TAP Transfer Coordinator (4535U)


: $56,520.00 - $90,140.00 /year *

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TAP Transfer Coordinator (4535U) About Berkeley 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 . Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: December 30, 2019. This job will accept applications and remain open for full consideration until 1/17/19. Departmental Overview The Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP), a department within the Division of Equity and Inclusion, is the primary unit on campus charged with providing academic preparation, expanding educational opportunities, and ensuring access to higher education for low-income and educationally- underserved students. CEP's diverse programs help young people overcome educational and financial barriers to prepare for and be accepted at two- or four-year colleges. The programs provide services free-of-charge to over seventy thousand students at 30 schools and 31 community colleges each year. The Community College Transfer Center (CCTC) provides leadership and resources to California community colleges, students, staff and communities to increase the academic preparation and opportunity for all students who aspire to transfer to four-year colleges, including UC Berkeley. The services provided by CCTC continue the educational pipeline from high school through California community colleges to four-year institutions. CCTC's work promotes the belief that 'transfer' is critical to providing access to higher education and to California's commitment to educational equity. In an effort to increase the transfer rate and the diversity of California community college students enrolling at UC, CEP established the Transfer Alliance Project (TAP). TAP provides intensive student academic development and enrichment services for underserved students at selected CA community colleges. TAP promotes strong partnerships between high school outreach programs, community colleges and four-year institutions by working with graduates from CEP's high school programs and participants in community college learning communities. TAP works closely with community college faculty and support programs to develop strong networks and access to resources for students. The Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3) empower non-traditional, underserved, and underrepresented students who reflect the diversity of California with the specialized support, expertise, and advocacy required to achieve educational equity and excellence. By respecting every undergraduate as a unique individual, CE3 programs empower UC Berkeley students to achieve and lead. CE3 is comprised of several programs and centers, and this position will focus on working with the Berkeley Hope Scholars, the Berkeley Underground Scholars, and the Undocumented Students Program. Berkeley Hope Scholars (BHS - formerly the Cal Independent Scholars Network) is the academic retention program at UC Berkeley supporting all incoming freshmen, transfer, and continuing students who are current and former foster youth, probation youth, or were orphaned before the age of 18. BHS' goal is to create a safe and welcoming community where students can thrive. BHS builds relationships with Berkeley Hope Scholar students from the moment they arrive on campus by welcoming them into the BHS community. Berkeley Hope Scholars delivers comprehensive services to BHS students to ensure their academic success, personal development, and realization of educational and career goals. Based on notions of mutual support, self-advocacy and mentoring, BHS assists students in their transition to college and pathway through the University. Berkeley Underground Scholars (BUS) creates a pathway for formerly incarcerated and system impacted individuals into higher education. BUS challenges societal norms concerning incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, specifically students impacted by issues of mass incarceration, imprisonment, and detainment of any kind. The goal of BUS is to bridge the popular academic theoretical discourse of mass incarceration with one that is grounded in the lived experiences of UC Berkeley students and people from surrounding communities. BUS aims to shift the School-to-Prison pipeline to a Prison-to-School pipeline using higher education as an alternative to incarceration. BUS provides students with a variety of academic and co-curricular support that are essential to achieving their academic, professional and personal goals. Committed to current and prospective formerly and directly impacted students, USI programs fall into three broad strategies: 1) Recruitment, 2) Retention, 3) Advocacy and Policy. UC Berkeley's Undocumented Student Program (USP) provides guidance and support to undocumented undergraduates at Cal. USP practices a holistic, multicultural and solution-focused approach that delivers individualized service for each student. The academic counseling, legal support, financial aid resources and extensive campus referral network provided by USP helps students develop the unique gifts and talents they each bring to the university, while empowering a sense of belonging. The program's mission is to support the advancement of undocumented students within higher education and promote pathways for engaged scholarship. USP is committed to working with community organizations, universities, and partnering to create access and increase retention for undocumented students in higher education. In addition, USP collaborates with Staff Diversity Initiatives to create curriculum and training for students, faculty and staff in order to increase institutional support for undocumented students. The program continues to share and build upon the Berkeley model to support other higher education institutions, implement equitable student support services and strive for a healthier campus climate. Acting with a high degree of autonomy, the Transfer Coordinator is directly responsible for developing and implementing early identification and transfer readiness programs that provide a positive pathway for community college students from underserved communities to transfer. The Transfer Coordinator is responsible for collaborating with CEP and CE3 to develop best practices (materials, interventions, advising, and academic enrichment opportunities) to nurture successful transfer, yield and transition outcomes for students from community colleges to the University of California. These best practices are disseminated to campus partners, districts, community colleges, and other programs through professional development initiatives, trainings, and presentations. Responsibilities Program Development and Management Provides leadership for the design and implementation of college preparation services and culture to California community college districts