Career Advisor

The School of Information is now seeking a Career Advisor.

The Career Advisor position involves planning, developing, and implementing programs, activities, counseling, and advising focused on students' career development. Works with students, alumni, and/or potential employers.

This is a one-year, part-time contract position, working about 10–15 hours per week.


20% — Counsels graduate students and alumni on career options and opportunities, including customized services for specific populations based on relevant industries. Used advanced knowledge of LinkedIn and other social media tools to make networking suggestions.

20% — Conducts outreach and maintains relationships with potential employers to meet the career needs of students. Assists with regular communications to employers regarding upcoming events and recruiting timelines.

15% — Researches, evaluates, and updates written and electronic career and employer resources.

15% — Develops/modifies workshops and presentations as necessary on fundamental career planning topics. Presents workshop material in both in-person and online modalities.

10% — Develops and implements marketing and outreach programs to promote programs and services.

5% — Assists clients in identifying their interests, values, skills, and personalities, and understand how these factors relate to academic/career satisfaction and their personal brand. Utilize quantitative and qualitative assessments such as Strength finder for helping students understand their personal strengths, values, etc.

5% — Helps with decision making, goal setting, and identifying internal/external obstacles to obtaining goals.

5% — Maintains detailed metrics of student advising sessions and outcomes. Creates reports on outcomes to share with internal and external audiences.

5% — Identifies personal crisis situations and refers client to appropriate resources.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of career development theories, coaching, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.

  • Excellent knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; and learning and motivation.

  • Knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice, workshop and program design.

  • Advanced knowledge of career decision making, and job search techniques.

  • Advanced knowledge of technology industry job market.

  • Advanced knowledge of LinkedIn and other social media tools.

  • Highly effective problem identification and solving skills, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.

  • Excellent computer skills and the ability to quickly adapt to new software programs and online resources.

  • Excellent judgment in handling sensitive information.

  • Knowledge of employer recruiting and staffing methods and employment trends.

  • Attention to detail and ability to organize events and prioritize tasks.

  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in career counseling and/or equivalent experience/training (e.g., recruiting, student affairs, communications, coaching).

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.

Salary & Benefits

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

This is a one-year, part-time contract position. Contract positions may be extended based on operational demand. Contract positions are eligible to participate in the health and welfare programs offered by UC Berkeley.

The salary range designated for this position: $65,000 - $76,300. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

You may also go to and search for position #24544.

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

First review date for this job is February 20, 2018.

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

About the School of Information

The School of Information is UC Berkeley’s newest professional school. Located in the center of campus, the I School is a graduate research and education community committed to expanding access to information and to improving its usability, reliability, and credibility while preserving security and privacy. This requires the insights of scholars from diverse fields — information and computer science, design, social sciences, management, law, and policy.

Roughly 120 graduate students and two dozen faculty members are based on campus, in UC Berkeley’s historic South Hall, with another 350 students online. Together they form a multi-disciplinary collective of scholars and practitioners.

The I School offers three professional master’s degrees and an academic doctoral degree. Our MIMS program trains students for careers as information professionals and emphasizes small classes and project-based learning. Our MIDS program trains data scientists to manage and analyze the coming onslaught of big data, in a unique high-touch online degree. Our MICS program prepares cybersecurity leaders with the technical skills and contextual knowledge necessary to develop solutions for complex cybersecurity challenges. Our Ph.D. program equips scholars to develop solutions and shape policies that influence how people seek, use, and share information.

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:

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Last updated:

March 5, 2018