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Job Title: Assistant Director of Admissions (4509U) #17762
Job ID: 17762
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department; Haas Core Programs
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

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Application Review Date:
The First Review Date for this job is: May 8, 2014

Departmental Overview

The Full-time MBA Admissions Office recruits, evaluates, and selects students for the Berkeley - Haas MBA Program through a highly selective admissions process reviewing approximately 4,000 applications each year from around the world.

The Assistant Director position involves developing and implementing programs for student outreach, recruitment, and admissions for the Haas School of Business; and educating the public about admissions requirements, policies, and processes.

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:


Plans information sessions, schedules and makes presentations to prospective candidates in the US and internationally.

Provides in-depth information on admissions requirements, prerequisite courses, school/college programs and curricula, specific financial aid criteria, and career opportunities.

Assesses academic preparedness of traditional, special-program, and international applicants.

Assesses applicants for motivation, initiative, leadership potential, work/life experience, extracurricular activities, socioeconomic status, disability, and educational/personal hardship.

Using extensive knowledge of college/school/department requirements and applicant pool, assesses the applicants' overall record and experience for final admissions determination and recommendation.

Produces special and annual reports, and program evaluations.

Supports Associate Director in yield efforts including Faculty Outreach

Required Qualifications

• Thorough knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population
• Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
• Ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective students and the public.
• Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges/universities and specifically at UC Berkeley, and/or specific colleges and schools.
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions.
• Ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials and outreach events to attract and enroll top candidates to the Full-time MBA program.
• Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to make and support admissions recommendations and decisions in a highly competitive admissions environment and to efficiently review large numbers of applications on time and with solid judgment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training and/or knowledge of graduate programs in management

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this exempt, fulltime, one-year contract position will range between $3,850 monthly up to $5,725 monthly plus benefits.

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

Other Information

This is an exempt, fulltime, one-year contract position.
This position is classified as an Admissions/Recruitment Specialist 3
Approximately 20% of work requires traveling locally, domestically or 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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:  

If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please see:  

Work Environment

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Berkeley is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information about our Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at: 

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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