Career Development Specialist - SILICON VALLEY CAMPUS 6/4/2020
University of California - Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
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Career Development Specialist - SILICON VALLEY CAMPUS
Work location: 3175 Bowers Ave., SANTA CLARA, CA 95054
Delay Notice: Due to the current health crisis, candidate selection or hiring steps may be delayed.
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)
Initial Review Date (IRD): 06/15/2020
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Dept Marketing Statement
Involves planning, developing, and implementing programs, activities, counseling, and advising focused on students' career development. Works with students, alumni, and potential employers.
Working under the general direction of the Senior Director of Corporate Development at the Baskin School of Engineering, the Executive Director of UCSC Career Center, and the Dean of UCSC Extension, the Career Development Specialist - SILICON VALLEY CAMPUS develops and implements effective employer outreach and engagement strategies for the purpose of student placement and experiential opportunities, such as co-ops and internships. S/he leverages analytics for job development, employer outreach & student engagement. S/he establishes short and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; oversees collection and analysis of employment data; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness; manages and expands employer outreach and engagement; and provides counseling of students and alumni on career strategies and professional development. S/he also works with the Career Center and UNEX to plan, organize and manage job fairs.
The Career Development Specialist will support corporate development efforts across all of UC Santa Cruz, building on the existing relationships at the Baskin School of Engineering and other Divisions. This includes the Arts Division (https://arts.ucsc.edu/), the Baskin School of Engineering (https://www.soe.ucsc.edu/), UC Santa Cruz Extension (https://www.ucsc-extension.edu/), the Humanities Division (https://humanities.ucsc.edu/), the Physical and Biological Sciences Division (https://science.ucsc.edu/) and the Social Sciences Division (https://socialsciences.ucsc.edu/).
This position is located at the UCSC SILICON VALLEY CAMPUS at 3175 BOWERS AVE., SANTA CLARA, CA.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Starting Salary Range: $60,000 - $75,000 / Annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Benefits: This position is eligible for Full benefits.
Percentage of Time: 100%
Average Hours Per Week: 40
Days of the Week: Monday - Friday
Employee Classification: Career
Work location: 3175 Bowers Ave., SANTA CLARA, CA 95054
50% - Career Development
Cultivates job opportunities for UCSC graduates, co-ops and internships to current students.
Develops and manages Silicon Valley based career fairs for all UCSC students.
Creates experiential opportunities, such as co-ops and internships.
Coordinates employer campus events and visits.
Enriches student experience and employability by building strong connections with potential employers.
Counsels Continuing Education students and alumni on career options and opportunities, including customized services for specific populations.
Helps clients identify their interests, values, skills, and personalities, and understand how these factors relate to academic / career satisfaction and choices.
Provides guidance to departments / colleges / schools on providing resources to meet students' career needs.
Helps with decision making, goal setting, action planning, and identifying internal / external obstacles to obtaining goals.
Identifies personal crisis situations and refers clients to appropriate resources.
Uses standard quantitative and qualitative assessments to help clients assess career goals.
30% - Outreach
Develops and implements marketing and outreach programs to promote programs and services.
Modifies and conducts workshops and presents programs to meet the needs of students and staff.
Reaches out to and works with companies to establish job opportunities, internships, and co-ops for students.
Maintains and enhances relationships with corporations and other organizations to develop and modify potential employer resources, and promotes employer resources to students and alumni.
15% - Research
Researches, evaluates, and updates written and electronic career and educational resources.
Researches and organizes economic and employment trend data, and designs materials for presentation to students and organization professionals.
5% - Misc
Other duties as assigned.
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 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 degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
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.
Ability to work a flexible schedule and at both internal and external events including occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Ability to travel throughout the Bay Area and state to meet companies and their HR partners, including occasional overnight travels/stays.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here:
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.
How to Apply
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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