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Executive Director, Evening and Weekend MBA Program (0378U), Haas School of Business

Executive Director, Evening & Weekend MBA Program (0378U), Haas School of Business - 61133 About Berkeley

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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.

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The Executive Director of the Evening/Weekend MBA program owns the leadership and oversight of the program to outside organizations and to Haas faculty, staff, and students. Serves as the program leader to over 1,000 students in multiple distinct delivery formats including in person on site, off-site, international, and online during their three-year experience. Oversees all administrative operations, finance, human resources, and facilities for both academic and student experience responsibilities. Leads faculty in short-term planning, in the development of procedures, and in the formulation of major program components, administering the full range of the program's operational requirements. Develops long-term plans and enhancements to the programs including offerings with 32 leading global universities as part of the Global Network for Advanced Management.

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 needs, and are subject to change.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 11/15/2023.


Leadership and oversight of the Haas Evening and Weekend MBA program.
  • Directs and administers an independent program with ownership of administrative and programmatic responsibility:
  • Assesses, implements, and manages the full academic and student experience for the Evening & Weekend MBA program based upon a wide-ranging understanding of graduate business educational programs, student development, academic advising, and other leading-edge best practices.
  • This includes full responsibility for the student services function, assessment, management, and needed updates so that students have access to needed programs and are fully supported with academic and career outcomes.
  • Partners with Admissions and Career Management to create an integrated strategic plan that supports program goals and growth.
  • Takes executive responsibility for events from orientation to graduation and partners with student leadership to marry the student body priorities with that of the school to support continuous innovation.
  • Manages escalations of student conduct and academic integrity concerns.
  • Proactively innovated in ways that support atypical learning experiences.
  • Manages financial and HR resources, including supervision of a staff that currently includes eight individuals and which is expected to grow.
  • Manages academic, student experience and flex experience teams.
  • Makes decisions on performance, salary actions, hiring decisions, and other human resources related issues.
  • Recognizes issues that have campus impact or future implications and advises the managed employees accordingly.
  • Directs the program budgeting and accounting processes to support financial infrastructure of program.
  • Develops financial forecasts and budgets to manage spending to budget.
  • Works closely with Admissions staff to implement recruiting and revenue strategies, ensuring quality of students and long-term health of the programs.
  • Develops program infrastructure to support the scaling up and growth of the Flex cohort.
  • Leads efforts of various departments, managers, and outside constituencies to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration within EWMBA.
  • Faculty Engagement & Curriculum Planning: Leads faculty in planning curriculum development for the programs.
  • Works with faculty and appropriate academic committees within Berkeley Haas to ensure academic rigor, relevancy, and coordination.
  • Identifies lecturers and evaluates course effectiveness and impact.
  • Leads efforts with faculty and appropriate academic committees to help drive process for curriculum development and to determine learning objectives.
  • Leads necessary efforts to change program content, policies, and procedures to align with best practices of top business schools.
  • Develops ideas for improvement, secures resources and support, and oversees implementation and achievement of stated goals.
  • Ensures reporting compliance.
  • Identifies and pursues funding opportunities and revenue streams.
  • Participates in long-range planning and analyses to identify new program options that contribute to revenue growth.
  • Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short- and long-term planning.
  • Represents program to external organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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
  • Demonstrated leadership and management accomplishments in graduate business program development, implementation, and analysis in relation to educational policies, trends, and university policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Experience with curriculum planning and program development.
  • Knowledge of and/or can quickly learn common university-specific computer application programs and databases.
  • Knowledge of and/or can quickly learn university and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising others, including coaching and development.
  • Experience and demonstrated accomplishments in project management and program assessment and improvement.
  • Demonstrated success in problem identification, reasoning, and execution of needed improvements.
  • Experience developing original ideas to solve problems with persuasive leadership.
  • Experience in strategic long-range planning, budget development, report and proposal writing, critical thinking/analysis, policy interpretation, committee work, events planning, and public presentations.
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills, plus capability to collaborate successfully and to deliver results.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-starter; able to work independently, multi-task effectively, as well as foster teamwork.
  • High level of political and personnel management acumen.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, objectivity, sensitivity, discretion, professionalism, and exercise good judgement and tact.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with diverse constituencies, including demonstrated consensus building skills and highly developed professional commitment to lead college and student affairs offices into a culture that strives toward providing world class services to students and faculty.
  • 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.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for UC Benefits.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The full budgeted salary range/annual pay scale that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $160,000.00 - $180,000.00.
The full salary range for this position classification is $105,500.00 - $200,700.00.

How to Apply
  • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information
  • This is not a visa opportunity.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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