Senior Associate Director Office of Undergraduate Admissions (0302U) 24743
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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.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must provide a fair opportunity for every applicant to obtain admission to the University, operate in a professional manner that ensures positive staff morale and values hard work and dedication, communicate and collaborate effectively, present a coordinated effort to standardize procedures and document best practices, offer a variety of methods for professional development, and provide first-class customer service in a cost-effective and transparent manner.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 14, 2021
This position serves as the Senior Associate Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The position achieves departmental goals through managing the work of others. The Senior Associate Director oversees daily operations; evaluation; special programs such as Athletics, Transfer and International admissions; supervises other managers; reports directly to the Executive Director for Undergraduate Admissions; and serves as proxy for the Executive Director when they are unavailable.
- Holds full supervisory responsibility for 4-6 FTE, including managerial positions, and seasonal supervision of over 175 freshman and transfer external readers. Makes decisions on performance, salary actions, hiring decisions and other human resources related issues of managed staff. Ensures that managers are meeting departmental objectives, business needs, and compliance with University, campus and departmental policies.
- Represents Office of Undergraduate Admissions when speaking to college/school/department or campus colleagues as it relates to evaluation and finalization of admit records, transcripts, and other official documentation. Supervises and serves as a resource for managers who review difficult and complex admissions cases, including Admissions Review processes for finalization of admit records.
- Represents the office in the absence of the Executive Director. In consultation with the Executive Director, makes decisions and commitments on behalf of the office. Participates in various systemwide and campus policy-making committees and holds authority to make binding decisions for the Berkeley campus. Serves as a member of the OUA Management Team.
- Responsible for maintaining and enhancing systems that support the program(s). Collaborates with the Associate Director for Systems & Operations to maintain/develop/update/implement systems that support the mission and that might enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of OUA's operation. Keeps abreast of new technologies.
- Professional Development: Participate in state, regional, and national associations and events relating to admissions and enrollment, e.g. AACRAO, PACRAO, NACAC, and/or WACAS, ACT, College Board, and/or OP Counselor Conferences, and OP Evaluation Conferences. Identify professional development activities that would enhance incumbent's skills, knowledge, and/or experience.
- Advanced knowledge of education theory, policy, practice, and evaluation.
- Significant knowledge of UC's colleges, schools and departmental transfer policies.
- Significant knowledge or ability to gain knowledge of the goals and mission of the University as they relate to academic preparation, recruitment, and advanced-standing admission.
- Knowledge of fiscal management policies and practices and Higher Education personnel management policies and practices.
- Knowledge of organizational development strategies and practice.
- Significant knowledge of evaluation methodologies, data analysis procedures, and systems necessary for working with technical staff to develop effective data management and evaluation systems.
- State, federal laws and Higher Education policies governing the disclosure of student information.
- Enrollment planning/management, statistics, quantitative analysis and research methodology.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Political acumen; ability to work well and build relationships with a wide range of internal and external partners
- Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
- Master's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time, career position. Hiring range is commensurate with experience. Hiring range is $100,000 - $127,000/annually. 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 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.
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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
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