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Program Director (0378U), Haas School of Business 10090
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 25, 2020
Title Program Director (0378U), Haas School of Business 10090
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Human Resources
    Fiscal Services
    Admissions/Student Records/Registrar
    Administrative Support/Services

Program Director (0378U), Haas School of Business 10090

About Berkeley

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.

Departmental Overview

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.

For more information about the Haas School of Business visit:

The Program Director is responsible for establishing and executing strategies and goals for the Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program as well as managing the Program's staff, resources and operations. This position will oversee the program's entire student lifecycle: admissions, student services, careers and alumni. The Program Director will also liaise with the Executive Director/Assistant Dean with regard to career management as well as Finance Faculty to develop and implement program curriculum. This position will engage with industry leaders to deepen and create new relationships to enhance career opportunities for MFE students.

  • Directs and administers an independent program with complete administrative and programmatic responsibility.
  • Assess, implement, and manage academic and student experience, including admissions, student services, career management, and alumni engagement for the Master of Financial Engineering program based upon a wide-ranging understanding of graduate business educational programs, student development, academic advising, diversity and best practices.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the student services function and makes changes to the program to provide better service to students, faculty, staff, and management.
  • Lead strategic planning efforts for the program.

  • Establishes and deepens relationships with the financial and fintech sector, including employers, in order to inform curriculum decisions, contribute to student placement in internships and full-time positions, solicit industry projects for students, and identify lecturers.
  • Closely collaborates with and shares responsibility with the executive director for managing placement staff and placing students in internships and full time positions.

  • Manages financial and HR resources. Manage MFE program staff focused on admissions, academic and student experience, and career placement.
  • Makes decisions on performance, salary actions, hiring decisions and other human resources related issues of managed staff.
  • Recognizes issues that have campus impact or future implications and advises the managed employees accordingly.
  • Oversees the program budgeting and accounting processes to support financial infrastructure of the program.
  • Works with staff to develop financial forecasts and budgets and to manage spending to budget.
  • Works with Admissions staff to implement diverse recruiting and revenue strategies, ensuring quality of students and long-term health of the programs.

  • Facilitates efforts of various departments and managers to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration. Faculty Engagement & Curriculum Planning:
  • Engages faculty in the development of curriculum for the programs.
  • Works with faculty and appropriate academic committees within Berkeley Haas to ensure academic rigor, relevancy, and coordination.
  • Evaluate course effectiveness and impact.
  • Build relationships, by leading through trust and collaboration in working with faculty to help drive process for curriculum development and to determine learning objectives.

  • Identifies and pursues funding opportunities and revenue streams to ensure the generation of funding of the program.
  • Participates in long-range planning and analyses to identify new program options that contribute to revenue growth.

  • Assesses program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.
  • Develops innovative ideas for improvement, secures resources and support, and oversees implementation and achievement of stated goals.

  • Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short term and long term planning.
  • Represents program to external organizations.

  • Career Development
  • Attend classes to enhance expertise in job areas and improve communication.
  • Attend relevant campus training courses or classes to gain knowledge of or to become more proficient with campus policies and/or role-relevant skills.
  • Seek additional training opportunities that allow growth within the position and to develop professionally.

Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrates leadership and supervisory experience, including skills in coaching, fostering teamwork, and monitoring/assessing people, processes or services to make improvements.
  • Advance knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
  • Advance knowledge and experience in finance topics in both academic research and industry practice.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience in financial services, senior executive/general manager in private sector or university / academic senior management role.
  • Demonstrates success in recruitment and placement in full time positions and internships.
  • Strong marketing, strategic planning, and organizational development skills.
  • Demonstrates advanced capacity to be a self-starter and to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
  • Advance interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
  • Demonstrates high-level skills to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated effectiveness in public speaking and facilitation.

  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience up to $139,000.00.

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

How to Apply

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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