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Assistant Director, Engineering/Physical Sciences - Career Services (4517U) 27421
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 5, 2019
Title Assistant Director, Engineering/Physical Sciences - Career Services (4517U) 27421
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Student Services
    Counseling Services

Assistant Director, Engineering/Physical Sciences - Career Services (4517U) 27421

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: August 15th
For full consideration please submit materials by September 5th

Departmental Overview
We invite you to join the Career Center at UC Berkeley as a member of a dynamic counseling team, providing innovative and comprehensive career services. We work with a wide spectrum of students, including undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni. In alignment with the Career Center's direction of providing customized service to our constituencies, we are seeking an Assistant Director for Engineering/Physical Sciences to provide specialized counseling and programming for students seeking a career using their engineering or physical sciences degree. This professional will work with another counselor to develop, coordinate and implement career services, resources, and programs for students with these interests, and foster strong, collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and employers.

  • Provide career counseling services to students in the College of Engineering, and the L&S physical sciences, regarding a wide range of complex career development topics.
  • Provide students with guidance and information regarding career decision-making, self-assessment, career options, goal setting, career research, the job/internship search process and graduate school admissions.
  • Deliver a variety of career workshops and programs on such topics to help students prepare for successful transitions to careers and/or graduate school.
  • Establish new relationships with corporations and other organizations related to career services and internship opportunities for Engineering and technical students. Promote partnerships and play a key role in the campus's relationship with outside organizations.
  • Develop tailored e-communications and other written materials customized for engineering/tech students. Write and maintain specific sections of the Career Center website and social media outlets, and contribute to unit publications as needed.
  • Conduct ongoing needs assessments/surveys. Analyze and address unique issues and problems concerning career services and/or marketplace trends for engineering and technical students.
  • Collaborate with staff/faculty and other members of the University community from colleges/schools, student service units, and student organizations regarding strategic design and development of resources and programs/workshops; build effective partnerships through regular communication, collaboration, and consultation.
  • Participate on unit-wide committees and projects as needed.

Required Qualifications
  • A Master's Degree in Counseling, Career Development, Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Demonstrated experience providing career counseling to address a broad range of career/employment issues.
  • Experience designing and delivering career-related workshops and programs.
  • Advanced knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, occupational, career and employment information sources as well as the application process for graduate and health-professional school.
  • Advanced knowledge of counseling processes, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
  • An advanced understanding and ability to work with and serve individuals from diverse backgrounds utilizing cross-cultural counseling skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing effective working relationships with a variety of partners, including staff of all levels, faculty, employers and alumni; understanding of the political acumen needed to be effective.
  • Experience and proficiency with incorporating the use of technology to deliver career services.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 1+ years experience working with students interested in engineering/technical careers.

Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. Hiring range is $76,000-$80,000/annually.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

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.

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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