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CAREER COUNSELOR
CAREER SERVICE SPECIALIST 2

POSITION DETAILS

Job Summary:

Under general supervision of the Senior Director of Career Development, act as a career management resource to part-time MBA students in Sacramento and the Bay Area and GSM alumni as well as full-time MBA and MPAc students. Provide a comprehensive set of career management tools and services such as: advising and counseling, create supporting tools and materials and serve as a resource with a strong emphasis on resume and cover letter reviews; self-assessment with Career Leader; interviewing and networking; and managing the career resources appropriate to each student. Keep detailed case notes and maintain strict confidentiality at all times. Conduct work on-site, on the phone and/or remotely through webinars, calls, emails, and meetings. Use the on-line career management system to manage student caseload and activities. Work with the career development team to best meet students’ needs. Take on special projects.

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is consistently ranked among the premier business schools in the United States and internationally. The school has over 500 MBA students enrolled in the full- and part-time MBA programs on the UC Davis campus and in Sacramento and in the San Francisco Bay Area. For 22 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC Davis among the top 10 percent of MBA programs in the nation.

Essential Responsibilities:

80% CAREER COUNSELING AND ADVISING

Oversee the career management program for part-time MBA students in Sacramento and the Bay Area.
Teach and advise MBA students in their career development through self-assessment, goal setting, resume writing, interviewing, career paths, job search strategies, and diverse industries/functions.
Provide individualized resume review, career counseling, and negotiating training for GSM students and alumni.
Provide academic advising, especially as class choice relates to career development, to current and prospective MBA students.
Assist with the program development, planning and implementation of educational enhancement activities for specific student populations.
Support the Senior Director of Career Development and the career development team in providing career advising to other populations as identified by faculty and staff.

15% CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Develop and present workshops and programs about career opportunities and career skill areas such as self-assessment, resume writing, interviewing, job search and networking for current students and alumni.
In consultation with the career development team, develop publications, brochures, handbooks and handouts covering all areas of career planning and placement for GSM students.
Facilitate and analyze Career Leader tool and its access for current students and alumni.
Recruit speakers and contacts for career education programs.

5% JOB DEVELOPMENT AND PLACEMENT

Support the career development in on-campus placement activities, including job fairs, information sessions and on-campus recruiting.
Establish and maintain relationships with alumni and local employers for networking, internship and employment opportunities, and mentor programs for current students.

Physical Demands:

Travel regularly to Davis and Sacramento campuses.  

This position is based at our San Ramon campus.

Frequently work evening and weekend hours.

Work Environment:

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Career counseling and advising experience in all areas of career development and job search skills including experience working with resume/cover letter and job search preparation strategies and techniques.
  • Counseling/advising experience seeking candidates and executive clientele.
  • Oral and written communication skills for effective program administration.
  • Computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and Internet and databases.
  • Experience hiring, recruiting or providing career services to a student population.
  • Interpersonal skills to provide customer service effectively to faculty, staff, students and corporate representatives from diverse backgrounds.
  • Career and professional counseling experience in a higher education setting and in counseling theory to effectively meet the varied needs of MBA students.
Preferred Qualifications for Selection:
  • Management and consulting experience working with MBAs in public sector.
  • Experience working with MBA student populations and familiarity using E-Recruiting system and Career Leader Assessment Tool.