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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: April 19, 2019
Departmental Overview The Leadership, Engagement, Advising and Development (LEAD) Center is at the center of student life at UC Berkeley. It is the campus department primarily responsible for encouraging student involvement and facilitating leadership development opportunities. It serves a critical role in providing administrative, advising, and programmatic support to many student communities, including approximately 1,200 registered and sponsored student organizations, 65+ recognized fraternities and sororities, undergraduate and graduate student government, the campus programming board, over 50 student publications, bridges Multicultural Resource Center, Recruitment and Retention Centers, the largest student housing cooperative in the country, and Cal Debate.
The LEAD Center promotes a student-centered learning environment by empowering students to pursue their co-curricular interests, to cultivate their leadership skills, and to develop holistically. As student affairs practitioners and scholars, the LEAD Center team works with diverse communities of students, staff, faculty, and other stakeholders to enhance the overall student experience and educational environment of UC Berkeley.
Responsibilities Fundraising and Budget Management
Plans, schedules, and implements fundraising and alumni relations projects and programs, including specific fundraising programs such as annual fund, alumni relations, research, et cetera Projects include: fundraising debate events, High School Debate Tournament and Camp, annual giving fund campaign, and donor events. Identifies, cultivates, solicits and/or stewards donors. Ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met.
Manages $200,000+ budget throughout the year.
Provide bi-weekly verbal and written communication/reports of Cal Debate team updates to supervisor.
Coordinates travel arrangements for 10-15 team trips per year. Organizes and prepare travel vouchers and travel reconciliation.
Day to day office management responsibilities, including but not limited to completion of all paperwork and enrollment verifications necessary for team travel and competition.
Selects tournaments to attend and determine which students will attend each tournament.
Recruits, hires, train, supervise, and provide performance feedback to Assistant Debate Coach.
Works with administrative team on the hiring and recruitment of assistant coaches.
Debate Instructional and Travel
Travels to 10-15 tournaments annually.
Attends weekly team meetings and co-leads in argument and research strategy sessions.
Judges practice debates and tournament competition debates.
Designs, organizes, and implements special events which include: event registration, travel logistics, hotel, meals, air and ground transportation, and supervision/mentoring of students for Debate Tournaments.. Must travel with students to all tournaments.
Supervise students during off campus trips.
Coordinate travel logistics and housing for student debaters.
Meet with students on individually throughout the year communicating feedback on progress and providing tutoring.
Attend events to recruit debate students to attend UC Berkeley.
Keeping abreast of current literature and developments in the field of Student Affairs and related professional organizations. Attend pertinent conferences and conventions and present information when requested for shared development. Participate on department and campus committees, programs, and projects as assigned.
Participate in research relevant to student development and student affairs.
Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs/Student Life specialization.
Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices including implementing revenue generating and donor events
Thorough working knowledge of the campus, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure and to ensure the Cal Debate program is in compliance with university policies and procedures.
Possesses policy format debate coaching experience and knowledge with fundraising practices within the intercollegiate level debate community. Strong organizational and administrative skills including budget development and management.
Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera.
Thorough written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective working relationship at all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.
Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
Thorough project management skills.
Provide mentorship and strategic skills coaching to the Cal Debate Team
Skills to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training and a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with debate students in an educational setting.
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How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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.
Mandated Reporter 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.
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