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Director of MBA Career Programs, (7399U) Haas School of Business 35891
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 8, 2022
Title Director of MBA Career Programs, (7399U) Haas School of Business 35891
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Business - General

Director of MBA Career Programs, (7399U) Haas School of Business 35891

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:

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 05/30/2022.


Leads efforts to conduct highly complex analyses across a broad spectrum of programs.
  • Builds in-depth, complex analyses as a specialist (e.g. international student employment opportunities and outcomes). Works with the Sr. Director of Coaching and Programming to strategize program improvement for: attendance, student satisfaction and learning outcomes. Determines cost/benefit analysis of various programs. Prepares advising outcome reports and makes recommendations about future hour allocation for adjunct and industry specialist programs. Shares utilization and feedback with industry specialists and adjunct advisors. Oversees design and collection of qualitative feedback from students in workshops and programs to influence real-time adjustments and design of future content.

Develops and coordinates program communications; formulates strategies for education and enforcement.
  • Defines student usage policy for career coaches and industry specialists. Administers appointment career system and messaging. Guides marketing and communication with students on career programming.

Develops and advocates solutions to organizational or program issues, including developing and administering new systems, policies, processes, or programs.

Provides analyses for complex career management data, resource utilization, and other related projects.
  • Develops and analyzes reports to learn more about career program utilization by MBA audiences.

Proposes, leads and participates in policy, strategy and planning committees and working groups.
  • Leads curricular planning and resource management, project manages new content development and follows through with all levels of staff in the organization to provide yearly program execution plans. Collaborates with external partners such as Alumni Relations, the Academic and Student Experience teams to develop new programs while minimizing conflicts. Keeping an eye on organizational goals, provides feedback to ensure teams, programs and content match the overall strategic direction of the organization Leads Career Week annually. Partners with career club leaders to plan industry content & events for their membership and to support communications as appropriate. Works with Operations Program Managers to oversee the timing and execution alignment of programs across all the MBA programs to minimize conflicts and manage resource deployment.

Researches and summarizes best practices in hiring practices and leadership development to inform MBA career programs.

Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the Career Management Group.
  • Leads and directs a wide variety of projects regarding student and alumni career education.

Monitors new programs and processes. Conducts post-implementation analysis, in collaboration with partners, to determine the need for further enhancements and/or additional career programs based on feedback from students and employers.
  • Incorporates feedback from employer and student surveys into the planning cycle for the following academic cycle. Using collected data (attendance and satisfaction), advises balancing the delivery of group and individual programs to create a more bespoke student experience. Using influence and data, guides the development of programming to enhance the development of student career learning and leadership communities. Guides and directs planning of Industry Readiness Programs and Content which include senior Haas leaders and external constituencies. Leads Industry Readiness strategy analyzing employment data, researching industry trends and collaborating with industry experts. Develops and manages budget for all industry readiness programs including the Peer Advisor program and the Industry Specialist program. Partners with CMG staff to evaluate current and future industry programs and creates a plan that includes primers, meetups and additional workshops and industry event dependent on student interests. Ensures all information is clearly communicated to students, panelists and CMG stakeholders. Partners with CMG Administrative Assistant to Oversees execution of all industry readiness events. Manages Industry Readiness content library including leading annual content review and organization of content on the CMG Resources page. Manages selection and oversight of external vendors and contractors for industry readiness programs.

Supervises a programming team including a program manager, a program coordinator and numerous undergraduate and MBA student workers.

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 leadership development practices and understanding of adult learning theory. Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing. Uses discretion and maintains confidentiality. Advanced project management skills. Thorough knowledge of organizational or initiative processes, protocols and procedures. Strong mulit-tasking skills, including keeping organized with tasks under demanding timeframes. Advanced analytical/problem-solving skills. 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. Strong ability to communicate a project vision, to get buy-in from others and to influence without authority. Experience supervising or leading a team of represented and/or professional staff.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% time (40-hrs a week), monthly paid, exempt position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience up to $98,000.00.

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.

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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