Job Requisition Number: 23847. The Transfer Student Center provides services to assist students who transfer to Cal from other colleges and universities with navigating the academic and cultural landscape of this research university. Our programs and services focus on supporting a successful transition, helping transfers build connections and community, and assisting students as they explore and pursue their academic and career goals. The center plays a key role in campus outreach and recruitment through yield events and participation in programs involving California Community Colleges. We are located in 100 Cesar Chavez Student Building.
The Transfer Student Center is part of the Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3). The Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence ensure non-traditional students excel at the top public University in the world. By respecting every undergraduate as a unique individual, CE3 programs empower UC Berkeley students to achieve and lead.
This position involves providing services and direct assistance to students who transfer to UC Berkeley from other colleges and universities. Transfer students are a diverse population of students including students from underserved backgrounds such as underrepresented, low income, first generation college students, international students and those transferring from other 4-year institutions. The Transfer Student Center provides a broad array of services that include credit-bearing courses and instruction, individual advising and problem-solving and counseling, academic enrichment workshops, mentoring programs, service learning internships, and community building events. This position assists in the coordination, facilitation, and implementation of programs and services that assist in academic success, persistence, enrichment, and degree attainment for all transfer students.
The Academic Achievement Counselor performs responsibilities that include program development, assessment and evaluation, facilitation of credit bearing courses, participation in transfer orientation and yield events, fostering partnerships with campus-wide partners and stakeholders including college advising, major advising, The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing, Calso, and the Career Center.Knowledge/Skills: •Knowledge of the trends, characteristics, and issues facing transfer students as well as theories of multicultural counseling, learning, identity development, and human and career development. •Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance student achievement such as collaborative teaching/learning models, strategies for effective counseling and peer mentoring, small group facilitation and training, coaching, mentoring and advocacy. •Knowledge of personal growth and development areas, including critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership. •Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared students in higher education. •Knowledge and experience in working with transfer students and historically underrepresented ethnic minority communities, low-income, and first generation college students. •Knowledge and experience in analyzing problems and identifying solutions for problem-solving. •Familiarity with research methodologies and research designs. •Knowledge of University, college, and major requirements, policies and procedures, including policies on handling student records and confidential documents. •Knowledge of Federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety: legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of counseling services •Strong oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and presentation skills. Ability to communicate information in small and large group settings. •Proficient computer skills including databases, word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and web-based systems.
Education/Training: •Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) and at least 2 years of related work experience. •Knowledge of University requirements, policies and procedures, including policies on handling student records and confidential documents. •Knowledge of academic curricula in a college or university setting; strong knowledge of UC Berkeley campus climate structure/organizations, and culture.
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.