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#116249 Senior Director/Supervisor - Career Coaching

Extended Deadline: Tue 5/31/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 5/13/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 5/24/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


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

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 is a priority.

The Senior Director/Supervisor 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.

The Senior Director - Career Coaching, under the supervision of the Executive Director of the Rady Career Management Center, applies advanced professional career development concepts, conducts strategic needs assessments of gaps in the career program, and plans and develops new career services The focus of this senior level career services professional is on career coaching and programming to promote career development skills and employment opportunities for Rady School of Management graduate business students.

The Senior Director researches new ideas for career programming and career related events, plans, and develops customized career programming for a sophisticated graduate business school population, participates in strategy sessions with the Executive Director of the Career Management Center, and uses analysis skills and career coaching expertise to organize, deliver, and promote participation in career development programming and coaching.

This position provides overall supervision of Rady career professionals delivering top-notch career coaching and is an active participant in career coaching activities collaborating with academic program directors and the Rady School Career Management Center employment engagement team. This position uses research, planning, and management skills to promote programming that allows graduate business students to identify, research, evaluate and network with prospective employers and industries, suitable to the Rady graduate business student's educational background and professional aspirations.

This position promotes skills and techniques for Rady students seeking out employment opportunities within key industries, as well as with top domestic/international employers. The position leads the initiative to promote student participation in career programming and career related skills. The position collaborates with UCSD's main campus career coaches, Rady academic/executive directors of individual Rady degree programs, and others to efficiently provide career programming.

The Senior Director supervises a team of 4 Career Coaching professionals, creating an effective teamwork environment, promoting team info sharing and promoting an atmosphere of participation, collaboration, inclusion. The Senior Director solicits and recognizes staff contributions to problem-solving and process improvements, arranges and provides onboarding and training of new staff, approves time off requests & timecards. This position uses seasoned expertise to advise staff on approaches to students with unique needs, aspirations, priorities or expectation and serves as escalation point for staff on difficult issues related to career coaching issues.

The position solicits and recognizes staff co with unique needs, aspirations, priorities or expectations and serves as ab escalation point for staff on difficult issues related to career coaching.

Must have access to reliable transportation to travel to regional job fairs, employer site visits. Must be able to do rare travel out of the region, rarely internationally.

Occasional evenings may be required for panel discussions, presentations, networking events. This position is exempt and is not eligible for overtime

  • A cover letter is preferred.


  • 5-10 years experience providing one-on-one individualized career/employment counseling, providing career planning and job hunting guidance and advice on resume building, job search goal-setting and job search strategies to high achieving clients/students.

  • 5-10 years or more experience representing a university or corporate employer recruiting OR providing career/employment coaching, establishing or strengthening alumni/employer linkages.

  • Experience leading or creating innovative career development programs that empower students/clients to develop and utilize their self-awareness, professional development skills to identify and pursue career/employment goals. Experience supervising others in the development and delivery of career related programming.

  • Experience using strategic thinking and planning skills to develop, organize, and lead resume workshops, interview skills workshops, job search workshops, and other presentations geared to career development and job/internship searches. Experience presenting in person to small and large groups, in person and digitally/via online mechanisms

  • Advanced knowledge of career development theory. Strong experience advising students/clients in the selection of appropriate 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 in a variety of industries. Experience researching employment trends in a variety of industries to benefit student job search activities.

  • Experience in a goal oriented career counseling environment or goal oriented corporate recruiter environment. Experience tracking client progress from initial intake through job acceptance. Experience using data to track employment outcomes, experience teaching others how to document/track employment outcomes.

  • Experience managing details of career-related projects and events.

  • Leadership skills to supervise, provide guidance, coach and mentor professional employer outreach career professionals and support staff. Supervisory or lead experience: hiring, onboarding, training. Experience interviewing and hiring, providing guidance on performance goals, productivity, and work habits' experience providing informal feedback and presenting performance evaluations. Experience creating a teamwork environment, promoting team discussions, info sharing, participation, collaboration, inclusion; Experience scheduling staff, approving time off requests, and timecards.

  • Experience advising staff on client/student coaching approaches or on employer interaction approaches, client/student priorities and expectations. Problem solving experience.

  • Familiarity with career paths pertinent to graduate business school students/alumni/professionals and graduate business school degree curriculum and career progression (or the ability to learn).

  • Rapport-building and collaboration skills. Diplomatic, engaging, and professional verbal/written communication skills to establish fruitful professional relationships with students/clients/employers/colleagues.

  • Experience leading software system transitions from legacy systems to new platforms. Hands on experience using Handshake, 12Twenty, client management systems (or contact management systems) or similar programs.

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

  • Experience organizing and leading both inperson and Zoom meetings, panel discussions, workshops, employer site visits. Experience organizing and implementing career site visits or experience supervising others who do so.

  • Excellent organizational and time management and prioritization skills. Experience coaching others to organize work, accomplish goals/tasks, meet deadlines; ability to work efficiently and effectively on multiple projects with competing deadlines;

  • Knowledge or experience of CPT/OPT requirements (or the ability to learn); experience advising students on career planning based on CPT/OPT requirements and employment prospects; experience with international clients/students seeking employment in the US or elsewhere (or the ability to learn)

  • Masters degree in a higher education, business, or related field required or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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

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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