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.
Family Student Housing, called University Village (composed of West Village and East Village Apartments), is the perfect opportunity for students to enjoy all the benefits of an organized, family community. This 58-acre complex with 974 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, and two-bedroom townhouses is located 3.5 miles west of the campus. University Village has its own recreational and community center, a cafe, laundry rooms, and child care center.
Bear Pantry is a resource at University Village serving UC Berkeley families with basic needs support. We are open 6-days per week and offer a wide variety of items including food, diapers, wipes, baby food, pet food, hygiene products, school supplies, and more.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: September 29, 2021
Oversees staff/volunteers for Bear Pantry programming. Provides transactional advising and guidance to student leaders participating in student government, co-curricular programs and / or organizations on non-sensitive issues. Facilitates student development in leadership, communication skills, project coordination and in establishing goals.
Maintains relationships with internal and external organization stakeholders important to program success. Works with vendors to ensure proper reporting, communication, accounting. Oversees logistical setup and inventory (including day-to-day operational logistics).
Serves as an advisor to a small student service operation (e.g., Bear Pantry) which may include training students and staff, preparing budgets, and performing fiscal analysis.
Under the guidance of higher level specialists resolves non-complex individual cases regarding student affairs or student life. May provide recommendations and suggestions for changes and / or development of new activities and services. Researches grant opportunities and oversees application.
Works with outside agencies to refer students to work in public service roles; identifies resources for student volunteer opportunities. Oversees volunteer support for Bear Pantry programming.
Demonstrated experience working in acustomer service environment.
Basic knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Knowledge of common computer application programs.
Knowledge of or ability to gain knowledge of University processes and procedures.
Understanding of or ability to gain understanding of University rules and regulations.
Demonstrated strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
Skills in service orientation, active listening, critical thinking.
Demonstrated abilities in problem identification, reasoning.
Ability to have strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a high-volume, fast-paced working environment.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Salary & Benefits
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.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
This is a full-time, 1-year contract position.
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
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:
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.