Job Requisition Number: 25951. The University of California, Berkeley is the preeminent public university in the country and one of the leading employers in the Bay Area. Join the Career Center at UC Berkeley as a member of a dynamic counseling team, providing innovative and comprehensive career services. The Associate Director, Letters and Science is a professional management position that leads, supervises and delivers unique and visible career programs/special services for students in the College of Letters & Science. In alignment with the Career Center’s direction in providing customized service to our various constituencies, this position will also provide strategic guidance to programs and services tailored to UC Berkeley’s diverse student population. In partnership with two Associate Directors, oversee all aspect of direct student service, including making key decisions related to technology, assessment, communication and resources (both in print and virtual) on behalf of student career and professional development. The incumbent plays a vital role in cultivating, maintaining, and enhancing important campus relationships and ensures that the Career Center’s mission and services are highly visible on-campus and beyond.
•Serves as a member of the Career Center’s Management Group, composed of all unit managers to set unit policies and procedures for entire department. •Provides feedback to management team on gaps of service to clients, and recommends changes/enhancements •Assists with short-term and long-term strategic planning activities of the counseling team. •Directly supervises approximately six career counselors who serve students within the Colleges of Letters & Science and Natural Resources. •Manages all aspects of the performance management cycle for career counselors that include goal setting, providing training and recommendations such as professional development or corrective action as necessary. •Plans, develops and implements the delivery of career counseling and programs to the campus community. •Implements key functions within counseling and programs area such as data collection, analysis, and presentation. •Oversees and enhances the use of technology on behalf of direct student service, such as the counseling appointment system and related platforms. •Ascertains the needs and expectations of students and specific groups and develops necessary policy and programmatic enhancements in consultation with staff to meet those developing needs. •Counsels undergraduate and graduate students and alumni on career options and opportunities. •Designs and implements programs and activities that serve all students. •Conducts employer outreach meetings to learn about general and industry-specific recruitment trends and best practices. •Benchmarks resources and services with other campus units or university career centers as needed.•Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training •Three to five years work experience within a business, industry, education or social service work environment. •Evidence of program management experience, including systems/information management, program development, program review and budgeting. •Extensive knowledge of the labor market, and employment trends, both locally and nationally, as related to hiring students from a top-tier public university for all job academic requirement levels including advanced degrees. •Extensive knowledge of Federal, State and University regulations governing employment processes, and the principles and standards of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). •Advanced computer user skills. Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs. •Problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills. •Ability to work with people from diverse cultures. •Advanced project management skills, including skills to plan and implement successful events. Skill to recognize potential areas of constituency concern and address, resolve and/or mitigate problems or issues. •Advanced understanding and experience in designing specialized career services that are appropriate for all levels of students and alumni seeking careers in all sectors of employment. •Public relations expertise, tact, discretion and political acumen. •Must be available to work evenings and/or weekends on occasion.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.