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Executive Director, Full Time MBA Program (0547U), Haas School of Business - 43189
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 26, 2022
Title Executive Director, Full Time MBA Program (0547U), Haas School of Business - 43189
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • MBA & Executive MBA

Executive Director, Full Time MBA Program (0547U), Haas School of Business - 43189

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.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

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 Haas School of Business embraces flexible working arrangements for its employees. Exact arrangements are determined in partnership with your supervisor to meet role responsibilities and department needs, and are subject to change.

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 10/07/2022.

Manages, plans and administers all administrative operations of a school, OR a medium to large academic department, OR several small departments within a college, or a medium to large non-academic department.

  • Assess, implement, and manage academic and student experience for the Full-Time MBA program based upon a wide-ranging understanding of graduate business educational programs, student development, academic advising, and best practices.

Accomplishes activities through the coordination of staff.

  • 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.

Prepares short- and long-range planning for administrative services operations and improvements to processes.

Establishes and recommends change to policies which affect the assigned unit(s).

Develops and monitors operational and budget processes, staff FTE, finance, human resources and space planning.

  • 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.

Represents department on business affairs to the institution community/professional development.

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

  • Broad knowledge of the organization's processes, protocols and procedures with a focus on budget, account and fund management and/or personnel management under labor contract(s) and personnel policy.
  • Broad knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; and/or accounting and payroll.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence/persuade all levels of staff.
  • Skills in organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple important priorities.
  • Proven ability to organize department work functions in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Broad knowledge of and/or can quickly learn common organization-specific and other computer application programs.
  • Skills to work collaboratively with other locations.
  • Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
  • Demonstrated management and conflict resolution skills to effectively lead and motivate others.
  • 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.


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

Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% time (40-hrs a week), monthly paid, exempt position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience up to $160,000.00.

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 in the Resume section of your application.

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."

Other Information
This is not a visa opportunity.

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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