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Career Advisor (4517U) - School of Information - 1658
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 3, 2019
Title Career Advisor (4517U) - School of Information - 1658
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Educational Services
    Counseling Services

Career Advisor (4517U) - School of Information - 1658

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 9/25/19

Departmental Overview

The School of Information is UC Berkeley's newest professional school. Located in the center of campus, the I School is a graduate research and education community committed to expanding access to information and to improving its usability, reliability, and credibility while preserving security and privacy. This requires the insights of scholars from diverse fields information and computer science, design, social sciences, management, law, and policy.

Roughly 120 graduate students and two dozen faculty members are based on campus, in UC Berkeley's historic South Hall, with another 500 students online. Together they form a multi-disciplinary collective of scholars and practitioners collaborating on initiatives at the intersection of people, information, and technology.

The I School offers three professional master's degrees and an academic doctoral degree. Our MIMS program trains students for careers as information professionals and emphasizes small classes and project-based learning. Our MIDS program trains data scientists to manage and analyze the coming onslaught of big data, in a unique high-touch online degree. Our MICS program prepares cybersecurity leaders with the technical skills and contextual knowledge necessary to develop solutions for complex cybersecurity challenges. Our Ph.D. program equips scholars to develop solutions and shape policies that influence how people seek, use, and share information.

The Career Advisor role involves planning, developing, and implementing programs, activities, counseling, and advising focused on students' career development. Works with students, alumni, and/or potential employers. This position will provide experienced level, individually tailored virtual career coaching/advising to students in the Master of Information & Cybersecurity (MICS) program interested in advancing their current careers and/or making career changes. This will include general advice based on expert knowledge of the job market for cybersecurity as well as networking suggestions within the I School community (fellow students, faculty, alumni) and the broader cybersecruity community or in various industries of interest.


25% Provides career counseling in particularly complex areas that require specialized expertise, such as PhD students who are investigating either academic careers and those outside academia, or students attaining J.D.s.

25% Establishes new relationships with corporations and other organizations related to career services for students and alumni to promote fundraising and enhance the campus's relationship with outside organizations.

25% Develops and oversees delivery of broad and complex career-focused programs and events that incorporate the needs of campus partners and constituents.

10% Researches, designs, and develops workshops and programs to meet students' and alumni's career needs.

5% Manages program improvement processes.

5% Oversees career program technical systems, and uses thorough knowledge of career program and information systems to build applications and improve web sites and other supporting technologies.

5% Presents sensitive and difficult information about the career program, including presentations to the media and the public.

Required Qualifications

This is a part-time, seven-month contract, variable position (25% - 40% time)

  • Advanced knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
  • Knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice, workshop and program design.
  • Knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment trends.
  • Ability to design and 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. Excellent knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; and learning and motivation.

Advanced knowledge of career decision making, and job search techniques.

Advanced knowledge of technology industry job market, specifically in the area of cybersecurity.

Working knowledge of various industries interested in cybersecurity, including healthcare, finance, consulting, retail, etc.

Detailed knowledge of hiring practices and recruiting/ staffing methods for mid to senior career professionals as well as employment trends.

Advanced knowledge of LinkedIn and other social media tools.

Highly effective problem identification and solving skills, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.

Excellent computer skills and the ability to quickly adapt to new software programs and online resources.

Excellent judgment in handling sensitive information.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
  • The salary range designated for this position: $67,500 - $74,000 (full-time equivalent); however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
  • This is a one-year contract position. Contract positions may be extended based on operational demand. Contract positions are eligible to participate in the health and welfare programs offered by UC Berkeley.
  • This position is a part-time, seven-month contract, variable position (25% - 40% time).

How to Apply

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.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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