Senior Associate Director, Career Education & Engagement (0297U), Career Center - 47600
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3799212
Senior Associate Director, Career Education & Engagement (0297U), Career Center - 47600
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.
The Career Center plays a critical role in preparing and supporting students launching their careers. The center helps undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent alumni make informed decisions about their futures by providing comprehensive resources, programs, career counseling, externships and internships, and employment and professional school / graduate school options.
Our Vision is to cultivate a university-wide culture of career readiness, where every student engages in meaningful experiences, has a supportive professional community, and is empowered to achieve lifelong career success. We are dedicated to advancing equity and access to career resources for every student and recent alum of UC Berkeley.
We engage with students on their journey to reflect, discover, and design a personally meaningful career (Career Clarity).
We connect students with alumni, employers, and their larger professional community to forge meaningful relationships that will guide them into their early career (Career Connections).
We empower students to develop the professional confidence and experience necessary to secure the career opportunities they seek (Career Competitiveness).
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: January 26, 2023
CAREER SERVICES PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Develops, interprets, and administers career services programs.
In consultation with the executive director, sets unit directives (priorities, policies and procedures) for all career counseling and programming activities, including identifying and targeting the career challenges particular to special populations (multicultural, disability, etc.) and conceiving specialized services to serve them.
Develops, interprets, and administers career services programs for the delivery of student services in support of the overall mission of the Career Center.
Structures the counseling specializations of career counselors to best balance the different needs of more than 70 academic departments with the ebb and flow of the job market, graduate school enrollment trends and staffing resources.
Oversees the utilization of multiple counselor teams serving students from all academic disciplines (e.g. Letters & Science, Business, Engineering, and Environmental Design).
Oversees development of career programs appropriate for all levels of students and alumni seeking careers in all sectors of employment (business/industry, government, not-for-profit, etc.), as well as those seeking further education in graduate school, with particular focus on medicine and law.
Manages counseling unit's integration of services with all other facets of the department including Employer Relations, technical applications, and customer service operations.
Directs staff to provide career services that are customized to the special needs of these units.
Serves as primary Center consultant to campus units regarding their career development and programming needs for their students.
Provides direction to career services specialists on the more complex issues encountered.
STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND SUPERVISION
Provides direction to associate directors regarding assignments of the Career Counseling Unit including employee reports, distribution of work, and strategic delivery of services.
Ensures excellent service delivery in key functional areas of counseling and programs using such means as data collection, outreach to campus, collaboration with other Career Center units, appointment/program scheduling, and Handshake and other online resources.
Makes decisions on performance, salary actions, hiring decisions and other human resources related issues of managed staff.
Monitors and oversees the performance of Associate Directors for Counseling & Programs who directly supervise 10-12 Counseling FTE, and a team of his/her own (4-5 FTE), 8-10 peer counselors, 1-2 graduate student interns, and 2-3 student workers.
Does so by providing direction and assistance, ongoing support through feedback, and guiding goal setting.
May have fiscal / budget and revenue-generating responsibility.
Recognizes issues that have organization impact or future implications and advises the managed employees accordingly.
CAREER SERVICES STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT
Responsible for overall direction, design, planning, development, and analysis of the unit's career assessment, counseling, preparation tools, and career resources - both conventional and virtual (online).
Manages short- and long-term planning for all career counseling, career assessment, programming, campus relations and training functions and incorporates developments in market wide employment trends into existing programs and services.
Represents the Career Center and meets with campus academic and administrative offices to coordinate functions essential to all campus units and recognizes issues that have campus impact or future implications and advises accordingly.
Represents the Career Center at regional and national meetings, conferences and committees and serves the Career Center Management Group and Executive Leadership Team.
Manages the service effectiveness of all career assessment and evaluation processes for career counseling and programmatic activities.
Determines their overall effectiveness and necessity, and may expand, redesign, restructure or eliminate any program.
CAREER SERVICES TECHNOLOGY, DATA AND SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Continuously reviews systems services to leverage technology to provide online services such as virtual workshops, on-line videos, online counseling, and web based appointment scheduling for students.
Responsible for assessing the utility of electronic methods used to capture student appointment and program data and expands and/or modifies the types of reports that are required.
Advanced knowledge of career development practices and job search techniques.
Experience in supervising professional and support staff to ensure individual growth.
Knowledge of and/or ability to learn UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment trends.
Vendor management to assess need and evaluate third party vendors.
Strong program and project management skills and the ability to influence and bring together teams, collaborate, and delegate in order to execute complex events and initiatives.
Excellent writing, presentation, and organizational skills.
An advanced understanding and ability to work with and serve individuals from diverse backgrounds.
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 knowledge of employers, the labor market, and employment trends, both locally and nationally, as related to hiring students from a top-tier public university.
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.
Advanced understanding and creativity in designing specialized employer services that are appropriate for all levels of students and alumni seeking careers in all sectors of employment (business/industry, government, not-for- profit, etc.) and that utilize the latest technology to ensure effective program delivery and access.
Experience and proficiency with incorporating the use of technology to deliver career services.
Masters Degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Student Development or related field.
Minimum 10+ years of experience in Higher Education, College Counseling or Student Affairs.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit this UCOP link.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $118,000 - $130,000
This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is exempt and paid monthly.
This is a hybrid position, eligible for 40% remote capability.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that 'every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.'
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.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see the EEOC poster.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see the UC policy.
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.