Student Learning Center supports a global community of learners as they navigate the cultural expectations and academic rigor of UC Berkeley. Through service models that honor their diverse starting points and meet them where they are, we aim to empower all students to realize their full academic potential and aspirations. Core Values
Deliver service with integrity
Approach learning as a process, not a product
Create innovative pedagogy and practices that optimize student learning
Operate from a student-centered framework
Respect diverse ways of knowing and learning
Founded in 1973 and has served over 80,000 students since; is today the primary academic support unit for UC Berkeley.
Serves close to 10,000 undergraduates annually, approximately 30% of undergraduate student population.
Employs 18 professional staff with disciplinary expertise, 300+ trained undergraduate tutors, and 20 graduate student instructors.
Serves as the liaison between Berkeley administration and the DeCal program, a partnership that adds over 300 additional courses to the university's curriculum.
Advises and mentors the leadership of the campus honor societies.
Manages Berkeley's Summer Bridge Program, a rigorous six-week academic residential program for entering freshmen.
Student Learning Center Management and Administration
In consultation with ED, develops and implements operational policies, procedures and practices that are in alignment with unit objectives and goals. Collaborates with the Executive Director and fellow AED to ensure consistency and continuity of unit management and service delivery.
In collaboration with the Executive Director, establishes annual operational budget for academic programs and services. Review monthly and quarterly budget reports with program directors and make adjustments as necessary.
Designs, implements, and coordinates assessment and evaluation of assigned programs.
Represent the Center on and off campus. Internally, forge effective collaborations with faculty, staff, and administrators and enlist their support of and involvement with SLC's programs as appropriate.
In collaboration with the Executive Director and fellow AED, develop development programming and strategies for generating resources to support the Center.
Develop and refine protocols for collecting alumni, user, and tutor data for fund-raising purposes.
Supervise and coach professional staff and adjunct instructors in the SLC Math/Stat, Science, Statistics and Strategic Learning Programs.
Recruit and hire professional staff. Manage the search process, designs selection processes, and ensures reference checks are completed.
Develop performance objectives and standards. Evaluate staff performance and writes annual appraisals.
Provide constructive and productive feedback that supports staff in producing and delivering high quality work. If needed, provide counseling and corrective action in accordance with personnel policies and contracts.
Enhance staff performance by creating an individualized work and action plans which address professional development and knowledge mastery.
Identify design, plan, and implement in-service training and professional development opportunities programs for the unit.
Formulate operational and strategic objectives and goals for the SLC Math/Stat, Science, Strategic Learning Programs.
Provide programmatic oversight to ensure robust, rigorous, and student-centered services.
Evaluate student demographics and address emerging and ongoing academic needs.
Design, implement, and direct unit assessment and evaluation of programs.
Oversee the development and implementation of instructional and peer tutor training programs to heighten students' sense of belonging and satisfaction with SLC services.
Identify appropriate usage of instructional technology and evaluate its merit and effectiveness in advancing SLC's core values and goals.
Prepare unit reports on the following areas: students' academic performance, utilization patterns of SLC service, and student persistence in gateway courses.
Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation, and management of academic support programs in STEM.
Demonstrated knowledge of learning-center theory, learning theory, and educational research on STEM education at the research university.
Advanced knowledge in a related STEM discipline.
Knowledge of the learning demands and rigor at a research university.
Experience supervising and working with a diverse student, staff and faculty.
Culturally responsive communication style that fosters positive working relationships with diverse groups of students, staff, and faculty.
Strong organizational skills and project management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively collaborate with others.
Strong professional discernment and political acumen; keen judgement.
Experience working with and balancing priorities and demands of a diverse constituency, including administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
Education and Training
Master's degree in a STEM discipline or STEM education and/or equivalent experience.
Ph.D. in a STEM discipline or STEM education and/or equivalent experience.
Salary & Benefits
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The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.