Job Requisition Number: 23558. 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 and to the University of California for low-income and educationally-disadvantaged 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 oversees eleven (11) programs with a combined operating budget of $10 million, over 60 career staff and 200 limited appointment/non-senate academic personnel. CEP?s diverse programs help young people overcome educational and financial barriers to prepare for and be accepted at two- or four-year colleges. The programs provide services free-of-charge to at least 71,000 students at over 200 schools and California community colleges each year. CEP also provides an impressive range of summer programs that give hundreds of students academic enrichment while they experience campus life at Cal. More than ninety percent of high school seniors in its programs go on to college ? and they are often the first in their family to do so.
As one of the programs in CEP, the Community College Transfer Center (CCTC) provides assistance to Northern and Southern California community college students interested in transferring to the Berkeley campus. Services include college and academic advising, admissions/housing/financial aid information, and special recruitment activities for selected California community colleges. It also provides in-service training for community college faculty and counselors, as well as organization/coordination of campus visits by California community colleges. In an effort to increase the UC-wide transfer rate and the diversity of California community college students enrolling at UC, UC Berkeley?s Community College Transfer Center developed the Transfer Alliance Project (TAP). The Transfer Alliance Project provides intensive student academic development services to targeted students in Northern and Southern California community colleges and draws it members from CEP programs and student support programs at the community colleges, including honors, academic development, learning/physically disabled, EOP&S, and the Transfer Center. The purpose of this position is to develop and implement academic development and enrichment programs/strategies for California community college students in order to increase the academic preparation and opportunity for full educational access for prospective UC Berkeley transfer students. Accordingly, the Director plans, designs, supervises, and coordinates all Community College Transfer Center/Transfer Alliance Project activities essential to fulfilling the primary goal. In this capacity, the Director must represent the University of California, Berkeley as the principal liaison with Community College Transfer Centers in the State of California.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT Responsible for planning and directing community college academic preparation programs which enhance transfer opportunities for aspiring University of California transfer students. Accordingly, is responsible for the management of the Community College Transfer Center (CCTC), Transfer Alliance Project (TAP), an other grant-funded initiatives.
Provides broad oversight to a complex series of student-centered, school-centered, motivational, and special service activities, in addition to California community college partnerships. The programs serve community college students, staff, and faculty, and are offered both at the University of California, Berkeley and community colleges in Northern and Southern California.
Oversees the planning, school assignment, and implementation of procedures and policies to ensure the desired and effective functioning of all program components. STRATEGIC PLANNING AND DESIGN Develops and implements strategic program plans in alignment with mandated policies, guidelines, and outcomes. Responsible for developing, planning, and implementing all program components. In this role, consideration of the goals of the various program elements is requisite, so as to enhance the development and implementation of results-driven, as opposed to process-driven, methodologies.
Incorporates a broad knowledge of issues related to academic success for community college students, and the objectives and policies of the Berkeley campus and University of California related to educational outreach and partnerships.
Develops and implements long-range strategic program plans that consider state, systemwide, campus, and donor goals and policies, guidelines, desired program outcomes, funding levels, and reporting procedures.
PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Responsible for human resources management of subordinates. Director has authority to hire for positions under his/her jurisdiction, and to delegate authority to other Coordinators.
Establishes performance standards, coaches, conducts annual performance evaluations, and makes recommendations for merit increases, reclassification, and personnel changes.
Takes appropriate disciplinary action when necessary in accordance with campus personnel policies.
In consultation with the CEP Human Resources Manager, assesses training needs of both new and experienced staff and develops/implements staff professional development strategies.
FISCAL MANAGEMENT Responsible for securing and sustaining program resources, including grant writing and fund development. Responsible for managing the annual operating budget of CCTC/TAP/JKC.
In conjunction with the Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) Director and CEP Business and Budget Analyst, works on short and long-term budget plans, determines overall budgetary priorities for CCTC/TAP/JKC, identifies cost-saving mechanisms, and develops strategies to respond to cost increases fluctuating budget demands. Funding is both permanent and temporary, derived from multiple sources, and possesses numerous conditions and reporting requirements.
Identifies and secures alternative funding sources in order to maintain an optimal level of program services in the event that former funding sources and levels are not continued.
PROGRAM EVALUATION AND SYSTEMS Manages complex systems for data collection, evaluation, and reporting to ensure accountability to funders and stakeholders. Responsible for overseeing analysis and evaluation of activities and services of all program elements, and for revising the design of programs to enhance continuous program improvement and desired outcomes.
Provides oversight to an information and evaluation process that provides documentation of program results at the required level of detail.
Works with CEP and campus Information Technology staff to maintain and improve information system, and to develop and implement information systems that indicate program progress toward accountability goals.
Responsible for official program reports and briefings.
PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS Establishes and maintains intersegmental (K-12, higher education) partnerships and collaborations that promote student academic achievement, equity, and access. Represents CCTC, TAP, TAP/JKC, and the university at stakeholder and partnership meetings locally, statewide, and nationally.
Enhances public awareness and engages stakeholders (donors, legislators, educators, students, parents, community, business, etc.) regarding program goals, needs, and issues.
Creates and maintains collaborative and functional relationships with key campus units (e.g., Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, College(s) of Engineering, Natural Resources, Environmental Design, Letters & Sciences, Haas School of Business).
Serves on department, campus, and external committees, workgroups, and coordinating bodies. Works with a diverse group of constituents, including student-development program directors, admission officers, scholarship organizations, community college faculty and administrators, counselors, and parents/families.
Other Duties as Assigned?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. ?Advanced knowledge of current state and national education policies, theories, and practices. ?Advanced knowledge of strategies for advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding postsecondary 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. ?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. ?Significant experience managing government and/or foundation grants. ?Political acumen and advocacy skills. ?Demonstrated computer literacy with competency in word processing, spreadsheet, database management, presentation, and other information technology. ?Demonstrated managerial expertise and advanced knowledge of education theory, policy, practice, and evaluation ?Significant knowledge of evaluation methodologies, data analysis procedures, and systems necessary for working with technical staff to develop effective data management and evaluation systems ?Significant knowledge of the goals and mission of the University as they relate to academic preparation, recruitment, and advanced-standing admission ?Significant knowledge of University of California, Berkeley Colleges/Schools and departmental transfer policies including general education and lower division requirements ?Significant knowledge regarding University of California, Berkeley Undergraduate Admissions transfer selection policies and procedures ?Demonstrated advanced knowledge of current trends in community college instruction and curricula, as well as current knowledge of technology-related instructional pedagogy and faculty professional development issue sat the community college level ?Significant knowledge regarding the development and implementation of transfer preparation programs at California community colleges ?Significant knowledge of Community College/University of California course articulation policies and procedures ?Significant knowledge of California community college academic development programs ?Demonstrated advanced knowledge of California community college student counseling programs, practices, and methodologies ?Significant knowledge of California community college Assessment Testing and matriculation policies
Education/Training: ?Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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