Assistant Director (4553U) #22926
Housing & Dining Services
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 22, 2017.
The University of California, Berkeley's Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) is a complex “cluster” of departments with an aggregated operating budget of approximately $125 million, a head count of over 2,000 employees in over 143 buildings (2.7 million square feet) that provide a variety of services to faculty, staff, students and the surrounding campus community. These services include transition programs for incoming students, an inclusive community that fosters academic success and personal growth for our residents, in single student and family housing for 8,000 students and (in some cases) their families, dining options for the campus and community, an early childhood education program, and conference operations during the summer.
In Residential Education within RSSP this position is charged with the programmatic operation for residential students at the University of California, Berkeley. Responsible for providing support to the academic mission of the University by contributing to students' out of classroom learning. Using specialized knowledge of learning theory, counsels students and develops and implements programs to students to enhance their academic success. Manages student services for residents using specialized knowledge of learning and student development theory, counsels students and develops and implements programs for students to enhance their academic success. Involves planning, developing and implementing programs, activities and processes for students in their co-curricular life at the university, including residential life, public service, student conduct, gender identity and sexual violence, leadership development, student organization advising, and other areas.
- The Assistant Director supervises 5 master level Resident Directors and student staff in various residential units providing support to the academic mission of the University by contributing to students' out of classroom learning and transition to and through the academy. Using professional student services theories and concepts provides guidance on the development of an inclusive learning residential community, sets and executes departmental vision and priorities, and solves complex and sensitive situations. Recommends and initiates improvements to policies, practices, and procedures of the department. Independently oversees day-to-day operations, and determines goals and performance expectations of subordinates. Make recommendations concerning improvements of program/function to
- The Assistant Director also provides direct supervision, coaching, training, evaluation and performance management for employees, as well as the design and supervision of professional development plans.
Recommends hiring, and separation of employees when appropriate. Conducts regular check-in meetings, staff meetings, and annual performance appraisals; makes merit recommendations and other recognition's.
- In Addition the Assistant Director works with direct reports and other staff to design innovative workshops, develop curricula and instructional materials. Identify and implement innovative teaching strategies.
Ensure staff design, develop, implement, and deliver multi-format programs and to enhance the learning and teaching process for students. Create direction, train and advise on academic success and community development programs in each residential community. Ensure program standards are met and are responsive to student's needs. Provide stewardship and strong risk management oversight of University resources. Develop assessment processes for residential programs and activities.
- The Assistant Director will also manage, coordinate, and recommend modification of departmental and multi-unit projects and programs within Residential Education designed to achieve specific learning outcomes and to enhance program effectiveness. (E.g. theme programs administration, Resident Faculty and campus partner programming collaborations.) Establish and maintain partnerships with internal teams including Residential Faculty, Facility Managers as well as collaborative partners on the broader campus, including the College of Letters & Science and the Dean of Students office on outreach, orientation, academic strategy, tutoring, and enrichment workshops, community building events, and activities. Represent Residential Education with campus colleagues on issues impacting student success and advocacy. Chair a Residential Education committee and serve on campus committees
- The Assistant Director will participate in the rotation of the “administrator on call” in order to provide immediate consultative support to staff managing crisis interventions and student mental health issues.
Oversee all programming in supervisory area, including implementation of innovative teaching and tutoring strategies within the tutoring program.
- Advanced knowledge in learning theories, advising, and counseling techniques.
- Knowledge of student development theories and practice.
- Cognizant of specific learning styles and residential curriculum models.
- Knowledge of how learning skills issues apply to a research institution.
- Knowledge of academic curricula and student academic support services.
- Knowledge in designing and implementing learning and pedagogical models.
- Knowledge in strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note taking, test taking, time management, and goal setting.
- Advanced oral and written communication skills.
- Interpersonal skills and intercultural competence, including a strong understanding of diversity,
inclusion and social justice.
- Demonstrated experience in judgment and decision-making, problem-solving and organizational skills in a student life environment.
- Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.
- Knowledge of risk assessment principles and demonstrated experience in evaluating risks in a student life environment.
- Knowledge in the areas of counseling and crisis intervention, conflict mediation, student and leadership development theory, student conduct administration, multicultural and educational programming, academic support, and safety and security programs.
Education and Experience:
- Master's degree in counseling, higher education or student affairs and 5 or more years of Professional work in a Residential Life or equivalent experience required.
Salary & Benefits
$60,200 - $80,000.00
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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