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Associate Director of Admissions (4509U), Haas School of Business - 46398
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Dec. 6, 2022
Title Associate Director of Admissions (4509U), Haas School of Business - 46398
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Admissions/Financial Aid

Associate Director of Admissions (4509U), Haas School of Business - 46398

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: 12/19/2022.



  • 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.

Program Management:

  • 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 provides information and advice to students and other parties.
  • Responds to inquiries from prospective students regarding entrance requirements, application procedures, etc.


  • Support Admissions team 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.


  • 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.
  • Analyze effectiveness of recruitment strategies. Produce admission statistics, special and annual reports, and program evaluations.

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

  • Higher education admissions experience.
  • Experience interacting with students, staff, and faculty in diverse college or university environments.
  • Skills to work with objectivity and discretion and sensitivity dealing with urgent and confidential situations.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information.
  • 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.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate University policies and procedures to prospective students and the public.
  • Skills in project management and ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines in a busy environment.
  • Skills in problem identification, reasoning, and ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrates cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating a desire to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to establish and maintain positive & professional working relationships with colleagues, students, team members and external clients.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of or can easily learn, University-specific computer application programs and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
  • Experience or knowledge of Slate Technolutions.
  • Spanish language skills are desirable.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% full-time (40-hrs a week), monthly paid, exempt career position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience up to $79,455.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a PDF.

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 see:
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