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Executive Director, Sustainable and Impact Finance (0378U), Haas School of Business - 39237

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco
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Executive Director, Sustainable and Impact Finance (0378U), Haas School of Business - 39237 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business offers a unique opportunity to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and continually learn in a workplace committed to increasing diversity and creating a welcoming environment for all. Our distinctive culture is captured within our four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself. These principles distinguish Berkeley Haas as a unique environment, conducive to teamwork, collaboration, and career growth.

For more information about the Haas School of Business visit:

The Sustainable and Impact Finance initiative is part of Haas's Institute for Business and Social Impact. The initiative's mission is to create leaders who use impact investing and sustainable finance to drive positive change and opportunities. We do this through the research, education and leadership of our students, alumni and the wider business community. For more information see

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 07/28/2022.


Independently leads, directs and administers the Sustainable and Impact Finance program with complete responsibility for all administrative and programmatic activities.
    Fosters and reports on sustainable and impact finance research, co-curricular programming for students, development of a community of practice in the field. In conjunction with faculty director, sets program vision, strategies, and goals. This includes developing staffing plans, growing the program financially and cultivating programmatic growth. Sets teaching agenda. Draws upon network of finance and impact investing professionals to enhance co-curricular student experience.

Identifies and pursues funding opportunities and revenue streams.
    In partnership with Haas' development team, is responsible for fully funding SAIF program. Builds partnerships with thought and practice leaders both within UC Berkeley and externally (e.g. alumni, foundations, and companies). Has full responsibility for financial sustainability, including fundraising through pursuing gifts, contracts, and grants.

Participates in advanced program budgeting and accounting processes to support financial infrastructure of program.
    Manages financial transfers of research funding to intra Haas and inter UCB departments. Manages annual Haas finance's budgeting forecasting and reporting process for SAIF.

Assesses program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.
    Develops and measures KPIs to assess the program's effectiveness.

Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short- and long-term planning.

Manages financial and HR resources.
    Develops and monitors staffing plan that includes professional as well as student staff. In conjunction with Berkeley Foundation staff and Sustainable Investment Fund student principals and Haas Impact Fund instructors, steward investment funds to ensure SAIF sustainability.

Facilitates the efforts of various departments, managers, and outside constituencies to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration.
    Develops network of corporate, foundation, governmental partners to participate in curricular and co-curricular programming.

Assists in developing research, participates in professional conferences, and provides public relations support.
    Using existing network of business contacts, builds partnerships with thought and practice leaders both within UC Berkeley and externally. Oversees professional conferences/events related to SAIF.

Professional Learning and Growth
    Embraces the principle of being a "student always" by engaging in opportunities for training, workshops, seminars, continuing education pertinent to the position, or at the suggestion of the supervisor. Actively contributes to a team environment that fosters and promotes a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) within the unit and at Haas. Engages in ongoing education to promote diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging by completing University sponsored certifications & training sessions (Ie: MEP Workshop, Implicit Bias Certification, LinkedIn Learning workshops, and other workshops & seminars offered by the University or Haas, as they are made available) or by engaging in external seminars & resources related to DEIB. Exemplifies Haas' four Defining Leadership Principles: (1) Question the status quo; (2) Confidence without attitude; (3) Students always; and (4) Beyond yourself.

Required Qualifications
    Academic background and experience in sustainable finance and/or impact investing; finance. Advanced knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices. Advanced oral and written communication skills. Advanced analytical skills to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring in-depth analysis. Advanced interpersonal skills to work with a broad, diverse community of business leaders, funding sources, and media to achieve results. Works collaboratively across disciplines with program/center managers, staff, students and faculty. Expert fundraising experience. Demonstrated skills strong skills to build and launch innovative programs. Develops partnerships with collaborating institutions and firms. Experience in developing and maintaining networks of business leaders who can contribute to curricular and extracurricular university programs. Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating a desire to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to establish and maintain positive & professional working relationships with colleagues, students and team members. Exemplifies Haas' four Defining Leadership Principles: (1) Question the status quo; (2) Confidence without attitude; (3) Students always; and (4) Beyond yourself. Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a business, organization or public university setting.

    Advanced degree in business/finance/related area and/or equivalent experience training.

Preferred Qualifications
    Experience developing curriculum and teaching at the graduate level.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 50% time (20-hrs a week), monthly paid, exempt position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience up to up to $145,000.00 (100% rate), $72,500 (50% rate).

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

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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