Student Government Advising Coordinator - Graduate Assembly (4564U)
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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: April 18, 2019
Departmental Overview The LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Advising and Development) Center, 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. 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 as well as personal and professional developmenthence 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, 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.
THE GRADUATE ASSEMBLY (GA) This position provides direct advising and support to the Graduate Assembly. The ASUC is the official representative body for students at the University of California, Berkeley. The ASUC, originally founded in 1887, is the largest and most autonomous student association in the nation and is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Graduate Assembly (GA) is a subsidiary of the ASUC, and the official representative body of the graduate and professional students at the University of California, Berkeley. The fundamental principles of the Graduate Assembly are the promotion of a vibrant student social life, inclusiveness, progressive activism, community service, educational improvement, and professional development. The GA is comprised of eight officers, 12 project directors, and 150+ delegates and alternates.
Responsibilities The LEAD Center Coordinator position, dedicated to the Graduate Assembly, is responsible for advising a diverse graduate/undergraduate student body and fostering leadership within graduate/undergraduate student government. The position serves in an advising, administrative, financial advising, and programmatic role to support the learning, development, and administrative needs of the student government. The position is part of the LEAD Center Student Government Advising and Leadership Development team that provides overall advising and support to student government and their programs.
More specifically, this position supports and advises the Graduate Assembly Executive Officers and the Project Directors. The Coordinator works in conjunction with Executive Officers and nine standing advocacy projects to develop leadership programs within the graduate student government, especially for the delegate body and graduate and professional student community at large.
The Coordinator provides guidance around accessing campus resources and provides information and interpretation of complex policies, procedures, and regulations as it pertains to the ability of student government to function efficiently in the planning of various organizational activities and programs. Within this role, the Coordinator advocates for student needs to campus departments, administration, and community stakeholders. In addition, the Coordinator provides financial advising to student government leaders and their affiliated programs, interns and staff. Financial advising requires the Coordinator to have knowledge of various ASUC funding policies, procedures, and various campus guidelines. Furthermore, the Coordinator assists campus partners by providing information and interpretation of complex student government policies, procedures and regulations as it pertains to the ability of students and other campus entities to use student government resources, programs, and services.
The Coordinator also serves as the direct supervisor to the Graduate Assembly's Business Office, the student-run administrative office that coordinates and manages many of the operational and programmatic functions of the GA. In this supervisory role, the Coordinator is expected to hire, train, and manage the staff of the Business Office and their daily operations.
Experience advising students, student organizations and/or student governments within a collegiate setting
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.
Knowledge of the needs of graduate student leaders and willing to work in partnership with student government leadership.
Ability to mediate conflict, problem-solve, and respond appropriately to student concerns.
Respectful of diverse opinions and underrepresented student experiences.
Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts.
Exceptional organizational and verbal/written communication skills, including the ability to use diplomacy/discretion.
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.
Demonstrate leadership experience by creating cross-campus partnerships and collaborations with other colleagues.
Ability to manage multiple assignments and projects successfully in a, politically charged environment.
Ability to create an environment of understanding and acceptance; and challenge organizational policies and practices that may be exclusionary.
Demonstrate resilience, courage, objectivity, trustworthiness, honesty, respect, inclusiveness, and fairness.
Skill in designing, implementing, and facilitating training, leadership, customer service, and personal development retreats, workshops, and programs for student staff and graduate students.
Ability to demonstrate creativity and flexibility in working on various projects with a variety of constituent groups.
Ability to analyze situations and develop innovative solutions to improve functional area in regards to efficiency and performance.
Knowledge of principles and procedures involved in risk assessment.
Demonstrated budgetary and fiscal skills.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Master's degree strongly preferred in college student affairs, counseling, education or related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits Salary is commensurate with experience. Hiring range is $60,000-$68,000/annually. 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.
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.
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