Associate Director, Career Advisor/Industry Engage
University of California, San Diego
Location: La Jolla, California
Internal Number: 112533
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/29/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/9/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position is open until filled. First Review Date: 11/9/21.
Under the general supervision of the Director, the Career Advisor serves as an active member of the Career Education & Advising unit within the Career Center. The Career Advisor provides a range of services and programs to meet the career development needs of students/alumni.
Utilizing a theoretical understanding of career development, advises students / alumni on a full range of career processes, including individual or group advising / coaching, career planning, setting career goals, decision making, and improving job search competencies. Provides a holistic approach to student / alumni career counseling, modifies workshops and presentations as necessary; or maintains relationships with potential employers, school admissions representatives, and other organizations to establish contacts to meet the career needs of students. Performs independently, but may receive guidance in developing new career advising / coaching services and programs.
Strong knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
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.
Knowledge of academic, vocational, career programs and opportunities with the ability to apply theories and principles of higher education in a college structure and recognize internship opportunities.
Proficient computer and web development experience and skills to apply and learn various programs (MS Office, spreadsheets, databases) and to lead website organization to accomplish outreach and intake and advising online.
Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to effectively work and interact with diverse groups and individual faculty, staff, students, university administrators and constituent organizations.
Effective interpersonal, group, and cross-cultural communication and leadership skills. Skill in leading, and promoting leadership within diverse populations, particularly students. Demonstrated experience with group dynamics and ability to lead and facilitate effective group discussions and dialogue.
Demonstrated theoretical and practical knowledge of intergroup relations, social justice, student development, intercultural communication, and diversity.
Skills and knowledge of program evaluation and assessment techniques, as well as policy analysis, and development.
Extensive experience and expert ability to identify campus resources and to foster strong, collaborative outreach and positive relationships with campus- and system-wide offices and administrative staff contacts. Working knowledge of academic department, major, minor and general education requirements.
Ability to make effective presentations to large and small groups.
Basic knowledge and ability to work with fiscal related matters including budgets, expenditures, and reimbursement processes.
Ability to design and implement innovative career development programs that empower students to develop and utilize their self-awareness, professional development skills, and proven resources to identify and pursue their career goals.
Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, psychology or related field and a minimum 3 years of work related to student advising activities in an academic setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.
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