Assistant Director Career Services, Break Through Tech AI

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Assistant Director Career Services, Break Through Tech AI
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 35668
Salary: $24.81 - $52.11 hourly

Position Description:
The Assistant Director of Career Services will oversee the successful delivery of a mentorship and career services program for participants of the Break Through Tech AI Program.

This position must implement best practices for facilitating mentorship programs and helping students prepare toward strong career outcomes.

More specifically, the Assistant Director will recruit, train, and manage a team of professional mentors (volunteer data science, machine learning, and AI professionals) who will facilitate small group mentorship workshops. This position will facilitate regional career-oriented programming and inspiring recruitment events that will assist Break Through Tech AI Program participants to master the skills required for interviews, internship, and career. The Assistant Director will help manage relationships with employer recruiting organizations, and must have a passion for helping prepare students to achieve transformational career outcomes.

This position reports to the Director of the Program and works closely with the Break Through Tech AI National Program Office.

The responsibilities may be completed primarily remotely during the initial employment period and would be expected to work on location on our UCLA campus when instruction resumes in person.

Program Information:
Break Through Tech works at the intersection of academia and industry to propel more underrepresented women into higher education and careers in tech -- with a particular emphasis on Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and first- generation college going women and non-binary students.

Hosted by UCLA, Break Through Tech AI is the new program from Break Through Tech on a mission to credential and fast-track undergraduate women into careers in the fastest-growing areas of tech: data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Developed with industry leaders, the Break Through Tech AI program includes three high-level components that are considered critical for increasing the competitiveness and marketability of
students pursuing AI/ML engineering roles: (1) skills-based training, (2) industry-relevant portfolios, and (3) mentorship, career coaching, and job placement support. Over the next four years, the Break Through AI program will expand nationwide to foster a diverse next generation of AI leaders who will build AI technologies that are fairer and more representative of our society.

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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.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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