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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: April 16, 2021
Established in July 2017, Berkeley Social Welfare's Latinx Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health (LCOEBH) aims to address the shortage of Latinx students in graduate-level social work education. Our goal is to promote success among Latinx social work students through enhanced training and educational opportunities in behavioral health.
Participates in administrative policy, program, event planning, and development for the Latinx Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health.
Assists with the organization of the summer immersion program, including communication and coordination with our Mexican program partners.
Manages and coordinates logistics, planning, and execution of meetings and events, such as alumni, and other stakeholders, partnership development meetings, etc.
Collaborate with staff and faculty to carry out outreach and community-building events.
Oversee the mentoring program, with a specific focus on access across the educational pipeline.
Serves as a point of contact for agencies, partners, and stakeholders regarding Center activities. Cultivates positive relationships with on-campus and off-campus partners.
Provides high-touch, hands-on support to students, stakeholders, partners, and faculty.
Collaborates with the leadership team to implement culturally responsive interventions that enhance student academic and professional development. Co-facilitates workshops including outreach events, and information sessions.
Applies professional concepts to perform analysis of data and systems pertaining to LCOEBH projects, policies, and/or processes and functions.
Gathers and assembles analytical and factual data on assigned problems and issues to prepare reports and/or analyses summarizing information on the assigned issues and commenting on other significance for internal department constituents. This may include working with information regarding student participation, stakeholder engagement, URM pipelines, population trends, and related issues to track and analyze LCOEBH's progress towards goals. Prepares edits and modifies documents including analysis summaries, presentations, proposals, communications, website, social media, and marketing materials.
Using subject matter knowledge collects and prepares information for use in discussions, meetings of management, and external constituents.
Bilingual and bicultural in Spanish and English (verbal and written).
Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and faculty, both verbally and in writing (in English and in Spanish).
Working knowledge or the ability to learn of common campus-specific and other computer application programs.
Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
Solid ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
Ability to take initiative and follow up with assigned projects
Experience with event planning, social media, and web design.
High interest in supporting the academic and professional growth of historically underserved students in higher education.
Comfortable with public speaking.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
This is an hourly paid (non-exempt) position. The hourly rate will be commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full-time, contract position for approximately one year. Renewal is possible with continued funding.
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.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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