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Associate Director, Alumni Communities (6300U), Haas School of Business - 27270 - 1244
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 3, 2019
Title Associate Director, Alumni Communities (6300U), Haas School of Business - 27270 - 1244
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Alumni Relations

Associate Director, Alumni Communities (6300U), Haas School of Business - 27270 - 1244

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: July 26, 2019

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:


  • Using institutional knowledge and awareness of constituency perception, designs, develops and implements short and long-term strategic plans, programs, events, and activities.
  • Lead and enrich the Haas School's regional alumni program and verified shared interest groups. Includes strategic planning, volunteer management and training, program development, and event execution.
  • Develop and implement engagement strategies for regional alumni programs and verified shared interest groups, working with volunteers to address the needs of the alumni base and deliver on initiatives in support of the school's priorities.
  • Engage with, mobilize resources for, and support regional alumni communities.
  • Ensure outreach to constituents.
  • Recruit, develop and guide alumni volunteers to increase the school's global reach and brand visibility.
  • Create and collaboratively execute ongoing, on-demand volunteer training, education and communications.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with school and campus colleagues to maximize collaboration and partnerships, particularly as it relates to activities and constituents in regional markets of importance to the school and within interest with which alumni identify.
  • Includes sourcing and referring alumni for priority projects and fundraising efforts as well as cross-promoting and partnering on events.
  • Regularly travel to regional markets, including those in the Bay Area, to meet alumni, and volunteers, and support events.
  • Coordinate events in markets of importance featuring faculty and alumni thought leaders.
  • Connect traveling faculty, staff and students with alumni leaders.
  • Design and lead regional events in service to the strategic priorities of the unit and the school, including events featuring faculty.
  • Identify content providers and industry experts to participate in chapter activities.
  • Gain knowledge of and share insights into pertinent trends and innovations through market research, and participation in peer networks and associations.
  • Partner on student-to-alumni initiatives to integrate admitted students, interns and recent graduates into alumni communities and groups.
  • Creates and updates policies for governance of chapters, including succession planning.
  • Encourage and promote giving among alumni leaders.
  • Support volunteer pipeline development to enrich the Berkeley Haas Alumni Council.
  • Support the execution of school-wide philanthropic and cultural events in support of the school's strategic plan.
  • May oversee all aspects of complex external relations programs, projects and events, including coordinating special programs and overseeing production of audio/visual or written and visual materials.
  • Assemble, design and disseminate all communications on behalf of region alumni communities and groups. Includes ad hoc and email marketing campaigns.
  • Manage the chapter awards program and public recognition.
  • Quickly and appropriately identifies, addresses, and mitigates unforeseen and/or rapidly unfolding events that may negatively impact relationships between the campus and various constituencies, keeping senior management appropriately advised and notified.
  • Resolve highly complex issues utilizing advanced knowledge of University of California Office of the President's policies, especially in the areas of insurance and banking for communities and groups.
  • May mentor less experienced staff members.
  • Analyzes, summarizes, manages, and/or reviews data, reporting findings, interpreting results and/or making recommendations.
  • Set metrics and goals for regional alumni communities and verified shared interest groups; monitors programs on goals.
  • Evaluates and assesses results of strategies and efforts on an ongoing basis.
  • Use data to identify engagement trends and inform collaboration opportunities and strategic plans, including trainings, communications, and events.
  • Manage annual chapter grant program; assess and request fund allocation utilizing engagement statistics and community growth plans.
  • Request, collect and assess community and group reports to comply with the campus' support group policy and standards.
  • Monitor and measure attendance and participation in community and group organized events.
  • Record relevant data into the Cal Advancement Data System and proactively share with stakeholders and staff.
  • Responds to constituent inquiries.
  • Manage inquiries from constituents, including alumni, students, faculty and staff, on regional engagement and shared interest group activities.
  • Keep up-to-date calendar of events.
  • Professional development.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of assigned area of responsibility, for example, the campus scientific community.
  • Knowledge of issues of concern and trends in higher education.
  • Advanced knowledge of practices and procedures associated with building and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external constituencies, including diverse constituents of historically marginalized constituencies.
  • Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to produce information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by target constituencies.
  • Active listening skills, including advanced critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Skill to recognize potential areas of constituency concern and address, resolve and/or mitigate problems or issues.
  • Advanced project management skills, including skills to plan and implement successful events.
  • Skill to distill and explain complex data and policies, strategically sharing it with constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and inform constituents on learned policies and procedures ensuring compliance with campus protocol.
  • Skill to utilize data to inform decisions, including program development and design.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, train and motivate constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and develop diverse constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred knowledge of the campus, including the Haas School, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements, issues of concern and infrastructure.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $61,600.00 - $93,900.00.

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:
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