Job Requisition Number: 23917. The ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California) Student Union is committed to all students and an inclusive campus community, thereby enhancing the student experience at UC Berkeley. To this end it provides quality services and programs that foster experiential learning opportunities and ensures a sustainable organization. As a financially self-supporting department within the Division of Student Affairs, it derives income through student fees, retail operations, vending, food service and a variety of self-operated units such as the Art Studio, Events Services, and Lecture Notes On-Line. In addition, the ASUC Student Union provides student group and community advising, leadership and involvement opportunities and student development programs through the LEAD Center. Finally, the Student Union provides financial and accounting services to approximately twenty-five ASUC Government Officers, Graduate Assembly Executive Officers, approximately 1,200 registered student organizations, and over 35 student publications.
The Leadership, Engagement, Advising and Development (LEAD) Center, a department of the ASUC Student Union, is at the center of student life at UC Berkeley and is the campus department responsible for facilitating leadership development opportunities in addition to encouraging student involvement and engagement within the campus community. As a team of dedicated and committed student affairs professionals, the LEAD Center promotes a student-centered learning environment by advising and empowering students to pursue their co-curricular interests, to cultivate their leadership skills, and to develop holistically. The LEAD Center provides services and resources focused on furthering students' leadership abilities and personal and professional development—hence positively impacting the holistic learning and development of all UC Berkeley students. More specifically, the LEAD Center provides advising and leadership development opportunities to student groups, including 1,000 registered student organizations (RSOs), over 35 student publications, 65 recognized fraternities and sororities, student government, SUPERB; the campus programming board, the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), various student cooperative communities, and an array of campus-wide student leadership development and training initiatives and programs.
As part of the LEAD Center team, this critical supervisory position involves planning, developing and implementing programs, services, activities and processes for students in their non-academic life at UC Berkeley. More specifically, the Associate Director for Student Government Advising and Leadership Programs has primary responsibility for collaborating in the creation, implementation, and assessment of leadership development opportunities, and advising support and financial services for the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC), the Graduate Assembly (GA), and their perspective members, senators, and various project/committee directors, chairs, student staff and volunteers. In addition, the incumbent also has oversight for the planning and implementation of pre-existing and new campus-wide programming and activities; including late night new student orientation activities and events, cultural and educational awareness programs, and other social programs and initiatives that assist the student government in their effort to connect all students to the greater UC Berkeley community. Furthermore, the associate director has the responsibility of researching, implementing, and collaboratively coordinating campus-wide leadership initiatives that encompass the use of cutting- edge leadership and student development literature, theory and best practices.
The Associate Director for Student Government Advising and Leadership Programs leads a team of two professional staff and up to twenty student staff who have the direct responsibility of creating and implementing leadership development programs and advising/support services that attempt to positively impact the holistic development of student government leaders and UC Berkeley students engaged in various campus activities and leadership programs. In addition, the associate director may also collaboratively support the advising and programmatic needs of various ASUC programs including SUPERB, the Student Union Program, Entertainment, and Recreation Board; which exist as the campus programming entity. As part of the LEAD Center Leadership Team, this position is also responsible for building collaborative relationships between the LEAD Center and various internal and external stakeholders, including student leadership and an array of administrative and academic officials throughout the university and UC System in general.
The Associate Director also oversees the development of procedures and programs that assist the ASUC and GA in the strategic planning processes, membership and officer transition, and organizational budget planning and forecasting. Additionally, the Associate Director has oversight on the creation of educational programs that assist student government members in understanding their role within the larger campus and UC System context. This position reports directly to the LEAD Center Director.•Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques, dialogue facilitation and conflict mediation. Knowledge of best practices and professional standards as it pertains to student government advising and support programs. •3-5 years of student affairs/higher education experience. •Experience in financial non-profit management and organization preferred •Experience with budgeting and financial decision making. •Thorough knowledge of Student Development and Leadership Theories. •Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively one-on-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts. •Demonstrated supervisory experience including hiring, training and supervision of full time staff. •Bachelor's degrees in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. •Master's Degree required in college student affairs, counseling, education or related field.
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