Member Resources Supervisor

Full-Time Position Available 

Member Resources Supervisor


ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

The Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) is an 85 year-old student-governed and operated, non-profit affordable housing cooperative near the University of California at Berkeley.  Our mission is to provide quality, low-cost, cooperative housing to students who otherwise might not be able to afford a university education.  The BSC houses 1260 students in 17 room-and-board houses and 3 apartment complexes (ranging in size from 17 to 259 students).  We provide numerous leadership opportunities to students, who perform the majority of the day-to-day functions, working alongside a professional staff of 25, to operate the organization.  To learn more about the BSC please visit our website at www.bsc.coop.  

 

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Member Resources Supervisor is responsible for implementing training and ongoing educational programs by developing curriculum for, preparing for, and executing New Member Orientations, unit-level manager trainings, and ongoing educational programs and events.  They are also responsible for providing ongoing support and supervision to unit-level managers to ensure that they have the tools and guidance needed to effectively manage their unit.  They are responsible for appropriately addressing and providing support to students with concerns related to mental health, alcohol/substance abuse, sexual harassment/assault, conflicts in the unit, etc.   They also develop and oversee a variety of other educational programs and events, including but not limited to, safe party practices, consent, disability awareness/support, anti-discrimination, emergency preparedness, etc.

The Member Resources Supervisor works closely with student leadership, the Cooperative Experience Manager, and senior management in order to achieve overall organizational objectives.  They must have the ability and desire to work with students in a student-controlled cooperative environment.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

A four-year college degree, preferably in Residential Life Management, Student Affairs, or a related field, and at least two years of supervisory/management experience with multiple student staff is required.  Significant experience organizing and leading trainings and familiarity with best practices in adult learning pedagogy and curriculum development are required.  Expertise in providing support, resources, and appropriate response to the many and complex issues faced by populations of college students (e.g. mental health, substance abuse, and other health and wellness issues, sexual harassment/assault, etc.), as well as familiarity with the special issues faced by, and the resources available to, students with a wide range of disabilities are necessary for this position.    

Significant experience working with a college/university student population, particularly in a residential setting, an advanced degree, and/or significant continuing education is preferred, as is previous experience with conflict mediation.  Previous involvement with one or more cooperative or collective organizations is also preferred, but not required.  An equivalent amount of education and/or experience may be substituted for these requirements/preferences.

Qualified candidates must have intermediate skill in the use of computer applications to achieve business results (e.g. Microsoft Office, databases, online business applications, etc.).  Applicants must be detail-oriented, possess excellent management, supervisory, and organizational skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.  The ideal candidate will display the ability to effectively organize work assignments, establish priorities, analyze complex systems and processes, develop recommendations and solutions, and ensure completion of multiple projects by agreed upon timelines.  Excellent problem-solving skills, the ability to work in fast-paced office environment, and the ability to deal with sensitive, confidential and often complicated issues with tact and political acumen are necessary.  Applicants must be able to develop familiarity with, and consistently apply a complex set of organizational policies.  Applicants must have strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills as well as the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with students and fellow staff members.  Dedication to creating a cooperative, collaborative, creative, and highly productive work environment and a mission driven approach to work are necessary for this position.   

Work is performed in a normal office environment (with occasional visits to the houses/apartments) and requires the ability to sit for long hours, operate a computer keyboard, 10-key calculator, and engage in repetitive motions.  The ability to work evenings and weekends to attend meetings/trainings with student leadership on an occasional basis is also necessary for this position.


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary based on prior experience and skill levelBenefits and other conditions of employment are pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement, which currently provides for a generous benefits package including annual cost-of-living pay increases, annual performance-based raises and bonuses, paid health and dental insurance for employee and dependents, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, paid long-term disability and life insurance, and an employer paid retirement benefits program.


TO APPLY:

You must fill out a BSC application and submit your resume along with a list of three professional references.  An application is available at 2424 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA between 10am and 5pm, Monday - Friday and can be downloaded from the links below.  Applications must be received by Sunday, July 1, 2018.  Applications may be submitted to the address above or via email to jobs@bsc.coopFor more information, please contact Kim Benson, Executive Director, at kbenson@bsc.coop.

 

THE BSC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Kim Benson,
Jun 17, 2018, 8:42 AM
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Kim Benson,
Jun 17, 2018, 8:42 AM
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