Job Description

Payroll Title:
School of Public Health
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#119394 UCSD PROS Career Coach - Hybrid/Remote

Extended Deadline: Thu 12/8/2022

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

This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/21/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at the CARE Center in National City and remote.


The new Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science is dedicated to health and social equity and has over 80 primary salaried faculty, 25 secondary faculty, 200+ personnel, 200 postgraduate students, and 550 undergraduate majors. The School includes activities in the Public Health disciplines of Behavioral Medicine, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Policy, Health Equity, Public Mental Health, and Environmental and Climate Health. The School administers two PhD programs (Public Health and Biostatistics), a Master of Public Health professional degree program, an MS in Biostatistics, the only Health Sciences undergraduate program (BSPH), an MAS in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations run in conjunction with UCSD Extension, and a Preventive Medicine residency program.

The School has strong collaborative research programs facilitated by Research Centers of Excellence focused on Wireless and Population Health Systems, Health Promotion and Equity, Women's Health, and Tobacco Control, and has extensive collaborations with the School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Jacobs School of Engineering, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Moores Cancer Center, the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and with other partners across the UC San Diego campus. Partnerships with the community and health agencies are fundamental to the School. The School houses five recharge cores providing services to UCSD and external customers, and the School’s faculty and academics hold ~$125M total awarded grants and contracts.

The UCSD PROS Career Coach provides individualized and group career advising to adults impacted by the criminal justice system. The position guides and advises 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.

The UCSD PROS Career Coach guides clients job search from planning and self-assessment as well as on developing individualized job search strategies and action plans. The position advises on job search activities from program enrollment through job acceptance.

The position tracks clients’ progress by keeping meticulous records, and documenting data regarding job search outcomes. The UCSD PROS Career Coach plans and delivers career development/job search programming and workshops focusing on resume writing, interview skills, job search strategies, and other presentations depending on clients’ needs. The position may advise clients on additional educational pathways to achieve their career goals. The position also individually coaches on salary negotiation.

The position helps clients understand how to: use technology to seek employment opportunities, apply for jobs online, conduct online video interviews, and download relevant apps for the phone to support employment or educational activities and/or other technological skills relevant to employment seeking.

Spanish language skills are a plus. Strong interpersonal skills and strong organizational skills are needed.

Although the majority of the responsibilities of this position are client-facing, the position also interacts with employers, plans and conducts employer visits, and integrates/invites employer participation in workshops, panel discussions, and conversations.


  • Advanced degree in career counseling or related career coaching credential and / or education as it relates to working with adults impacted by the criminal justice system or equivalent experience / training.

  • Two (2) years relevant experience in functional career advising experience or industry experience

  • Strong experience providing one-on-one individualized career counseling, providing career planning and job hunting guidance and advice. Experience providing individual coaching sessions on resume building, job search goal-setting and job search strategies to adults impacted by the criminal justice system.

  • Experience developing rapport with clients tracking client progress from initial intake through job acceptance. Experience in a goal oriented career counseling environment; experience monitoring client progress, reaching out to clients to promote job search progress and to express support and encouragement.

  • Experience advising 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; experience researching employment trends in a variety of industries to benefit clients' job search activities.

  • Experience quickly and effectively assessing clients' career related needs. Experience providing useful resources and advice within a short time frame in person, online, and in a group setting.

  • Experiencing planning, implementing and delivering a wide variety of career development/job search programs. Experience planning and delivering 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

  • Excellent written communication skills. Ability to write clearly and concisely. Experience editing resumes, cover letters and advising others on how to write effective resumes, cover letters, business correspondence, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience making career-related presentations to large and small groups, including in person, online, and video-taped presentations. Experience effectively responding to questions and inquiries in a group setting as well as in a one on one setting.

  • Basic knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills. Rapport-building experience with clients, staff, and business professionals, corporate representatives. Professional, polished, business demeanor.

  • Ability to use computer systems and applications, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills. Proficient in a highly computerized environment (databases, electronic bulletin boards, e-mail, social media, Microsoft Office). Willing to investigate, use and leverage technology to assist clients at all stages of the labor market continuum.

  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations pertaining to hiring practices. Demonstrated knowledge of private, nonprofit and public sector hiring practices.

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate group discussions, interactions and training, using group dynamics theory and experience.

  • Experience summarizing and synthesizing information and data. Experience performing market research. Experience generating reports, preparing executive summaries. Experience collecting, documenting, and analyzing data and in order to recommend a course of action.

  • Experience interacting with corporate recruiters or employers who are friendly to individuals with lived experience with the criminal justice system, low educational attainment, or limited work experience. Experience in developing or identifying internship opportunities.

  • Familiarity with career prospects or job opportunities, for adults with diverse labor market and educational experiences, and may be early career or mid career


  • Masters degree in career counseling or related career coaching credential.
  • Skill and background in providing career advising to both junior and mid-career adults.
  • Experience collecting data related to employment and job search activity and can help inform the development of programmatic data tracking system.
  • Experience with OPT/CPT process.
  • Basic knowledge of UC programs, career services, recruiting and staffing methods, and employment trends.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check
  • Must be willing and able to travel locally.
  • Workshops, special events, career fairs, are occasionally held in the late afternoons or early evenings or weekends, per community partners' schedules. These events are scheduled in advance.

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego Health 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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