[New Job Opening] Career Development Manager (4517U) – Blum Center for Developing Economies (BLUM) job Vacancy in 200 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720


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Career Development Manager (4517U) – Blum Center for Developing Economies (BLUM)
200 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
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Description : Career Development Manager (4517U) – Blum Center for Developing Economies (BLUM) About Berkeley
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Departmental Overview
he Blum Center for Developing Economies leverages the talent, enthusiasm, and energy of the University of California, Berkeley community to address problems in low-resource areas. Our interdisciplinary problem-solving approach draws on students and faculty dedicated to facing this challenge through innovative initiatives, education, and research. The Blum Center houses an undergraduate minor in Global Poverty & Practice program, one of the most popular minors on the Berkeley campus; a graduate PhD minor in Development Engineering, the first in the nation; the Big Ideas Contest, the University of California’s premier social entrepreneurship catalyst serving thousands of students across 10 campuses; and a Master of Development Engineering, UC Berkeley’s first professional degree committed to solving complex global challenges across the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors.
The Blum Center for Developing Economies is a multidisciplinary research and education unit reporting to OVCR. Its undergraduate minor, Global Poverty & Practice, is a well regarded and popular program on campus, with a steady state of about 200 students from over 40 majors. Its graduate minor (a Designated Emphasis) in Development Engineering is the first in the nation, attracting PhD students from over 15 disciplines. Most recently, the Graduate Group in Development Engineering proposed a Master of Development Engineering (MDevEng) Self-Supporting Graduate Professional Degree Program (SSGPDP), to be managed administratively by the Blum Center. This is a new interdisciplinary field to address the challenges posed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The field integrates engineering, economics, business, natural resource development, and social sciences to develop, implement, and evaluate new technological interventions that address the needs of low-income communities around the world. The MDevEng. welcomed its first cohort of students in Fall 2021.
The Manager of Career Development researches, plans, and develops relationships with potential employers to meet the career development needs of Development Engineering students. The incumbent will apply advanced professional career development concepts, conduct strategic needs assessment, and plan and develop programs and new career services to help students in career planning, setting career goals, and improving search competencies as well as support recruiting effort of new students. In collaboration with the Director, Blum Center professional staff and others, research, develop, and execute new programs and outreach services to educate, coach, and continuously update students, alumni, and other parties interested in Development Engineering career opportunities and options. This includes programs and services to support students with internships or other professional placements during and following the MDevEng program, and organizing DevEng career and internship fair with relevant employers and collecting and disseminate to students information about career fair opportunities.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 1/24/22 – Open Until Filled
40% Designs and implements a suite of career development and placement services and programs that provide MDevEng students with a career advantage. Collaborate closely with the MDevEng Director as well as the Blum Center’s Associate Director for Education, Graduate Group in Development Engineering, the College of Engineering, Berkeley campus, and external resources to identify opportunities for synergy with existing programs.
In Particular:
Develop customized services and provide tailored content to support outreach efforts. Make use of a variety of marketing strategies and methods from in-person networking and seminars to large-scale virtual events, webinars, and use of social media.
Develop and participate in students recruiting events and other key programs and MDevEng events, e.g. Visit Day, orientation etc.
Design and implement events for students, both current students and incoming students to present the career pathways and opportunities in Development Engineering
Work to ensure alignment of student career desires with plans to target companies and to provide general recruiter feedback on their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Research and analyze economic and employment trend data to provide context for marketing decisions and support outreach efforts. Develop presentations for management, students and campus professionals.
Establish metrics to track utilization of services, including advising and workshops/Webinars. Compile data for program evaluation and to aid in marketing.
Manage career program improvement processes. Regularly conduct needs assessments, and evaluate program effectiveness. Collaborate with faculty and other members of the University community to update, enhance, or eliminate programs.
Present sensitive and difficult information about the career program, including presentations to the media and the public.
Manage career development services logistics and information systems. Use thorough knowledge of career program and information systems to build applications and improve web sites and other supporting technologies.
30% Provides career counseling in particularly complex areas that require specialized expertise for students who are investigating careers inside or outside academia.
In Particular:
Provide career advising in complex areas that requires specialized expertise in working with junior as well as mid- to senior-level individuals who are looking to advance in their careers or switch entirely to another function and/or industry.
Use standard quantitative and qualitative assessments to help MDevEng students assess career goals. Guide students and alumni by providing decision making and goal setting tools helping them to identify interests, values, skills, and internal/external obstacles to obtaining goals. Identify personal crisis situations and refer students to appropriate resources.
Develop and conduct workshops and programs to meet students’ needs. Organize and facilitate workshops to convey current trends in the workplace and job search process, such as a panel of both contingency and retained recruiters.
Provide resources and support to MDevEng students to secure internships or other professional opportunities both during and following the completion of the program.
Ensure that students have current information about specific job markets and about recruiter perceptions by educating career advisors and communicating directly with students.
Meet regularly with Director and Blum Center staff to develop and implement alumni marketing and outreach programs. Establish protocols and programs for serving Alumni, locally and in other regions. Travel as needed to meet program goals.
25% Establishes and cultivates relationships with organizations related to career services for students and alumni to enhance the organization’s relationship with outside organizations and provide career pathways.
In Particular:
Establish new relationships with corporations, non-profits, community-based organizations and governmental entities and other organizations related to career services and internship opportunities for MDevEng students and alumni.
Identify and contact companies about recruiting MDevEng students both on and off campus.
Build relationship with human resources and career advising services on campus and beyond to familiarize them with Development Engineering as a field of expertise. Help branding the field among relevant professional recruiters as well as help student brand themself as Development Engineers.
Work proactively to strengthen relationships with recruiting companies in designated industries. Assist them in developing and executing recruiting and marketing strategies. Coordinate recruiter relationships with UC Berkeley Career Center as appropriate.
Build long term relationships with students and alumni in mid and senior level positions. Facilitate networking opportunities among students and alumni/contacts in industry.
Promote employment, networking, and corporate sponsorship opportunities to appropriate student populations.
Organize DevEng career and internship fair with relevant employers; collect and disseminate to students information about career fair opportunities.
5% Oversees career program technical systems, and uses thorough knowledge of career program and information systems to build applications and improve web sites and other supporting technologies. Produce a weekly newsletter highlighting opportunities for students.
Required Qualifications
Advanced knowledge of career development theories, counseling processes, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
Advanced knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice; workshop and program design.
Advanced knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment trends.
Strong ability to design and modify computer applications and outreach materials to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.
Strong ability to work with people from diverse cultures.
Highly effective interpersonal, counseling, presentation, and oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of career management, employer expectations, recruiting, staffing methods, and employment trends.
Knowledge of careers related to solving complex global challenges across the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors.
Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Salary commensurate with experience.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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