UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/04/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/17/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
UC San Diego current employees who apply by 05/10/2021 will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will refer qualified internal candidates after the first 7 days of the job posting. All qualified external applicants and additional internal applicants who apply after the priority date may have further consideration pending the results of the initial review.
The Senior Associate Director, under the supervision of the Executive Director of the Career Center, is responsible for applying advanced professional career development concepts, conducting strategic needs assessments of gaps in the career program, and planning and developing program improvements and new career services to help students / alumni in career planning, setting career goals, and improving search competencies. Incumbent will manage the delivery of programs via tabling, service overviews, orientation/special events participation, and specialty topic presentations and ensure that program/service offerings are reaching intended audiences.
The Senior Associate Director will research, plan, and develop relationships with potential employers, graduate/professional school admissions representatives, academic departments, and student organizations to meet the career development needs of students and/or alumni. The incumbent will manage an annual calendar of events, information sessions, campus visits and other events including visits and workshops for UC San Diego alumni and employers on various topics relevant to career planning and internship and full-time hiring of UC San Diego students.
Incumbent will develop, deliver, and assess individual advising sessions and calendared group programs (seminars, panel discussions, small groups, mixers, etc.) addressing self-assessment, career exploration, communications (resumes, cover letters, portfolios, interviews), job/internship search strategy, and industry trends/career field realities.
The Senior Associate Director will supervise a team of Associate Directors and ensure the team is meeting established goals as set by the Executive Director of the Career Center. They will offer support and guidance to staff in order to solve problems, provide professional development, and maintain consistency with processes and programs within the unit.
Must be willing and able to travel.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Advanced knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques. Knowledge of career development theory and student development practices, including ethical standards.
Advanced knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice; workshop and program design. Advanced knowledge 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.
Proven knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment trends. 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.
Proficient ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills. Strong 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 ability to work with people from diverse cultures. Advanced knowledge of effective interpersonal, group, and cross-cultural communication and leadership skills, Skill in leading, and promoting leadership within diverse populations, particularly students. Experience with group dynamics and ability to lead and facilitate effective group discussions and dialogue.
Excellent organizational and time management skills to establish goals and prio
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