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Human Resources

Admissions Specialist

Job Title: Admissions Specialist (4508U) #22965
Job ID: 22965
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Haas Core Programs
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Berkeley

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Application Review Data

The First Review Date for this job is: March 28, 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:


Admissions and Application Processing

  • Conduct preliminary assessment of academic records and credentials; ensure applications meet standards for review. Communicate with applicants and UC Berkeley departments as necessary on questionable and problematic cases.
  • Prepare application files for reader evaluation by organizing materials, reviewing for completion, documenting the results in the database, and notifying the applicant of any missing materials.
  • Prioritize and coordinate the processing of files based on standards set by the Director of Operations and Admissions Committee.
  • Provide data entry and database support, including entering decisions.
  • Prepare admitted applicant files for Graduate Division approval.
  • Manage incoming student data in UC Berkeley's Student Information System.
  • Prepare reports and analysis of data and activities as needed.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Advising and Recruiting

  • Provide information about UC Berkeley and the Full-time MBA program one-on-one and to groups. Counsel prospective students on admissions requirements and criteria, university standards of scholarship preparation for MBA study, recruitment events, and visiting Haas.
  • Coordinate and conduct various online yield and recruitment activities such as webinars and chats.
  • Advise admitted applicants on pre-enrollment matters (both academic and non-academic) and refer them to the appropriate resource, if necessary.
  • Plan, coordinate, participate in, and/or provide administrative support to recruiting events and activities as necessary.

Admissions/ Recruitment Project Support

  • Assist in coordinating admissions and recruitment development projects as needed.
  • Planned projects for this year includes:
    • Screening and evaluating application essays for originality using Turnitin.
    • Assisting with online file management and distribution using ImageNow and local databases.
  • Coordinate with Director of Operations for application testing and development during the summer.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
  • Working knowledge of MBA admissions requirements for campus/school/college.
  • Related administrative experience.
  • A high competency with technology including Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word), Internet and email. Experience with Slate or ImageNow is a plus.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task with demanding time frames.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations and other institutions.
  • Experience reviewing and evaluating international and domestic transcripts preferred.
  • Working knowledge of UC Berkeley, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective applicants and the public.
  • Working knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs at UC Berkeley
  • This position has been designated as sensitive and requires a Criminal Background Check.
  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

Hourly Range: $21.17 - $29.00.

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

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

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