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Job Title: Associate Director (4517U) #17327
Job ID: 17327
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Haas Core Programs
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Application Review Date:  The First Review Date for this job is: February 7, 2014

Departmental Overview

The Haas School's MBA Career Management Group are recruiting an Associate Director.

This position provides primary career planning assistance/education for 150 first and second year experienced hire and senior managers in the Executive MBA program, 800 Evening Weekend MBA Program students and numerous Alumni.

This includes the evaluation and review of current offerings, development and execution of new programs, and the creation and delivery of career seminars and webinars for both large and small groups. The position will support students' career planning activities through identification of alumni contacts and relevant information resources; build relationships with employers hiring MBAs; organize events; advise students on a broad range of career paths across multiple industries on a one-to-one basis.

The selected candidate must be able to work regular evening and weekend hours; (some hours will change with student schedules).

To learn more about the Career Management Group visit:  

The Haas School of Business develops innovative 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, and Development.

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 learn—and a place to work.

To learn more about the Haas School visit:  


Researches, designs, and develops workshops and programs to meet students' and alumni's career needs.

Manages program improvement processes. Meets regularly with Program Career representatives and the Haas Alumni staff to plan for workshops/webinars at their request.

Conducts needs assessments, and collaborates with faculty and other members of the University community in course design and development.

Oversees career program technical systems, and uses thorough knowledge of career program and information systems to build applications and improve web sites and other supporting technologies. Contributes resources/information for both internal and external Haas MBA Programs for Working Professionals websites.

Presents sensitive and difficult information about the career program, including presentations to the media and the public.

Establishes new relationships with corporations and other organizations related to career services for students and alumni to promote fundraising and enhance the campus's relationship with outside organizations.

Develops and oversees delivery of broad and complex career-focused programs and events that incorporate the needs of campus partners and constituents.

Provides career counseling in particularly complex areas that require specialized expertise, such as executive MBA students who are looking to advance in their careers or switch entirely to another function and industry.

Advises mid- to senior-level students on career options and opportunities, including customized services for specific populations.

Helps clients identify their interests, values, skills, and personalities, and to understand how these factors relate to academic/career satisfaction and choices.

Uses standard quantitative and qualitative assessments to help clients assess career goals. Facilitates decision making, goal setting, and identifying internal/external obstacles to obtaining goals. Identifies personal crisis situations and refers client to appropriate resources.

Works closely with clients when they need assistance with salary/offer negotiation.

Oversees delivery of broad and highly complex career-focused programs and events that incorporate the needs of campus partners/constituents.

Required Qualifications

• 10-15 years of relevant work experience, MBA, outplacement, or executive search roles
• Experience teaching/advising mid- to senior-level career professionals combined with excellent presentation skills
• Strong interest in current issues in business management, markets and global economics
• College degree required, Advanced degree preferred
• Advanced knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
• Knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice, workshop and program design.
• Knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment trends.
• Ability to work with people from diverse cultures.
• Strong business background, or experience advising MBAs on business careers
• Strong oral and written communication skills with high personal credibility
• Ability to manage multiple projects and audiences simultaneously
• Highly effective teaching, counseling, and presentation skills
• Strong organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects and audiences simultaneously
• Experience collaborating with business executives and career professionals
• Ability to excel in a fast paced customer service oriented environment.
• Strong Program development and management skill and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred MBTI and Career Leader Certification

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this exempt, full-time, career position will be commensurate with experience.

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

Other Information

This position travels locally or domestically up to 25% of the time, and requires evening and weekend work.

This full-time exempt career position is classified as a Career Services Specialist 4.

Criminal Background Check

This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


UC Berkeley has an online applicant website and no longer accepts applications via mail.

We require applicants to submit a cover letter and resume when applying for this position.

Please submit the cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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