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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: May 24, 2019
Departmental Overview The Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence ensure non-traditional students excel at the top public University in the world. By respecting every undergraduate as a unique individual, CE3 programs empower UC Berkeley students to achieve and lead.
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is one of several CE3 programs, and it provides holistic support to first generation, low-income, and underrepresented college students with the guidance and resources necessary to succeed at UC Berkeley, one of the best public universities in the world. EOP academic counselors and student staff work alongside amazing students who, despite their unique responsibilities and challenges, transform their lives through academic achievement and personal growth. EOP's individualized academic counseling, comprehensive support services, and extensive campus referral network help students develop the unique gifts and talents they each bring to the university while empowering them to achieve.
Provides multicultural academic counseling across disciplines and colleges/schools to 'non-traditional' populations (e.g., low-income, first-generation college, underrepresented populations, etc.).
Incorporating a variety of theoretical approaches,provides consistent individual academic counseling services to students from post-admission through graduation; conducts a comprehensive assessment/analysis of students' needs and develops a plan of action to enhance students' academic success.
Assists EOP students in understanding and navigating university policies. Provides financial aid counseling and academic crisis intervention. Supports in the triaging of students to respective resources.
Works with academic departments, faculty, and department management to help resolve specific student academic issues. Refers students to appropriate specialized programs and resources.
Keeps abreast of student trends in higher education, particularly low-income and first-generation college populations.
Provides coordination and support in the implementation of EOP programs and initiatives, which include but are not limited to: Graduation Gown Lending Project, Wellness Apparel Project, Achievement Awards, and Graduate School Preparation. These programs and initiatives address unique barriers first generation, low-income, and underrepresented students encounter and provide an enhanced experience towards success.
Knowledge of the theories and practice of multicultural counseling, learning, human and career development.
Knowledge of how to enhance students' intellectual and personal growth and development, including critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership.
Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance student achievement, such as, strategies for effective counseling and peer mentoring, small group facilitation and training, coaching, mentoring, and advocacy.
Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, and under prepared students in higher education.
Experience in working with historically underrepresented ethnic minority communities, first generation college students.
Knowledge and experience in analyzing complex situations and identifying solutions for problem-solving
Knowledge of conflict management and intervention strategies.
Knowledge of Federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of counseling services.
Experience in developing and delivering workshops/events to enhance student experience and achievement
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Masters in Counseling or equivalent field preferred and/or equivalent of experience
Salary & Benefits The hourly salary range of the position is $21.69 - $28.79, 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.
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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