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  • Asst. Dir. Prehealth Serv, University of California Berkeley

    Duties / Responsibilities

    • Provide career counseling services to students and alumni interested in a health profession or industry career using their biological sciences degree.
    • Provide students with guidance and information regarding career decision-making, self-assessment, career options, goal setting, career research, the job/internship search process and graduate school admissions.
    • Conduct outreach to relevant campus organizations and divisions, building relationships and providing support through activities that may include ad hoc programs, quarterly meetings, and regular orientation meetings with academic partners.
    • Deliver a variety of career workshops and programs on such topics to help students prepare for successful transitions to careers and/or graduate and professional school.
    • Establish new relationships with corporations and other organizations that provide full-time and internship opportunities for biological/life science students.
    • Develop tailored e-communications and other written materials customized for pre-health profession students. Write and maintain specific sections of the Career Center website and social media outlets, and contribute to unit publications as needed.
    • Research, analyze and report on annual admissions data as it pertains to medical schools and other health professional schools.
    • Conduct ongoing needs assessments/surveys. Analyze and address unique issues and problems concerning career services and/or marketplace trends for bio/life sciences students.
    • Collaborate with staff/faculty and other members of the University community from colleges/schools, student service units, and student organizations regarding strategic design and development of resources and programs/workshops; build effective partnerships through regular communication, collaboration, and consultation.
    • Participate on unit-wide committees and projects as needed.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Demonstrated experience providing career counseling to address a broad range of career/employment issues, as well as experience with students interested in health-related careers.
    • Experience designing and delivering career-related workshops and programs.
    • Advanced knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, occupational, career and employment information sources as well as the application process for graduate and health-professional school.
    • Advanced knowledge of counseling processes, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
    • An advanced understanding and ability to work with and serve individuals from diverse backgrounds utilizing cross-cultural counseling skills.
    • Demonstrated experience in establishing effective working relationships with a variety of partners, including staff of all levels, faculty, employers and alumni; understanding of the political acumen needed to be effective.
    • Experience and proficiency with incorporating the use of technology to deliver career services.
    • Excellent writing, presentation, and organizational skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 1+ years experience directly advising pre-health professions students
    • A Master’s Degree in Counseling, Career Development, Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field, or equivalent education/experience.