Assistant Director - Career Services for Chemistry (4517U ) 22138
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 2468797
Assistant Director - Career Services for Chemistry (4517U ) 22138
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 19, 2021
For full consideration please submit applications by August 30th. We will continue to review applications on a rolling basis.
We invite you to join the Career Center at UC Berkeley as a member of a dynamic counseling team, providing innovative and comprehensive career services. We work with a wide spectrum of students, including undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni. In alignment with the Career Center's direction of providing customized service to our constituencies, we are seeking an Assistant Director to provide specialized counseling and programming for students in the College of Chemistry. This professional will develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate career services, resources, and programs for Chemistry students and foster strong, collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and employers. Ideal candidates will understand the needs of students who study chemistry, chemical biology, and chemical and biomolecular engineering, and are able to design and offer customized, effective programming to serve their needs.
Provide career counseling services and related programming for students in the College of Chemistry regarding career decision-making, self-assessment, career options, goal setting, career research, the job/internship search process, and graduate school application processes.
Research, design and plan a strategy for delivery of broad and complex career-focused programs and events for students in the College of Chemistry that incorporate the needs of campus partners and constituents.
Initiate special programming and projects based upon the changing needs of students and relevant marketplace trends.
Build upon existing, and establish new relationships with corporations and other organizations related to career services and internship opportunities for Chemistry students. Promote partnerships and play a key role in the campus's relationship with outside organizations. Consult with employers regarding optimal marketing strategies to reach students and to collaborate on events and workshops.
Work collaboratively with staff from the College of Chemistry on a regular basis to determine best service needs for their students.
Develop tailored e-mail communications and other written materials customized to students. Write and maintain specific sections of the Career Center website and contribute to unit publications.
Conduct ongoing needs assessments/surveys; collect and report on data related to service delivery and outcomes. Analyze and address unique issues and problems concerning career services and/or marketplace trends for Chemistry students.
Participate on unit-wide committees and projects.
A Master's Degree in Counseling, Career Development, Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field, or equivalent education/experience.
Demonstrated experience providing career counseling to address a broad range of career/employment issues, such as career decision making and job search techniques using various career counseling approaches.
Experience designing and delivering career-related workshops and programs.
Advanced knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, occupational, career and employment information sources as well as the application process for graduate school.
An advanced understanding and ability to work with and serve individuals from diverse backgrounds utilizing cross-cultural counseling skills.
Demonstrated experience in establishing effective working relationships with a variety of partners, including staff of all levels, faculty, employers and alumni; understanding of the political acumen needed to be effective.
Experience and proficiency with incorporating the use of technology to deliver career services.
Excellent writing, presentation, and organizational skills.
1+ years experience working with students interested in careers in sciences or technology
Salary & Benefits
This is a part-time (20 hrs) career position. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience. Range is $38.31 - $40.71/hour. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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