Job Description

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Rady Career Services
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#116131 Associate Director, Career Coaching

Extended Deadline: Thu 8/11/2022

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 05/13/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/24/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

  • This position is open until filled. First Review Date 05/24/22.


The Rady School of Management provides business education through its Masters degree programs, PhD program, undergraduate minors and courses, and executive business seminars. In addition to these educational programs, the Rady School includes the Beyster Institute, the California Institute of Innovation and Development (CIID), Center for Social Innovation and Impact, and the US Israel Center.

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.

This Associate Director of Career Coaching is located at the Rady School of Management Career Management Center focusing on the needs of graduate business students.

The UC San Diego 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.

This position coaches students/alumni on a full range of career and professional development opportunities, including individual or group coaching, career planning, setting career goals, decision-making, and improving career capabilities. This position provides a holistic approach to student/alumni career coaching (including customized services for specific populations such as Masters programs in Finance, Business Analytics, Professional Accountancy, and MBA students). The focus of this position is career coaching and career development, including creating and facilitating workshops and presentations.

The position also develops and sustains relationships with current or potential employers and other organizations to build lasting relationships while augmenting recruiting efforts and aligning career opportunities.

The Associate Director will work closely with Rady Career Management Center Senior Associate Directors and the Executive Director to develop scalable programs and interventions that engage students in career design, experiential learning, alumni and employer connections, and transferable skill/core competency development. The Associate Director develops a "hub" of connections as an informed connector that empowers students and alumni.

The position partners with academic program managers to create strategies to reach employment goals, provides direct group and individual career coaching, independently creates and delivers new programming content based on industry/employment trends and meticulously collects data on employment outcomes.

The Associate Director promotes student engagement by collaborating with Rady academic executive directors and academic departments, Rady graduate student affairs and student organizations/clubs, Rady School admissions & recruiters, and other UCSD and UC career communities to ensure graduate students meet career goals.

  • Must be willing and able to travel to offsite employers (rare). Occasional evenings and weekends may be required due to panel discussions, special career events, employer visits, etc.

  • Cover letter is preferred.


  • Career coaching experience. Proven experience advising and coaching on a full spectrum of career and professional development opportunities, including individual or group advising / coaching, career planning, setting career goals, decision-making, and networking.

  • Strong experience designing and implementing innovative general and niche-focused career development programs that empower job seekers s to develop and utilize their self-awareness, professional development skills, networking abilities, and traditional career resources.

  • Proven experience creating and leading career-related events and programming, i.e. outreach, mentorship programs, treks/site visits, panel discussion participation, career exploration info sessions, alumni speaker series, industry highlight events, etc.

  • Experience creating interventions to bridge career readiness gaps through systemic integration, career education programming, industry networking, and mentorship with the goal of promoting student involvement.

  • Familiarity with the student life cycle: experience creating an integrated, holistic approach to student engagement. Experience partnering with faculty, academic departments, academic advisors, student organizations/clubs, admissions & recruiters, and across organizations with other career professionals to promote graduate student engagement with self-starting their career journey.

  • Demonstrated experience identifying and discussing employer hiring needs. Experience promoting the employment potential, academic accomplishment, and work histories of clients/students.

  • Proven experience evaluating student/employer outreach activities based on employment metrics, student/employer participation outcomes, industry representation.

  • Significant experience making engaging presentations to large and small groups, leading discussions, responding to questions from a sophisticated audience. Experience setting up Zoom discussion rooms, monitoring chats. Self sufficiency with presentation technology: experience setting up laptop, overhead projector, microphone, etc. self sufficiency with IT/audio equipment, presentation devices.

  • Experience collecting and entering data into online systems; experience tracking outreach activities related to outcome measures (participation, employment). Experience collecting data on employment outcomes.

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, psychology, or related field and a minimum of three (3) years of work related to student advising/counseling activities in an academic setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Diplomatic, engaging, and professional verbal/written communication skills to establish positive, fruitful professional relationships with a wide audience: graduate students, academics, university professionals, employers, and colleagues. Rapport-building skills. Advising skills. Collaboration skills.


  • Master's degree in related field

  • Membership and participation in national professional organizations for career professionals such as NACE, MBACSEA, and/or SHRM and/or local professional recruiting groups.


  • 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).

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