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Program Director (4330U), Haas School of Business 25253
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 19, 2021
Title Program Director (4330U), Haas School of Business 25253
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Business - General

Program Director (4330U), Haas School of Business 25253

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business offers a unique opportunity to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and continually learn in a workplace committed to increasing diversity and creating a welcoming environment for all. Our distinctive culture is captured within our four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself. These principles distinguish Berkeley Haas as a unique environment, conducive to teamwork, collaboration, and career growth.

For more information about the Haas School of Business visit:

About the Center for Social Sector Leadership (CSSL)

CSSL was launched in November 2006 at the Haas School of Business to prepare a new generation of cross-sector leaders with the practical skills to tackle complex global challenges and advance social impact. As part of the top-ranked Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, CSSL builds upon Berkeley's signature and historic commitment to public service and social change. US News & World Report's annual rankings of business schools ranks Haas in the nonprofit specialty category #2 to #4, based on CSSL's reputation.

Central to CSSL are well-established courses, experiential programs, and groundbreaking research on cutting edge issues including multi-sector leadership, nonprofit networks, social capital and social impact assessment. CSSL continues to advance the field by developing case studies rooted in progressive and transformative leadership, DEI, and identifying and addressing social enterprise needs throughout the sector.

The Center is seeking a Program Director whose role is to administer and deliver key programs and partnerships in support of the Center's social impact mission. The Program Director role is a new role at CSSL, created to accelerate our mission to cultivate global social sector leaders, support effective social impact organizations, and build a better society.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 1, 2021

This job will receive applications and remain open for full consideration until November 28, 2021


Administers a small to mid-sized program with primary responsibility for administrative and programmatic activities.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong partnerships with key stakeholders to enable collaboration and high quality program delivery, as well as increase awareness and visibility of programs offered by CSSL in collaboration with Executive Director.
  • Collaborate with external partners to deepen outreach and engagement.
  • Manage recruiting, onboarding and support across CSSL's leadership development and experiential learning programs.
  • Lead the creation and oversight of the Programs budget. Support in tracking overall year to date budget expenses vs. projected budget in collaboration with University tracking systems.
  • Determine which programs are operating well, which programs require modifications to their staffing or allocation of resources, which new programs should be created, and which should be archived.
  • Develop and oversee the vision, design, and overall strategy for all CSSL programs in collaboration with Executive Director and Faculty Director (executive leadership).

Contributes to the program budgeting and accounting processes to support financial infrastructure of program.
  • Provide operational support across CSSL Programs: Berkeley Board Fellows, Social Sector Solutions and Packard Fellows.
  • Manage program budgets and financial reporting.
  • Coordinate with CSSL Team on operational and administrative tasks.
  • Engages student workers to support program operations, communications and administrative functions.

Works with program leadership to identify and pursue funding opportunities and revenue streams.
  • Manages and executes outreach activities and campaigns, including developing and drafting content for internal and external audiences to support fundraising activities.
  • Develops and supports outreach strategy, activities and implements strategy with support from work study and rest of CSSL team.
  • Develops content for all CSSL communications platforms and social media accounts and manages execution.

Assesses program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.
  • Analyze the overall impact of individual programs, using key metrics such as relevance to mission, depth, breadth, excellence and responding to stakeholder needs in collaboration with executive leadership.
  • Track key CSSL and relevant Haas and Berkeley impact data to share with CSSL team as part of program planning and evaluation.
  • Report results quarterly and provide recommendations to metric owners based on key findings to Executive Director and Faculty Director (Executive Leadership).

Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short term and long term planning.
  • Inform strategic planning to set goals, priorities and workflows.
  • Consult with leadership on programs challenges and opportunities.
  • Inform executive leadership about programs through written and oral reports.
  • Ensure consistent and accurate communication flow between the Program Director and leadership.
  • Coordinates activities including events and promotional materials and products designed to promote awareness of CSSL programs within the campus community or to the general public.

Professional Learning and Growth
  • Embraces the principle of being a "student always" by engaging in opportunities for training, workshops, seminars, continuing education pertinent to the position, or at the suggestion of the supervisor.
  • Actively contributes to a team environment that fosters and promotes a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) within the unit and at Haas.
  • Engages in ongoing education to promote diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging by completing University sponsored certifications & training sessions (Ie: MEP Workshop, Implicit Bias Certification, LinkedIn Learning workshops, and other workshops & seminars offered by the University or Haas, as they are made available) or by engaging in external seminars & resources related to DEIB.
  • Exemplifies Haas Defining Principles: students always, confidence w/o attitude, question the status quo, and beyond yourself.

Required Qualifications
  • Academic background and experience in the social sector, business, social impact, or related field.
  • Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.
  • Solid fundraising, program management, and execution experience.
  • Strong social sector background, including interest and experience in nonprofit strategy and management at the local, national and global level, philanthropy and social enterprise.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating a desire to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to establish and maintain positive & professional working relationships with colleagues, students and team members.
  • Exemplifies Haas Defining Principles: students always, confidence w/o attitude, question the status quo, and beyond yourself.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a business, organization or public university setting.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Terminal degree in a related area (PhD, JD, MD, etc.).

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $95,450.00 - $110,800.00.

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

How to Apply

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

Other Information

This is a 2-year contract appointment at 100% time.

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.

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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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