The Career Development Specialist will advise medical students on a full range of career exploration and development plans for medical specialty selection or alternate career plans, including group advising/coaching, career planning, setting career goals, decision making, and tools to support specialty selection competencies. Creates and modifies workshops and presentations as necessary for student career development. Trains and maintains relationships with faculty advisors and mentors for Careers in Medicine Programs. Refines and develops new career and medical specialty advising/coaching services and counsels medical students and alumni on career options and opportunities. Provides staff support and guidance for the Medical Student Counsel and Medical Student Interest Groups. Collaborates with faculty across campus for summer research and externship opportunities for medical students. Works with the Student Affairs team to help organize and carry out major events and activities such as Residency Match, SOAP, Recruitment Day, Orientation Week, graduation ceremonies and various Medical Student Life events. This position is budgeted up to $78,000.
**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.**
- Ability to work with people from diverse cultures.
- Working knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs at UC.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations related to the responsibilities of the position, including Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Strong knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
- Demonstrated organization and prioritization skills necessary to meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
- Working knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of event planning, production and public relations. Organizational ability to coordinate student programs and events.
- Working knowledge of admissions requirements for the UCR School of Medicine.
- Working knowledge of UC, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective applicants and the public.
- Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.
- Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations and other institutions.
- Thorough knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice; workshop and program design.
- Knowledge of and experience with Banner or equivalent student records systems.
- Knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, and employment trends.