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Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Career & Professional Development Program Manager at UC San Diego

Posted by on Monday, August 20, 2018 in Job Opportunities .

Postdoctoral Career & Professional Development Program Manager at UC San Diego

Under the general direction of the Director of Academic Research Scholars, the incumbent serves as the Career and Professional Development Program Manager. The incumbent is responsible for identifying, planning, developing, coordinating and presenting, professional and career development programs, workshops, seminars and other activities in support of the unit's training and professional development activities.

In addition, the incumbent is responsible for staying current on training pedagogy; researching best practices; collecting, analyzing and evaluating the program’s effectiveness; and introducing innovative methods and tools to achieve desired campus outcomes. As the principal campus lead on postdoctoral education and training, the incumbent facilitates and coordinates with other campus units and neighboring institutions to strategically and efficiently address the training needs of postdocs and visiting scholars. The incumbent coordinates the annual Postdoctoral Scholar Appreciation events, Chancellor's Mentor and Postdoc Awards, and several other annual special events.

Utilizing a theoretical understanding of career and professional development, advises postdoctoral scholars on a full range of career processes, including individual or group advising/coaching, career planning, setting career goals, decision making, and improving job search competencies. Provides a holistic approach to postdoctoral professional development and career counseling, develops and modifies workshops and presentations as necessary; and maintains relationships with potential employers, alumni, on and off campus representatives, and other organizations to establish contacts to meet the career needs of postdoctoral scholars. Performs independently, but may receive guidance in developing new career advising/ coaching services and programs.


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