Job Requisition Number: 24318. The Institute for Business and Social Impact was launched in November 2013 at the Haas School of Business to unite a broad array of programs to empower members of the Haas community in developing creative and effective solutions to urgent social and environmental challenges. The Institute builds on the Haas School’s distinguished history of training path-breaking leaders who question the status quo and think beyond themselves. The Institute is based on the recognition that fostering a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable society requires leadership across all sectors – for profit business, non-profit organizations, social enterprises, and the public sector.
Core to the Institute are six well-established centers and programs: •The Center for Social Sector Leadership •The Center for Responsible Business •The Center for Gender, Equity and Leadership •The Global Social Venture Competition •Boost@Berkeley-Haas •Berkeley Business Academy for Youth
The Executive Director of IBSI manages its myriad activities, including fostering collaboration among its various Centers and Programs, fundraising to sustain the Institute’s growth, and managing relationships with faculty, students, alumni, Center Boards, external stakeholders, and other UC Berkeley departments and academic institutions. Reporting to the Faculty Director of IBSI, the Executive Director works closely with the Executive Directors of the Center for Social Sector Leadership, the Center for Responsible Business, and the Center for Gender, Equity and Leadership to coordinate academic courses and research, non-curricular activities, fundraising, and collaborations across the campus and with external parties.
In addition, the Executive Director manages the Boost@Berkeley-Haas and Berkeley Business Academy for Youth programs providing middle school and high school students with education, mentoring and support. Other programs include jointly managing the Global Social Venture Competition, which empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring, exposure to investors, and cash prizes to actualize their venture, and building and managing research and program initiatives focused broadly on social impact. The Executive Director directly oversees, programming, fundraising, strategy and staff for the above three programs. Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Oversight •Develop and coordinate curriculum, non-curricular activities, major research and academic programs within IBSI and its constituent Centers and programs. •Oversee execution of programs once funded. •Ensure successful operation of six established Centers and programs.
Management and Coordination •Develop and execute strategic plans for financing program activities and ensuring their ongoing financial sustainability. •Plan, direct and control program budget(s) and manage financial, HR, technical and other supporting resources. Assure that all programs are financially viable. •Manage, coach and evaluate the staff of IBSI and its constituent Centers and work closely with staff to encourage their professional development.
Fundraising, Communications and External Relations •Raise funds to sustain and grow IBSI and its self-supporting Centers and programs. •Work with the IBSI Faculty Director and with the Center Executive Directors to develop a communications and branding strategy that reflects the mission and supports fundraising. •Develop funding opportunities for research by academic faculty and identify and organize teams of faculty, staff, and graduate students on IBSI research projects. •Develop and maintain relationships with the external advisory boards of IBSI’s Centers and alumni groups, and represent IBSI’s programs to internal and external stakeholders. •Play a leadership role in professional conferences on business and social impact and represent Berkeley-Haas. •Maintain close communication with students and student clubs in the area of social impact.•A passion and strong relevant experience for the social impact mission of IBSI—to provide courses, programs, and research to empower Berkeley-Haas students and other members of the Berkeley-Haas community to develop innovative solutions to urgent social and environmental challenges. •Proven expertise and success in fundraising. •Demonstrated leadership building collaborations across diverse external stakeholder groups, such as academia, corporate partners and social impact organizations. •Expert ability to collaborate, influence and lead UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students. •Strong management skills and proven success in staff coaching and mentoring. •Outstanding financial and administrative skills. •Proven ability to problem-solve, prioritize, multi-task, and clearly communicate priorities and deadlines. •Expert oral and written communication skills. •Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
To be successful at IBSI, you will also: •Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to drive social impact work among a diverse set of stakeholders. •Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change. •Have a high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness. •Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration.
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