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#110087 Graduate Career Advisor, MBA Program Rady School

Extended Deadline: Tue 11/30/2021

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/24/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/05/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

  • This position is open until filled. First Review Date: 7/6/21.


The Rady School of Management provides business education through its undergraduate minors and courses, multiple masters degree programs, and its PhD program.

The Rady School's values are excellence, innovation, collaboration and integrity. The staff who work at the Rady School have created a highly participatory, high energy, upbeat environment where providing excellent customer service to our students and our faculty is a priority.

The Graduate Career Advisor for the MBA program at the UC San Diego Rady School of Management provides individualized and group career advising to full-time, part-time graduate business students as well as business executives enrolled in the weekend MBA program. The position guides high achieving MBA students in the selection of tailored career goals via exploration of professional interests, skills, expertise, previous employment background, industry job prospects, and local and global employment opportunities.

The Graduate Career Advisor guides students job search from planning and self-assessment, assisting MBA students with developing individualized job search strategies and action plans. The position advises on job search activities from initial matriculation through job acceptance, interacting with students with a wide variety of career interests and previous work experience.

The Graduate Career Advisor plans and delivers career development/job search programming and workshops focusing on resume writing, interview skills, job search strategies, etc geared to both midcareer and senior career business executives pursuing their MBA degree. The position also provides individual coaching. The position tracks student job search progress by keeping meticulous records, enters data regarding job search outcomes in the 12Twenty database, and applies concepts from the MBA CSEA standards to data collection and reporting.

Although the majority of the responsibilities of this position are student-facing, the Graduate Career Advisor also interacts with employers. The position plans and conducts employer visits/treks, integrates/invites employer participation in student-focused campus workshops, panel discussions, and conversations, and seeks out opportunities to increase employer involvement with the UC San Diego Rady School of Management.

  • Must be willing to work some occasional early evening hours or occasional part-day Saturdays to support Rady's evening and weekend MBA students.

  • Workshops, special events, orientation career fairs, graduation are occasionally held in the late afternoons or early evenings during the week (rarely on the weekends). Additionally, conversations with employers occasionally require off-hours phone calls due to time zone issues.

  • Must be willing and able to travel locally (rare).

  • Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.


  • Strong experience providing one-on-one and group career advising/counseling, providing career planning, job search coaching.

  • Familiarity with MBA career prospects, job opportunities, business employers for students who are early career, mid career and at the executive level. Proven experience providing career advising regarding corporate/business employment.

  • Bachelors degree required preferably in student affairs, coaching, career advising, student affairs with minimum four (4) years functional career advising experience or industry experience, or a combination of experience and education. Knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, career coaching techniques, career decision making, and job search techniques.

  • Experience coaching students in the selection of their own career goals via exploration of professional interests, skills, expertise, previous employment background, industry job prospects, and local and global employment opportunities. Experience promoting a variety of job search techniques appropriate to career goals.

  • Experiencing presenting individual and group career development workshops to high achieving students on resume building, interview skills, job searches and networking, exploring new industries/career paths.

  • Demonstrated experience editing resumes, cover letters and advising others on how to write effective resumes, cover letters, business correspondence, etc.

  • Experience interacting with corporate recruiters or employers. Experience in developing or identifying internship opportunities.

  • Experience reaching out to clients to promote job search progress; experience collecting and documenting client job search progress from initial intake through job acceptance and entering data into databases. Proficiency entering data and tracking progress into online databases, spreadsheets, Handshake and 12Twenty.

  • Proven experience researching employment trends in a variety of industries to benefit student job search activities.

  • Experience establishing rapport and credibility with clients, employers, students, business professionals, corporate representatives, faculty, and colleagues.

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills. Professional, polished, business demeanor. Prioritization and time management skills.


  • Masters degree in career counseling or related career coaching credential preferred.

  • Experience collecting data related to employment and job search activity; knowledge of MBA CSEA standards and their importance to business school rankings.

  • Experience providing career advising to graduate students.


  • Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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