Associate Director, Alumni Scholars Program

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $57,000
Maximum: $62,000

Published

07/27/2018

Application Deadline

08/08/2018

Address

1 Alumni House
Berkeley
CA
94720
United States

Description

The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) awards over $2 million in scholarships,  and provides supportive services to nearly 800 UC Berkeley undergraduate students each year. The Alumni Scholars Program provides support and programs that support 1st generation, low income and students of color in navigating their Cal experience.


The Associate Director is responsible for leading and managing equity based student support and supporting broader Alumni Engagement work for the department. This is a hands-on management role with specific tactical responsibilities. The Associate Director develops operations and program plans to best support our scholars and volunteers, and collaborates with the Director, Alumni Scholars Program (ASP), to develop and implement long-term strategic plans. The Associate Director builds and oversees programming, advises a CAA student-run organization, provides direct advising to a cohort of scholarship recipients, manages program events, and supports scholarship development efforts as needed.


The Associate Director engages with scholars from all three of CAA’s scholarships – the Leadership Award, The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program (KASP).


SUPERVISOR: Director, Alumni Scholars Program

SUPERVISES: Program Manager, Student Support


RESPONSIBILITIES:


Planning and Management (40%)

  • Develop, implement and maintain the strategic and program plans for Student Support.
  • Collaborate with staff at different levels of the department to support strategic plans for Selections and Marketing/Operations.
  • Develop and oversee in collaboration with Student Support staff the budget for Student Support.
  • Collaborate with Program Managers and Director to develop and monitor program budgets for selections and marketing/operations.
  • Maintain metrics on and evaluate the Student Support program. Analyze the effectiveness of strategies and programs, making and implementing strategic and operational recommendations.
  • Collaborate with Program Managers to develop metrics for Selections and Marketing/Operations; Collaborate with Program Managers in analyzing metrics and effectiveness of the programs; Make strategic and operational recommendations.
  • Collaborate with Director and Project Manager to identify and implement process improvements,  streamline and document the process for matching scholars with endowments.
  • Lead the writing of program reports and submit evaluations to funders.
  • Represent CAA on relevant campus-wide task forces and committees as needed.
  • Research, design, implement and maintain a program model for the Leadership Award.


Scholar Advising & Program Design (45%)   


  • Advise a cohort of scholars in a manner that builds their leadership skills and maintains high retention and graduation rates for the program.
  • Assess and support educational, emotional, and career needs of CAA Alumni Scholars.
  • Cultivate  on-campus relationships and collaborations to refer TAAP and KASP scholars to retention/support services, including understanding the advising practices of EOP and Ce3 offices.
  • Develop and implement yearly orientation for TAAP and KASP scholars.
  • Oversee communications to scholars, including individual contact and group announcements.
  • Support student/volunteer programming and events as needed.


Student Group Advising (15%)

  • Advise and oversee scholar-directed programs and events.
  • Provide leadership development training and programming direction to the Alumni Scholars Leadership Board.
  • Ensure that all student-directed programs and events are mission-focused, aligned with the strategic plan, high quality and within budget.


Other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years experience coordinating programming and supporting first generation, low income and students of color in a higher education setting
  • 2+ years experience in program evaluation, metrics and analysis
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Excellent public speaking, presentation and customer service skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience and training in student financial aid, development, guidance and advising
  • Experience and sensitivity in addressing the diverse needs of a multicultural student population
  • Flexibility and adaptability in work schedule to permit evening and weekend commitments
  • Ability to assume responsibility with minimum supervision, and work in a team environment
  • Excellent analytical and computer skills (PC and Microsoft Office preferred): MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Skype, the google suite of applications and other online tools.
  • Basic understanding of common practices and terms of financial aid for higher education
  • Must pass verifications, motor vehicle report, and FBI/DOJ criminal background checks, and possess a valid CA driver’s license and clean driving record.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • UC Berkeley alumnus/a
  • Experience developing and managing an operating budget of $500,000 or greater
  • Fluency in financial aid systems and programs
  • Knowledge of UC Berkeley student resources, policies, and procedures
  • Experience with volunteer engagement
  • Experience with alumni databases, such as CADS
  • Familiarity with UC Berkeley and/or the Cal Alumni Association


To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to recruiting@alumni.berkeley.edu. Please note Associate Director, Alumni Scholars Program in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted. Please send your application as an attachment in either MS Word or PDF format. This position will remain open until filled, however, we encourage you to submit your materials for consideration by Wednesday, August 8, 2018.


About CAA:

The Cal Alumni Association serves the community of Cal alumni and students by providing life-long connections to each other and to the University of California, Berkeley. Founded in 1872, the CAA has grown into one of the largest dues-paying associations of alumni in the world. CAA is located at the Alumni House on the University of California, Berkeley campus; however, we are an independent not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.


Please visit our web site at alumni.berkeley.edu for more information.


Cal Alumni Association

1 Alumni House

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-7520

Toll Free: 1-888-CAL-ALUM


Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position. Base pay range is between $57,000-62,000 annualized. CAA offers a competitive benefits package, generous paid-time-off benefits, and positive work-life balanced environment. CAA also offers affordable medical/dental/vision benefits, access to campus parking, AFLAC and a 403(b) retirement savings option. CAA staff members are also eligible for many UCB faculty/staff discounts on campus. We have a friendly, relaxed but professional environment, and we pride ourselves on our team approach.  



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

recruiting@alumni.berkeley.edu
https://alumni.berkeley.edu/about-caa/career-opportunities

Please submit your cover letter and resume to recruiting@alumni.berkeley.edu. Please note Associate Director, Alumni Scholars Program in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted. Please send your application as an attachment in either MS Word or PDF format. This position will remain open until filled, however, we encourage you to submit your materials for consideration by Wednesday, August 8, 2018.




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