Job Requisition Number: 24342. THE ASUC STUDENT UNION: The ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California) Student Union is committed to all students and works to cultivate community at Cal so that students can confidently pursue their dreams. We enhance the student experience at UC Berkeley by providing quality services, programs, and advising that foster experiential learning opportunities and ensure 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 and Event Services.
THE LEAD CENTER: The LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Advising and Development) Center, a department of the ASUC Student Union, is at the center of student life at UC Berkeley. This campus department is responsible for facilitating leadership development opportunities in addition to encouraging student involvement and engagement within the campus community. 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, 60+ recognized fraternities and sororities, student government, SUPERB (the campus programming board), the recruitment and retention centers, various student cooperative communities, and campus-wide student leadership development and training initiatives and programs.
Fraternities and Sororities (CalGreeks Community) The CalGreeks Community at the University of California, Berkeley is made up of 60+ fraternities and sororities, 4 governing councils (IFC, NPC, MCGC, and NPHC), and CalGreeks affinity groups (Order of Omega, Greeks Against Sexual Assault, CalGreeks Alcohol Taskforce, etc.). Over 10% of undergraduate students belong to fraternities and sororities and most of the students live in privately-owned fraternity and sorority houses off-campus.
OVERVIEW: The position is a part of the LEAD Center and is responsible for providing leadership, education, and development; advising services to student groups; and encouraging students to get involved in the campus community. This position has primary responsibility for developing, leading and providing advising and support services for 60+ affiliated fraternities and sororities and their associated governing councils (IFC, NPC, MCGC, and NPHC).
The LEAD Center Coordinator--Fraternities and Sororities is an experienced professional who serves an administrative, advising, and programmatic role to the 60+ fraternity and sorority organizations and 3,600+ CalGreeks students, working with diverse communities of students, staff, faculty, and campus community stakeholders. This person is responsible for designing and delivering student leadership and development services to students affiliated with the fraternity/sorority community. Duties and responsibilities are focused on fraternity and sorority organizations and include but are not limited to: fraternity and sorority chapter and council advisement and support, budgetary planning and strategizing, program planning, program development, and needs assessment.
Lastly, The Coordinator advocates for and represents student group needs to campus departments, administration, and with community stakeholders, as well as, serves on campuswide and departmental committees and task forces. This position may supervise student employees.•Knowledge and experience in advising fraternities and sororities including local, regional, inter/national, and culturally-based organizations. Familiar with fraternity and sorority best practices and current trends. •Experience working with Interfraternity Council (IFC) and chapters, Multi-Cultural Greek Council (MCGC) and chapters, National Panhellenic Council (NPC) and chapters, and/or National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and chapters. •Thorough knowledge and experience in advising and counseling techniques and student leadership/student development theory and practice. •Skills in developing learning outcomes and assessing student learning and development. •Skills in designing, implementing, and facilitating training, retreats, workshops, and programs. Ability to effectively deliver training, retreats, workshops, and programs. •Ability to mediate conflict, problem-solve, and respond appropriately to student concerns. •Ability to effectively serve and understand issues of underrepresented students and their experiences. •Exceptional organizational and verbal/written communication skills, including the ability to use diplomacy/discretion. •Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts. •Strong interpersonal skills with 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 well in a fast paced, politically charged environment. •Demonstrated leadership experience by creating cross-campus partnerships and collaborations with other colleagues. •Ability to identify and solve problems using effective reasoning skills and effective mediation practices with diverse populations. •Ability to create an environment of understanding and acceptance; and challenge organizational policies and practices that may be exclusionary. •Demonstrated excellent customer service skills. •Ability to demonstrate creativity and flexibility in working on various projects with a variety of constituent groups. •Knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and potential consequences. •Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems and improve functional area in regards to efficiency and performance. •Budgetary and fiscal skills. •Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs. •Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
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.