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Career & Practicum Specialist (4517U), Berkeley Public Health - 38405
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 25, 2022
Title Career & Practicum Specialist (4517U), Berkeley Public Health - 38405
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Career & Practicum Specialist (4517U), Berkeley Public Health - 38405

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

Berkeley Public Health (BPH) aims to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through interdisciplinary collaborations, preeminent education, and transformational research. Established in 1943, BPH is a professional school on the UC Berkeley campus that comprises six academic divisions and nearly 30 research centers and programs. Our department's values include social justice, health as a right, challenging conventional thought, embracing diversity, and creating meaningful impact. We honor our principles of community by centering and valuing everyone in our community; prioritizing prevention while remaining grounded in social justice; promoting safety and respect; practicing self-care and kindness; and remaining optimistic, hopeful, and committed to change. Learn more at

The RISE: Berkeley Public Health Careers & Leadership Office elevates public health professionals to lead from where they are through the innovative integration of experiential learning and impact driven community partnerships. Among other offerings, the RISE Office provides wraparound support to professional degree students for the "applied practice experience" required by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), including helping MPH students identify, secure, and pursue a practicum that aligns with their objectives. Additionally, the RISE Office offers a full range of career development resources designed to support BPH graduate students and alumni, including career counseling, workshops, and other programs.

Within the RISE Office, this position provides specialized counseling and programming to serve the unique needs of multiple graduate student constituencies at BPH. This professional will assess needs, develop strategies, and design, coordinate, implement, and evaluate services and resources for multiple MPH populations, reflecting diverse areas of study, delivery methods, and career goals. The position also plays a crucial role in a unique network of relationships by linking employers, faculty, staff, and students with information, resources, programs, and services relevant to their specialized practicum and career needs.

This position responds to the high expectations of students and programs for specialized and expert practicum and career services tailored to their advanced needs, including as working professionals and career changers pursuing online and residential MPH degrees. Rapidly evolving job markets and emerging industry trends require this position to employ specialized expertise while engaging with both students and employers/community partners. In support of the practicum requirement, this position represents its MPH constituencies in school-wide practicum coordination efforts and manages the full cycle of practicum support services for students in these programs.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: July 13, 2022.


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          This is a hybrid position, with 40% remote work eligibility.

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          This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

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