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MBA Career Coach

Job Title: MBA Career Coach (4516U) #24455
Job ID: 24455
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 February 2, 2018

Departmental Overview

The Haas School Business ("Berkeley Haas") is one of the per-eminent business schools in the world. The school employs ~ 80 FTE ladder faculty, 130 professional faculty and 230 FTE staff serving 2,200 students in six degree programs—three of which are "self-supporting." In addition, the school is home to a strong and growing Executive Education unit which serves both domestic and international executives. Berkeley Haas supports a multitude of research, teaching and public service institutes as well as two research laboratories, the Long Business Library, and an on-site café. Staff is organized across many functions including admissions, career services, computing, financial aid, student affairs, payroll, business services and facilities. The school provides business and financial leadership/expertise to the campus and is served by an international advisory board of business and industry leaders.

The school's annual budget is in excess of $150 million and boasts an endowment of more than $300 million. The complexities of the school's finances include non-state funded faculty FTE, self-funded degree programs (and corresponding independent fee approval and registration processes), over 300 funds of all types (central, student fees, recharge, gifts, endowments (held at both the Regents and Berkeley Foundation) contracts and grants), and multiple loan programs some of which are self-funded and insured. Further, the Berkeley Haas senior staff, Dean, faculty and advisory board demand robust year-end financial statements. In short, the school has the highest standards for financial management AND it has an incredibly complex professional school financial system given the unique activities of the school.


Involves planning, developing, and implementing programs, activities, counseling, and advising focused on students' career development. Works with students, alumni, and/or potential employers, vendors and colleagues at other schools.

Career Advising

  • Conduct one-on-one and group coaching sessions with MBA students to support their short-term and long- term career development, as well as their current recruiting efforts for both traditional and non-traditional MBA roles.
  • Advise MBA students on how to build interview proficiency, industry knowledge, communication and networking skills, and offer evaluation and negotiation skills. Perform detailed reviews of resumes. Maintain coaching records on each student.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative assessments to help MBA students assess career goals.
  • Educate students about external resources to aid their job search as needed.
  • Engage Account Management Team to ensure that MBA students have current information about specific job markets and recruiter perceptions.
  • Track and collect CSEA-compliant employment data from current students to support our internal and external reporting. Lead outreach to students to ensure compliance with our reporting requirements.

Program Development and Execution

  • Build expertise on MBA-relevant careers and job markets by conducting ongoing research and outreach to alumni and other representatives at various companies.
  • Develop and deliver career management and training initiatives, including workshops, seminars, webinars, panels, and other events, in partnership with Director of Career Advising & Programs.
  • Oversee development and selection of new resources, including online videos, self-study exercises, and assessment tools.
  • Engage alumni, company representatives, and professionals from the community to participate in career management and training initiatives for students.
  • Partner with Operations Team to schedule, promote and coordinate career service programs in alignment with recruitment activities.

Develop and Participate in a Staff Development or Career Plan

  • Work on special programs as assigned.
  • Attend classes which will enhance expertise in job areas.
  • Serve on departmental and campus-wide committees as appropriate.
  • Participate in activities that enhance the campus community and/or larger community to further University service.
  • Maintain knowledge of CSOs business processes in order to provide back up to other support staff in the unit.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of relevant MBA career fields (e.g. consulting, consumer packaged goods, financial services, non-profit, technology, pharma/biotech, etc.).
  • Knowledge of job search techniques, workshop and program design, needs assessment theory, processes, and practice.
  • Knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, and employment trends.
  • Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures.

Preferred Qualification

  • ICF-endorsed coaching certification preferred.

Salary & Benefits

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

How to Apply

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

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