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Executive Director (0378U), Haas School of Business 12322
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 28, 2020
Title Executive Director (0378U), Haas School of Business 12322
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
    Senior Executive Officer
  • Research
    Human Resources
    Administration - Academic Unit

Executive Director (0378U), Haas School of Business 12322

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 Center for Social Sector Leadership (CSSL) was launched in November 2006 at the Haas School of Business to prepare a new generation of cross-sector leaders (nonprofit, social enterprise, public, philanthropic, business) with the practical skills to tackle complex global challenges and achieve social impact. As part of the top-ranked Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, CSSL builds upon Berkeley's signature and historic commitment to public service and social change. US News & World Report's rankings of business schools ranks Haas in the nonprofit specialty category regularly in the top #2-4, based on CSSL's reputation. CSSL cultivates world-class courses, faculty research, experiential learning, and key external partnerships focused on developing leaders and excellence in social impact. Central to CSSL are experiential programs, well-established and experimental courses, and groundbreaking research:
  • Experiential programs
  • Berkeley Board Fellows
  • Social Sector Solutions
  • Courses for graduates and undergraduates
  • Philanthropy Fellows (for post-graduates)
  • Impact Speaker Series
  • Research and case studies

The Center is run by an Executive Director, whose role is critical to leading the future direction of the Center in the broader social impact field and to advancing the Center in connection with the university and the business school as the sole social sector leadership center on campus. The Executive Director works with the Center's Advisory Board and Faculty Director. To learn more about the Executive Director position and the Center for Social Sector Leadership, please see Learn More About Us at

  • Directs and administers an independent social sector leadership program with complete responsibility for administrative and programmatic activities.
  • Assesses program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.
  • Facilitates, directs, and manages, (delete bullet before co-curricular) programmatic activities and collaborations across the campus and with external parties.
  • Oversees initiatives that advance experiential education and student engagement (manage Berkeley Board Fellows, Impact Speaker Series, and Packard Fellows program).
  • Monitors and evaluates programs and initiatives; provides strategic direction and recommendations to Haas senior leadership and CSSL Faculty Director.
  • Coordinates and develops academic program components, and applied research.
  • Identifies and pursues business development and funding opportunities and revenue streams and participates in fundraising for initiatives focused broadly on social impact.
  • Develops a sustainable financial model for CSSL.
  • Develops and executes plans for financing program activities ensuring their ongoing financial sustainability.
  • Raises funds to sustain and grow CSSL so that it is self-supporting and develops a reserve fund and endowment.
  • Oversees funding development cycle for grants, gifts, and other external funds, from development of funding proposals to fiscal compliance, budget and project management, and all reporting requirements.
  • Manages financial and HR resources.
  • Plans, directs, and controls Center and initiative budgets and manages financial, HR, technical, and other supporting resources.
  • Assures that all programs are financially viable.
  • Supervises CSSL staff.
  • Participates in advanced program budgeting and accounting processes to support financial infrastructure of program.
  • Facilitates the efforts of various departments, managers, and outside constituencies to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Develops and leads CSSL's Advisory Board.
  • Leads programs and partnerships and works with Faculty Director to drive research and courses.
  • Manages relationships with deans of other UC Berkeley schools, as CSSL provides courses and programs for their students and alumni.
  • Develops and maintains close contact with external partner organizations relevant to CSSL's work and student careers.
  • Liaisons with Haas alumni groups.
  • Represents CSSL's programs to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintains close communication with students and student clubs in the area of social sector and social impact and leads CSSL's Student Advisory Board.
  • Serves on Haas and/or campus committees, participates in short- and long-term planning efforts as needed.
  • Assists in developing research, participates in professional conferences, and leads communications and outreach efforts on behalf of CSSL.
  • Represents Haas and CSSL at professional conferences.
  • In coordination with the Faculty Director, develops and implements research programs that reflect Haas faculty and social sector field interests
  • Career development by embracing the Haas Defining Leadership Principle of being a student always.
  • Participates in classes and/or workshops to enhance expertise in job areas, gain knowledge, or develop professionally.
  • Works closely with staff to encourage their professional development, procuring necessary resources to execute their work.

Required Qualifications
  • Academic background and experience in the social sector, business, social impact, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Skilled at thinking creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills in working with diverse groups to achieve results.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of how to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.
  • Demonstrated success in building partnerships and collaborations across sectors, and a strong network in the social sector or social impact field.
  • Demonstrated business development and fundraising experience.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset to drive innovation.

  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Extensive knowledge of the social impact and social sector fields.
  • Experience and knowledge of leadership development.
  • Customer service skills to manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • People management and supervision skills and experience
  • Advanced negotiation skills and capability to influence and lead all levels of staff.
  • Experience in public speaking.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $160,000.00 - $184,400.00.

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.

Other Information

The department will begin reviewing applications on November 20, 2020. For full consideration, please submit your completed application by December 11, 2020.

This is a two-year, full-time, 40-hours per week, Contract (temporary) appointment. This role is eligible for full UC Benefits, including, but not limited to vacation & sick leave accrual and participation in the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP).

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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