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Job Title: Associate Director of Academic Affairs (4545U) #15709
Job ID:15709
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Haas School of Business
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Application Review Date: The First Review Date for this job is: May 14, 2013
This requisition will remain open until filled.

Departmental Overview

The Haas School of Business develops innovative leaders - individuals who redefine how we do business. Berkeley-Haas, the second oldest business school in the United States, educates 2,200 students each year in six degree-granting programs, and hundreds more through executive education programs. A team of 300 staff members support these students, faculty and alumni through work in areas that include Admissions, Student Services, Career Management, Administration, and Development.

Berkeley-Haas offers opportunities to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and learn continually. Our culture is captured by Four Defining Principles (Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always and Beyond Yourself) that distinguish Berkeley-Haas as a place to learn—and a place to work.

To learn more about the Haas School visit:  

The Associate Director of Academic Affairs serves as one of the primary academic services resources (counseling, academic advising, registration, support, etc.) for the Part-time and Executive MBA Programs (Evening/Weekend MBA (EWMBA) and MBA for Executives (EMBA)). The position involves counseling students on academic program policies and issues. This person will monitor student academic progress and assist students in making appropriate educational choices and decisions. This individual assists faculty as required to deliver coursework. This individual conducts informational sessions and provides advice. This person will also assist with the management of program budgets.


• Advise new and continuing instructors on departmental, school and university policies and procedures, and on student advising issues.
• Supports faculty in all aspects of curriculum delivery. Work with faculty to order/coordinate delivery of books and course packets/readers for classes.
• Assists Director of Academic Affairs on determining course scheduling needs for student progression to graduation. Monitors class and student interest as well as enrollments to most efficiently use resources.
• Participates in planning academic curriculum in collaboration with Director of Academic Affairs to ensure students’ progress through course sequences, avoid conflicts, and ensure compliance with campus-wide policies.
• Assists in selection of faculty for courses.
• Serves as advisor and mentor to student academic committees.
• Serves as point person for all relations with Office of Registrar, Billing & Payment Services, Summer Sessions, and Graduate Division.

• Regularly meets with students to provide advice and assistance on all aspects of their academic experience, including progression and requirement matters for the department.
• Evaluates and advises students regarding petitions for exceptions to program, school and/or Graduate Division requirements.
• Identifies students with GPA or progress problems; advises students, and recommends appropriate courses of action by program (e.g., academic probation, dismissal).
• Determines barriers, distractions, and complications affecting a student’s academic success and helps students recognize these key non-academic issues. Makes appropriate referrals for additional counseling and/or assistance from other units.

• Prepare statistical reports and complete surveys, as needed.
• Oversee portions of budgetary process and process vendor payments
• Hire and train student workers.
• Plan and execute program events.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
• Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
• Thorough knowledge of school and university policies, procedures, and requirements.
• Skills in service orientation, active listening, and critical thinking.
• Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving.
• Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
• Ability to multi-task.
• Excellent verbal communication, written communication and organizational skills.
• Interpersonal skills. Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary and participate in occasional travel to act as program representative.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with university level admissions and graduate student services.
• Experience working with professional, executive level clientele.
• Experience working with faculty.
• Experience with UC policies.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this exempt position will range between $42,000 annually up to $60,000 annually plus benefits.

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

Other Information

This is a full-time career position, and is classified as a Student Academic Advisor 3.

This position spends approximately 2% time traveling locally/domestically, and 2% time traveling internationally.

Criminal Background Check

This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


UC Berkeley has an online applicant website and no longer accepts applications via mail.

We require applicants to submit a cover letter and resume when applying for this position.

Please submit the cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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