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The IRD for this job is: 06-09-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California. A Hispanic-serving institution and a member of the Association of American Universities. UCSC combines the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university--progressive, bold, fearless education that benefits both the individual and the planet.
The Division of Student Affairs and Success provides campus-wide coordination and leadership for student success programs and activities across departments, divisions, colleges, and administrative units. The Student Affairs and Success Division includes Career Success, the Student Success Resource Centers, Dean of Students, Student Conduct, and Student Health, which all provide direct services and resources to students. The Mission of UCSC Career Success is to prepare students for what they want to do with their lives by developing relevant career skills. Career Success envisions that Banana Slugs change the world, wherever they are, however they can.
The Office of Student Excellence, Engagement, and Inclusion (SEEI) in the Baskin School of Engineering (BE) is responsible and accountable for the operation, development and implementation of programs and services in student outreach and recruitment, student development and academic enrichment specific to Baskin Engineering. The Baskin School of Engineering (BE) - the first professional school at UC Santa Cruz- was founded in 1997. Over the past 25 years, BE has become a unique 21st century school of engineering and technology. BE houses six academic departments that deliver a strong educational foundation combined with experiential learning and numerous research centers and institutes that engage in cutting-edge research. The departments comprise Applied Mathematics, Biomolecular Engineering, Computational Media, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Statistics.
Ensuring that UCSC engineering students are well equipped for the rapidly changing workforce and have abundant employment and experiential opportunities is the primary responsibility of the Career Engagement Specialist for Engineering. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and can function with a high degree of autonomy to provide career readiness support and guidance to students entering into engineering and technical disciplines. The Career Engagement Specialist will research, plan and develop meaningful programs and relationships with key faculty, alumni, and industry leaders and will provide coaching to help students and alumni improve career competencies. This position is a joint venture between UCSC Career Success and the Baskin School of Engineering (BE). The Career Engagement Specialist will be located in the Baskin School of Engineering (BE) and will also be part of the Career Success team.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $55,100 - $75,000 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
45% - Engineering Initiatives and Student Engagement
Conduct career coaching for engineering students (BS, MS, and PhD) through workshops and other experiences in ways that are engaging, culturally conscious, and effective.
Implement educational opportunities, networking events, industry panels, recruiting forums, industry treks, and other programming initiatives for BE students through collaboration with alumni and other tech industry leaders.
Monitor engineering student interests and engagement patterns, as well as workplace and industry trends in order to guide programmatic initiative through a lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, and empowerment.
Develop and deliver a portfolio of programs and initiatives through SEEI designed to help engineering students and alumni discover and prepare for career pathways, articulate their career-ready and transferable skills, and build community. Initiatives include, but are not limited to:
Designing and implementing a multicultural career readiness leadership program for engineering student leaders.
Building an engineering alumni industry board.
Designing and implementing a technical interviewing program for engineering students.
40% - Campus and Industry Engagement
Identify and connect with employers and corporations to strengthen existing partnerships and cultivate strategic new alliances to bring experiential learning.
Collaborate with Baskin's development staff to provide support and resources to employers looking to recruit engineering students.
Utilize technology systems, programs and resources that enhance and accelerate the networking and connections process for students, employers, and alumni, in tech industry areas.
In collaboration with the Career Success Team, create and carry out an annual engagement strategy with the following areas and constituents to strengthen relationships, identify opportunities for collaborative programming and resource sharing, and increase recruitment and connections to industry:
BE and two colleges
UCSC Engineering Alumni
10% - E-Learning Design and Content Creation
Create and maintain e-learning content (tutorials, asynchronous Canvas modules, worksheets/guides, blended learning toolkits, audio and video content, website/blog content, case studies, etc.) designed to transform career success topics into engaging instruction.
Ensure that the needs of the students are at the forefront of our content efforts and help our team iterate and improve on our content offerings.
5% - Continuous Benchmarking and University Representation
Ensure continuous enhancements through local, regional, and national benchmarking with career coaching peers and robust industry networks.
Represent UCSC Career Success and BE through active involvement and leadership in regional and national associations.
Collect and analyze participation, engagement, and outcome data in order to assure quality and improve student engagement; prepare quarterly and annual reports as requested.
Stay abreast of economic forecasts and STEM industry trends.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Experience in career services, development, human resources, recruiting, sales, engineering/tech or related field.
Ability to build new and enhance existing relationships with constituents inside and outside of an organization.
Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs.
Verbal communication and presentation skills
Written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse cultures.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Ability to manage multiple, on-going programs and services; organization skills.
Demonstrated strong problem identification and problem-solving skills.
Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Experience providing individualized support for career path planning to engineering or technically focused students or individuals.
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.
General knowledge of higher education institutions, general academic requirements and admission policies.
Knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, and employment trends.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
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 understand 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.
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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 employees.
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