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$60,000 - $72,000 / Year
Hybrid Remote
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#120106 Senior Career Consultant, Career Management

Extended Deadline: Fri 2/10/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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 11/18/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/29/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position is open until filled. First Review Date: 11/29/22.


The University of California’s only school of international affairs, the School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS) provides a unique resource for training leaders, creating ideas, and building networks for the governance of globalization and its local impacts. GPS is internationally renowned for its innovative programs, superb faculty and outstanding students and now stands among the world's top graduate schools of international relations and is the established leader in its focus on Asia and the Americas. GPS instructs a diverse student body consisting of 60% domestic and 40% international students in MPP, MCEPA, MIA, BA-MIA, MAS, joint PhD with Department of Political Science and executive education programs. GPS also administers the International Studies Program, a fast-growing interdisciplinary program with over 1700 declared undergraduate majors, that offers a rigorous curriculum for undergraduate students interested in international affairs.

Offering nine B.A. degree options, three combined BA/MIA programs, and a minor program, the International Studies Program explores the interaction between the international and national, global and local, contemporary and historical ideas shaping globalization. GPS is also the parent organization to major research centers: Center for Commerce and Diplomacy (CCD), Center on Global Transformation (CGT), Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, 21st Century China Center, Fudan-UC Center on China, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), Policy Design and Evaluation Lab (PDEL), Laboratory on International Law and Regulation (ILAR), and Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology (JFIT).

Under the leadership of the UC San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy’s (GPS) Director of Career Services, the Senior Career Consultant serves as an active member in the pillars of career development, career education, and employer outreach. The Senior Career Consultant develops strategy, analyzes data and employment trends, implements plans, and strives towards employment metrics while providing a range of career- and employment-related services and programs to meet the career development and education needs of GPS graduate students.

Utilizing various theoretical frameworks integrated with an advanced understanding of career and life design, experiential learning, and mentoring in the academic and co-curricular learning experience for all students, advises students/alumni on a full range of career and professional development opportunities, including individual or group advising/coaching, career planning, setting career goals, decision- making, and improving career readiness competencies. Provides a holistic approach to student/alumni career coaching.

The position independently creates and facilitates workshops and presentations while developing and sustaining relationships with current or potential employers and other organizations to build lasting relationships while augmenting recruiting efforts and aligning career opportunities. Performs independently, but may receive guidance in developing new career advising/coaching services and programs. This position will collaborate with career communities including academics, alumni, employers, and community members. They will work closely with Director and Associate Director to develop scalable programs and interventions that engage students in career and life design, experiential learning, alumni and employer connections, and transferable skill /core competency development.

This position researches and organizes economic and employment trend data, and designs materials for presentation to students, faculty, and GPS leadership. The position creates strategies to reach employment goals, provides direct group and individual career advising, independently creates and delivers new programming content based on industry/employment trends, and meticulously collects data on employment outcomes for GPS graduate students. The position partners with others to help bridge career readiness gaps through systemic integration, career education programming, industry networking, and mentorship and reaches out to faculty and leadership to work as a team to promote student involvement in their career development.

This position collaborates with the UCSD central career center and the alumni engagement offices.

  • Must be willing and able to travel locally and nationally. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required due to panel discussions, special career events, employer visits, etc.

  • This is a hybrid/remote position.

  • A cover letter is required for a complete application.


  • Strong knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision-making, learning styles, and job search techniques. Knowledge of academic, vocational, career programs and opportunities with the ability to apply theories and principles of higher education in a college structure. Knowledge of various theoretical frameworks integrated with advanced understanding of career and life design, experiential learning, and mentoring in the academic and co-curricular learning experience. Knowledge of the principles and methods of intergroup relations, leadership education, career development, and student development.

  • Thorough knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice; workshop and program design. Strong experience creating new programming and leading career-related events including programming, outreach, mentorship programs, treks/site visits, panel discussion participation, career exploration info sessions, alumni speaker series, industry highlight events, etc. Demonstrated experience with group dynamics and experience leading and facilitate effective group discussions and dialogue, etc.

  • Knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, and employment trends.

  • Experience developing a strategic plan of action regarding employment opportunities/networking. Experience using data to make decisions and to identify strategic goals. Experience evaluating employer outreach activities based on employment metrics, employer participation outcomes, industry representation.

  • Collaboration skills and knowledge of 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. 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.

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

  • Strong experience advising students/alumni on a full spectrum of career and professional development opportunities, including individual or group advising/coaching, career planning, setting career goals, decision-making, and improving career readiness competencies.

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

  • Skills and knowledge of program evaluation and assessment techniques, as well as policy analysis, and development. Experience evaluating student/employer outreach activities based on employment metrics, student/employer participation outcomes, industry representation.

  • Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills. Demonstrated computer and web development experience and skills to apply and learn various programs (MS Office, spreadsheets, databases) and to lead website organization to accomplish outreach to internal constituents (graduate students) and external partners (employers).

  • Significant experience making engaging presentations to large and small groups, using PowerPoint and other technology. Experience 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, with IT/audio equipment, and presentation devices.

  • Data collection and data tracking: Experience collecting and entering data into online systems; experience tracking outreach activities related to outcome measures (participation, employment). Experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, summarizing and creating summary data using charts/graphs/reports for external constituencies and internal audiences. Experience presenting data in an engaging manner.

  • Extensive experience and demonstrated ability to identify campus resources and to foster strong, collaborative outreach and positive relationships with campus- and system-wide offices and administrative staff contacts. Working knowledge of academic department, major, minor and general education requirements.

  • Basic knowledge and ability to work with fiscal-related matters including budgets, expenditures, and reimbursement processes.

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, psychology, or related field and a minimum of five (5) 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.

  • Advanced prioritization and organizational skills. Time management skills. Experience with event and project planning. Hands-on logistics experience related to events, treks, and projects. Experience planning and implementing projects/events on an accelerated timeframe, experience implementing techniques to promote audience attendance and participation.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $48,900 - $102,300 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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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