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Dean of Counseling and Student Equity - Berkeley City College

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Berkeley City College

Berkeley City College ( BCC ), one of California’s 112 community colleges, is centrally located in downtown Berkeley, only 1-1/2 blocks from the U.C. campus. The college’s mission is to contribute to the success of all students and to the well-being of the community by offering the best possible education which promises intellectual growth, social mobility, economic development and an understanding of diverse ideas and peoples. BCC is ranked second in the state in the percentage of students who transfer to U.C. Berkeley.

BCC serves students who seek general education, transfer to four-year universities, associate degrees and certificates in liberal arts, the sciences, career/technical areas, or foundational skills. BCC students represent a diverse mix of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. Many are the first in their families to attend college. The college is an active partner in local economic development and employment training endeavors and maintains a strong and unique collaboration with U.C. Berkeley. Berkeley City College’s world-class faculty has created a student-centered learning community dedicated to academic excellence and student success. They have won distinction in the sciences, arts, English, humanities, multimedia arts, and the social sciences.

Position Information

Job Title
Dean of Counseling and Student Equity - Berkeley City College

Time Base
40 hrs/week 12 months/year

$154,047- $182,056/Year. The maximum initial placement is Step 3 depending on experience.

Position Type

Student Services-VP (841)



Job Description Summary

This position is categorically funded. Continued employment is
contingent upon refunding of the position.

The Dean of Counseling and Student Equity, under the direct supervision of the Vice President of Student Services, is responsible for the development, direction, supervision, fiscal management and evaluation of the following programs and services: Counseling (instruction and services), SEA, Career/Transfer, Society of Scholars, Umoja, the Puente Project, Undocumented Community Resource Center ( UCRC ), AANAPISI, Conocimiento Los Caminos, EOPS / CARE, CalWORKs, Student Accessibility Services, and NextUp, course and program articulation.

Duties & Responsibilities

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed
examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions required for the position.

  • Works with faculty, staff and administrators to oversee a range of equity related professional development to provide greater cultural awareness of student needs and best practices for meeting varying learning style
  • Provides supervision and guidance for counselors, equity focused learning communities included but not limited to the following programs and services to address the disproportionality of access and success of identified student groups: UMOJA, API Lead/ AANAPISI, Puente/ CLC, Undocumented Community Resource Center, Supervise program faculty, classified professionals, and student mentorsworkers.
  • Supervise EOPS / CARE, NextUP
  • Collaborates with enrollment services on campus (Admissions and Records and Financial Aid) to ensure each program is working towards meeting the equity goals of the college
  • Works collaboratively with administrators, faculty and staff in student services programs to plan and coordinate the District-wide effort for student success
  • Serves as a resource for Guided Pathways including Academic and Career Communities and leadership to ensure DEIAA are a focus throughout the college to achieve equity goals
  • Serves on standing and ad hoc committees as required.
  • Assists in the development of appropriate student services component evaluative methodology, research, statistical reports, and other outcome measurements to assess effectiveness, accomplishments, future needs, and in consultation with institutional planning and instruction.
  • Monitors MIS reporting, reports to college and state regarding Equity Plan.
  • Writes DEIA focused grant proposals and administers special projects that support the student access, success, and retention goals of the College.
  • Represents the College in local, regional, and statewide meetings and committees.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Student
Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or

2. One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience
reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.

3. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to
and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,
disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty,
and students

Desirable Qualifications
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of personal computers utilizing office productivity software applications (i.e., work processing, spreadsheet and database management software) including the internet.
  • Skill in budget development, maintenance, and reporting related to general fund, grants, and other externally-funded resources.
  • Skill in oral and written communication, including public speaking and complex reports.
  • Skill in training, direct, supervising and evaluating the work of others.
  • Skill in team building and coordination of departments to ensure continuous program improvement
  • Skill in developing campus and community partnerships
  • Commitment to Participatory Governance.
  • Effective organization, communication and public relations skills
Environmental Demands

Occasional work performed alone.
Constant work around and with other people.

Other Requirements

Tools & Equipment Used

Application Deadline Date
First Review Date: March 13, 2024; In order to be considered for the first screening, application materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm PST on March 13, 2024.

Open Date

First Review Date

Special Instructions to Applicants


1. Required documents will include:

· Current resume of experience, formal education/training and qualifications.
· Copies of supporting credentials, if applicable.
· Copies of transcripts from fully accredited colleges or university institutions.
(Copies of diplomas will not substitute for transcripts.) (If hired, it will be required to submit official transcripts from fully accredited college or university.)

Information on transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date. Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF YOUR DEGREE WILL NOT BE CONFERRED UNTIL A LATER DATE .

Note: A written evaluation by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service must be submitted for Foreign Degree(s)(non-U.S. degrees) by the application deadline date.

2. Applications and attachments (resume, cover letter, copies of transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) will ONLY be accepted through the online process. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED OR FAXED APPLICATIONS OR ITS ATTACHMENTS .

3. Travel expenses for the interview and selection process will be borne by the candidates.

4. Skype and phone interviews are not permitted.

Appointment to the position is conditional upon the approval of the Chancellor.


Employees must satisfy all pre-employment requirements to work for the District which include, but are not limited to, the following items:


Tuberculosis Examination: Prior to employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit evidence (either skin test or X-ray report) of being free of tuberculosis within the past sixty (60) days. The TB test is a condition of employment and any expense must be borne by the successful candidate.

Fingerprinting Requirement:

As a condition of employment, all employees working for community colleges in the State of California are required to be fingerprinted within the first ten (10) working days of the date of employment pursuant to Education Code Section 88024. The District Office of Human Resources processes fingerprints electronically. During the employment intake process, new employees will be given information to have their fingerprints taken at another location.

Immigration Requirement: According to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the Peralta Community College District is required to verify that all new employees are:

1) A citizen or national of the United States;

2) An alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or

3) An alien authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to work in the United States.
All new employees are required to complete and sign a verification form and provide documentation attesting that he/she is a United States citizen, national, or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

District Policy: A Social Security Card will be required following selection and prior to completion of the hiring process. The employment process cannot be completed without a copy of the Social Security Card on file in the Office of Human Resources.


Medical Examination: Under state regulations and as a condition of employment, certain positions may require a medical examination prior to employment. Expenses incurred will be borne by the employee.

Benefits Information

Benefits Information

Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be required to make a contribution.
• Dental coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be required to make a contribution.
• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.
• Long-term disability coverage.
• Employee Assistance Program.
• 22 days/year vacation leave, 12 days/year sick leave, and 18 holidays/year

In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 19.10%* of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System ( STRS ). Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA went into effect.

Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalSTRS. Specific information regarding the changes can be found at For further up to date information on CalSTRS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at The CalSTRS member handbook is available at After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)
• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)
• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans
• Credit union membership
• Prepaid legal plan participation
• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children
• Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District. Other plans require employee contribution.
• Subject to change.

Mission Statement

The Peralta Community College District is a collaborative of colleges advancing social and economic transformation for students and the community through quality education, rooted in equity, social justice, environmental sustainability, and partnerships.
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. Training/Certification Document

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