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Director of Admissions and Diversity Recruitment (4510U) - School of Information

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Director of Admissions and Diversity Recruitment (4510U) - School of Information 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

The School of Information (I School) advances knowledge and practice everywhere humans interact with digital technologies. Through interdisciplinary research and teaching we are committed to expanding access to information and to improving its usability, reliability, and credibility while preserving security and privacy. Our faculty conduct research in human-computer interaction (HCI), security and privacy, applied data science, and technology in developing regions.

We currently offer three professional master's degrees and an academic doctoral degree. Our Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS) program trains students for careers as information professionals and emphasizes project-based learning. Our Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program is an online degree designed for working professionals with career goals in the emerging field of data science and is also offered in a 5th Year track for recent UC Berkeley graduates. The newly launched Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS), also offered online, offers a holistic approach to cybersecurity and prepares students for professional careers in cybersecurity. Our Ph.D. program equips scholars to develop solutions and shape policies that influence how people seek, use, and share information.

The I School is home to several important centers, including the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), the Center for Technology, Society and Policy (CTSP) and the BioSENSE Lab. The CLTC was established in 2015 with a $15M grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to support the building of a new field of cybersecurity research that is multidisciplinary and global in scope. CTSP is a multidisciplinary research and design/build center focused on emergent social and policy issues of technology. The BioSENSE Lab is a socio-physiological computing initiative that brings together a multi-disciplinary team to work on the future of biosensing and bio signaling.

The Director of Admissions and Diversity Recruitment is independently responsible for the planning, design, and implementation of diversity recruitment and enrollment strategies for the admissions team. This position evaluates the effectiveness and performance of chosen strategies, as well as providing leadership and guidance in area of expertise to other admissions / recruitment team members. This position also manages the assistant director of admissions and admissions coordinator, overseeing a broad range of admissions operations tasks.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: September 27, 2022 - Open Until Filled


30% Oversees the design, planning, and implementation of diversity outreach, marketing, recruitment, yield, and enrollment objectives and strategies for the admissions team. Represents school to internal and external constituents, and provides leadership and guidance to admissions team members, as it relates to these efforts.

30% Manages admissions operations, including technical platforms and needs, application and enrollment operations management, data analysis, workflow development, and day-to-day operations monitoring. Must build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders to be successful with these duties.

10% Evaluates the performance and effectiveness of diversity marketing, recruitment and enrollment strategies, considering general enrollment goals, financial aid / scholarships, number of applicants, acceptance rate, and graduation rate.

10% Reviews difficult and complex admissions cases; provides direction and assistance to experienced admissions committee members.

10% Oversees fellowship award strategy and communications for three professional Master's programs and one Ph.D. program. Evaluates and recommends fellowship awards for admitted applicants.

10% Responsible for direct supervision of admissions manager and admissions coordinator, and their responsibilities and final work products.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Advanced knowledge of project management including program design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
  • Advanced knowledge of tertiary level foreign credentials, secondary school records, study abroad programs and policies, and the knowledge of major educational systems of the world.
  • Advanced ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions.
  • Advanced ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials.
  • Advanced knowledge of admissions requirements for campus / school / college, including mitigating circumstances / bases for exceptions.
  • Advanced skills to develop the school's / college's strategic recruitment plans, designing outreach and recruitment programs and materials that will attract and enroll top candidates to the school / college, in particular students from under-represented groups.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of UC, and the ability to interpret and communicate policies and procedures to prospective students and the public.
  • Advanced and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges / universities and specifically at UC.

Salary & Benefits

The starting salary for this position is $74,300 to $104,400 annually, commensurate with experience. This is a 100% FTE career appointment.

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

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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