Job Requisition Number: 25143. Berkeley’s Career Center plays a critical role in preparing and supporting students launching their careers. We are seeking a seasoned and dynamic professional to play a major role in the new vision for the Berkeley Career Center. 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 /graduate school options – whether they are building upon a liberal arts education, leveraging their academic preparation in business or engineering, envisioning a future in medicine, or seeking a career in the corporate or nonprofit workforce.
The Career Center is guided by three key strategic tenets: 1. Career Clarity -- the opportunity for students to identify their career direction; 2. Career Competitiveness -- opportunities for students to enhance their marketability via real world experiences and 3. Career Connections -- opportunities for students and staff to engage with alumni and employers.
The Career Center is housed in a new state of the art facility, has 35-40 staff members as well as peer counselors and student workers, and operates in a four-million-dollar budget, a substantial amount of which is generated through revenue.
The Senior Associate Director will play a critical role as part of the Center’s management team and will collaborate with the Associate Director for Employer Relations and Executive Director in providing guidance and direction regarding the future path of the Career Center.
•Manages the counseling and programs unit by overseeing three Assistant Directors who supervise a team of 14-16 career counselors who annually generate approximately 8-9,000 appointments and 100+ workshops, programs and conferences. Implements a multi-faceted platform to deliver counseling, services, and programs to students beyond the Career Center. •Oversees the professional development and research activities of the Career Center. •Manages the budget in collaboration with the Executive Director. •Supervises an administrative assistant and researcher as well as serves as the liaison with the on-site Diplomat in Residence as well as Teach for America and Peace Corps representatives. •Serves as the primary representative for interfacing with the divisional marketing, operations, and technical staff •Plays a critical role in the strategic planning and major initiatives of the Career Center. •Serves as a primary liaison with the various campus constituents by developing strong working partnerships with academic and student service units.
This incumbent will represent the Career Center in absence of the Executive Director.We are seeking a highly seasoned professional who has worked either in career services or higher education and has managed professional staff. Seeking an excellent administrator who desires to join an innovative and forward-thinking organization at a first-class institution.
•Completed Advanced Degree or equivalent years of training and/or experience •5-10 years of relevant experience •Excellent writing and presentation skills •Demonstrated strong collaborative capabilities •Seasoned managerial and administrative portfolio •Demonstrated ability to interact with diverse populations •Superb analytical and project management skills •Demonstrated successful administrative and managerial experience working either in a Career Center or Higher Education First review of application materials will begin July 1, 2018
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