Job Requisition Number: 23081. We are looking for a dynamic Director to lead our Center for Leadership, Engagement, Advising, and Development. The LEAD Center Director is a member of the senior leadership team of the ASUC Student Union and integral to cultivating student leadership development on campus. This position engages in high level problem solving and advocates for student group needs to campus departments, administrators, and community stakeholders. This position serves on high level committees and task forces, representing both department and student interests. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to build working relationships with, and prioritize the competing demands of students, staff, faculty, administration, and community stakeholders. Effective and persuasive communicators only.
ASUC STUDENT UNION: The Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) Student Union is a focal point for student life, and operates as a partnership with the ASUC Student Government and as a department within the Division of Student Affairs. The ASUC Student Union serves all students and seeks to create an inclusive campus community, thereby enhancing the student experience at UC Berkeley. To this end, the ASUC Student Union provides quality services and programs that foster experiential co-curricular development opportunities for students. With direction from its Board, the ASUC Student Union derives income from student fees, retail operations, vending, food service, and a variety of self-operated units, such as the Art Studio and Events Services. In addition, the ASUC Student Union provides student group advising services, leadership opportunities, and student development programs through the LEAD center.
THE LEAD CENTER: The LEAD Center is the heart of the ASUC Student Union, the hub of student life on the UC Berkeley campus. We strive to support student development and learning in an inclusive environment outside of the classroom. As we like to say: ?Think Outside the Book!? The Student Union keeps a pulse on student needs and desires?all for the betterment of our university and for the growth of our students. The Lead Center's 18 staff members lend support to over 1,000 student organizations, 69 fraternities and sororities, student government, Cal Debate, over 50 student publications, multicultural recruitment and retention centers, and the largest student housing cooperative in the country. The LEAD Center not only lends advising, programmatic, and administrative support to these groups, but lives its name by providing critical leadership opportunities to our students.
OVERVIEW: Impacting the co-curricular experience by reviewing and modifying policies, practices, and procedures | Acting as a liaison between students, campus departments, and administration | Leading a diverse team of professionals who advise student groups l Assessing and evaluating existing programs within the LEAD Center portfolio | Overseeing a student-centered team who affect students? lives by advocating for what the Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) need | | Providing professional development opportunities for the LEAD Center team | | Hiring, training, supervising, evaluating the staff | Keeping the LEAD Center on task by managing the budget are all components of this position
PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT: ?Oversee a team of student-centered staff of various levels, including associate directors, assistant directions, coordinators, graduate assistants, and undergraduate student staff. ?Ensure that all staff know and understand applicable policies and procedures as they relate to their position. Promote and support individual and team staff development. ?Design, implement, and facilitate training, leadership, customer service, and personal development retreats and workshops for professional and student staff. Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate the team based on University standards, timelines, and procedures.
STUDENT ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT: ?Advocate for the current needs of students with campus departments, administration and community stakeholders. Recommend and establish changes to policies, practices, and procedures that impact the co-curricular student experience through collaborative efforts with students, staff, faculty, and administration. ?In partnership with the ASUC and Graduate Assembly leadership, serve as a liaison among students, campus departments, and administration in both routine operations and highly sensitive matters. In partnership with ASUC and Graduate Assembly leadership, serve as a liaison among students, campus departments, and administration in both routine and highly sensitive matters.
STUDENT GROUP ADVISING AND SERVICES: ?Oversee advising services for all student group leaders, grounded in student development and leadership theory, including activism support. ?Utilize established leadership competencies and student learning outcomes to regularly assess impact of programs and services.
FISCAL MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION: ?Manage the LEAD Center?s operational and personnel expenses within an established budget for each fiscal year. Ensure resources are used efficiently and effectively, administrative tasks are handled appropriately, and monthly/annual reports are compiled and submitted on time.
POLICY ARTICULATION: ?Provide information on campus regulations and use of campus facilities to students, student groups, and campus community members. Encourage compliance when appropriate, communicate consequences for non-compliance, and identify alternatives if possible. Recommend adjustments to policy or propose new policies as needed.?5-7 years of full-time professional experience in student affairs/higher education with increasing responsibilities and supervisory oversight. ?Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques, dialogue facilitation, and conflict mediation. Demonstrated ability to perform these duties at a complex level. ?Experience managing and leading a diverse team of professional staff. ?Effective and persuasive communication skills for a variety of audiences and situations. ?Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes, and services to make improvements. ?Skills in project management, social perceptiveness to be aware of others? reactions and understanding why they react as they do. Experience with crises management. ?Intercultural competence around fostering an equitable and inclusive environment and challenging organizational policies and practices that may be exclusionary. ?Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with, and prioritize the competing demands of, students, staff, faculty, administration, and community stakeholders. ?Ability to identify problems, reason, and develop original ideas to solutions within a fast-paced and politically charged environment. ?Excellent proven written and oral communication skills. ?Administrative, organizational, budgetary, and multi-tasking skills and experience. ?Working knowledge of applicable University policies, processes, and procedures. ?Thorough knowledge of student development and leadership theory. ?Working knowledge of standard office machines and technology, and University-specific computer application programs. ?Master?s degree in related area or equivalent years of experience.
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