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Associate Director of Student Life and Leadership Development (4575U), Haas School of Business - 57671
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 14, 2023
Title Associate Director of Student Life and Leadership Development (4575U), Haas School of Business - 57671
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Student Affairs

Associate Director of Student Life and Leadership Development (4575U), Haas School of Business - 57671

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: 08/25/2023


  • Applying professional and updated Student Affairs concepts, leads and manages the entire range of student affairs and leadership development for the Haas Undergraduate Program.
  • Within an academic department, uses applied leadership to manage and make recommendations for the training of all student leaders and enhancement of inclusive community building.
  • Includes but not limited to: All student leadership activities and communities (Haas Business Student Association, Haas Sponsored Organizations).
  • Engages with student leaders on the use and maintenance of common-use spaces (Haas UG Student Lounge, meditation room).
  • Provides guidance and assignments to experienced student services advisors pertaining to activities, conduct, guidelines, and engagement for special cohort leadership: LSBE student board, GMP student board and M.E.T. student board.
  • Works with the Haas Director of Inclusion and Belonging.
  • Aid with execution on the UG Program Strategic Goals around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Belonging, ensuring that Haas students have access to co-curricular trainings and experiences that increase their understanding and mastery of inclusive leadership practices.
  • Working with the Assistant Dean and other team members, manages the Haas External case competition program, train and manage student coaches, manage course operations and engage with faculty to update the training curriculum.
  • Run auditions and select teams and follow up to collect best practices and build a repository of resources.
  • Travel and actively coach selected student participants throughout their case competition experience by giving productive feedback and connecting with other present institutions.
  • Some travel is expected as part of this responsibility.
  • Manages and implements complex summer programs, such as the Business for Arts, Sciences and Engineering (BASE) Program.
  • Coordinates with campus units (e.g. financial aid, Office of Registrar, Summer Session, Career Center) to execute program objectives each summer.
  • Deliver executive level experience by also managing recruitment and admissions of domestic and international applicants, orientation, faculty logistics and course scheduling meetings, case management, events, workshops and cohort development activities.
  • Manages program operational budget.
  • Assists BASE Program faculty on departmental and university policies and procedures.
  • Academic Advising: Advises and assists majors with academic degree progress; assists prospective students (non-major, Transfer and high school students) in determining major or alternative academic options.
  • Special Projects: Assist the Haas Undergraduate Program Assistant Dean and other staff with on-going special projects, pilots and innovations.
  • Work on special programs as assigned.
  • Attend classes that will enhance professional expertise.
  • Serve on departmental and campus-wide committees as appropriate.
  • Participate in activities that enhance the campus community to further University service.
  • Student Conduct: Responsible for interpreting campus policies and advising students and on student conduct, disputes and overall application of the Haas Four Defining Leadership Principles and other issues related to student activities and inclusive community building.
  • Focuses on student leadership development as liaison with campus units (e.g. LEAD Center, DEIJB contacts).

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

  • Knowledge of and experience in best practices around training and mentoring undergraduate students to develop as inclusive leaders.
  • Experience with formal advising and counseling techniques with undergraduate student populations.
  • Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
  • Ability in problem identification, problem framing, and reasoning, planning for course of action, and providing reports that require critical analysis of data.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations and issues, understand and summarize them, and formulate an appropriate course of action in conjunction with appropriate constituencies.
  • Ability to work diplomatically with faculty and students during difficult situations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to synthesize and then analyze data from research, reviews and surveys.
  • 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% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $59,100.00 - $79,455.00.

How to Apply

  • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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