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Senior Director - Admissions (0302U) Job 2707 - School of Information - 2707
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 7, 2019
Title Senior Director - Admissions (0302U) Job 2707 - School of Information - 2707
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Admissions/Student Records/Registrar

Senior Director - Admissions (0302U) Job 2707 - School of Information - 2707

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 acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake 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: Immediate Review

Departmental Overview

The School of Information is a graduate research and education community committed to expanding access to information and to improving its usability, reliability, and credibility while preserving security and privacy. Our multi-disciplinary faculty conduct research in the development of user-friendly interfaces, new approaches to security and privacy, and exploration of the role of technology in developing regions.

We offer three professional master's degrees and an academic doctoral degree. Our MIMS program trains students for careers as information professionals and emphasizes project-based learning. Our MIDS and MICS programs are online degrees designed for working professionals with career goals in the emerging field of Data Science and Cybersecurity, respectively. Our Ph.D. program equips scholars to develop solutions and shape policies that influence how people seek, use, and share information.

The Senior Director of Admissions will take the lead role in overseeing the admissions process for all I School students in our four graduate programs: making policy recommendations to the Senior Assistant Dean/CAO; providing faculty and Assistant Dean for Academic Planning with resources and support on admissions strategy and operations; overseeing all student admissions and support through management of a team of admissions professionals (two full-time direct reports, two full-time indirect reports, and up to 3.0 FTE of part-time admissions readers); engaging with the Student Services team on recruitment and retention efforts; and handling complex student admissions, yield, and financial assistance matters, in concert with Graduate Division and the Financial Aid office.


35% Develops, interprets, and administers admissions and recruitment programs for four distinct graduate degree programs (one on-site master's program, two online master's programs, and one Ph.D. program) through a team of 7.0 FTE, as well as an outside team of approximately 30 2U staff members in admissions, operations, recruitment, and outreach for our two online programs. Develops and administers new recruitment strategies to enhance quality and diversity of applicant pool and yield.

35% Provides direction to subordinate professional and support staff in all recruitment, admissions and yield efforts, including outreach strategies, diversity efforts, on-site and online informational and yield events, program and yield webinars, application reviews, and financial assistance programs.

10% Responsible for administering the budget for admissions, including marketing, outreach and advertising budgets.

10% Makes decisions on performance, salary actions, hiring decisions and other human resources related issues of managed staff. Provides guidance and assistance to subordinates on most complex issues.

10% Serves as senior liaison to the Graduate Division Admissions Office and Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. Serves as committee chair for three admissions committees and senior advisor to the faculty-led Ph.D. committee. Holds a key role in the I School's committee for Equity & Inclusion.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of education theory, policy, practice, and evaluation.
  • Significant knowledge of the goals and mission of the University as they relate to academic preparation, recruitment, and advanced-standing admission.
  • Advanced and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges/universities and specifically at UC Berkeley.
  • Advanced knowledge of fiscal management policies and practices and University personnel management policies and practices.
  • Advanced skills to develop the School's strategic recruitment plans, designing outreach and recruitment programs and materials that will attract and enroll top candidates to the School, including students from under-represented groups.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, public speaking, oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively and persuasively represent the School of Information in an executive capacity.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related area.
  • 7+ years working in graduate admissions programs at a top-tier university (must have 3+ years in a management/supervisory role) and 3+ years working in an online degree-granting program (undergraduate or graduate).

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
  • The salary range designated for this position: $83,900 - $124,200; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.

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:
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