Associate Director of Admissions & Student Service (4509U)
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 22, 2020
UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business offers a unique opportunity to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and continually learn in a workplace committed to increasing diversity and creating a welcoming environment for all.
Our distinctive culture is captured within our four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself. These principles distinguish Berkeley Haas as a unique environment, conducive to teamwork, collaboration, and career growth.
Plans visits to schools, schedules and makes presentations, interviews, and follow-up visits both in the US and internationally.
Identifies potential students, and provides information about - MFE program (Masters in Financial Engineering Program) generally and UC Berkeley specifically; assesses applicants for motivation, initiative, leadership potential, work/life experience, extracurricular activities, socioeconomic status, disability, and educational/personal hardship; assesses effectiveness in attracting quality students to UC Berkeley.
Provides in-depth information on admissions requirements, prerequisite courses, school/college programs and curricula, specific financial aid criteria, and career opportunities.
Assesses academic preparedness of traditional, special-program, and international applicants; assesses effectiveness in attracting quality students to UC Berkeley.
Serves as a liaison between students, parents, colleges/universities, community agencies, and UC Berkeley college/school/department. Serves as a liaison between students , parents, colleges/universities, community agencies, and UC Berkeley college/school/department.
Using extensive knowledge of college/school/department requirements and applicant pool, assesses the applicants' overall record and experience for final admissions determination and recommendation; which includes evaluating transcripts and international records for eligibility, using professional judgment when reviewing complex applications for admission, and researches foreign educational systems as needed and analyzes academic records from foreign secondary and tertiary institutions (including study abroad records). Screens applicants for school/college/department faculty.
Produces special and annual reports, and program evaluations.
Provides advice and assistance to students on all aspects of their academic experience, including progression and requirement matters for the department/school/college; Identifies students with GPA or progress problems, advises students, and recommends appropriate courses of action by the department; Confirms that students have met requirements for degree completion ; Advises, identifies, recruits, and assigns to courses Graduate Student Instructors, Readers and Group Tutors within and outside of departments.
Plans, manages and implements events to enhance recruitment and yield, including Cal Day, diversity initiative events, mentoring programs, electronic communications, and similar activities.
Work on special programs as assigned.
Attend classes which will enhance expertise in job areas.
Participate in activities that enhance the campus community and/or larger community to further University service.
Maintain knowledge of the MFE unit business processes in order to provide back up to other support staff in the unit.
Thorough knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population with technical and quantitative skills.
Ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective students and the public.
Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of master of financial engineering programs or equivalent academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs at colleges/universities and specifically at UC Berkeley, and/or specific colleges and schools or the ability to quickly learn.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions.
Ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials.
Outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills.
Detailed oriented and strong organizational skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong computer proficiency, including knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Knowledge of Slate process and/or similar business related programs/tools. Education/Training:
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Master's in education or working towards a degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience up to $75,500.00.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your 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.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.