Career Advisor

The School of Information seeks a career advisor for our Master of Information & Cybersecurity (MICS) program.

This 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 position will be the lead career advisor for students in the online Master of Information & Cybersecurity (MICS) degree program. In addition this role will collaborate with the broader career services team to plan recruiting activities and maintain employer relationships.

This is a part-time contract (through June 2020), variable position appointment (40% time). Possibilities for renewal at contract end.


  • Provides one-on-one, individually tailored and client-driven career coaching/advising to students interested in advancing their current careers and/or making career changes. Empowers students in developing and working towards achieving their career goals. This may include assisting students in conducting their own self-assessments, creating their “personal brand”, gaining information around various career pathways, and networking. Provides students with general advice based on his/her expert knowledge of the job market for cybersecurity and also suggests methods of networking within the I School community (fellow students, faculty, alumni) as well as within the broader cybersecurity community and various industries of interest.

  • Maintains detailed metrics of student advising sessions and outcomes.

  • Takes the lead on planning career development components of MICS immersions, which are 3-4 day immersive programs on campus which supplement the MICS coursework, serve as networking opportunities, and connect faculty and industry experts with students. For each immersion, career services typically plans half-day company visits, alumni panels, and/or career workshops.

  • Collaborates with career services team to maintain and create new employer connections for students and alumni.

As the MICS degree is an online degree for working professionals, the Career Advisor would be able to have a partially remote work schedule. Advising sessions will be conducted via Zoom conferencing system or phone. Advising sessions should be scheduled via Google Calendar (or similar) and metrics kept via Google Sheets. The Career Advisor will be expected to attend MICS immersions (1–2 times per year). In addition, it is preferred (although this is flexible) that the Career Advisor work on campus ~1 day per week to participate in team functions.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of career development theories and coaching strategies.

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

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

  • Advanced knowledge of technology industry job market.

  • Detailed knowledge of hiring practices and recruiting/staffing methods for mid to senior career professionals as well as employment trends.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

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:

The salary range designated for this position: $32.33 – $62.40 / hour; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.

This is a limited term contract position (40%, through June 2020) which will be evaluated for renewal towards the contract end. Contract positions are eligible to participate in the health and welfare programs offered by UC Berkeley.

How to Apply

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

First review date for this job is November 20, 2019.

About Berkeley

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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 500 students online. Together they form a multi-disciplinary collective of scholars and practitioners collaborating on initiatives at the intersection of people, information, and technology.

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.

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Last updated:

November 7, 2019