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Associate Director of Academic Programs (4536U) #24657 at University of California-Berkeley

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Type: Full Time
Location: Berkeley, California

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Job Description

Job Title:

Associate Director of Academic Programs (4536U) #24657

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Main Campus-Berkeley

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CEP Upward Bound Program




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About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance academic and artistic, political and cultural make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 3/19/18

Departmental Overview

The Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) is the primary unit on campus charged with developing and implementing programs and strategies to improve academic preparation, expand educational opportunities, and ensure access to higher education and to the University of California for low-income and educationally underserved students. CEP oversees eleven (11) programs with a combined operating budget of $10 million, over 60 careerstaff and 200 student, limited appointment and part-time non-senate academic personnel. The programs provide services free-of-charge to over 70,000 students at 125 schools and 68 community colleges each year.

As one of the eleven CEP programs, the federally funded UC Berkeley Pre-College TRIO Program consists of the Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math-Science and Talent Search Programs. The Pre-College TRIO programs provide services to low-income, first-generation college bound high school students from the East Bay communities and school districts of Oakland and West Contra Costa, providing participants with the motivation and services necessary for them to successfully complete secondary and postsecondary education. Both the Upward Bound (UB) and Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) programs operate year round and provide intense and comprehensive programs of services and activities during the academic year and an on-campus residential experience for six (6) weeks during the summer. The Math-Science program serves 79 students from TRIO programs in California, Nevada and Hawaii.

The Associate Director of Academic Programs (ADAP) is responsible for developing the K-12 academic preparation programs with particular emphasis in science and math curricula and federal regulations governing academic core curriculum. The ADAP plans and oversees day-to-day operations; evaluates outcomes, and ensures goals and objectives are met. The ADAP also manages the development of supplementary educational programs including (but not limited to) science-based field trips; research projects/activities; science colloquium series; science and math mentorships; and distance-learning activities utilizing various web stations, Internet, and e-communications.

Along with the Director of Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math Science Programs, the ADAP monitors and maintains working relationships with all target school administrators, faculty and staff. The ADAP also works with the Director to foster program recognition by district personnel and superintendents.

The ADAP reports to and receives written and verbal assignments from the Director of the Upward Bound and UB Math-Science Programs and is expected to perform assignments with a high degree of autonomy relying on their expertise to ensure the best results. Regular communication and consultation with the Director is expected. It is also expected that the ADAP will support the Talent Search Program as it relates to academic programming. The ADAP will also maintain close communication with colleagues other CEP Programs and other educational equity programs.


Program Development and Management
* Responsible for a developing K-12 academic preparation programs with a particular emphasis in science and math curricula and federal regulations governing academic core curriculum. Plans and oversees day-to-day academic program operations; evaluates outcomes, and ensures goals and objectives are met. Manages the development of supplementary educational programs in the form of science-based field trips; research projects/activities; colloquium series; science and math mentorships; and distance-learning activities utilizing various web stations, internet, and e-communications.
* Develops partnerships/networks with K-12, higher education institutions, and community organizations.
* Develops short and long term strategies, evaluates outcomes, and ensures program goals and objectives are met.
* Participates in the development and monitoring of policies and procedures for program components. Develops and manages program components and activity budgets.
* Coordinates Saturday Academies (career development series) and develops cultural, professional and educational workshops aimed at sharpening critical-thinking skills, and heightening the social and cultural awareness of project participants.
* Manages the academic component of the summer residential program including recruitment, hiring and supervising academic staff, approving course curricula, and organizing academic field trips, the hackathon, and the end of the summer colloquium.

Team Leadership & Training
* Designs and implements training for professional, non-senate academic, student, and temporary staff. Develops and maintains trainings, policies and procedural manuals for academic programs. Facilitates regularly scheduled academic staff meetings for tutors and instructors.
* Provides leadership in strategic and program planning efforts.
* Serves as the Team Leader of the UB/UBMS/TS academic staff.
* Recruits and hires professional, student, non-senate academic, and/or temporary staff (this includes summer instructors and tutors).
* Coaches, provides direction and assigns work tasks to academic team members. Reports on the status of team members work assignments to the Director.
* Provides input to Director on performance evaluations and professional development plans of team members.
* Resolves disputes and inter-staff conflicts. In consultation with Director, implements appropriate corrective actions in accordance with university personnel policies and contracts.

Communication and Reporting
* Produces program reports and evaluations. Oversees the collection, analysis, and evaluation of student and program data to document progress toward established goals and objectives.
* Assists with collecting, reviewing, and submitting annual performance reports to the Federal Department of Education.
* Reviews new information and developments about K-12 and higher education policies and issues, and analyzes their impact on program strategies. Makes recommendations to the Director based upon this analysis.
* Ensures accurate and up-to-date data entry for all programs.

* Serves on department, campus, and external committees, workgroups, and coordinating bodies.
* Serves as consultant/expert/resource to K-14 institutions and community organizations regarding college access and college-going culture.
* Assists with fundraising, grant proposal writing and development planning; researches and drafts proposals and concept papers.
* Other