and/or regions, especially focusing on developing outreach and support services for foster youth, formerly incarcerated and undocumented student populations. Works with districts, community college programs, community organizations, and families to develop partnerships that create and foster a college-going transfer culture to help students meet their academic potential and goals. Plans and organizes campus and district-wide events and activities to promote and support students' transfer aspirations. Provides professional development in community college districts to advocate for underserved student population, and promote and enhance a college-going transfer culture that meets their needs. Responsible for developing stronger partnerships between CEP, CE3, and other campus programs to develop strategic programming that promotes transfer success to UC Berkeley and other UC campuses. Collaborates on setting goals and establishing metrics to measure programming efficacy. Proactively engages in ongoing dialog and training with subject-matter experts working with underserved communities, particularly foster youth, formerly incarcerated and undocumented students. Assists with UC Berkeley yield and support activities tailored to the needs of underserved student populations. Organizes meetings with community college personnel and/or service providers regarding major district-wide and/or regional efforts. Manages program components and activity budgets in consultation with CEP and CE3. Advising Provides complex academic advising to community college students. Develops customized student academic plans to ensure post-secondary admission eligibility to the UC. Develops and maintains relationships with a cohort of community college students by planning and implementing individual and group advising services, as well as using technology to connect with students outside our service area. Develops and maintains relationships with families and communities to provide college-transfer preparation advising that supports student academic success and access to higher education. Advocates for students, families and communities. Plans, facilitates, and conducts student enrichment events, meetings and regional conferences on Berkeley campus and at community colleges. Communication and Reporting Collects, analyzes, and evaluates student and program data. Produces program reports and evaluations. Communicates and reports to CEP, CE3, UC committees and other funding institutions regarding program implementation and progress. Shares and discusses best practices with other university participants at national meetings. Helps maintain social media presence in a professional setting for CEP and CE3. Student Supervision and Training Assists in recruitment and supervision of student workers and volunteers. Trains, coaches, supervises, and evaluates job performance of student workers and volunteers. Other Assists with fundraising and proposal writing. Serves on department, campus and external committees, workgroups, and coordinating bodies. Other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications Comprehensive experience advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers specifically foster youth, formerly incarcerated and undocumented student populations. Knowledge of up-to-date California community college curricula, policies, and issues or the ability to learn. Ability to access the impact of community college curricula, policies, and issues on program strategies. Familiarity and experience working with community college student population. Advanced knowledge and experience working with educational equity programs serving a diverse student population. Ability to work effectively and sensitively with individuals from diverse cultures, ethnic groups, socio-economic statuses, and backgrounds. Demonstrated experience working with disadvantaged students, preferably in an educational environment. Knowledge of admissions and financial aid requirements, and matriculation processes. Ability to interpret policies and procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives. Knowledge of state and national education policies and current education theories. Strong commitment to issues of educational access and equity. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with UC Berkeley, California community college and CC district administrators, counselors, faculty, and community contacts. Knowledge and demonstrated experience in student recruitment and academic programs. Ability to develop outreach programs, and design effective materials. Advanced knowledge of youth and adolescent development theory, including issues facing low-income, first generation and urban youth. Ability to maintain up-to-date information on higher education policies and issues, and assess their impact on program strategies, disseminates information to community college and district personnel. Demonstrated experience with program development, implementation, management, and evaluation. Strong project management skills. Ability to prioritize work assignments, handle workloads, evaluate outcomes, and manage multiple critical projects to meet unit, campus, and system-wide goals with deadlines. Highly skilled in communicating clearly and effectively with individuals and groups, both verbally and in writing. Strong interpersonal communications skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with prospective students, their families, community college officials, campus colleagues, and the general public. Leadership and supervisory skills. Ability to work under pressure of immediate deadlines and shifting priorities in a variety of settings and to maintain a professional demeanor at all times. Strong critical-thinking and organizational skills with strict attention to detail. Demonstrated experience producing complex reports and other communication. Ability to maintain detailed records, analyze and interpret reports, and formulate and present recommendations. Ability to manage budgets. Ability to demonstrate initiative, act with a high degree of autonomy, work independently, and as a team member. Demonstrated computer literacy with competency in word processing, spreadsheet, database management, presentation and other information technologies. Knowledge of current information technology to communicate with students (e.g. webinar, video-conferencing, on-line advising, social media campaigns). Salary & Benefits 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. 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: For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: To apply, visit Copyright 2017 Inc. All rights reserved. Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-2e8d7b223#######8b0e69df4ddfb4d3 * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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