Job Requisition Number: 24234. CED is comprised of faculty, students and staff with an impressive set of backgrounds and talents. We believe in the importance of supporting an inclusive environment that values community and builds its strength from a diversity of views and expertise. There are approximately 55 faculty, 1000 undergraduate and graduate majors, and approximately 45 total staff. The college budget is approximately $23M. The College of Environmental Design (CED) is a multifaceted academic unit, with three departments (architecture, city & regional planning, and landscape architecture & environmental planning); undergraduate, professional graduate and doctoral programs; a suite of highly regarded summer design institutes; widely recognized environmental design archives; extensive computing and fabrication facilities; several administrative and student affairs departments; and a building with auditoria, classrooms, studios, labs, research centers, library, and a café.
MRED + D program overview:
The world’s population is rapidly urbanizing. Demand for real estate professionals who have expertise in both traditional aspects of urban real estate as well as design, is increasing, particularly given challenges such as sea level rise, climate change, shortages of affordable housing, and the need for transit-oriented development. For these reasons, the IGCRE was established recently and now serves 45 certificate students who are enrolled in a variety of UC Berkeley graduate professional degrees. The MRED+D is new stand-alone degree that will attract students from within the U.S. and from other countries. The program is primarily designed for students who are between 5-10 years into their careers, and contemplating a major promotional opportunity. The program will provide these individuals with the tools and expertise to specialize in this rapidly evolving field. In the first year of the program, enrollment will be approximately 15 students. Enrollment will increase each year to reach a proposed enrollment of 40 within five years. https://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/real-estate/real-estate-programs/
Within the MRED +D Graduate program the Student Services Officer will help provide critical recommendations and stewardship during the initial start-up of this exciting new program:
•Academic Advising: Advises students and faculty on CED and university policies and procedures; reviews students' progress and advises students and faculty on requirements for degree/program completion; identifies students with progression problems and recommends interventions; consults on curriculum planning in collaboration with Faculty Director, Executive Director, and faculty. •Recruitment and Admissions: Plans and implements outreach programs with specifically targeted populations and institutions using traditional and Internet-based methods, including social media; advises prospective applicants on necessary academic preparation and appropriateness of program as it pertains to the prospective applicant's goals; utilizing in-depth knowledge of the organization's admissions criteria, helps rank applicants for admissions; evaluates domestic and international transcripts for degree eligibility; initiates and arranges student recruitment visits to Berkeley. Organizes financial recruitment packages and advises students on financial aid options on campus and extra-mural fellowship opportunities. Performs outreach activities throughout the year. Coordinates and provides support for admissions meetings. •Student Conduct: Responsible for interpreting campus policies and advising students and faculty on student conduct, student grievances, disputes, and issues regarding discrimination. •Events: Plans and implements complex, high-visibility student events, such as commencement. •Program Evaluation: Assists MRED+D Faculty Director and Executive Director in collection and reporting of data for program evaluations and academic outcomes. Participates in program evaluation by various methods including surveys of students and alumni.
The following values inform all efforts of CED Student Advising:
•Student Success: Above all, we dedicate ourselves to maximizing student potential and to helping students succeed in their university experiences. We encourage students to explore their minds and their hearts, challenge them to do their best work, and help them realize their talents and passions and achieve their goals. •Equity & Inclusion: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported and valued. We aspire to provide fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all students and to identify and eliminate barriers that prevent the full participation of all. •Health & Well-Being: We collaborate with campus partners to keep our CED community healthy by helping students balance the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, occupational, spiritual and environmental aspects of life. •Advising Excellence: In all that we do, we strive to deliver personalized advising services of the highest quality. We seek to continuously educate ourselves on developments in our field and to evaluate, improve, and streamline our services to support students in obtaining the best education and experience possible.
Please visit http://advisingmatters.berkeley.edu for more information on Advising at Berkeley.•Working knowledge of and experience with advising and counseling techniques. •Interpersonal skills. Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations. •Proven track-record with graduate level recruiting and yield strategies. Excellent skills in judgment, problem identification, reasoning, and developing solutions. •Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills. Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations. •Highly organized self-starter who works well autonomously and collaboratively. •Ability to multi-task, manage competing priorities of day-to-day operations and project work, while paying attention to detail and not losing sight of the big picture. •Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with using databases such as Microsoft Access, a plus.
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.