Associate Dean of Students and Executive Director (0548U)
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
The ASUC Student Union is the hub of student life on the UC
Berkeley campus. Committed to all students and an inclusive campus
community, the Student Union enhances the student experience by
providing quality services and programs that foster experiential
learning opportunities and ensures a balanced learning environment.
The ASUC Student Union at Berkeley includes a multi-building
complex with a mission to provide a welcoming environment and
co-curricular experience for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff,
alumni, and visitors. The complex includes auxiliary services
functions (including retail and owner-operated businesses),
multi-purpose programming space, general lounge spaces, information
functions, the LEAD Center, Public Service Center, the
Multicultural Center and other service centers, administrative
units, offices for student organizations, the ASUC student
government and GA. The Student Union is financially supported
through student fees and income from retail operations including
the Cal Student Store, retail operations, food service and
catering, vending, and a variety of self-operated business units
such as the Berkeley Art Studio, Creative Lab, Berkeley Audio
Visual, Event Services, and Goldie's Coffee Shop. These commercial
activities generate approximately $3.5 million of revenue.
Additionally, the Student Union provides financial and accounting
services for Berkeley's student government (the ASUC and GA which
are a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit association), student
organizations, and student publications.
The Associate Dean of Students and Executive Director of the ASUC
Student Union (A.D./E.D.) serves as a member of the Associate Vice
Chancellor and Dean of Students (AVC & DOS) team, reporting
directly to the AVC & Dean of Students. The AVC & Dean of
Students team is responsible for planning, developing, and
implementing programs, services, resources, activities,
experiential learning opportunities for students in their
non-academic life at the university, including student advocacy,
wellness programs, new students services, career center, student
legal services, student union, public service, student conduct,
support and intervention, leadership development, residential life,
recreational sports, student co-curricular advising and engagement,
and crisis management.
The A.D./E.D of the ASUC Student Union also has a dual reporting
line to the ASUC Student Union Board made up of representatives
from staff, faculty, and student government (the Associated
Students of the University of California or ASUC and Graduate
Assembly or GA). The Student Union, in partnership with the ASUC
and GA, supports student learning, development, and community
building by collaborating and engaging with students, campus
partners, and the greater community. The A.D./E.D. has budgetary
oversight for approximately $9 million.
Areas of broad oversight for the A.D./E.D. include the
advises the ASUC Executive Officers as well as GA Executive
Officers and the ASUC Student Union Board Chair on matters relating
to the commercial activities, campus policies and the Student Union
The ASUC Student
Union Board establishes policy for and provides oversight over all
ASUC Student Union commercial activities, as set forth in the ASUC
Commercial Activities and Student Services Agreement (“CASSA”)
between the ASUC and the University of California, Berkeley. The
A.D./E.D. meets regularly with the Board, providing updates on the
overall financial health of the SU and the status of commercial
serves as an ex-officio member of the Board and will advise and
assist the Board Chair in preparation for monthly SU meetings,
including but not limited to setting monthly agendas, planning of
Board retreats, and training of new Board members. The A.D./E.D.
will take advisement from the Board regarding retail and vendor
contracts and commercial opportunities that ensure the Student
Union's financial solvency. The Board must ultimately approve such
contracts and agreements. The A.D./E.D. will also work
collaboratively with Board committees and will provide timely
information about issues and concerns that relate to the Student
The A.D./E.D. is
responsible for formulating the vision and strategic plan for the
Student Union and for supporting programs, activities, and services
that promote community, individual growth, responsible citizenship,
and a global perspective for a student body of approximately
Reporting to the
Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students, the A.D./E.D. will
work with the AVC & DOS to develop and oversee the unit's
strategic planning by serving as a key staff member on the AVC
& Dean's central leadership team. The A.D./E.D. is accountable
to both the AVC & DOS and the Student Union Board for fiscal
integrity and efficient administration of all ASUC commercial and
student services. The A.D./E.D. is an important partner to campus
leadership and may serve on various campus committees on issues
related to space management, student experience and campus
retail/business partnerships. The A.D./E.D. may also serve as a
member of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Senior
Strategic Planning and Management
strategic planning and vision for the Student Union.
overall management of the Student Union staffing including HR
Manages, plans, and
administers the administrative operations of the Student Union
which include the following functions: facilities, student
services, leases, human resources, and budgetary financial
Responsible for the
overall planning and administration of all commercial activities,
including the provision of retail space, food service contracts,
and self-run businesses.
management of direct report staff, will oversee negotiations and
management of all business leases and contracts with third party
providers and serve as the contract administrator for the student
store management contract.
development and management of the budget and related accounts
within policies and guidelines. Reviews monthly expenditure reports
and strategizes with the Director of Admin & Finance (and
members of the Student Union senior leadership team) to create
opportunities for generation of new revenue sources to meet
increased service needs.
guidance and advising of the Student Union Board Chair and student
government executives as it relates to commercial activities and
space planning for the Student Union complex.
