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 http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 1, 2019
Since its founding in 1968, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism has graduated alumni who have gone on to win virtually every major industry award and to staff--and run--the country's top news organizations. Widely regarded as one of the country's best journalism programs, it is also one of the only remaining two-year Master of Journalism programs in the United States and is the only graduate-level journalism program in the vast, publicly funded University of California system.
Our commitment to students doesn't end at graduation. We are now developing a comprehensive career resources program for students and alumni, so that we can provide long-term alumni career services. At the same time, we value and cultivate relationships with graduates who can serve as mentors and contacts for our students.
To work in journalism, students need professional experience. One of the solid benefits of Berkeley's two-year program is our students' unmatched opportunities to get hands-on experience both inside and outside the classroom--covering news and developing enterprise projects for their courses and for individual and group projects, and producing freelance work as reporters or interns for scores of media outlets in the Bay Area and nationally.
Opportunities abound at local news operations, startups, network affiliates, and national news organizations--among them the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Al Jazeera America and the Associated Press.
The Director of Career Planning applies advanced professional career counseling concepts to plan and develop programming to support students in achieving outcomes that lead to improved job opportunities, higher incomes, and a stronger and more direct career path. The Director works directly with students setting career goals and works collaboratively to reinforce and expand relationships with potential employers and experts in the field of journalism. Provides career counseling and workshops for students and alumni populations.
Designs, develops, and executes career services workshops and programs to educate, coach, and continuously update students in career development opportunities and options.
Actively initiates improvements for programs, services or processes.
Establishes metrics and tracking to measure effectiveness of career services, including advising, networking, internship job offers, recruitment efforts, and workshops.
Conducts needs assessments and collaborates with faculty and other members of the University community to develop offerings that best meet the needs of the students.
Research and analyze economic and employment trends.
Continually fine tune knowledge of journalism career tracks and collaborate with colleagues to ensure admissions and other facets of student services and curriculum development are in step with industry standards.
Oversees career program technical systems, and uses thorough knowledge of current software for important applications including mining data from surveys and questionnaires, social media, and data bases.
Builds and improves new system applications to improve access and delivery of career opportunities and readiness. eg Development of Salesforce database, relevant career services webpages, internal job blog, student progress tracking methods, and curation of online resources.
Presents complex information about the career program, including presentations to the media and the public.
Creates portable presentations for delivery by traveling faculty and staff.
Oversees delivery of broad and highly complex career-focused programs and events that incorporate the needs of campus partners/constituents.
Participates in professional development opportunities
Provides group and individualized career advising to identify interests, skills, readiness, goals and milestones for achieving career success.
Provides career counseling in particularly complex areas that require specialized expertise
Actively seeks to establish new relationships with employers and other organizations related to career services for students.
Identify and contact potential recruiters.
Facilitate networking opportunities among and between students and alumni and employer contacts.
Collaborates with the advancement team to establish new relationships with media outlets and other organizations related to career services.
Advanced knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
Knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice, workshop and program design.
Knowledge of or ability to learn UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment trends.
Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
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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.