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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: March 19, 2019
Departmental Overview The Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) is the nation's premier graduate institution for education and research in public policy. The school prepares students for careers in public leadership. GSPP offers several important degree programs including the Berkeley Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program which is designed to benefit mid-career professionals in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. MPA students are seeking advancement in their careers and are poised to take on greater leadership and policy focused roles in their workplace and professional communities. The focus of the degree is on policy analysis combined with deep engagement with questions of organizational leadership, innovation, economic analysis, ethical leadership, strategy and adaptation. In addition, the flagship program is the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program, which emphasizes the applied and quantitative dimensions of rigorous policy making and can be earned concurrently with degrees from several other UC Berkeley schools: law, public health, engineering, social welfare, global studies and the Energy Resources Group. The MPP program prepares the next generation of leaders to analyze and solve the most complex and challenging public policy problems. The MPP is ranked as the #1 public policy analysis program in the nation by US News & World Report.
Provides career counseling in particularly complex areas that require specialized expertise, such as students with significant years of work experience, including both the MPA program and other degree programs, such as the MPP degree, particularly for students interested in advancing their careers and/or making career changes.
Collects, synthesizes and presents information about career programs and services, including presentations to prospective applicants, current students, employers and the public.
Establishes new and maintains existing relationships with prospective employers in the public, private and non-profit sectors to create and establish employment opportunities for current students and alumni
Develops and oversees delivery of broad and complex career-focused programs and events that incorporate the needs of current students, alumni and employers.
Researches, designs, and develops workshops and programs to meet students' and alumni's career needs. Conducts needs assessments of prospective employers and current students, and collaborates with faculty, staff and other members of the University community to ensure needs are being met.
Conduct surveys to gauge students' specific career goals, areas and fields of interest, organizations of interest, sectors of interest, etc. Evaluate information gathered to determine programs, workshops, events, and advising practices to ensure students' needs are being met.
Collect data on student and alumni employment information, analyze data and report trends in job placements..
Maintains detailed metrics of student advising sessions and outcomes.
Presents sensitive and difficult information about the career program, including presentations to incoming and prospective students.
Other duties as assigned, including occasional evenings and weekends. Some travel may be required.
Advanced knowledge of career development theories and coaching strategies.
Excellent knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; and learning and motivation.
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures.
Advanced knowledge of career decision making, and job search techniques.
Advanced knowledge of policy and public sector industry job market.
Detailed knowledge of hiring practices and recruiting/ staffing methods for mid to senior career professionals as well as employment trends.
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.
Ability to do public presentations, career panels, and speak persuasively to a wide variety of constituents.
Advanced project management skills, including skills to plan and implement successful events
Excellent computer skills and the ability to quickly adapt to new software programs and online resources.
Excellent judgment in handling sensitive information.
Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Salary & Benefits Salary will be commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information This is a part time (60%), career position eligible for full UC benefits.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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