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Executive Director, MBA for Executives (0378U), Haas School of Business - 36566
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 26, 2022
Title Executive Director, MBA for Executives (0378U), Haas School of Business - 36566
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Business - General

Executive Director, MBA for Executives (0378U), Haas School of Business - 36566

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:

The MBA for Executives is one of Haas's three MBA programs, geared to mid-career professionals with significant experience. The Executive MBA is an accelerated program, where students complete their MBA degree in 22 months/ five terms while continuing to work full time. The Executive MBA students come to campus approximately every three weeks during a term, with classes held Thursday through Saturday and sometimes Sunday. During this time they also engage in co-curricular activities. The MBA for Executives program at Haas is a top 10 ranked program and draws students from a broad array of backgrounds and geographies.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 06/09/2022.


Directs and administers an independent program with complete administrative and programmatic responsibility:
  • Assess, implement, and manage academic and student experience for the MBA for Executives program based upon a wide-ranging understanding of graduate business educational programs, student development, academic advising, and best practices. Evaluates the effectiveness of the student services function and makes changes to the program to provide better service to students, faculty, staff, and management. Lead strategic planning efforts for the program.

Identifies and pursues funding opportunities and revenue streams, develops strategic direction and plans to achieve future objectives.
  • Participates in long-range planning and analyses to identify new program options that contribute to revenue growth.

Participates in advanced program budgeting and accounting processes to support financial infrastructure of program.

Assesses program's effectiveness and recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.
  • Develops ideas for improvement, secures resources and support, and oversees implementation and achievement of stated goals.

Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short- and long-term planning.

Manages financial and HR resources, overseeing non-compensation budget planning and execution; contract management; vendor relations and all aspects of hiring and development of program staff, both exempt and non-exempt.
  • Manage academic and student experience team. Makes decisions on performance, salary actions, hiring decisions and other human resources related issues of managed staff. Recognizes issues that have campus impact or future implications and advises the managed employees accordingly. Oversees the program budgeting and accounting processes to support financial infrastructure of program. Works with staff to develop financial forecasts and budgets and to manage spending to budget. Works with Admissions staff to implement recruiting and revenue strategies, insuring quality of students and long-term health of the programs.

Works collaboratively across various departments, managers, and outside constituencies to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration, in particular with the Evening & Weekend MBA program and all Haas lifecycle partners.
  • Faculty Engagement & Curriculum Planning: Engages faculty in the development of curriculum for the programs. Works with faculty and appropriate academic committees within Berkeley Haas to ensure academic rigor, relevancy, and coordination. Identify lecturers and evaluate course effectiveness and impact. Build relationships with faculty to help drive process for curriculum development and to determine learning objectives.

Participates in professional industry organizations, such as the Executive MBA Council, and contributes to public relations.

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' four Defining Leadership Principles: (1) Question the status quo; (2) Confidence without attitude; (3) Students always; and (4) Beyond yourself.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices. Advanced oral and written communication skills. Advanced skills to creatively and independently analyze concepts and situations and recommend solutions. Advanced interpersonal skills to work with diverse groups to achieve results. Advanced collaboration skills demonstrating skills to influence internal and external peers and managers. Advanced skills to develop and implement strategic direction for an academic program or equivalent. Can work evenings and weekends; MBA for Executives schedule = Thursday through Saturday, 8 am to 7:30 pm. 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' four Defining Leadership Principles: (1) Question the status quo; (2) Confidence without attitude;(3) Students always; and (4) Beyond yourself. Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a business, organization or public university setting.

  • Doctorate in related area and/or equivalent experience and/or training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Academic background and experience in selected area of research. Highly skilled fundraising experience.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% time (40-hrs a week), monthly paid, exempt position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $119,200.00 - $142,500.00.

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. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Diversity Statement

Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that "every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive."

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:
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