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Job Title: Director, Alumni Relations (0457U) #18037
Job ID: 18037
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Haas Core Programs
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Application Review Date: Resumes will be reviewed continuously until the position is 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.

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The Haas School’s Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) Office strives to engage the school’s 36,000 living alumni in an enduring lifelong connection to the school and to promote a culture of philanthropy among current students and all alumni while maximizing philanthropic dollars to key initiatives. In coordination with the Development staff, the Alumni Relations team manages a comprehensive alumni and student engagement program through on-site and off-site signature and regional chapter events; social media and other online communities such as @Cal, LinkedIn, and GradMap; targeted communications; lifelong learning opportunities; early and mid-career services & professional development programs as well as the extensive network of 32 chapters worldwide, 100 regional representatives, and a growing community of industry-specific affinity groups. On average, 6 out of 7 days a week there is an alumni program or event happening somewhere in the world!

Under general supervision of the Executive Director of Development & Alumni Relations, the Director of Alumni Relations serves as the day-to-day manager of the Alumni Relations Office, collaborating closely with the Executive Director on strategic planning, program development, volunteer management, staff development, and marketing efforts.

The Director identifies, cultivates, and structures engagement opportunities to increase connections for alumni with the business school and with fellow alumni. The Director designs educational programs with faculty and industry leaders providing substantive professional development and School updates.

The Director manages a comprehensive, top-rated Alumni Relations program with over 250 alumni volunteers, 32 chapter boards, and 100 regional representatives based around the world, coordinating meaningful and effective engagement with the School. The Director has responsibility for managing relationships with some of the School’s most active and passionate supporters.

The Director is responsible for the programmatic vision and implementation of select signature programs and events, including, but not limited to, an annual alumni conference, regional and international symposia, and faculty road shows.

The Director oversees recruitment and selection of employees as well as the performance and evaluation of five FTE from the Alumni Relations team. The Director’s direct reports oversee diverse functional areas (i.e. operations and logistics, special events planning and registration, accounting and budgeting, regional chapter support and communications). Two of these direct reports serve as work leaders for their colleagues.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
• Strong, thorough and in-depth knowledge of the campus, including short and long range strategic plans, vision, goals, objectives, infrastructure, programs, achievements and awards.
• Strong comprehensive knowledge of relevant external constituencies including their composition and primary goals/objectives.
• Strong knowledge of management principles, including personnel and budget administration and advanced skill in implementing effective personnel and budget operations and practices.
• Strong written, verbal, interpersonal communication and leadership skills, including attentive listening, and skills to think quickly and respond appropriately.
• Strong skills in advocating for and representing the institution to its various publics.
• Strong skills in understanding constituency needs as related to institutional needs and skills in designing solutions or strategies to achieve consensus.
• Strong analytical, negotiation and political acumen skills.
• Strong Strategic planning skills.
• Strong leadership/management skills, including skills to lead, direct, mentor, evaluate and motivate staff.
• Strong skills in organizing and motivating alumni volunteers and other external constituencies.
• Excellent writing skills to assure correct voice and tone for a diverse population of alumni and donors as well as a wide range of traditional and social communication channels.
• Strong skills in budget analysis and fund-raising.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this exempt, full-time, External Relations Manager 1 position will be commensurate with experience.

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How to Apply

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

Other Information

This position requires travel locally or domestically approximately 20% of the time and internationally 5% of the 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

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:  

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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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