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Director of Academics

Job Title: Director of Academics, FT MBA Program (4579U) #22851
Job ID: 22851
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Haas Core Programs
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 3, 2017.

Departmental Overview

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:


The Director of Academics of the Full-time MBA Program has responsibility for the planning, design, implementation, and management of the academic and curricular program. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Full-time MBA Programs and Admissions, this position is service and student oriented, with the primary goal of ensuring that the FTMBA students receive excellent curricular support and superior student service.

The Director of Academics will serve as one of the key advising resources (counseling, academic advising, registration, support, etc.) for FTMBA students and faculty. This person will oversee the monitoring of student academic progress and assist students in making appropriate educational choices and decisions. This individual assists faculty as required to deliver coursework and to conduct information sessions and provide advice to students. The Director of Academics supervises FTMBA Program staff, including the Associate Director, Director of Leadership Initiatives, and Program Coordinator and will work closely with the rest of the program staff and faculty in student services, communications, event planning and other areas as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse populations using a student-centered approach. Ability to exercise good judgement and positive attitude in advising situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated effectiveness in public speaking.
  • Ability to identify problems and develop creative solutions.
  • Skills in coaching, monitoring/assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.
  • Strong organizational problem-solivng, and project management skills. Flexibility and nitiative in seeking service improvements and procedural efficiencies.
  • Self-starter; able to work independently, multi-task effectively as well as foster teamwork.
  • High level of political and personnel management acumen. Ability to maintain confidentiality, objectivity, sensitivity, discretion, professionalism, and exercise good judgment and tact.
  • Consensus-building skills and highly developed professional commitment to lead college and student affairs office into a culture that strives toward providing world class services to students and faculty.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends for special events including Graduation and Orientation.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related area and relevant experience/training. MBA or other graduate degree preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or other graduate degree.
  • 5+ years in a management position preferred.
  • Experience managing professional staff, including hiring and career development.
  • Familiarity working with graduate or professional school students.
  • Experience in student affairs within the UC system.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience.

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

How to Apply

To apply, please visit Please submit the cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

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