LEAD Center Coordinator Student Organization Advising & Leadership Development (4564U)
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: January 7, 2020
For full consideration please submit application materials by January 24, 2020.
The LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Advising and Development) Center, a Dean of Students Center in the Division of Student Affairs, is at the center of student life at UC Berkeley. We facilitate student involvement and community belonging within the Berkeley campus community through the advisement and leadership development of a diverse constituency of student leaders and student communities. As a team of dedicated and committed student affairs professionals, the LEAD Center promotes a student-centered learning environment by advising and empowering students to pursue their co-curricular interests, to cultivate their leadership skills, and to develop holistically. We promote a student-centered learning environment through holistic advising, training, and experiential activities. We empower students to pursue their co-curricular passions through organizational development that is grounded in values-based and ethical decision making, reflective leadership praxis, and the belonging and wellbeing of all organization members.
The LEAD Center provides services and resources focused on furthering students' leadership abilities as well as personal and professional developmenthence positively impacting the holistic learning and development of all UC Berkeley students. More specifically, the LEAD Center provides advising and leadership development opportunities to student groups, including 1,200+ registered student organizations (RSOs), 60+ recognized fraternities and sororities, student government - Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) and the Graduate Assembly (GA), SUPERB (the campus programming board), bridges Multicultural Resource Center and the Recruitment and Retention Centers (RRCs), Cal Debate, and campus-wide student leadership development and training initiatives and programs.
The LEAD Center Coordinator is a part of the Student Organization Advising (SOA) team and has responsibility for providing advising, support services, and experiential leadership development opportunities to registered student organizations on the UC Berkeley campus. The LEAD Center's SOA team supports over 1,200 registered student organizations in 15 unique categories. The LEAD Center Coordinator is dedicated to supporting the co-curricular needs and interests of category-specific student organizations. They are an experienced professional who advises graduate and undergraduate students on the creation of student-initiated co-curricular and leadership development experiences that complement the student organization's and/or community's core mission. The person in this position serves in an administrative, advising and programmatic role. More specifically the responsibilities of this position include:
Supporting students in leadership, identity, and organizational development, interpersonal relationships, conflict resolution, financial management, and the development of student-initiated programs and activities;
Providing programming and leadership development opportunities to a diverse campus constituency using theory, analytics, learning outcomes, and needs-assessment;
Assisting students in risk and liability mitigation;
Advocating for student needs to campus departments, administration and community stakeholders;
Advising students in their understanding and adherence to campus policies and procedures;
Providing guidance for access to campus resources; and
Addressing high risk student organization behavior with prevention resources as well as holistic situational response. The coordinator has the responsibility of researching, implementing, and coordinating new leadership initiatives that encompass the use of cutting- edge leadership and student development literature, theory and best practices. In an effort to create opportunities for campus collaboration, the coordinator also has the responsibility of serving in a liaison capacity between the LEAD Center and campus advisors within other departments that support registered student organizations. Within this function, the coordinator serves as a campus partner; providing information and interpretation of complex policies, procedures and regulations as it pertains to the ability of student organizations to function efficiently in the planning of student-initiated projects, events, and initiatives. The LEAD Center Coordinator is a key partner with the ASUC and Graduate Assembly student government representatives in supporting undergraduate and graduate student communities. The coordinator also provides counsel and advice for campus constituents and serves on campus-wide and departmental committees and task forces as needed. Reporting to the LEAD Center Associate Director/Director for Student Organization Advising, this position is a part of the LEAD Center team and has responsibility for developing, leading, and providing advising, support services, and experiential leadership development opportunities to promote organizational effectiveness, provide LEAD Center project management support and work in collaboration with the student organization advising team to provide direct student services. This position is a part of the LEAD Center team and has responsibility for providing advising, support services, and experiential leadership development opportunities to registered student organizations on the UC Berkeley campus.
Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Knowledge and experience in student leadership/student development theory and practice.
Knowledge of principles and procedures involved in risk assessment, mitigation, and managing appropriate outcomes.
Experience developing and assessing programs to produce effective student learning outcomes
Ability to mediate conflict, problem-solve, and respond appropriately to student concerns.
Experience working in partnership with student government leadership or other similar groups.
Ability to effectively serve and understand issues of underrepresented students.
Strong organizational and verbal/written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently with students, staff, faculty, and the public.
Ability to interact at all levels with campus and community constituents and stakeholders with a high level of political acumen.
Ability to manage multiple assignments and projects successfully in a fast paced, politically charged environment.
Experience designing, implementing, and facilitating training, leadership, customer service, and personal development retreats, workshops, and programs for full-time staff, student staff, interns and graduate assistants
Experience advising students on the planning of large, complex campus events
Experience with First Amendment guidelines to student speech, including time, place, manner laws, and guidelines.
Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems and improve functional area in regards to efficiency and performance.
Ability and willingness to explore alternatives to existing products and services and identify opportunities to improve procedures and practices
Working knowledge of common computer application programs.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Master's Degree preferred in college student affairs, counseling, education or related field. Experience advising students and/or student organizations within a collegiate setting
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 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.
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