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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: January 30, 2019
Departmental Overview The Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) is the primary unit on campus charged with developing and implementing programs and strategies to improve academic preparation, expand educational opportunities, and ensure access to higher education and to the University of California for low-income and educationally underserved students. CEP oversees eleven (11) programs with a combined operating budget of $10 million, over 60 careerstaff and 200 student, limited appointment and part-time non-senate academic personnel. The programs provide services free-of-charge to over 70,000 students at 125 schools and 68 community colleges each year.
As one of the eleven CEP programs, the federally funded UC Berkeley Pre-College TRIO Program consists of the Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math-Science and Talent Search Programs. The Pre-College TRIO programs provide services to low-income, first-generation college bound high school students from the East Bay communities and school districts of Oakland and West Contra Costa, providing participants with the motivation and services necessary for them to successfully complete secondary and postsecondary education. Both the Upward Bound (UB) and Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) programs operate year round and provide intense and comprehensive programs of services and activities during the academic year and an on-campus residential experience for six (6) weeks during the summer. The Math-Science program serves 79 students from TRIO programs in California, Nevada and Hawaii.
Responsibilities Program Development and Management:
Responsible for a developing K-12 academic preparation programs with a particular emphasis in science and math curricula and federal regulations governing academic core curriculum.
Plans and oversees day-to-day academic program operations; evaluates outcomes, and ensures goals and objectives are met. Manages the development of supplementary educational programs in the form of science-based field trips; research projects/activities; colloquium series; science and math mentorships; and distance-learning activities utilizing various web stations, internet, and e-communications.
Develops partnerships/networks with K-12, higher education institutions, and community organizations:
Develops short and long term strategies, evaluates outcomes, and ensures program goals and objectives are met.
Participates in the development and monitoring of policies and procedures for program components. Develops and manages program components and activity budgets.
Coordinates Saturday Academies (career development series) and develops cultural, professional and educational workshops aimed at sharpening critical-thinking skills, and heightening the social and cultural awareness of project participants.
Manages the academic component of the summer residential program including recruitment, hiring and supervising academic staff, approving course curricula, and organizing academic field trips, the hackathon, and the end of the summer colloquium.
Team Leadership & Training:
Designs and implements training for professional, non-senate academic, student, and temporary staff. Develops and maintains trainings, policies and procedural manuals for academic programs. Facilitates regularly scheduled academic staff meetings for tutors and instructors.
Provides leadership in strategic and program planning efforts.
Serves as the Team Leader of the UB/UBMS/TS academic staff.
Recruits and hires professional, student, non-senate academic, and/or temporary staff (this includes summer instructors and tutors).
Coaches, provides direction and assigns work tasks to academic team members. Reports on the status of team members' work assignments to the Director.
Provides input to Director on performance evaluations and professional development plans of team members.
Resolves disputes and inter-staff conflicts. In consultation with Director, implements appropriate corrective actions in accordance with university personnel policies and contracts.
Communication and Reporting:
Produces program reports and evaluations. Oversees the collection, analysis, and evaluation of student and program data to document progress toward established goals and objectives.
Assists with collecting, reviewing, and submitting annual performance reports to the Federal Department of Education.
Reviews new information and developments about K-12 and higher education policies and issues, and analyzes their impact on program strategies. Makes recommendations to the Director based upon this analysis.
Ensures accurate and up-to-date data entry for all programs.
Serves on department, campus, and external committees, workgroups, and coordinating bodies.
Serves as consultant/expert/resource to K-14 institutions and community organizations regarding college access and college-going culture.
Assists with fundraising, grant proposal writing and development planning; researches and drafts proposals and concept papers.
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Minimum of 3 years experience working with underserved youth.
Demonstrated knowledge of teaching practices and academic trends; curriculum development, classroom management and pedagogical philosophies.
Knowledge of up-to-date information on K-12 and higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), admissions and financial aid requirements, and matriculation processes. Ability to interpret policies and procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives.
Extensive knowledge of youth and adolescent development theory, including issues facing low-income, first-generation, and urban youth. Demonstrated cultural awareness and the appreciation of the humanity of all identities including (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, religion, ability and sexual orientation.
Comprehensive experience advising and supporting educationally underserved students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers.
Advanced knowledge and experience working with educational equity programs serving a diverse student population.
Knowledge of state and national education policies and current education theories.
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Individual Educational Plans.
Knowledge of the English Language Development program.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, parents, and community contacts.
Demonstrated experience with recruitment, interviewing, and hiring professional, student, non-senate academic, and/or temporary staff.
Strong project management skills. Ability to prioritize work assignments and manage multiple critical projects with deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to produce creative solutions to complex problems.
Advanced writing skills with demonstrated experience creating grant proposals.
Demonstrated experience in staff/teacher development.
Knowledge of federal legislative processes.
Knowledge of Federal TRIO programs and regulations.
Strong interpersonal skills, including presentation, communication, negotiation, leadership, problem-solving, supervisory, and conflict resolution.
Ability to work under pressure in a variety of settings and to maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
Demonstrated computer literacy with competency in word processing, spreadsheet, database management, presentation, and other information technologies.
Extensive knowledge of the target school site districts and schools, surrounding communities and the socio-political landscape.
An advance understanding of campus initiatives, politics, and programs serving youth in the surrounding communities.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training .
Submission of DMV Driver Record and proof of automobile insurance showing the minimum liability coverage required by the University.
Must be willing to use his/her personal car for business use.
Ability and willingness to work evenings, weekends, summer, and to travel overnight.
Formal classroom teaching experience
CPR or other life-saving skills (CPR certification is required before summer programs commence).
Salary & Benefits The annual salary range of the position is $70,000 - $76,000, commensurate with experience.
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.
Driving Required 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.
Mandated Reporter This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
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