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Partner Opportunities Program July 9, 2003. Establishment of Partner Opportunities Program (POP) Decisions about seeking, accepting and maintaining employment.

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1 Partner Opportunities Program July 9, 2003

2 Establishment of Partner Opportunities Program (POP) Decisions about seeking, accepting and maintaining employment often involve considerations concerning two careers. Decisions about seeking, accepting and maintaining employment often involve considerations concerning two careers. Departments were spending a lot of time researching and making local contacts for spouses and partners of new academics. Departments were spending a lot of time researching and making local contacts for spouses and partners of new academics. There was a need for a central point of contact to work with these spouses and partners. There was a need for a central point of contact to work with these spouses and partners.

3 Our Goal We provide assistance and support in the employment search. We provide assistance and support in the employment search. Offer assistance and guidance to those conducting their own job searches by assessing their needs, arranging job contacts and informational interviews. Offer assistance and guidance to those conducting their own job searches by assessing their needs, arranging job contacts and informational interviews. Serving as a central resource for potential employment opportunities. Serving as a central resource for potential employment opportunities.

4 Eligibility and Procedures Our services are available to spouses and partners of current or potential general campus ladder-rank faculty. Our services are available to spouses and partners of current or potential general campus ladder-rank faculty. Services are initiated by the department with the completion of a form available via our website. The form should be signed off by the department chair or it can be sent in via with a cc to the department chair. Services are initiated by the department with the completion of a form available via our website. The form should be signed off by the department chair or it can be sent in via with a cc to the department chair.

5 Sample of services provided Researching local companies and company contacts. Researching local companies and company contacts. Set up informational interviews or requested consideration for specific job openings. Set up informational interviews or requested consideration for specific job openings. Resume review and consultation. Resume review and consultation. Providing guidance on cold calling companies. Providing guidance on cold calling companies. Providing advice and guidance on interview questions and interview skills. Providing advice and guidance on interview questions and interview skills.

6 Sample of services provided cont. Referral to recruiters and advice on how to work with recruiting firms. Referral to recruiters and advice on how to work with recruiting firms. Review of employment contracts, guidance on salary negotiations and job offer rejections. Review of employment contracts, guidance on salary negotiations and job offer rejections.

7 POP Website We are proud to announce the establishment of our new website: We are proud to announce the establishment of our new website: pp/ pp/ On this site you will find eligibility and procedural information as well as useful information on job listings in the San Diego area and resume development and interviewing tips. On this site you will find eligibility and procedural information as well as useful information on job listings in the San Diego area and resume development and interviewing tips. The site will be continuously updated and expanded to include other aspects of relocation. The site will be continuously updated and expanded to include other aspects of relocation.

8 Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) Another major initiative of the POP program is the establishment of the Southern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, also known as HERC. Another major initiative of the POP program is the establishment of the Southern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, also known as HERC. HERC was started in Northern California by the Partner Opportunity Coordinator at UCSC. The UCSD POP program will be administering the Southern California HERC. HERC was started in Northern California by the Partner Opportunity Coordinator at UCSC. The UCSD POP program will be administering the Southern California HERC. The consortium will consist of Southern California UCs, other universities and private colleges as well as community colleges. The consortium will consist of Southern California UCs, other universities and private colleges as well as community colleges.

9 HERC cont. The consortium will give us the opportunity to come together on a quarterly basis to discuss issues related to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff. The consortium will give us the opportunity to come together on a quarterly basis to discuss issues related to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff. Another result of the establishment of HERC will be a collaborative website reflective of higher education jobs in Southern California. Another result of the establishment of HERC will be a collaborative website reflective of higher education jobs in Southern California. This will be the only comprehensive higher education website in Southern California were job seekers can go to look for both academic and staff opportunities. This will be the only comprehensive higher education website in Southern California were job seekers can go to look for both academic and staff opportunities. Our kick off meeting is scheduled for August 28. Our kick off meeting is scheduled for August 28.

10 Institutions invited to participate in the Southern California HERC California State, Channel Islands California State, Channel Islands California State, Dominguez Hills California State, Dominguez Hills California State, Fullerton California State, Fullerton California State, Long Beach California State, Long Beach University of Redlands University of Redlands Pepperdine University Pepperdine University California Institute of Technology California Institute of Technology Los Angeles Community College District Los Angeles Community College District North Orange County Community College District North Orange County Community College District South Orange County Community College District South Orange County Community College District San Bernadino Community College District San Bernadino Community College District Palomar Community College District Palomar Community College District Occidental College Occidental College Claremont McKenna College Claremont McKenna College Harvey Mudd College Harvey Mudd College Scripps College Scripps College Pitzer College Pitzer College Whittier College Whittier College Mount St. Mary’s College Mount St. Mary’s College University of California, San Diego University of California, San Diego San Diego State University San Diego State University University of San Diego University of San Diego San Diego Community College District San Diego Community College District Point Loma Nazarane University Point Loma Nazarane University California State San Marcos California State San Marcos University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Los Angeles California State University, Los Angeles California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles City College Los Angeles City College Loyola Maramount University Loyola Maramount University University of Southern California University of Southern California Alliant International University Alliant International University California State, San Luis Obispo California State, San Luis Obispo California State, Northridge California State, Northridge California State, Ponoma California State, Ponoma California State, San Bernadino California State, San Bernadino Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District University of California, Irvine University of California, Irvine University of California, Riverside University of California, Riverside University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Santa Barbara California State, Bakersfield California State, Bakersfield

11 Future of POP Establishment of HERC. HERC will be administered through the POP program at UCSD. Establishment of HERC. HERC will be administered through the POP program at UCSD. We are continuing to expand our resources and networks within UCSD and in the community. We are continuing to expand our resources and networks within UCSD and in the community. Once program is established, we will expand our services to include other aspects of relocation; community info., housing info. childcare, etc. Once program is established, we will expand our services to include other aspects of relocation; community info., housing info. childcare, etc.

12 How can we work together In addition to assisting you with your client needs, we want your help. In addition to assisting you with your client needs, we want your help. We are finding our clients come from vastly different backgrounds, and are from both the academic and staff side. We are finding our clients come from vastly different backgrounds, and are from both the academic and staff side. We hope to be able to call on each of you when we have a client interested in one of your areas. We’d like you to provide us with job guidance or leads. We hope to be able to call on each of you when we have a client interested in one of your areas. We’d like you to provide us with job guidance or leads.

13 POP contact information For more information on the Partner Opportunities Program please contact us For more information on the Partner Opportunities Program please contact us Becky Skov Kristie Howard Or visit our website:


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