Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director, Career Development, the career development coordinator serves as the primary public contact for Career Center advising and provides general information to visitors regarding Career Center services, programs and events and first contact advising services for undergraduates and alumni. Principal job responsibilities include basic career advising, peer career coach program coordination, oversight of the Bay Tree Conference Center, outreach, group presentations, and event preparation support. Utilizing a theoretical understanding of career development, advises students and alumni within a limited area of career services. Receives guidance from higher level Career Services Specialists.
The UCSC Career Center is aligned with the Division of Student Success. The mission of the Career Center is to promote the career development and related life planning skills of UC Santa Cruz students and alumni, and to provide access to internships and employment opportunities so students may explore career choices and nurture career goals. The Center provides comprehensive campus-wide career services to current undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. It is the central resource for everything career related from part-time employment and internships to graduate school or professional employment. Services include career coaching, career and part-time job and internship listings, on-campus interviews, support for networking with Alumni and other professionals, a computer laboratory, graduate school application support, workshops, courses, and special events such as the Multicultural Career Conference, the Graduate and Professional School Fair and Job and Internship Fairs.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
Ability to travel to colleges, conferences, job fairs and other events.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional environment.
Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings with advance notice.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment.
For full consideration for an interview: applicants will be asked to provide a narrative response to the 3 questions listed below when submitting the on-line application for this position.
1. This position will provide career and life planning advising, and preliminary assessments for career and graduate school advising sessions. Please describe your related experience/abilities, providing specific examples.
2. This position requires cultural competency and experience working with a diverse group of students and staff. Please describe your related experience with emphasis on advocacy for underrepresented students. Underrepresented categories include: race, nationality, gender identity and sexual orientation.
3. This position requires the ability to advise and supervise undergraduate students. Please describe your experience relating to students or part-time employees.
Basic knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
Ability to use computer systems and applications, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.
Excellent clerical, organizational, and public relations skills including attention to detail with the abilities to set priorities, anticipate and meet deadlines, and balance concurrent tasks with frequent interruptions.
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures.
Experience supervising students or part-time employees.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 10/15/2017
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite 100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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