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Executive Director, Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program

Job Title: Executive Director (7399U) #24308
Job ID: 24308
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: December 26, 2017

Departmental Overview

The College of Engineering and the Haas School of Business have launched a bold new venture to bring together two of the campus’s strongest, most competitive undergraduate fields. Graduates of the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program (M.E.T.) will earn two undergraduate degrees - a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.S. in one of three Engineering fields: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR), or Mechanical Engineering.The annual cohort of 50 undergraduate students will receive mentoring and coaching, robust internship opportunities, and an integrated curriculum designed for these future technology leaders.When fully implemented, M.E.T. will have at least 200 undergraduate students who will pursue an especially rigorous academic and extra-curricular program


The Executive Director of M.E.T. will, along with the M.E.T. Faculty Director, lead the continued development of the first such undergraduate program on the Berkeley campus. Reporting currently to the Executive Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and the Dean Of Instruction of the Haas School of Business, changing to a reporting line to the Faculty Director of M.E.T. when such is recruited, the Executive Director is responsible for the management of the student recruitment, admissions, and student orientation; academic advising and coaching, career counseling and an extensive, multi-year internship program; extra-curricular events, including cohort development, company treks and other industry related activities; and all budget controls and program policies. The Executive Director will collaborate extensively with the Office of Student Admissions and the Undergraduate Offices of Business and Engineering as well as respective marketing, alumni relations, and budget units within Business and Engineering. This leadership position will, along with the Faculty Director, represent externally the M.E.T. program through active corporate engagement, leveraging industrial networks and alumni connections from both the Haas School of Business and the College of Engineering. The Executive Director and Faculty Director will partner with the M.E.T. Founding Board, an advisory group of key stakeholders and philanthropic leaders. The M.E.T. Program Manager and part-time administrative support will report to the Executive Director. There is unlikely to be other staff in the program, so it is emphasized that the role of the Executive Director of M.E.T. includes detailed program execution.

  • Directs and administers an independent program with executive administrative and programmatic responsibility.
  • Strategic Planning and Management: Assess, implement, and manage administrative oversight of the M.E.T.
  • Program based upon a wide-ranging understanding of undergraduate educational programs (developed by the Faculty leadership), student development, academic advising, and best practices.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the student services function, and makes changes to the program to provide better service to organizational management, faculty, and students.
  • Collaborates within the College of Engineering and Haas School of Business ecosystem of academic departments and faculty, student advising and other student support functions.
  • Manage strategic and long-range planning efforts, budgeting, and program implementation.
  • Conducts annual planning and budget process, reviewed by Board and Faculty Director with final decision by the deans
  • Manages financial and HR resources.
  • Leads M.E.T. student admissions and recruitment and to coordinate with the campus Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  • Key areas of oversight include programs and activities to:
  • Independently plan, develop, organize, and direct a strategy for recruiting and enrolling M.E.T. students; work closely with faculty, staff, student organizations, and alumni to achieve the recruitment and admissions goals; develop strategic plans to maintain and increase quality of student applicants.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of admissions and/or recruitment programs and makes recommendations for recruitment strategy to enhance yield.
  • Direct and coordinate the advising units involvement in recruitment efforts with those of the college, campus, and representatives in targeted K-12 school districts; pre-application and post-admission receptions, open houses, fairs, orientations, and other recruitment events, and participate in various types of campus programs or venues publicizing the M.E.T. Program and programs, such as Cal Student Orientation (CalSO) and Cal Day.
  • Develop, implement, and prepare reports and analyze student admissions and yield data using appropriate internal and/or campus data management systems (e.g., Office of Planning and Analysis); track progress, identify trends, and  assess data for the program's long-range planning efforts; evaluate annually the success of efforts to achieve enrollment and identifies and pursues funding opportunities and revenue streams.

    Corporate Relations and Resource Development:
  • Supports the creation of strategic, high-impact corporate partners network to provide opportunities for robust internships, mentoring opportunities, and corporate financial support to the M.E.T. program that serves 200 students annually.
  • With the Faculty Director, manages industry and alumni network relationships to promote M.E.T. and to provide both technical and business administration focused summer internships.
  • Collaborates with the engineering and business external relations functions to leverage resource development, including raising philanthropic funds for ongoing program needs.
  • Guides and directs planning which may include senior campus management, faculty, and/or external constituencies
  • Facilitates involvement of outside constituencies to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • M.E.T. Founding Board Advisory Board Management:With the Faculty Director, helps to convene the M.E.T. Founding Board, an external advisory board of top industry executives, and any other future advisory bodies.Maintain engagement with members with the goal of increasing student opportunities and mentoring and philanthropic support to M.E.T. and UC Berkeley.
  • Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization. Researches and summarizes best practices in field
  • Assesses program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.
  • Provide high level counsel to the Faculty Director, Associate Deans, Dean, department chairs, vice chairs, and faculty undergraduate major committees on program changes impacting students, articulation agreements, problems in curriculum offerings, student faculty complaints, and other internal/external matters.
  • Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short term and long term planning.
  • Represents Program policies and interests in campus-wide committee meetings

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience in undergraduate program execution, implementation, and analysis in relation to educational policies, trends, and university policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Working knowledge of curriculum planning and program development.
  • Skill in working with external industry stakeholders.
  • 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 coaching, 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.
  • Experience in strategic long-range planning, budget development, supervision, report and proposal writing, critical thinking/analysis, policy interpretation, committee work, events planning, and public presentations.
  • Competencies working with database and network systems, including unit, department, and campus systems.
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills, plus capability to collaborate successfully and to deliver results.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Able to work effectively with diverse constituencies. 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.
  • Strong analytical and data presentation skills.
  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in related area highly preferred

Salary & Benefits

Commensurate with experience

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