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Career Counselor for Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (4516U), Career Center - 42941
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 22, 2022
Title Career Counselor for Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (4516U), Career Center - 42941
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Counseling Services

Career Counselor for Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (4516U), Career Center - 42941

About Berkeley

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.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

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 mission to advance equity and access to career resources for every student and recent alumnus, we are seeking a Career Counselor to provide specialized counseling and programming for students in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences divisions within the College of Letters and Science. This professional will work with teammates to develop, coordinate, and implement counseling and programming that promotes career readiness, and to foster strong, collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and employers.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 5, 2022. Applications received by October 16, 2022 at 11:59pm PST will receive full consideration for this position.


  • Counsels undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni on career options and opportunities, including those customized for students within the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines.
  • Provides individual and group counseling and consultation to students with distinct academic and career field interests through standard appointments and/or brief consultations.
  • Guides students on translating their skills into various industries or helping them plan and apply for graduate and professional programs.
  • Maintains campus and employer relationships as they relate to student's career interests.
  • Provides guidance to departments/colleges/schools on providing resources to meet students' career needs.
  • Develop and maintain effective and productive relationships with academic advisors, faculty, and other key administrative staff.
  • Develop collaborative partnerships with academic advisors and faculty members within select departments.
  • Serves as liaison to non-academic (student service) units across campus as an informational resource and to provide special, customized programming.
  • Maintains relationships with student organizations.
  • Develops tailored e-mail communications to mailing lists, and other written materials that are customized to students and alumni, including writing and maintaining specific sections of the Career Center website and contributing to unit publications.
  • Participates in office and/or campus committees.
  • Attends and actively contributes to staff and counseling meetings.
  • Pursues professional development opportunities which will enhance their understanding of trends as they relate to their constituency and the field in general, and building their skills as a counselor.
  • Participate on unit-wide committees and projects.
  • Modifies and conducts customized workshops and presents programs to meet the needs of students in specific academic areas or with specific career needs.
  • Conducts needs assessments, and collaborates with faculty and staff in program design and development.
  • Develops and implements marketing and outreach programs to promote programs and services.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of career counseling as it's used to address a broad range of career/employment issues, such as career decision making and job search techniques using various career counseling approaches.
  • Experience designing and delivering career-related workshops and programs.
  • Knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, occupational, career and employment information sources as well as the application process for graduate school.
  • Experience and proficiency with incorporating the use of technology to deliver career services.
  • Understanding and ability to work with and serve individuals from diverse backgrounds utilizing cross-cultural counseling skills.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and organizational skills.


  • A Master's Degree in Counseling, Career Development, Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field, or equivalent education/experience.

Salary & Benefits

  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits.
  • Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $65,000.00 - $70,000.00.
  • 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 in the Resume section.of your application.

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.

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