Job Requisition Number: 24087. ASUC STUDENT UNION OVERVIEW: The Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) Student Union is the financial and support arm of the ASUC Student Government and is 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 learning opportunities and ensure a sustainable organization.
THE LEAD CENTER OVERVIEW: The Leadership, Engagement, Advising and Development (LEAD) Center is a department of the ASUC Student Union and at the center of student life at UC Berkeley. It is the campus department primarily responsible for encouraging student involvement and facilitating leadership development opportunities. It serves a critical role in providing administrative, advising, and programmatic support to many student communities, including approximately 1,000 registered and sponsored student organizations, 69 recognized fraternities and sororities, undergraduate and graduate student government, the campus programming board, the Student Environmental Resource Center, Cal Debate, over 50 student publications, bridges Multicultural Resource Center, Recruitment and Retention Centers, and the largest student housing cooperative in the country.
This position is a part of the LEAD Center team and has responsibility for providing advising, support services, and experiential leadership development opportunities to sponsored student organizations, registered student organizations, and student-initiated programs on the UC Berkeley campus. Specifically, this position supports student-initiated programs through the bridges Multicultural Resource Center and a coalition of 7 recruitment & retention centers (RRCs). This includes recruitment and retention centers that support Black students (BRRC), Middle Eastern & North African students (MENA), Mixed Students (MSU), Indigenous and Native students (INCRRC), Pilipinx students (PASS), Latinx/Xicanx students (Raices); and immigrant refugee, and underserved Asian/Pacific Islander students (REACH!). These student-initiated and student run organizations do critical work to empower underrepresented students to pursue post-secondary education and engage current students in programs and activities that aid in retention at UC Berkeley. This position also has advising responsibilities for registered student organizations that are categorized as cultural, identity-based, and international.
More specifically, the responsibilities of this position include; •Advising and supporting sponsored student organizations which include bridges and recruitment and retention centers (RRCs), •supporting students and various committees in the development of various campus and community-wide programs and activities, •providing leadership development opportunities for student leaders and various RRC committees.•At least 1-2 years of professional and/or graduate experience working with college students, preferably in student organization advising and/or leadership development •Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. •Knowledge and experience in student leadership/student development theory and practice. •Knowledge of principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and managing appropriate outcomes. •Experience drafting, incorporating, and assessing student learning outcomes. •Ability to mediate conflict, problem-solve, and respond appropriately to student concerns. •Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively one-to-one, in small groups, and in public speaking contexts. •Willing to work in partnership with student government leadership. •Ability to effectively serve and understand issues of underrepresented students. •Strong organizational and verbal/written communication skills. •Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently with students, staff, faculty, and the public. •Ability to interact at all levels with campus and community constituents and stakeholders with a high level of political acumen. •Ability to manage multiple assignments and projects successfully in a fast paced, politically charged environment. •Experience with First Amendment guidelines to student speech, including time, place, manner laws, and guidelines. •Ability and willingness to explore alternatives to existing products and services and identify opportunities to improve procedures and practices •Working knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs. •Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience
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