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Director, Career Development (4517U) - 7863
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 8, 2020
Title Director, Career Development (4517U) - 7863
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Development/Institutional Advancement

Director, Career Development (4517U) - 7863

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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 7, 2020

Departmental Overview

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking a Director of Career Development who will work within the department's Cameron Institute for Student-Athlete Development.

The Cameron Institute for Student-Athlete Development aspires to foster an environment in which each student-athlete can reach his or her full potential, aiming to be a national model of student-athlete development units, preparing student-athletes for success both during and after college. The Cameron Institute is founded on three critical pillars of development for our student-athletes and coaches: leadership and personal development, career development, and community engagement.

The Director of Career Development will be involved in designing, implementing, evaluating, and delivering broad and complex career-focused programs, assessments, and experiences incorporating the needs of Cal student-athletes. This includes creating systems that support student-athletes in the career development process to optimize post-graduate opportunities and outcomes. Though primarily an internal-facing role, this individual will leverage and foster relationships across campus, including the UC Berkeley Career Center and organizations supporting the career development process. This position will also manage and administer a comprehensive alumni and community partner platform, engaging individuals in mentorship and career-related opportunities for Cal student-athletes. This position will also manage a small portfolio of athletic teams focused on the holistic development of Cal student-athletes. The position also has supervisory oversight of two Student-Athlete Development Advisors within the unit.

  • Designs, implements, and evaluates career development programming and training that aligns with industry standards and best practices.
  • Regularly evaluates all programs and systems to ensure they are supporting the Golden Path Advisory System and preparing student-athletes for careers upon graduation.
  • Works closely with supervisor and other Directors in the Cameron Institute in facilitating all career-related programming, ensuring it supports the mission of the unit and is scalable for all teams.
  • Manages and administers a technology platform to engage alumni and community partners in service of mentoring and providing career-related opportunities for student-athletes.
  • Ensure programming developed aligns with the Golden Path Advisory System.
  • Measures and tracks career-related benchmarks (e.g., resume development, internship opportunities) and post-graduate outcomes of student-athletes.
  • Serves as department liaison with partners across campus to help integrate student-athletes into programs offered by campus.
  • Develops relationships with constituents external to campus to provide support for career development programming and leverages their capabilities to improve the experience for student-athletes.
  • Serves as an advisor for student-athletes on a small portfolio of teams in the Golden Path Advisory System.
  • Works with the Head Coach and staff of teams they advise providing tailored holistic support to their programs.
  • Supervises two Student-Athlete Development Advisors within the unit.
  • Monitors employee performance and provides direction and assistance.
  • Regularly evaluates employee performance, handles disciplinary issues if needed.
  • Other duties as assigned, including professional development.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
  • Curriculum development and facilitation experience.
  • Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes, or services to make improvements; ability to identify problems and develop original ideas with systems to solve them.
  • Skilled in project management and balancing multiple high-level priorities.
  • Effective communication skills and social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to develop consensus in sensitive and confidential situations.
  • Knowledge of common computer application programs, including the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment; ability to evaluate risk likelihood and consequences.
  • Client services oriented; has good listening, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
  • Position requires exceptional political sensitivity, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively across and outside the organization at all levels in a collaborative manner.
  • Knowledge of or abiltiy to learn University policies, processes, and procedures.
  • 2-3 years of experience in Student-Athlete Development or Career Development/Services.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules.

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training/experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience in Student-Athlete Development or Career Development/Services.
  • Supervision experience.
  • Master's degree and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a full-time, Career position.

Conviction History Background

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.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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