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Director of Career Services

University of California, Los Angeles
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Director of Career Services
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 33938
Salary: $4,700 - $11,717 monthly

Position Description:
Under the general supervision of the Assistant Dean, serve as Director of Career Services for the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' Career Services Center. Serve the career development needs of 450 full-time Masters and Doctoral students and 7000 alumni for the Departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning. Work closely with Department Chairs and Student Affairs Officers to coordinate career-related programming efforts.

Develop and enhance relationships with employers and alumni that recruit the School's graduates, both domestically and internationally. Team with External Programs to closely coordinate the external outreach efforts of the three academic departments. Represent the School at numerous networking events, career fairs, and recruitment events. Communicate regularly with the departments' alumni councils to involve alumni in the School's career development activities. Develop and maintain relationship with the UCLA Career Center.

Responsible for organizing a series of events throughout the academic year that includes career-oriented workshops, presentations, and panel discussions. Act as the lead contact for the Career Services Center regarding career activities. Coordinate employer information sessions and on-campus interviews. Conduct a series of career-related workshops relevant to all three academic departments, such as self-assessment, networking, utilizing available career resources, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and negotiating.

Maintain CareerView, the School's online employment database. Develop employee relations strategy, manage employer profiles and postings and serve as primary point of contact for employers, alumni and students that are navigating the system. Post jobs and create bi-monthly job digests and/or newsletters for the students. Create online and hard copy student resume books. Conduct salary and employment surveys on an annual basis. Create and maintain online resource guides for various career-related skill sets (interviewing, resume writing, etc.), employment areas (government, non-profit, private, etc.) and policy/concentration areas (transportation, environment, affordable housing, etc.)

Create and develop new programs to support the career development of Public Affairs students while externally growing and enhancing the School's reputation among a wide array of organizations that are of interest to Public Affairs graduates. Support new and current career initiatives of the Dean's staff and other Public Affairs staff when called upon to do so. Create annual performance goals and discuss results with Executive Director and department Chairs.

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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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

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