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Associate Director (4516U), Haas School of Business 27668
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 30, 2021
Title Associate Director (4516U), Haas School of Business 27668
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Administration - Academic Unit

Associate Director (4516U), Haas School of Business 27668

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.

This position sits in the Master of Financial Engineering Degree program office. The Master of Financial Engineering Degree is a one year graduate program for students interested in pursuing careers in quantitative finance, financial technology as well as data science.

For more information about the Haas School of Business visit:

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: December 13, 2021


Counsels graduate students and alumni on career options and opportunities, including customized services.

  • Meets with students one-to-one and in groups to discuss and coach them on their resumes, cover letters, applications and / or interviews.
  • Discusses with students/alumni company cultures, career paths, job functions, specific opportunities and helps them in getting the jobs which they seek.

Works with other departments / colleges / schools on providing resources to meet students' career needs.

  • Coordinates with UC Berkeley central career services to ensure students are tapping into all resources as well as markets UC Berkeley career fairs to students.

Researches, evaluates, and updates written and electronic career and educational resources including prospective, current, and incoming students websites, as well as internal career documentation relating to the career services and job placement process.

  • Tracks all internships and full-time placement statistics and data.

Modifies and conducts workshops and presents programs to meet the needs of students including resume critique workshops, cover letter workshops, LinkedIn workshops, and networking workshops.

Develops and implements marketing and outreach programs to promote programs and services including both virtual and in-person career events.

Maintains and enhances relationships with corporations and other organizations to develop and modify potential employer resources, and promote external relations with the organization relating to career services for students and alumni.

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.

Maintains and adds contacts to the employers relations database (salesforce)

Works with students on paperwork relating to internship and full-time job placement process.

  • Coordinates Berkeley International Office to ensure all paperwork is filled out in a timely manner with respect to CPT, OPT and other career related matters.

Develops career newsletter including robust list of jobs and internships for which the students can apply; uploads job postings to internal job site.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of career development theories, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
  • Thorough knowledge of career services related workshops and program design.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, and employment trends.
  • Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating a desire to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to establish and maintain positive & professional working relationships with colleagues, students, team members and external parties.
  • Exemplifies Haas Defining Principles: students always, confidence w/o attitude, question the status quo, and beyond yourself.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and strong analytical ability including working with data sets.
  • Knowledge of the career paths in quantitative finance, data science, machine learning, and financial technology.
  • Ability to build relationships with employers and hiring managers and interface with external constituencies.
  • Ability to administer and coordinate events including career fairs and workshops.
  • Knowledge of how to effectively write and design professional resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn Profiles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of how to utilize salesforce database and/or other CRM platforms.
  • Knowledge of required paperwork and processes for international students to secure US based employment including process around CPT and OPT.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience up to $82,400.00.

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.

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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