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Associate Director of Admissions (4509U), Haas Core Programs
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 9, 2020
Title Associate Director of Admissions (4509U), Haas Core Programs
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Haas Core Programs
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Admissions/Financial Aid

Associate Director of Admissions (4509U), Haas Core Programs

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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: January 21, 2020

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 Undergraduate Program Office recruits, evaluates, and selects students for the Berkeley Haas Undergraduate Program through a highly selective admissions process reviewing over 3,000 applications each year from multiple applicant pools. The Associate Director will serve on the admissions committee and will review and evaluate applications, and assist in the implementation of recruitment strategy.

  • Make admission decisions from highly competitive applicant pools. Assess applicants for motivation, initiative, leadership potential, work/life experience, extracurricular activities, socioeconomic status, disability, and educational/personal hardship. Using extensive knowledge of college/school/department requirements and applicant pool, assess the applicants' overall record and experience for final admissions determination and recommendation.
  • Organize, analyze and interpret admissions data.
  • Assist management with the design, plan and implementation of admissions programs.
  • Manage or facilitate training of admissions readers and alumni interviewers.
  • Provide substantive information and advising on admissions requirements, prerequisite courses school/college programs and curricula. Articulates policies specific to the Undergraduate Program and the university. Using knowledge of department policies and resources, serves as a resource and provide information and advice to students and other parties. Responds to inquiries from prospective students regarding entrance requirements, application procedures, etc.
  • Articulation: Work with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Articulation Officer to manage the process of developing articulation agreements between Berkeley Haas and colleges/universities. Documents and communicates transfer course equivalencies. Makes initial determination of transferability of articulated and in most cases, unarticulated course work within established faculty guidelines.
  • Outreach: Support Director of Admissions in managing student and alumni outreach efforts. Represent Berkeley Undergraduate program to prospective students, current students, and alumni through large and small format presentations or discussions.
  • Analyze effectiveness of recruitment strategies. Produce admission statistics, special and annual reports, and program evaluations.

Career Development:
  • Work on special programs as assigned.
  • Attend classes which will enhance expertise in job areas.
  • Serve on departmental and campus-wide committees as appropriate.
  • Participate in activities that enhance the campus community and/or larger community to further University service.
  • Maintain knowledge of the Undergraduate Program unit business processes in order to provide backup to other support staff in the unit.

Required Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge and experience working with undergraduate college students, staff, and faculty in a diverse college or university environment.
  • Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of or the ability to learn, academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at UC Berkeley and Haas.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to make and support admissions recommendations and decisions in a highly competitive admissions environment and to efficiently review large numbers of applications on time and with solid judgment.
  • Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective students and the public.
  • Ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials and outreach events to attract and enroll top candidates to the Undergraduate program.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated discretion and sensitivity dealing with urgent and confidential situations.
  • Strong computer proficiency, including knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to use online collaborative tools.

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

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience up to $75,000.00.

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 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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