BSC MEMBERS DIGEST -- September 13, 2021

BSC MEMBERS DIGEST

September 13, 2021

BearWALK Safety Escort Program

WRITTEN BY DAVE CHELSEA-SEIFERT (Acting Executive Director/Operations Manager)

UCPD's Community Service Officers, in partnership with Parking/Transportation, provide free walking escorts from dusk until 2:30 a.m. every day of the year. Book a free walking escort by visiting BearWalk.berkeley.edu, or call (510) 642-9255 (642-WALK). Please call or make your online request no earlier than 15-20 minutes before your desired pick up time. The last call for a walking escort is accepted at 2:30 a.m. Certain nights throughout the week are busier than others and may result in a long queue of BearWALK requests.

We Are Hiring!

WRITTEN BY TOMI CHUNG (Hiring Committee Chair)

Looking for a job that works with your busy student schedule? Want to get paid $18.00/hr and gain valuable work experience? Look no further! The BSC has you covered! We have a variety of jobs for Fall 2021. Positions will remain open until filled. Details can be found at hicom.bsc.coop. Questions? Please email Tomi Chung, the Hiring Committee Chair, at hicom@bsc.coop.

Fall 2021 Positions:

** Urgently Hiring

Apply to the ERT Member-at-Large Position

WRITTEN BY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (ERT)

Are you interested in caring for the co-op and surrounding community? Have any experience in public health (epidemiology, health policy and management, community health services, etc), organizational emergency preparedness, or crisis management? Are you high-risk, disabled, or part of any community disproportionately impacted by COVID-19?

We are seeking 1-2 dedicated members to serve on the ERT for 5 hours/week of compensated work at the workshift rate ($18/hr). ERT meetings will be online and work can be done virtually. Fill out the Google Form application to become an ERT Member. It will be due Friday, September 17 at 11:59 p.m.

Professional Staff Position Wanted!

The BSC is looking for a Cooperative Experience Manager! Please forward the Cooperative Experience Manager job posting to your networks.

The Cooperative Experience Manager (CXM) is responsible for strategic approaches to helping create and maintain the best possible cooperative living environment for college students, enabling them to learn, grow, and thrive as members of a member-owned cooperative.

Specifically, the Cooperative Experience Manager is responsible for member health and safety, education and cultural transformation, and member engagement in our democratically run co-op. The CXM serves as a liaison with communications to/from the organization’s central-level, as well as with campus and community resources. The CXM is also responsible for working with student co-op leaders to oversee member conduct policies and procedures, thereby ensuring that these processes function smoothly. Additional duties and projects may also be assigned.

This position works closely with member leadership, the Executive Director, and senior management in order to achieve overall organizational objectives. Most importantly, the Cooperative Experience Manager must have the ability and desire to work with college students in a student member-controlled cooperative environment. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Contact information and the complete, detailed Cooperative Experience Manager job description can be found at hicom.bsc.coop. Or you can email jobs@bsc.coop, or contact the Human Resources Manager at Central Office by calling (510) 848-1936.

SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE EXPECTED FOR JOB PERFORMANCE

  • Excellent leadership skills, and supervisory experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal/ written communication skills.
  • Ability to cope with conflict.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced office environment and in stress or crisis.
  • Desire and ability to work in a college student member-controlled cooperative environment.
  • The ability to work independently on sensitive, confidential, and often complicated issues with diligence and respect.
  • Basic knowledge of human resources and personnel policy and best practices for facilitating conversations around expectations in a team environment.
  • Intermediate skill in managing the effective use by others of computer applications to achieve goals.
  • Ability to analyze problems/issues, gather data and information, evaluate and recommend alternative solutions, or effect solutions with a tolerance for ambiguity and change, when necessary.
  • A mission driven approach to work, and a desire to contribute meaningfully to the BSC and its specific mission of providing affordable, quality, cooperative housing to a population that needs support in affording higher education.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • 4-year BA or BS college degree or higher, preferably in Student Life Administration or a related field.
  • Significant job experience working with a college/university student population, particularly in a residential setting.
  • At least 4 years of supervisory/management experience overseeing multiple staff members, and preferably student staff, is required.
  • Experience organizing and leading trainings and familiarity with best practices in adult learning pedagogy.
  • Familiarity, in a work setting, with the many and complex issues faced by populations of college students, (e.g. mental health, substance abuse, and other health and wellness issues).

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Previous experience living or working in a democratic, member controlled, and/or cooperative environment.
  • Advanced degree or significant continuing education and/or related certifications.
  • Previous experience working with a labor union.
  • Experience in conflict mediation.
  • Crisis management experience.
  • Experience working with the BSC’s target demographic groups, including but not limited to:

o Low-income students

o Students of color

o Disabled students

o Queer and trans students

o Previously incarcerated individuals

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to sit for long hours and sustain long hours of computer and keyboard use.
  • The ability to work evenings on a somewhat regular basis is required.
  • Willingness and ability to carry an emergency telephone and respond to emergency calls.

TO APPLY

To be considered for this position, you must submit the following: your resume, a cover letter summarizing your qualifications (required), and a list of three professional references. In addition, you may submit a BSC Job application, which can be downloaded from our website: hicom.bsc.coop. Your submission for this position must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, September 24, 2021. Applications may be sent directly to jobs AT bsc.coop

Want to get Board, Cabinet, and Committee updates, meeting agendas, and announcements?

WRITTEN BY ZOE WAN (Board and Executive Assistant)

If you are interested in learning about the discussions that take place at Board and Cabinet spaces and/or share your input,come join the members-at-large listserv. You can also learn about the various committees of Board and what they do. Please click the following link to join: https://groups.google.com/a/bsc.coop/g/members-at-large

BSC Conflict Resolution Handbook

WRITTEN BY ANDIE JANOS (Conduct Hearing Coordinator)

The BSC values promoting healthy house cultures at all of our units. We hope the Conflict Resolution Handbook will help you work through conflict more effectively. Inside you will find helpful information to help you resolve tensions and conflicts that can arise in housing cooperatives. Conflict is a normal and healthy part of life, but most of us have not been taught to deal with conflict effectively. Learning how to navigate through conflict is a skill that will serve you well your entire life. We encourage you to take some time to consider the concepts in the Conflict Resolution Handbook.

Apply Now for Rental Assistance!

WRITTEN BY KATIE ALDUCIN (Accounts Payable Specialist)

Tenants or landlords in Alameda County (excluding Oakland), submit your application through Alameda County's renter-landlord relief program, Alameda County Housing Secure. You can apply online using the Alameda County Housing Secure website or complete a paper application that is available in multiple languages. The paper application is downloadable from Alameda County Housing Secure.

All BSC members and graduates are encouraged to join our LinkedIn Group!

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/145045/

  • Find out about jobs and opportunities
  • Ask alumni to review your resume and more

CENTRAL OFFICE

2424 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709
(In front of Casa Zimbabwe)
Central Office: (510) 848-1936
Central Food & Supplies: (510) 549-5969
Central Maintenance: (510) 549-5965
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM
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