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Director of Academics

Job Title: Director of Academics (4579U) #22902
Job ID: 22902
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Haas Core Programs
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Application Review Data

The First Review Date for this job is: March 20, 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:


  • Develop the strategic approach to the program, working closely with the Assistant Dean, MBA Programs for Working Professionals, and develop and execute the tactical planning needed to bring the program live on schedule and on budget.
  • Oversee Academic Affairs activities related to program to provide academic advising to students regarding curriculum, course scheduling, electives, degree requirements and University, School, and program policies; staff also performs degree verification audits for all graduating students. Director will oversee monitoring of students' progress through the program and work directly with students on academic probation.
  • Maintain relationships with EMBA faculty and serve as contact for questions or concerns regarding the program, students, or cohort.
  • Maintain relations with the University's graduate division and all other central campus units that provide academic and student services.
  • Serve as a primary contact for the EMBA student cohort. Respond to inquiries from students, faculty, EMBA program staff, and other school and campus offices regarding program requirements and requests for assistance. Communicate regularly with students and faculty regarding program updates, events, scheduling, and other matters of importance.
  • Oversee the planning and development of all aspects of orientation and graduation; plan and coordinate workshops and guest speakers that support the curricular goals of the program.
  • Work closely with the Associate Director, Experiential Learning & Events, on Immersion Weeks and off-sites.
  • Create and implement new and exciting extracurricular activities to enhance the academic and student experience.
  • Serve as advisor and mentor to student leadership officers. Actively engage with students and participate in student activities.
  • Maintain comprehensive understanding of University and School policies. Department/School/College Policies: Advises Assistant Dean and dean's office on the formulation of MBA for Executives program policy by advising them on areas needing clarification and identifying solutions; analyzes the consequences of organization's academic policies and recommends new or changed policies; recommends solutions to organization's problems without precedent.
  • Hire, train and supervise EMBA program office staff for academics and student experience.
  • Oversee employees' execution of operational aspects of the program. Provide employees with guidance on working with school and campus departments and service providers including Career Services, Facilities, Computing, Media Services, Alumni Relations, Marketing, Registrar's Office, Parking, and others.
  • Manage employees to develop and implement new or changed policies or procedures.
  • Assess employees' performance and provide real-time feedback, coaching, and counseling to improve performance.
  • Provide employees with formal training and development opportunities to develop their capabilities and skills.
  • Counsel and coach employees to develop and deepen skills, identify career aspirations and develop plans to achieve those aspirations.
  • Grow staff to support evolving needs.
  • Work with Assistant Dean, MBA Programs for Working Professionals, to staff courses and manage relationships with faculty and lecturers.
  • Provide program information and statistical reports to Assistant Dean.
  • Develop recommendations to enhance the EMBA program, including working with the Associate Director of Academics to identify new/ revised core and elective curriculum; coordinate with Associate Director, Experiential Learning, to integrate and enhance the experiential learning components into the overall program.
  • Research and understand competitive offerings and make recommendations to the Executive Director for changes in the program.
  • Analyze, forecast, and report on EMBA's budget on a monthly basis.
  • Provide budget forecasts and plans to Assistant Dean during annual planning cycle.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training 7+ years in a management position preferred.
  • MBA or another graduate degree preferred.
  • Experience managing professional staff, including hiring and career development.
  • Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
  • Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
  • Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.
  • Skills in project management, social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Ability in problem identification, reasoning.
  • Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, persuasion, leadership.
  • Ability to think strategically and execute.
  • Previous supervisory experience required.

Salary & Benefits

Range $85,000 - $105,000

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

How to Apply

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

Conviction History Background

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