Job Description

Payroll Title:
Halicioglu Data Science Institute
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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Appointment Percent:
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#111156 Career Advisor and Employer/Alumni Outreach Spec.

Extended Deadline: Thu 12/9/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 8/17/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/27/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until position is filled.


The mission of the newly founded Data Science Institute is to advance the scientific foundations for this exciting new field, and to support education and training of students who will be the new leaders in this area. Digital data have emerged as central to addressing critical societal needs and enhancing the quality of life in the coming decades. Data science touches virtually all aspects of life on our planet. At the campus level, UC San Diego already has tremendous strength in this area, ranging across all segments of the university. For this reason, the Institute has been established as an independent unit that works collaboratively with schools, divisions, departments, centers, and faculty and students across the entire campus. The Institute is directed by the Director, who reports to an Oversight Committee chaired by the Chancellor. The Institute will be the administrative home for the undergraduate B.S. major and minor in Data Science, and the new graduate programs; MS in Data Science and PhD in Data Science. The institute will support collaborations between researchers across campus and will also provide critical resources to support innovation in data science.

The Career Advisor and Employer/Alumni Outreach Specialist is a highly-experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices to provide counsel on the range of career and experiential opportunities for students and alumni in the Data Science Undergraduate Program (DSC). The incumbent oversees efforts to advise and connect students with appropriate internships and career opportunities, as well as other experiential opportunities and provide career advising with a focus in the field of Data Science. As such, the incumbent is responsible for fostering and maintaining relationships with top employers and HDSI industry partners to expand the talent pipeline for data science students and alumni. S/he serves as a key resource and advisor to the executive program management teams regarding program design, requirements, and changes as they relate to student experiential activities, alumni relations and employment market trends. In conjunction with the program director and other stakeholders, participates in long-range strategic planning as it relates to alumni and career advising. The Career Advisor and Employer/Alumni Outreach Specialist identifies and recommends prospective employers from industry as program advisors, and actively engages program alumni to sustain productive relationships for program development and building ongoing qualified prospective student base.

~ Periodic travel to build and maintain relations with clients may be required.

~ Must be available for occasional evenings / weekends and may be required to attend conferences / programs both locally and out-of-town, as requested. Some overtime during peak periods may be required.

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  1. Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  2. Demonstrated advanced knowledge of, and experience working in, counseling adult professionals and demonstrated ability to apply sophisticated advising concepts and experience to address intricate and complex student issues.

  3. Basic knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques. Demonstrated advanced knowledge of career development theory and experience designing and implementing innovative career development programs including those that empower students to utilize proven resources to identify and pursue their career goals.

  4. Ability to use computer systems and applications, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills. Demonstrated ability and knowledge of using software applications including but not limited to MS Excel, CRM and range of social media applications. Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.

  5. Experience recognizing marketing opportunities and utilizing sound public relations/marketing techniques and strategies.

  6. Experience leading programmatic activities related to alumni relations including alumni surveys, social media sites, and newsletters. Experience implementing programs and events based on analysis of data and survey outcomes.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.

  • Incumbent must be available for occasional evenings / weekends and may be required to attend conferences / programs both locally and out-of-town, as requested. Some overtime during peak periods may be required.

  • Incumbent must have own transportation, insurance, and a valid California Driver's License.

  • Periodic travel to build and maintain relations with clients may be required.

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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