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Associate Director, Student Life & Leadership (4564U) Haas School of Business - Core Programs - 53739
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted May 25, 2023
Title Associate Director, Student Life & Leadership (4564U) Haas School of Business - Core Programs - 53739
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Student Services
    Counseling Services
    Multicultural Affairs/Diversity

Associate Director, Student Life & Leadership (4564U) Haas School of Business - Core Programs - 53739

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.

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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 Haas School of Business embraces flexible working arrangements for its employees. Exact arrangements are determined in partnership with your supervisor to meet role responsibilities and department needs, and are subject to change.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 6/7/2023


The Full-time MBA Associate Director of Student Life is responsible for a broad range of activities that support students at the Haas School of Business. This position is service and student-oriented, with the primary goal to ensure that Full-Time MBA students receive excellent co-curricular support and superior student service. Major areas of responsibility are event planning, student services, communications, project management, and leadership development programming and advising.

  • Advises student leaders on complex and sensitive issues. Brings extensive knowledge to a student-generated field of interest. Supports, guides and mentors students in formulating projects related to those issues. Guides students in interactions with campus leaders and represents students on various issue when appropriate. Coaches student leaders on communication and leadership skills. Advises, coaches and supports MBA student government leaders and MBA club leaders. Plans and presents club leader workshops. Creates and updates resource materials for club leaders. Advises and supports student leaders in planning events and managing risk. Serves as the primary advisor to key clubs managing major semester events such as conferences and case competitions. Advises club leaders on fundraising and club stewardship.


  • Independently provides the full range of support services for student programs. Plans and delivers MBA student support services throughout the student lifecycle from pre-orientation through graduation. Contributes to student communications including email, newsletters, websites and social media. Ensures existing services and programs are well-planned and organized. Assesses, creates and delivers new services both in person and via new platforms as student services needs evolve.


  • Supports URM and international student communities by partnering with student leaders, registered student organizations (affinity clubs), and campus resources to develop relevant programming and initiatives. Serves as the DEIJB lead for the program office supporting Consortium students and student leaders. Educates the program office team on key topics relevant to inclusion and belonging.


  • Manages a large student services business or multiple services. Recommends new business opportunities. Participates in long-range planning and development and new initiatives. Strategically plans for the current and future student services needs of over 600 MBA students annually. Forms partnerships and works collaboratively with other departments within the Haas School and UC Berkeley. Works with external resource providers to ensure student needs are anticipated, understood, and met with a high level of service. Proposes pilots and implements new student service initiatives to meet emerging needs.


  • Independently resolves moderate complex individual cases regarding MBA student affairs or student life. Advises students on health, wellness and safety issues making referrals as needed. Answers questions and resolves issues related to policies regarding co-curricular activities. Answers questions, resolves issues and makes referrals regarding student life outside the classroom. Advises, coaches, and facilitates resolution of misunderstandings and/or disagreements between students. Helps to ensure all students feel a sense of belonging.


  • Provides ongoing transformational advising and leadership development to student leaders participating in student government, co-curricular programs and/or organizations on a wide range of issues.


  • Provides recommendations, reports, and metrics on feasibility of new and current programs that enhance the student experience. Through formal survey and informal feedback on processes. Continuously monitors, assesses and reports on the success of Program Office initiatives which includes: Pre-orientation processes and programming, orientation programming, program office communications to students including newsletters, websites and emails, programs and for student leadership development, student engagement and morale events and commencement.

Develops and maintains relationships with diverse groups of internal and external organizational stakeholders critical to program and student success. These include those at the Haas School of Business and in the broader community as follows:

  • Full-time MBA Admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • Registrar
  • Other MBA Program Offices
  • Dean's Office
  • Haas Technology Solutions
  • Haas Events & Space Management Team
  • Career Management Group
  • Berkeley International Office
  • University Health Services
  • Path to Care

Administers a limited public service program providing services such as working with outside agencies to refer for student volunteer opportunities. Advises and supports the MBA community service club. Ensures planning and coordination of volunteer service during orientation. Manages internal data systems and coordinates the recording of student service hours for volunteer recognition at graduation.

Professional Learning and Growth

  • Embraces the principle of being a "student always" by engaging in opportunities for training, workshops, seminars, continuing education pertinent to the position, or at the suggestion of the supervisor.
  • Actively contributes to a team environment that fosters and promotes a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) within the unit and at Haas.
  • Engages in ongoing education to promote diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging by completing University sponsored certifications & training sessions (Ie: MEP Workshop, Implicit Bias Certification, LinkedIn Learning workshops, and other workshops & seminars offered by the University or Haas, as they are made available) or by engaging in external seminars & resources related to DEIB.
  • Exemplifies Haas' four Defining Leadership Principles: (1) Question the status quo; (2) Confidence without attitude; (3) Students always; and (4) Beyond yourself.

Required Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs / Student Life specialization.
  • Service oriented, demonstrating multicultural competencies when working with diverse populations.
  • Abilities in project management, problem identification and reasoning skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills, demonstrating critical thinking skills in problem identification and reasoning.
  • Works independently, with minimal supervision while demonstrating excellent multi-tasking skills.
  • Must be able to establish priorities, meet deadlines, and work as part of a team.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite & Google documents, spreadsheets and forms and can quickly and easily adapt to new technologies.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends for student events.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates active listening and displays a finesse in maintaining cooperative relationships with other departments, programs, universities, community organizations and other institutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating a desire to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to establish and maintain positive & professional working relationships with colleagues, students and team members.
  • Exemplifies Haas' four Defining Leadership Principles: (1) Question the status quo; (2) Confidence without attitude; (3) Students always; and (4) Beyond yourself.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a business, organization or public university setting.

Education and Training

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Salary & Benefits

  • This is a 100% Career, exempt, monthly paid position.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience up to $79,455 a year.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

  • The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $66,700-$79,455

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information

  • The Haas School of Business embraces flexible working arrangements for its employees. Exact arrangements are determined in partnership with your supervisor to meet role responsibilities and department needs, and are subject to change.
  • This is not a visa opportunity.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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