Job Requisition Number: 23377. 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: http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/about/employment.html.
The Senior Associate Director of Full-time MBA Admissions will share many responsibilities with the admissions committee, including evaluating hundreds of applications annually, recommending admission decisions from a highly competitive applicant pool, and traveling domestically and internationally to represent the Berkeley-Haas program at recruiting and yield events. As a senior member of the admissions team, and thus part of the management team, the individual will also contribute to the development of the overall strategic plan for full-time MBA admissions, manage implementation of assigned elements, and serve as a senior admissions liaison for cross-departmental initiatives.
In addition to these shared responsibilities, the Senior Associate Director will lead our diversity admissions strategy. This includes the development and execution of a recruiting and yield strategy to attract and enroll qualified MBA candidates from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, and military service. The individual will serve as the primary admissions point of contact for students, alumni, and staff on diversity activities, and will also be the primary contact for external partners like The Consortium, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, and Forte Foundation, among others.
The Senior Associate Director will also manage three full-time admissions staff and indirectly manage an extended team of interviewers. By extension, the admissions interview process, events management, and marketing communication also fall under the general purview of this individual.?Extensive knowledge of the graduate admissions process, including recruitment, selection, and yield. ?Strong passion for furthering diversity recruitment, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with recruiting candidates from diverse backgrounds. ?Excellent oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated effectiveness in public speaking and presenting. ?Self-starter. Able to work independently, multi-task effectively, and foster teamwork. Ability to work remotely, seasonally, while maintaining high levels of productivity, accountability, and communication with team and stakeholders. ?High level of political and personnel management acumen. Ability to maintain confidentiality, objectivity, sensitivity, discretion, professionalism, and exercise good judgment and tact. ?Experience managing relationships with external partners. ?Strong problem-solving and project management skills. ?An analytic mindset that utilizes data and research to inform decision-making. ?Ability to travel domestically and internationally, primarily between May and September. ?Willingness to work occasional nights or weekends, primarily for admissions event staffing.
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