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The Associate Director, Industry Engagement/Career Coach, is responsible for fostering relationships with alumni employers and industry leaders and for building the UC San Diego Alumni Network through the formation of an engagement program to serve nearly 150,000 alumni. The incumbent will be responsible for developing partnerships within and outside of the campus community, fostering peer-to-peer networking, growing relationships with individuals within corporations, and scaling resources to serve the alumni community. The incumbent is responsible for the development, planning, management and evaluation of alumni engagement within key industries, as well as engagement with top alumni employers. This position reports directly to the Executive Director, Career Center and works collaboratively with internal and external partners to establish and sustain the growth of the UC San Diego alumni network. The Associate Director will use skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and campus policies and procedures. Plan, develop and implement strategies for specific programs, events, policies, constituency groups, etc. Assignments typically include a wide range of external and alumni relations issues and constituencies.
The incumbent is expected to synthesize and communicate insights which enable stakeholders to better understand opportunities in engaging alumni in particular industries. Specifically, the incumbent will engage the alumni community in programs and services; manage the information and data pertaining to alumni participation, engagement and philanthropic motivations; examine alumni interactions across regions and industries, and provide constructive mechanisms to engage alumni; develop annual plans and reports that integrate Advancement objectives and demonstrate returns on investment; foster strong working relationships with academic divisions to advance alumni participation goals; and, provide input for the creation and dissemination of relevant and timely communication in collaboration with Marketing and Communications colleagues in Alumni, Career, Annual Giving, Pipeline Development and International. The incumbent will also seek to grow business development opportunities with top alumni employers, as well as grow philanthropy among engaged alumni.
In addition, the incumbent will provide customized career advising services to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni, both to individuals and to groups. Incumbent will utilize industry connections and partnerships to develop and maintain a high level of expertise in related specialization content area to benefit career development programs for students and alumni, and provide comprehensive career advising services to help students and alumni be successful in their career search and advancement.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Graduation from college with a major in business administration, economics, statistics, educational administration, political science, or an allied field, and four (4) years of experience in administrative analysis or operations working as a project manager, business development or marketing manager, customer service or sales manager or other high technology industry team manager; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques. Job search techniques to include industries.
Proven experience in the full spectrum of business development of corporate partners including critical analysis and management of academic/corporate relationships.
Thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with alumni, internal and key constituencies.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations to provide direction to special programs for outreach to prospective and existing alumni.
Thorough knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practices and of workshop and program design.
Demonstrated personnel management skills to provide guidance to maintain a strong team of players. Ability to train, provide work direction and evaluate staff. Ability to make a good faith effort to advocate UCSD's affirmative actio
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