Executive Director of Career Center Associate Dean of Students (0299U) 25050
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 2696051
Executive Director of Career Center Associate Dean of Students (0299U) 25050
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.
UC 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 has a dedication to providing all students:
Career Clarity -- the opportunity to identify their career direction
Career Competitiveness -- opportunities to enhance their marketability and career readiness via real world experiences
Career Connections -- opportunities to engage with alumni and employers
The Career Center is housed in a new state of the art facility, has around 35 staff members as well as peer counselors and student workers, and operates in a 4.6 million-dollar budget, a substantial amount of which is generated through revenue.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 29, 2021. Job will remain open until filled. Please submit application materials by November 19, 2021.
The Executive Director provides vision and strategic leadership for campus-wide comprehensive career services which serve all undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni at the University of California, Berkeley. The Director oversees the delivery of services in several broad areas: career counseling, internships, employment, graduate and professional schools, and administrative services (including budget and technology). These programs and services address the career planning and job search needs of individuals beginning in their first year and continuing through their graduating year and beyond, including their first five years as alumni.
The unique nature of the Career Center's mission is that it is one of the only student service units which provides significant levels of service to internal campus consistencies (students, academic units, and student service departments) as well as to external populations consisting of employers, alumni, and graduate/professional schools. The unit represents the campus to a broad constituency of the employer community and builds long-term relationships that benefit the campus as a whole.
The unit has 35+ FTE and 15-20 part-time students with an annual budget of $4.2 million, approximately 40% of which is generated from several income streams.
Through subordinate managers develops and directs an integrated student service program that provides career services to students and recent alumni.
Oversee diverse functional areas utilizing a blend of business and educational management principles. Provide leadership to the Management Group (a team of 8 key staff members) and the Director's Group (the three senior managers) to develop an integrated, collaborative student service operation, maximizing resources through the delivery of innovative, creative,user-friendly services and programs to highly diverse constituencies. Articulate a vision of the organization grounded in unit and Divisional mission and values, and in good student affairs practices, to educate and assist in developing students' ability to effectively utilize an array of career development and implementation skills.
Develops relationships with employers who recruit Berkeley graduates and alumni. Cultivate relationships with external constituents (notably employers) to promote the institution and enhance the visibility of students to the employer and graduate/professional school communities.
Develops collaborative relationships with the schools and colleges and Graduate Division to assess and create programs for their specialized needs. Advocate for the advancement of career services within the institution.
Develop collaborative relationships with the schools and colleges and Graduate Division as well as numerous major academic departments. Interact with academic deans, department chairs, and advising directors to assess their specialized needs and expectations and identify solutions which provide opportunities for collaborative strategies.
Oversees the Career Center's budget comprised of multiple fund sources, and develops fundraising strategies to cultivate alumni and employer donations. Serve as chief resource steward for the unit to develop and administer substantial financial resources, solicit funding and develop new funding sources. Oversee the strategic fiscal planning process and monitor the short-term, operational deployment of the unit's budget.
Develops and leverages technology applications to enhance the delivery of career services and programs to students and employers on a 24/7 basis. Develop, articulate, and direct a vision which promotes the use of technology for the delivery of complex, distinct, and interrelated career services in an operations-intensive unit.
Leads assessments of the Career Center's effectiveness, researches market trends, and initiates new and enhanced career programs. Oversee an assessment and evaluation program to gather and analyze information in several areas that impact the delivery of career programs and services.
Evidence of leadership and accomplishment within the profession.
Advanced knowledge of career development theory and its application to a highly diverse university population.
Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging issues as it relates to the broader higher education arena and how to apply it to the career development field.
Well developed management skills to lead a large professional and administrative staff and create an effective team-oriented environment.
Demonstrated ability to lead a large, complex organization serving an extremely diverse set of customers.
Understanding of organizational and strategic planning and the capability to affect and manage culture and operational changes.
Knowledge of the principles of providing outstanding customer care in a top-rated university career services environment.
Knowledge of the employment selection field and hiring practices of the employment and government sectors.
Knowledge of the admissions processes of graduate and professional schools.
Knowledge of and ability to manage state-of-the-art technology and its application to a student service operation.
Knowledge of state and national labor markets and the marketplace trends which will affect the nature of the future workplace.
Knowledge of federal, state, and University regulations governing employment processes, and the principles and standards of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Ability to manage a complex budget, create fundraising opportunities, and develop entrepreneurial partnerships to generate sources of revenue.
Ability to interact with a broad range of diverse campus and external populations and achieve collaborative working relationships.
Understanding of program development and assessment as well as policy design and implementation.
Written, interpersonal, and presentation skills to communicate information in a variety of situations.
Ability to create a vision and articulate the vision to staff and constituencies. A tolerance for ambiguity.
Ability to balance the competing demands of the various constituencies.
Advanced degree in related area such as student services, counseling, higher education.
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. Hiring range up to $159,500/annually. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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.
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:
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