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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: February 15, 2019
Departmental Overview The Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) is the nation's premier graduate institution for education and research in public policy. The school prepares students for careers in public leadership. The flagship program is the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program, which emphasizes the applied and quantitative dimensions of policy making. The MPP may also be earned concurrently with degrees from several other UC Berkeley schools: law, public health, engineering, social welfare, global studies and the Energy Resources Group. GSPP also offers a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program which focuses on policy management and leadership, a PhD program, an undergraduate minor in public policy, and the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute. The school also offers executive education programs throughout the year.
Goldman School faculty represent the top researchers in their respective fields, which include economics, political science, law, social psychology, demography, physics, and engineering. Their expertise ranges from education policy to racial profiling to clean energy. As teachers, they are dedicated to training tomorrow's policy leaders. As researchers, their work is shaping public policy today.
The following position will play an important role in developing and expanding the Goldman School's efforts to promote admissions diversity outreach and recruitment initiatives, provide academic advising and counseling, and support events, including admissions, outreach, and alumni relations.
Responsibilities Recruitment and Admissions:
Plans and implements diversity outreach programs with specifically targeted institutions; advises prospective applicants on necessary academic preparation; appropriateness of program as it pertains to the prospective applicant's goals; utilizing in-depth knowledge of the organization's admissions criteria, arranges student recruitment visits to Berkeley and attends recruitment events, workshops, and conferences. Supports all aspects of admissions and recruitment efforts, with a special focus on diversity recruitment of underrepresented applicants.
Develops a robust diversity outreach and recruitment plan for the School's graduate programs that focuses on increasing the number of prospective students from historically underrepresented communities (e.g., underrepresented groups (URM) and first-generation students).
Leads the School's nationwide efforts to develop and maintain outreach and recruitment partnerships with specifically targeted institutions (e.g., universities, colleges, and organizations, such as Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, California State Universities, Community Colleges, Recruitment and Retention Centers, Diverse Affinity Groups and National Diversity Organizations, etc.) to generate quality, diverse applicants.
Identifies and creates admissions recruitment pipeline partnerships with K-16 constituents, including partnerships with nationwide universities, colleges and organizations to yield a diverse applicant pool.
With IT team, develops an online tracking system for diverse prospective applicants and provide personalized follow-up to all URM applicants to increase the School's applicant pool.
Launches new diversity ambassadors program and engages Goldman faculty, staff, alumni, and students to support diversity outreach, recruitment, and retention efforts.
Identifies, plans, and organizes diversity outreach and recruitment events, webinars, social media outreach, conferences, new admit days, and other initiatives that support diversity recruitment.
Supports the School's Admissions team to meet overall student and diversity yield goals. Provides support and participates in GSPP's yield activities including the planning and implementation of GSPP's New Admit Days and other recruitment events.
Represents GSPP at recruitment events, conferences, and workshops on campus & nationwide to recruit a diverse applicant pool.
Academic Advising and Counseling:
Advises faculty on departmental/school/college and university policies and procedures; reviews students' progress and advises students and faculty on requirements for degree/program completion; identifies students with progression problems and recommends interventions; devises curriculum planning in collaboration with chair/dean and faculty, and with other departments. Specifically, the SSA & DIC will focus on advising, counseling and supporting underrepresented student groups and also advise public policy minor undergraduate students.
Provides advising, counseling, and support to underrepresented groups and first-generation students to promote an inclusive and supportive environment.
Provides advising to public policy minor undergraduate students, including responding to emails about academic requirements, procedures, and exceptions, and meet with minors who need academic guidance.
Advises students on financial aid options on campus and extramural fellowship opportunities. Oversees student advising and support of Academic Student Employee (ASE) positions, including Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), Reader, Tutor and Readers.
Serves as the primary staff advisor for ASE (GSI, Reader, Tutor, and Researcher) positions, including advising and supporting current students and prospective applicants on how to solidify and apply for ASE opportunities at GSPP and throughout the entire campus.
Advises on fellowship, research, and summer internship programs; develops and maintains network of professional contacts, universities, & organizations interested in hiring GSPP students.
Plans and implements complex, high-visibility student events, including alumni engagement activities such as the alumni dinner, gatherings, and reunions, admissions recruitment events, as well as other student events and workshops.
Leads the implementation of alumni participation in MPP admissions and recruitment efforts, including the MPP Alumni Phone Bank, and any other Alumni Board work that involves admissions, recruitment, diversity, etc.
Provides outreach and administrative support for GSPP's Alumni Dinner, including outreach to alumni and support on all aspects of event planning and implementation.
Leads the implementation and planning of GSPP Alumni Gatherings (an annual program where local alumni host incoming students welcoming them to UC Berkeley and GSPP) and other events as needed.
Provides support and outreach for the implementation and planning of GSPP's Alumni Reunions.
Leads and supports the programming and implementation of student events, workshops, and activities (e.g., annual Fall Feast, new student orientation, workshops, job fairs, and other events).
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent combination of education and experience/training.
Knowledge of university admissions outreach, recruitment, and retention of diverse student populations.
Multicultural competencies and the ability to work with and engage with diverse populations.
Strong public speaking and writing skills, including experience delivering public presentations to large diverse audiences.
Experience creating partnerships with diverse education constituents (e.g., schools, colleges, and universities).
Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
Service oriented with skills in active listening and critical thinking.
Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and manage a diverse portfolio of duties.
Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and pertinent databases.
Knowledge of University processes/procedures and familiarity with University rules/regulations.
Strong Interpersonal and communication skills.
Skilled in problem identification with the ability to exercise sound judgement to develop effective solutions.
Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
Salary & Benefits Salary is commensurate with experience.
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 when applying.
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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.
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