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Admissions Specialist (4508U), Haas School of Business - 1826 - 1826
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 4, 2019
Title Admissions Specialist (4508U), Haas School of Business - 1826 - 1826
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Haas School of Business
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Admissions/Student Records/Registrar

Admissions Specialist (4508U), Haas School of Business - 1826 - 1826

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance academic and artistic, political and cultural make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 14, 2019

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:


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.
  • Manage incoming documents and transcripts from incomplete applications and process completed files as necessary.
  • Provide data entry and database support, including entering decisions.
  • Prepare admitted applicant files for Graduate Division review.
  • 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.
  • Participate in 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 Project Support:
  • Assist in coordinating admissions and recruitment development projects as needed

Planned projects for this year may include:
  • Manage data transferring and uploading of applicant records between other programs and the Full-time Admissions office.
  • Assisting the Director of Operations with application testing during end of year maintenance.
  • Screening and evaluating application essays for originality using iThenticate.
  • Assisting with online file management and distribution using Slate and local databases.

Career Development:
  • 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 FTMBA unit business processes in order to provide back up to other support staff in the unit.

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
  • Working knowledge of MBA admissions requirements for campus/school/college.
  • Related or administrative work experience.
  • A high competency with technology including Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word), Internet and email. Experience with Slate or iThenticate 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 timeframes.
  • 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 or the ability to learn.
  • Working knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs at UC Berkeley or the ability to learn.

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

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience up to $25.00.

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.

Other Information

This is a full-time, 40-hours per week, temporary (Contract Appointment) position, with a 10 month duration. This position will be eligible for vacation and sick leave accrual, and our Mid-Level Benefits package. To learn more about what's included in our our Mid-Level Benefits package, please visit:

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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