Nov 01, 2018

SENIOR CAREER ADVISOR

  • UC Davis
  • Davis, CA, USA
Full time Education Engineering

Job Description

Job Summary:
This position is located in the Engineering and Physical Sciences program area of the Internship and Career Center (ICC). Under general supervision, provides professional advising to students and recent alumni concerning experiential education (internships), and career planning and placement related to opportunities in engineering and physical sciences. Works with off-campus employers and agencies, faculty, staff, and Student Affairs administrators to develop experiential education and career opportunities for students primarily in the engineering and physical sciences disciplines. Develops and presents workshops, seminars, instructional offerings, and information meetings related to internship and career services. Collaborates with faculty and academic departments on programs and events. Assists with the collection and analysis of workload data including statistics on student participation in internships and career employment hires.

Physical Demands:
Travel to off campus sites.

Work Environment:
Work occasional evening/weekend and holidays.

Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines and instructions.

Position is a mandatory reporter for known or suspected child abuse and requires that a statement acknowledging the requirement to report child abuse be signed.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Demonstrated advising experience.

Experience in career planning or student services.

Experience conducting workshops or presenting information in a group setting.

Experience assessing labor market and career-related trends.

Interpersonal communication skills to work successfully with a wide range of professionals within and outside academe.

Written communication skills to review and critique cover letters and resumes and respond in writing to partners on behalf of the Internship and Career Center

Skills to respond to needs of ethnically and culturally diverse students and alumni, as well as sensitivity to the needs of underrepresented students and scholars in general.

Knowledge of experiential education methods.

Knowledge of career development processes.

Understanding of the synergistic interactions between experiential education and career development.

Skills to design, organize and deliver effective experiential education and career service programs.

Skills to organize job responsibilities and logistics for programs and events and to work effectively to meet multiple deadlines.

Extensive experience with computers, including the use of web-based tools and databases.

Skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint software.

Skills to thrive and make meaningful contributions in a collaborative environment; skills to work well with others and flexibility to contribute daily to Center-wide activities.

Skills to supervise student advisors.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in the development of experiential education programs.

Knowledge of specific requirements for employment in fields most common for graduates in the engineering and physical sciences disciplines.

Advanced educational preparation in engineering and physical science-related disciplines and/or career services.

Familiarity with the use of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for marketing, research, communication, and job search.

Skills to strategically analyze the overall program and to define specific services necessary to address identified needs.


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