Works with the
Director of Admin & Finance to develop the annual budget and
obtains approval from the Board and appropriate University
oversees the implementation of policy and procedural changes in the
administration of the Student Union and ensures compliance with
IRS, State of California, and applicable non-profit codes and
marketing plans and promotion of services (in support of the
Marketing Coordinator) within the Student Union and directs the
planning of partnerships with building tenants and with University
departments in marketing efforts.
for all ASUC Student Union construction related projects, in
support of the Director of Facilities and Maintenance.
Develop and assess
plans for long-range space allocations, facility modernization and
refurbishing plans, and the creation of audit and control systems
that are in alignment with University policies and procedures.
maintain effective space utilization plans. Conduct surveys of
student needs as appropriate. Recommend new or expanded services,
and oversee space renovation, new construction, or relocation of
services to meet student needs.
setting and maintaining policies governing the Student Union
operations, administration, finances, facilities, student services,
and commercial activities.
in the development of goals, objectives and direction for Student
Union programs including but not limited to Event Services, Art
Studio, Creative Lab, and Berkeley AV.
ASUC Student Union Business Operations
ensuring the ASUC Student Union operates within budget and in
compliance with audit requirements.
facilities remain compliant with all applicable Federal, State,
University of California, and campus policies, procedures, laws and
planning and activities of building maintenance management which
include custodial staff and/or work with contracted vendors for
these services and establish sound working relationships with other
service departments on campus (i.e. Physical Plant).
risk management associated with programs and facility operations of
the ASUC Student Union.
Consults as needed
with legal counsel as appropriate on policies and contracts.
campus Real Estate as appropriate on leases and retail
and or on-going assessments and provides reports to the ASUC
Student Union Board and AVC & DOS.
the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs to provide updates on
Student Union operations and finances as appropriate.
business development and oversees vendor negotiations as
Associate Dean of Students
higher-level management, stakeholders and customers on matters
concerning several functional areas.
Serves as a member
of the AVC & Dean of Students leadership team and provides
support and consultation to the AVC & Dean of Students
Serves on rotation
as an on-call dean for after-hours crises and emergencies.
Serves as a back-up
first responder to student activism and protests.
Serves as a member
of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs leadership team.
campus-wide, divisional, and AVC & DOS portfolio
maintains appropriate relationships throughout campus, the ASUC and
GA to ensure the Student Union serves to support students and
programs consistent with the campus mission and strategic
professional development and state, regional, and national
professional associations as appropriate for the role.
campus and divisional philanthropy efforts, especially in support
of the Student Union.
delivery of services to students, faculty and staff and adjusts as
Leadership & Management
working relationships with individuals, departments, divisions, and
groups both on and off campus. These relationships include student
leaders, faculty, staff, alumni, Associated Students, University
Administration, Student Affairs, academic departments, professional
colleagues, and community representatives.
utilizes informed input in the development and evaluations of
goals, programs, and services of the Student Union.
and guidance to create an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation,
cohesion, and teamwork.
Works with various
committees on planning team-building, DEIB activities, and goal
alignment across units and businesses.
morale to ensure staff and business goals are met.
subordinate management to ensure staff are able to effectively and
efficiently complete their tasks and goals.
of years of experience in Student Unions, Student Affairs, or an
environment that utilizes similar skills and expertise with
evidence of professional growth and progress in increasing
demonstrates effective organization management including skills in
supervision of teams, strategic planning, negotiation,
communication,and financial management; demonstrated ability to
lead and direct a complex organization providing programs and
services that essential to stakeholders and a diverse
ability to work effectively with diverse constituent groups
interpersonal skills to effectively motivate and influence others
and to develop and maintain high standards of customer service;
excellent leadership skills to inspire others toward the same goals
and maintain accountability
Strong oral and
written communication skills, including strong public skills and
the ability to represent the key constituencies effectively with
experience addressing liability and risk management, including
to principles and values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Business
Administration, Communications, Public Administration or related
field or equivalent experience/training
strong relationships within a university community
student government and operating in an environment of student
activism; experience advocating for student needs
business operations, entrepreneurship, and/or revenue generating /
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time career position. Salary is commensurate with
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
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph)
statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion,
and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our
UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that “every
member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a
safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can
Application review will begin around early May. The position will
remain open until filled.
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:
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