Assistant Director, Native American Student Development

University of California-Berkeley  |  Berkeley, CA

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Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director, Native American Student Development

Job Type: Leadership Development/Programs Multicultural/Diversity/ALANA Services Other
Location: Berkeley, CA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 27160

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation


Salary Range:
$61,000 - $65,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Salary Range:
$61,000 - $65,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Other Education, Other

Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Other Education, Other

Position Description

First Review: April 16, 2019
Job ID: 26626
Full Time
Assistant Director
Native American Student Development
UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
Huichin, Ohlone Land


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: April 16, 2019
Search is open until position is filled

About Native American Student Development
The Native American Student Development Office holistically supports student needs, creates academic, community and social opportunities to foster understanding of indigenous and inter-sectional identities; fosters critical dialog across race and ethnicity; works to create a sense of inclusion for students who perceive and experience Berkeley as unwelcoming; educates, advocates and builds community across differences; and develops student leaders for a multicultural world. We help students build connections between their academic work and efforts to foster inclusive communities, promoting student retention, graduation, and preparation for graduate school and careers. NASD works strategically, intentionally, and collaboratively with the American Indian Graduate Program to increase pipeline opportunities for Native students. Housed within the Division of Equity & Inclusion, the office works as a connector between academic units and student affairs in development to create inclusive and innovative services through partnerships to touch all aspects of student lives on campus.

About the position
We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Director for Native American Student Development at UC Berkeley. The Assistant Director will be a critical member of the Native American/American Indian student support community at UC Berkeley, supporting undergraduate and graduate students and programs, day-to-day activities in the office, including program and event development, oversight and intern supervision. In addition to holistic student advising, the Assistant Director will also co-facilitate portions of the Native American Theme Program seminar, focusing on Native/Indigenous identity development.

Successful candidates for this position will demonstrate a high level of social and political acumen, have excellent communication skills, have experience working with Native students and be able put into practice intersectional frameworks based in transformative pedagogy and praxis. This position reports to the Director of Native American Student Development.



Multicultural Advising:

  • Provides advice about academic and personal development resources to students engaged in ethnic specific, multicultural, and/or cross-cultural studies, programs, services, and organizations. Refers students to appropriate campus and community services.

Program Management:

  • Plans, develops, and implements programs, services, activities, and strategies that promote critical dialogue and social change around multiculturalism, campus climate, and issues of equity and inclusion.
  • Works with student groups on planning their multicultural events. Determines and coordinates staffing and other logistical needs. Assures issues of safety, security, and risk management are addressed. Mentors and develops student staff (on event management and procedures)
  • Assesses program effectiveness and recommends changes in program content, procedures and policies, as appropriate. Recommends the development of new activities and programs.
  • Coordinates the content, editing, and publication of NASD newsletters, website, brochures, and publicity materials. Assists in preparing proposals for extramural funding.
  • Supports facilitation of the theme program seminar and development of syllabus.

Student Leadership Development

  • Hires, trains, mentors, and supervises the work of undergraduate and graduate student coordinators and interns in close partnership with the NASD Director.
  • Facilitates collaborative group processes and uses innovative pedagogical models. Plans and leads workshop designed to promote students’ academic success and retention, personal development, and leadership formation.

Collaborative Relationships

  • Develops and maintains relationships with stakeholders, on and off campus, critical to program success. Involves serving as a liaison with other programs and organizations on campus and in community; convening and facilitating meetings of the NASD Advisory Board.
  • Promotes collaborations among various student, staff, faculty, and community constituencies with interests in social justice, equity and inclusion.

Professional Development

  • Keeps abreast of changing and evolving trends regarding Native American/American Indian, multicultural education/counseling, multicultural education, identity, student development theories.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary range of the position is $61,000 - $65,000, commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

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.

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:

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Assistant Director - Native American Student Development (4501U) - #26626

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

Subject Matter Expertise

  • Knowledge of the histories, theories, and practice of multiculturalism, multicultural student development and student leadership development.
  • Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance students’ academic and personal development, such as collaborative and student-centered teaching/learning models, small group facilitation, coaching, mentoring, and advocacy.
  • Knowledge of trends and issues facing students from low-income, underrepresented, Native American/American Indian/Alaskan Native, indigenous, multiracial, multiethnic, mixed-race, mixed-ethnic, and/or lgbtqia+ backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of community, labor, youth, and/or student organizing.
  • Knowledge of research methodology and design.
  • Experience collecting and analyzing data, and generating reports.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse communities of students, staff, and faculty.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and public communication skills including political acumen, social/cultural perceptiveness, conflict management, and interventions strategies.

Program Skills

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and practices of multicultural event planning and campus-community relations, including event design, organization, and production.
  • Knowledge and experience analyzing complex situations and identifying solutions to solve problems; skills and experience in developing and administering programs designed to meet the diverse needs of students.   


  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree or equivalent educational experience.
  • Two to three years of professional experience in related area.

Application Information

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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