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Job Title: Executive Director, Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership (0379U) #17665
Job ID: 17665
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Haas Core Programs
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Departmental Overview

The Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership inspires the next generation of leaders to create and seize opportunities to achieve social impact across sectors. It is a research center within the Haas School of Business and provides experiential programs, public lectures, hands-on workshops, and graduate and undergraduate courses, all aimed at increasing the efficacy of social impact leaders. .

We are recruiting an Executive Director. for the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership.

Working within the Institute for Business and Social Impact, the Executive Director of the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership develops the strategy and business plan for the Center, with input from key stakeholders within and outside the university. He/she develops and executes a plan for financing program activities and ensuring ongoing sustainability of the program, including planning, directing and controlling the budget. In addition, he/she creates and oversees programs for students, alumni, and mission-driven organizations, including assessing program effectiveness and improvement. He/she develops and maintains close liaison with the Center’s Advisory Board, as well as key partnerships and collaborations that advance the mission of the Center and ensure its sustainability

The Executive Director provides thought leadership on Center-related topics through research, writing, and speaking at professional gatherings, to the media and to the public. He/she teaches at least one course on a Center-related topic per year (faculty title to be decided depending on qualifications).

To learn more about the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership visit:  

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Develops ideas and options for faculty review and decision, and develops and implements instruction and research programs that reflect faculty interests. Participates with faculty on research and oversees execution of research and coursework.

Develops and executes strategic plan for financing program activities and ensuring ongoing sustainability of program. Identifies and develops funding from multiple external sources. Plans, directs and controls program budget and manages financial, HR, technical and other supporting resources

Coordinates varied and competing requirements associated with managing an innovative program in a university and/or government environment. Assesses program’s effectiveness, and recommends changes to program’s content, policies and strategic goals accordingly.

Teaches at least one course on a Center-related topic per year and provides thought leadership on Center-related topics through writing and speaking

Develops the strategy and business planning for the Center, orchestrating input from key stakeholders inside and external to the university.

Develops and maintains liaisons with external advisory board. Represents the Center to governing boards, outside agencies, and the public.

Leads professional conferences and provides public relations support. Develops, implements and adheres to policies regarding intellectual property in addition to negotiating and managing IP agreements and contracts.

Designs and presents seminars and workshops and participates in and creates conferences as appropriate

Required Qualifications

• Academic background and recognized expertise in selected area of research.
• Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
• Expert oral and written communication skills.
• Leadership experience in academic and/or government agencies.
• Demonstrated expertise building collaborations between academia, industrial and/or governmental agencies.
• Demonstrated expertise with program building within a leading academic institution and administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
• Expert ability to work with dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff and students.
• Expert fundraising experience.
• Expert negotiation skills.
• Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to interact and achieve results with a broad, diverse community of business leaders, funding sources, and media.
• Ability to develop partnerships with collaborating institutions and firms. Experience in developing and maintaining networks of leaders who can contribute to curricular and extracurricular university programs.
• Teaching experience.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.

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

Other Information

This position requires some local or domestic travel estimated at 15% of time.

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

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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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