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Director of Diversity Admissions (4510U), Haas Core Programs -
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 24, 2019
Title Director of Diversity Admissions (4510U), Haas Core Programs -
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Admissions/Financial Aid
    Multicultural Affairs/Diversity

Director of Diversity Admissions (4510U), Haas Core Programs -

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: June 7, 2019

Departmental Overview
The Haas School of Business develops path bending leaders - individuals who redefine how we do business. Berkeley-Haas, the second oldest business school in the United States, educates 2,200 students each year in six degree-granting programs, and hundreds more through executive education programs. A team of 300 staff members support these students, faculty and alumni through work in areas that include Admissions, Student Services, Career Management, Administration, Development and Alumni Relations.

Berkeley-Haas offers opportunities to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and learn continually. Our culture is captured by Four Defining Principles (Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always and Beyond Yourself) that distinguish Berkeley-Haas as a place to learnand a place to work.

Berkeley Haas is committed to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion as defined by Berkeley's Office of Equity & Inclusion. The school is fortunate to have dedicated students, alumni, and staff who have put in a tremendous amount of work over many years towards positively impacting change around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our student-led Race Inclusion Initiative (RII) was launched in 2016 to promote racial equity by advocating for a racially diverse and inclusive environment at Haas while equipping students to lead diverse and inclusive teams. Berkeley Haas' new Dean has publically shared that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be one of the School's top priorities, and the Management Team, in partnership with students and alumni, are moving forward on several new initiatives to increase the programs' diversity.

To learn more about the Haas School visit:

The Director of Diversity Admissions will be a member of the full-time MBA admission committee, a member of the school's DEI team, and serve as consultant and advisor to the Part-Time MBA (EWMBA and EMBA) Admissions Teams. The Director of Diversity Admissions will be responsible for the design, execution, and evaluation of outreach and recruitment initiatives and programs focused on candidates from underrepresented backgrounds in business education through a high degree of collaboration with Berkeley Haas stakeholders that include senior leadership, admissions committees, students, alumni, and external partners. The Director of Diversity Admissions will reports to both the Executive Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions and Haas' Chief Diversity Officer.

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the recruitment program, considering general college admissions/enrollment goals, financial aid/scholarships, number of UC Berkeley applicants, acceptance rate, and graduation rate from the University.
  • Serve as a staff leader for the newly formed FTMBA Diversity Admissions Council (DAC), staff sub committees, work closely with committee leads on developing meeting agendas and priorities, and attend meetings regularly.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director of FTMBA Admissions and the Senior Associate Director of Operations, compile and develop regular reporting on diversity data to the DAC and senior leadership.
  • Participate in the Haas Alumni Diversity Council (HADC) as requested to represent the FTMBA admissions team and report on diversity admissions activities.
  • Work closely with administration, program admissions teams, alumni, and student stakeholders to support opportunities to explore and expand council to part-time MBA programs
  • Assists management in the design and implementation of admissions programs.
  • In partnership with the Associate Director lead for underrepresented minorities (URM), serve as a point of contact for URM applicants through the entire admissions process.
  • Develop strong partnerships with student leaders (VP of Admissions, VP of Diversity, CGSM Student Liaisons, Race Inclusion Initiative (RII) and Gender Equity Initiative (GEI) admissions pillar leads, Haas Student Ambassadors, etc.).
  • Develop a student engagement strategy that leverages student time appropriately, facilitates feedback, and communicates regularly with student groups.
  • Travel and attend recruitment and admitted student events, especially those related to diversity admissions, in coordination with admissions committee
  • Develop robust partnerships with the CGSM, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), and others to increase overall presence at partner events and enhance existing partnerships.
  • Create opportunities and manage processes for current students, staff, and alumni to engage with prospective students.
  • Maintain and manage relationships with alumni who serve as admissions office volunteers as connection points for prospective students and identity opportunities to improve volunteer experience.
  • Oversees the design, planning and implementation of a specific application review and selection process.
  • Prepares strategy and plans for recruitment drives programs.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of admissions and/or recruitment programs and makes recommendations for recruitment strategy to enhance yield..
  • Develop a strategy and execution plan that includes outreach, recruit, and yield applicants from diverse backgrounds that include underrepresented minorities (URM), LGBTQ, women, and veterans.
  • Collaborate and partner with admissions committee diversity leads (URM, LGBTQ, women, and veterans) to coordinate activities in relation to strategic plan.
  • Partner with Marketing & Communications team and admissions marketing team on marketing strategy and tracking system for applicants.
  • Identify community, corporate, regional, and national events and opportunities to increase application pipeline of diverse MBA applicants.
  • Facilitate the planning and execution of large scale events including but not limited to Haas' presence at Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) Orientation Program (OP), Full-Time MBA Diversity Symposium, and regional outreach events for URM candidates.
  • Work closely and in partnership with the Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Inclusion & Diversity to ensure alignment with the Berkeley Haas Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan, focused on admissions.
  • Manage a budget focused on strategic opportunities to improve diversity admissions outreach, recruitment, and yield. Measure outcomes of various initiatives to ensure most effective use of funding.
  • Participate in signature admissions events including interview weekends, visitation days, and admitted student weekends.
  • Reviews most difficult and complex admissions cases, provides assistance to experienced admissions specialists.
  • Serve on the admissions committee, read, evaluate, and deliberate applications for admission and financial aid, and participate in admission reader trainings, as needed.
  • Attend admissions committee meetings and make decisions in a highly competitive pool.
  • Support recruitment events including live events, virtual chats, and Q&A sessions, as needed.
  • Identify and foster strategic opportunities to advance diversity admissions efforts across all Haas programs, especially between MBA programs.
  • Work closely with part-time MBA admissions teams to develop innovative and best practices to recruit and enroll students from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Support the efforts of the Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Equity and Inclusion in advancing diversity initiatives in the Berkeley Haas Strategic Plan (OGST).
  • Participates in professional development activities.
  • Evaluates and recommends fellowship and scholarship awards for admitted applicants.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of project management including program design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population especially underrepresented and historically marginalized populations and individuals including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities (African American, Latinx, and Native American), women, LGBTQ, differently abled, religious minorities, citizenship status, and veterans.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of higher education policies and procedures, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective students and the public.
  • Advanced and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges/universities.
  • Advanced ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions and new with external partners to identify opportunities to build partnerships and relationships.
  • Advanced ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials.
  • Advanced knowledge of admissions requirements for campus/school/college, including mitigating circumstances/bases for exceptions and diversity, inclusion, and equity frameworks and theories..
  • Advanced skills to develop the school's/college's strategic recruitment plans, designing outreach and recruitment programs and materials that will attract and enroll top candidates to the school/college, including students from under-represented groups.
  • Experience building and maintaining collaborative relationships with colleagues and various stakeholders, including, but not limited to students, alumni, administrators, and external partners.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or 5+ years of equivalent experience/training

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training and/or knowledge of graduate programs in management.

Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience, up to $91,600.00.

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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