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Managing Director (7399U), Haas School of Business - 64449

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

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Managing Director (7399U), Haas School of Business - 64449 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 MBA Career Management Group supports the entire MBA student and alumni population. We prepare students for their job searches while building and maintaining relationships with a variety of employers, working across campus and globally.

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: 02/15/2024.


This position oversees the real estate career programs and recruiting for a high visibility area of MBA recruiting. The person in this role builds and maintains a variety of relationships on campus and globally -- from faculty and campus leaders to high-level executives, alumni and recruiters, all in support of hiring Berkeley MBA interns and graduates and promoting Real Estate at UC Berkeley. This person connects and meets frequently with these contacts to stay on top of current trends in the sector and adapts programs in response to market conditions and feedback. The person in this role develops the strategy for recruiting prospective students to the field, for educating and preparing them for the interview process, for bolstering and guiding their development along the career journey, and for connecting them with industry contacts in support of their internships and full-time positions. Equally important, this person builds and maintains high level relationships to support these outcomes.

Develops and recommends multi-year strategies for an organization-wide career services area.
  • Leads career management strategy for developing ways for MBA students to break into decentralized or high growth industries globally that rely on a relationship-based job search.
  • Researches, designs and develops programs with significant awareness of student/alumni needs, current economic climate, and industry norms.
  • Partners with graduate real estate organizations and programs across campus (Berkeley Real Estate Club, Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association, College of Environmental Design, Berkeley Law, etc.) to balance promoting them as one interdisciplinary program while championing the unique benefits of the MBA program to prospective students and employers
  • (Lead) Guides work of other career services specialists in related fields that would benefit from a similar approach. Provides supervisory support, including feedback and coaching, and sets metrics for success.

Oversees execution of these programs and services that support organization students and alumni in career service planning.
  • Develops and teaches workshops, plans and facilitates alumni panels, hosts networking events and guides all programming for students and alumni seeking jobs in real estate
  • Provides career counseling in particularly complex areas that require specialized expertise such as case interviewing, benchmarking progress, troubleshooting weak performance, and delivering feedback.

Works with existing and potential executives and recruiters, alumni and peer universities to use the best practices in developing and enhancing technical systems to support organization-wide programs and services.
  • Creates specific career-related and relationship-building tools and resources to post and circulate among students and alumni.
  • Works with existing technology including 12Twenty, Slack, CMG Resources website, and other industry-specific technology and tools to promote job opportunities and share curated information with students.
  • Participates in industry consortium meetings and events to share and utilize best practices.

Advises senior management on issues that have organization impact or future implications.

Develops and oversees delivery of broad and complex career-focused programs and events that incorporate the needs of organization partners and constituents.
  • Works closely with Faculty, Admissions, Financial Aid, Development/Alumni Relations, Haas Advisory Boards, and other UC Berkeley Real Estate programs (College of Environmental Design, Berkeley Law, etc.) to manage the ecosystem of real estate students and alumni in the Bay Area, nationally, and internationally

Cultivates relationships with high level executives and key managers to deliver broad or customized solutions that match the needs of employers and career seeking UC students and alumni.
  • Actively builds relationships with high level executives in real estate and related fields to gain insights, identify opportunities, and cultivate career-related contacts for Berkeley and our student and alumni community.

Develops and implements career services programs that reflect changing job market demands.

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
  • Expert knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of and/or can quickly learn UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, employment trends.
  • Strong presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of project management including program design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Extensive knowledge of employers, the labor market, and employment trends, both locally and nationally as related to hiring students.
  • Extensive knowledge in designing specialized employer services that are appropriate for all levels of students and alumni seeking careers in multiple sectors of employment.
  • Knowledge of graduate and professional school admissions processes and requirements; ability to design programs to address pre-professional school student needs.
  • 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 related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Expert knowledge of needs assessment and practice; workshop and program design.
  • Expert knowledge to lead organization-wide system development as needed to identify and implement computer applications to meet career program needs.
  • Expert negotiation skills and ability to teach students key techniques, supporting job negotiations.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 65% (26 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 budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $85,800.00 - $158,200.00 (rate is displayed at 100% FTE).

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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