Associate Director of Academic Programs (4536U), Center for
Educational Partnerships 25098
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
Housed within the Division of Student Affairs, the Center for
Educational Partnerships (CEP) is the primary unit on campus
charged with developing and implementing programs and strategies to
improve academic preparation, expand educational opportunities, and
ensure access to higher education and to the University of
California for low-income and educationally disadvantaged
Working in partnership with over 125 schools and 68 California
community colleges each year, CEP improves academic achievement and
expands post-secondary educational opportunities for students who
face significant barriers to college. CEP's programs help young
people overcome educational and financial barriers to prepare for
and be accepted at two- or four-year colleges. Twelve programs
provide services free-of-charge to well over 75,000 students
annually. CEP's school-wide/systemic change programs help build
college-going cultures in schools and districts by serving
teachers, counselors, administrators, and families.
As three of the twelve CEP programs, the federally funded UC
Berkeley Pre-College TRIO Program consists of the Upward Bound,
Upward Bound Math-Science and Talent Search Programs. The
Pre-College TRIO programs provide services to low-income,
first-generation college bound high school students from the East
Bay communities and school districts of Oakland and West Contra
Costa, providing participants with the motivation and services
necessary for them to successfully complete secondary and
postsecondary education. Both the Upward Bound (UB) and Upward
Bound Math-Science (UBMS) programs operate year round and provide
intense and comprehensive programs of services and activities
during the academic year and an on-campus residential experience
for six (6) weeks during the summer. The Upward Bound Math-Science
program serves 81 students from TRIO programs in California, Nevada
and Hawaii. In addition, the Upward Bound Program program serves
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 20, 2021
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
- Responsible for developing K-12 academic preparation programs
with a particular emphasis in science and math curricula and
federal regulations governing academic core curriculum. Plans and
oversees day-to-day academic program operations; evaluates
outcomes, and ensures goals and objectives are met. Manages the
development of supplementary educational programs in the form of
science-based field trips; research projects/activities; colloquium
series; science and math mentorships; and distancelearning
activities utilizing various web stations, internet, and
- Develops partnerships/networks with K-12, higher education
institutions, and community organizations.
- Develops short and long term strategies, evaluates outcomes,
and ensures program goals and objectives are met.
- Participates in the development and monitoring of policies and
procedures for program components. Develops and manages program
components and activity budgets.
- Coordinates Saturday Academies (career development series) and
develops cultural, professional and educational workshops aimed at
sharpening critical-thinking skills, and heightening the social and
cultural awareness of project participants.
- Manages the academic component of the summer residential
program including recruitment, hiring and supervising academic
staff, approving course curricula, and organizing academic field
trips, the hackathon, and the end of the summer colloquium.
TEAM LEADERSHIP & TRAINING
- Supervises, coaches, and provides direction to at least one
FTE, the UB/UBMS Academic Preparation Specalist, ensuring that
their job responsibilities are met.
- Designs and implements training for professional, non-senate
academic, student, and temporary staff.
- Develops and maintains trainings, policies and procedural
manuals for academic programs. Facilitates regularly scheduled
academic staff meetings for tutors and instructors.
- Provides leadership in strategic and program planning efforts.
Serves as the Team Leader of the UB/UBMS/TS academic staff.
- Recruits, hires, and onboards professional, student, non-senate
academic, and/or temporary staff (this includes summer instructors
- Coaches, provides direction and assigns work tasks to academic
team members. Reports on the status of team members' work
assignments to the Director.
- Conduct performance evaluations and professional development
plans of team members along with the input from the Director.
Resolves disputes and inter-staff conflicts. In consultation with
Director, implements appropriate corrective actions in accordance
with university personnel policies and contracts.
COMMUNICATIONS & REPORTING
- Produces program reports and evaluations.
- Oversees the collection, analysis, and evaluation of student
and program data to document progress toward established goals and
- Assists with collecting, reviewing, and submitting annual
performance reports to the Federal Department of Education, school
districts, department, the University, and other external
- Reviews new information and developments about K-12 and higher
education policies and issues, and analyzes their impact on program
- Makes recommendations to the Director based upon this analysis.
Ensures accurate and up-to-date data entry for all academic
- Serves on department, campus, and external committees,
workgroups, and coordinating bodies.
- Serves as consultant/expert/resource to K-14 institutions and
community organizations regarding college access and college-going
- Assists with fundraising, grant proposal writing and
development planning; researches and drafts proposals and concept
- Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
- Minimum of 3 years experience working with underserved youth.
Demonstrated knowledge of teaching practices and academic trends;
curriculum development, classroom management and pedagogical
- Knowledge of up-to-date information on K-12 and higher
education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), admissions and
financial aid requirements, and matriculation processes.
- Ability to interpret policies and procedures to youth, parents,
and school representatives.
- Extensive knowledge of youth and adolescent development theory,
including issues facing low-income, first-generation, and urban
- Demonstrated cultural awareness and the appreciation of the
humanity of all identities including (but not limited to) race,
ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, religion, ability and
- Comprehensive experience advising and supporting educationally
underserved students regarding postsecondary opportunities and
- Advanced knowledge and experience working with educational
equity programs serving a diverse student population.
- Knowledge of state and national education policies and current
education theories. Demonstrated experience and knowledge of STEM
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships
with school district administrators, school counselors, principals,
teachers, parents, and community contacts.
- Demonstrated experience with recruitment, interviewing, and
hiring professional, student, non-senate academic, and/or temporary
- Strong project management skills. Ability to prioritize work
assignments and manage multiple critical projects with
- Demonstrated supervision experience of full-time staff.
High-level skills in communicating clearly and effectively verbally
and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills, including
presentation, communication, negotiation, leadership,
problem-solving, supervisory, and conflict resolution. Ability to
work under pressure in a variety of settings and to maintain a
professional demeanor at all times. Strong project management
skills. Ability to prioritize work assignments and manage multiple
critical projects with deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to produce creative solutions to complex
problems. Advanced writing skills with demonstrated experience
creating grant proposals. Demonstrated experience in staff/teacher
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team
- Demonstrated computer literacy with competency in word
processing, spreadsheet, database management, presentation, and
other information technologies. Extensive knowledge of the target
school site districts and schools, surrounding communities, and the
socio-political landscape. An advanced understanding of campus
initiatives, politics, and programs serving youth in the
- Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent
experience / training.
- Bilingual preferred (Spanish)
- Ability and willingness to work evenings, weekends, summer, and
to travel overnight.
- CPR certification or other life-saving skills preferred.
- Masters degree.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment
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
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Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
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