ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD) UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
Initial Review Date (IRD): 07-15-2021
Dept Marketing Statement Under direction of the Associate Director of Career Engagement and in collaboration with the Career Engagement Team, the Career Engagement Specialist is responsible for advancing a career-engaged campus ecosystem by implementing programs, systems, and initiatives designed to teach students the life-long continuous process of personal and career development and foster meaningful connections with industry and alumni in the sciences. The Career Engagement Specialist serves as a direct liaison to students, administrators, faculty, and staff and collaboratively enhances relationships with companies, organizations, and alumni. This role empowers students to use their agency to make educated decisions as they reflect on their talents and explore the ever-changing landscape of careers through innovation and strategic connections.
The Division of Student Affairs and Success provides campus-wide coordination and leadership for student success programs and activities across departments, divisions, colleges, and administrative units. The Student Affairs and Success Division includes Career Success, the Student Success Resource Centers, Dean of Students, Student Conduct, and Student Health, which all provide direct services and resources to students.
The Mission of UCSC Career Success is to prepare students for what they want to do with their lives by developing relevant career skills. Career Success envisions that Banana Slugs change the world, wherever they are, however they can. Furthermore, the Career Engagement team centers their work around:
Care (holistic, equitable, intersectional, anti-racist practices)
Career (cultivating a career-engaged ecosystem that enables discovery and preparation for career pathways, developing career ready and transferable skills)
Community (affirming and building community cultural wealth, nurturing meaningful affinity and industry connections)
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. Progressive, bold, fearless education that benefits both the individual and the planet.
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION Salary Information: $55,100 - $62,000 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. No. of Positions: 1 Benefits Level Eligibility: Full Benefits Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed 100% Hours: 40 Days of Week: M - F Shift: Days Employee Classification: Career Job End Date: None Job Code Classification:  CAREER SVC SPEC 3 Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus, Bay Tree Building Union Representation: None
JOB DUTIES 30%: Campus and Industry Relationship Development
Develop new and deepen existing collaborative relationships with administrators, faculty, and staff in the sciences and in two assigned colleges.
Actively seek approaches to expand and meaningfully scale Career Success' reach across campus to activate a career-engaged campus culture integrated throughout the entire student lifecycle.
Facilitate planning within the sciences and two identified colleges to identify opportunities for collaborative programming.
Share best practices with campus constituents in the sciences and two assigned colleges in having career success conversations with students.
Track and maintain records on engagement initiatives.
In collaboration with the Career Success team and under direction of the Associate Director of Career Engagement, develop and implement an annual strategic plan to support industry engagement increasing employer participation within programs and recruiting efforts.
Enhance relationships with alumni and key organizations in the science field in collaboration with internal colleagues and identified university partners to expand engagement opportunities, professional networks, and mentoring of students.
30%: Program Implementation and Industry Engagement
Monitor student interests and engagement patterns, as well as workplace and industry trends in order to guide strategic planning and programmatic initiative with a lens for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Collaboratively develop and deliver a portfolio of programs and initiatives designed to help students discover and prepare for career pathways in the sciences, articulate their career ready and transferable skills, and build community that propels their career aspirations.
Implement educational opportunities, networking events, industry panels, boutique recruiting forums, industry treks, and other programming initiatives through collaboration with alumni and other business and entrepreneurship leaders.
Utilize and implement technology systems, programs and resources that enhance and accelerate the networking and connections process for employers, alumni, and students.
Collect and analyze participation and engagement data of programs in order to assure quality and improve student engagement, preparing quarterly and annual reports as requested.
Recommend initiatives and implement changes to improve quality and achieve learning outcomes.
25%: Student Engagement
Advance the quality, and inclusive and equitable practice of career coaching by researching and facilitating training for the career engagement team.
Conduct career coaching for students through workshops and other experiences in ways that are engaging, culturally conscious, and effective.
Leverage industry insights to provide experiences, trainings and appointments including administration and interpretation of career assessment inventories.
Connect students to resources, industry, alumni, and experiential learning opportunities.
Delivers experiences, trainings, workshops and events for students on foundational and advanced career success topics.
Collect and analyze outcomes data in order to assure quality and improve student engagement, preparing quarterly and annual reports as requested and as helpful for identified university partners.
10%: E-Learning Design and Content Creation
Researches, evaluates, updates and develops e-learning content (tutorials, asynchronous Canvas modules, worksheets/guides, blended learning toolkits, audio and video content, website/blog text, case studies, etc.) which transform career success topics into engaging instruction.
Catalog and maintain updated content and e-learning resources.
Be the voice of the learner, ensuring that their needs are at the forefront of our content efforts and help our team iterate and improve on our content offerings.
5%: Continuous Benchmarking and University Representation
Ensure continuous enhancements through local, regional, and national benchmarking with career coaching peers and industry networks.
Update position-related skills by participating in appropriate professional development offerings throughout the year.
Represent UCSC Career Success through active involvement and leadership in regional and national associations.
Education: Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Thorough knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice; workshop and program design.
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.
Experience in career services, development, recruiting, sales, sciences or related field.
Effective time management, administrative, technical and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Demonstrates strong problem-solving skills.
Ability to build new and enhance existing relationships with constituents inside and outside of an organization.
Education: Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Strong knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
Knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, and employment trends.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
SAFETY STATEMENT All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
EEO/AA 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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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