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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 19, 2020
The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students in Student Affairs is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that helps all students reach their educational, aspirational, and personal goals.
We advocate for the needs of students. We help community members navigate UC Berkeley. We promote diversity and prepare students to contribute to a changing world. We support student health and well-being. We facilitate belonging, community, and leadership development. Above all, we foster compassion and care.
The UC Berkeley Public Service Center (the PSC), is an area under the Dean of Students within the Division of Student Affairs. The PSC engages the University and the community in reciprocal partnerships to create educational programs for students, promote lifelong commitments to service, and foster social justice and civic engagement. The PSC is committed to fostering student leadership. Most of our programs are co-managed by students with support, training, coaching and supervision from PSC professional staff.
The Youth Programs Coordinator supports administrative processes to hire UC Berkeley students as mentors through Work Study for the BUILD (Berkeley United in Literacy Development) and Bridging Berkeley mentoring programs. They serve as the liaison between Student Affairs Human Resources and the PSC (Public Service Center) and collaborate with PSC program staff to organize interviews and selection processes. They update Salesforce database and tracking files with hiring statuses and collaborate with students to ensure all hiring steps are completed.
The Coordinator also plans and implements the Bridging Berkeley math mentoring program which places Cal student mentors in local middle schools to support youth. They partner with school staff, math teachers, and other stakeholders to identify best practices, organize recruitment, selection and trainings, lead program meetings, and support evaluation.
In addition, the Coordinator advises CREATE, an arts-in-service program through which Cal students teach the arts in afterschool programs and with various nonprofit organizations. The Coordinator leads an orientation for student Program Managers and meets with them bi-weekly to plan and implement programming.
Coordinate Bridging Berkeley Mentoring:
Strategize and implement a program plan to ensure successful collaboration between UC Berkeley college student mentors and local middle schools or nonprofits to support middle school students in developing their math skills.
Partner with school staff, math teachers, student leaders, mentors and other stakeholders to identify best practices for programming at each site.
Collaborate to organize program orientations and trainings.
Ensure program requirements such as fingerprinting and TB testing occur for all mentors and are documented.
In consultation with supervisor, design and lead biweekly meetings for Bridging Berkeley student directors that support them in holding accountability and in building a collaborative learning community.
Support directors in collecting and analyzing program evaluation data.
Support directors in increasing awareness of their skills and growth areas, clarifying their interests and goals related to community-based work, and developing their leadership skills.
Advise student leaders and mentors on challenges and support them in realizing ideas.
Manage Work Study Hiring & Earnings Tracking:
Serve as the liaison between Student Affairs Human Resources and the PSC to manage hiring for all BUILD, Bridging Berkeley, and any other Work Study students supporting.
Collaborate with individual program staff to organize collaborative interviews and selection processes.
Ensure mentor offers are sent out.
Track offer acceptances, rejections.
Manage HR documentation of student employees and update with all required data.
Follow up with students to ensure students attend hiring sessions and verify their hiring documents.
Manage communication with HR to track each new hire's status, problem-shoot any issues that may arise, and communicate with new hires and program staff on hire dates they can begin working.
Create and manage a file to track students' Work Study allocation and their bi-weekly earnings.
Serve as the liaison to the Work Study office on any students' who have a change in their Work Study allocation that might affect their employment.
Communicate any relevant changes with students and support them in navigating Financial Aid and jobs with other departments.
Advise & Support CREATE:
Work with PSC staff supporting other afterschool-Cal partnerships to identify overlap and strategize collective communication methods with partners.
Meet with central afterschool partners to identify equity gaps among schools and to strategize ways to communicate afterschool opportunities to various site-based staff.
Meet bi-weekly with CREATE student Program Manager team to support them in:
Recruiting & interviewing students.
Identifying site placements.
Working with Artist Mentors to plan and lead orientation and ongoing trainings.
Matching students with sites.
Supporting student teaching teams throughout the year.
Fulfilling their responsibilities to various funders including: writing grant applications, tracking finances, submitting program reports.
Center-wide Program Support:
Provide general advising to students seeking youth service and volunteering opportunities.
Support and assist in the coordination of Public Service Center and departmental special events and educational programs, including community service fairs, open houses, and career fairs.
Participate in weekly staff meetings.
Provide new program ideas and offer feedback.
Keep abreast of current literature and developments in the fields of K-12 education and community-university partnerships.
Attend pertinent conferences and present information when requested for shared development.
Participate on department and campus committees, programs, and projects as assigned.
Participate in research relevant to student development and student affairs.
Basic knowledge of working with K-12 youth in an educational or youth development capacity.
Basic knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with all levels of staff, student employees, and community partners.
Knowledge and understanding of the needs of a diverse student population.
Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
Ability to manage multiple assignments and projects in a fast-paced, politically charged environment with judgment and political acumen.
Fluency in Microsoft Office and willingness to learn database systems, Web applications, and University-specific computer applications.
Attention to detail and ability to review quantitative program data.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Preferred experience tutoring or mentoring youth.
Preferred knowledge of volunteer management, and/or familiarity with service-learning programs.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $26.34 - $28.74/hour
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a two-year, full-time (40-hours per week), Contract (temporary) position.
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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