Job Requisition Number: 24544. 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 350 students online. Together they form a multi-disciplinary collective of scholars and practitioners.
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 position involves planning, developing, and implementing programs, activities, counseling, and advising focused on students' career development. Works with students, alumni, and/or potential employers.
20% Counsels graduate students and alumni on career options and opportunities, including customized services for specific populations based on relevant industries. Used advanced knowledge of LinkedIn and other social media tools to make networking suggestions.
20% Conducts outreach and maintains relationships with potential employers to meet the career needs of students. Assists with regular communications to employers regarding upcoming events and recruiting timelines.
15% Researches, evaluates, and updates written and electronic career and employer resources.
15% Develops/modifies workshops and presentations as necessary on fundamental career planning topics. Presents workshop material in both in-person and online modalities.
10% Develops and implements marketing and outreach programs to promote programs and services.
5% Assists clients in identifying their interests, values, skills, and personalities, and understand how these factors relate to academic/career satisfaction and their personal brand. Utilize quantitative and qualitative assessments such as Strength finder for helping students understand their personal strengths, values, etc.
5% Helps with decision making, goal setting, and identifying internal/external obstacles to obtaining goals.
5% Maintains detailed metrics of student advising sessions and outcomes. Creates reports on outcomes to share with internal and external audiences.
5% Identifies personal crisis situations and refers client to appropriate resources.******************************This is a one-year, part-time contract position****************************
•Advanced knowledge of career development theories, coaching, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques. •Excellent knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; and learning and motivation. •Knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice, workshop and program design. •Advanced knowledge of career decision making, and job search techniques. •Advanced knowledge of technology industry job market. •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. •Knowledge of employer recruiting and staffing methods and employment trends. •Attention to detail and ability to organize events and prioritize tasks. •Ability to work with people from diverse cultures.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.