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Admissions Specialist (4508U), Haas School of Business - 42420

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

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Admissions Specialist (4508U), Haas School of Business - 42420 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.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

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.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

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 Haas School of Business embraces flexible working arrangements for its employees. Exact arrangements are determined in partnership with your supervisor to meet role responsibilities and department

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 09/26/2022.


Admissions and Application Processing
    Conduct preliminary assessment of academic records and credentials; ensure applications meet standards for review. Communicate with applicants and UC Berkeley departments as necessary on questionable and problematic cases. Prepare application files for reader evaluation by organizing materials, reviewing for completion, documenting the results in the database, and notifying the applicant of any missing materials. Prioritize and coordinate the processing of files based on standards set by the Director of Operations and Admissions Committee. Manage incoming documents and transcripts from incomplete applications and process completed files as necessary. Provide data entry and database support, including entering decisions. Prepare admitted applicant files for Graduate Division review. Other projects as assigned.

Advising and Recruiting
    Provide information about UC Berkeley and the Full-time MBA program one-on-one and to groups. Counsel prospective students on admissions requirements and criteria, university standards of scholarship preparation for MBA study, recruitment events, and visiting Haas. Participate in various online yield and recruitment activities such as webinars and chats. Advise admitted applicants on pre-enrollment matters (both academic and non-academic) and refer them to the appropriate resource, if necessary. Plan, coordinate, participate in, and/or provide administrative support to recruiting events and activities as necessary.

Admissions Project Support
    Assist in coordinating admissions and recruitment development projects as needed. Planned projects for this year may include: Manage data transferring and uploading of applicant records between other programs and the Full-time Admissions office. Assisting the Director of Operations with application testing during end-of-year maintenance. Screening and evaluating application essays for originality using iThenticate. Assisting with online file management and distribution using Slate and local databases.

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
    Office administrative or related work experience. Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population. Working knowledge of and/or can quickly learn MBA admissions requirements for campus/school/college. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, and Word), Internet and Web-based email, PC's, as well as familiarity with Slate or iThenticate or similar business-related programs. Outstanding attention to detail. Strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff. Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations and other institutions. Working knowledge of and/or can quickly learn UC Berkeley, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective applicants and the public. Working knowledge of and/or can quickly learn academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs at UC Berkeley. 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.

    Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
    Experience reviewing and evaluating international and domestic transcripts.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) non-exempt position. Hourly pay is commensurate with experience up to $27.07.

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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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