At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.
As a central service center for the entire campus, the Graduate Division works to guide and assist students from the moment of admission, through the various milestones of their progress, to the completion of their degree requirements. We provide academic, personal, and professional support services that are vital to the everyday well-being and life-long successes of Berkeley master's, professional, and doctoral students.
As the authoritative resource and chief advocate for graduate education, the Graduate Division ensures the equitable administration of policies governing graduate studies across Berkeley's 14 schools and colleges. As the administrative arm of the Academic Senate's Graduate Council, we partner with the faculty and staff of each program and the deans of each school and college to maintain the world-renowned quality of Berkeley's graduate education.
The Graduate Division is committed to expanding the diversity of Berkeley's student body, and supporting students from all backgrounds, especially those from underrepresented groups, in their academic, personal and professional journeys. We're here to help you build community and make our campus your new home. Read about our Anti-Racism Initiatives here.
Our overarching vision in the Graduate Division is to not only expand the diversity of the graduate student body at Berkeley, but also to ensure that our Black and other underrepresented graduate students have the tools, resources, and community of support they need to thrive in their graduate studies.
The First Review Date for this job is: February 2, 2023
Any applications submitted up till May 1st will be reviewed.
Advises students on sensitive and complex issues regarding housing and basic needs.
Supports the Office for Graduate Student Life service structure, connecting students to relevant services on and off campus
Plans and implements workshops and information sessions about housing and basic needs for graduate student audiences in support of their holistic wellbeing.
Produces, publishes, and or promotes web-based articles for admitted and current students regarding searching for housing in the Bay Area.
Maintains relationships with internal and external organization stakeholders critical to program success.
Serve as liaison to the Basic Needs Center, CalRentals, and Residential Services staff.
Participate in the administration (i.e., identification, verification of need, and distribution) of emergency funding resources for students.
Track and maintain assessment and impact data to provide insight and recommendations based on trends and patterns.
Collaborates with Graduate Division events staff, Office for Graduate Diversity, and others as necessary for student-oriented occasions such as New Graduate Student Orientation, Graduate Student Diversity Day, Grad-Stravaganza, etc.
May hire and supervise clerical and / or student staff to provide clerical, administrative and event support.
Professional development activities.
Other duties as assigned.
Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Ability to use discretion and sensitivity with student information.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with all levels of staff in the diverse and multicultural environment of the organization and its partners.
Thorough knowledge of and/or ability to learn about Student Affairs / Student Life specialization.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
Abilities in project management, problem identification and reasoning skills.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Master's degree preferred.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit this UCOP link.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $56,500.00 - $76,000.00.
This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is non-exempt and paid bi-weekly.
This is a hybrid position, eligible for 40% remote capability.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see the EEOC poster.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see the UC policy.
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.