Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs (0547U), Haas School of Business 27246
University of California Berkeley
Internal Number: 2673999
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs (0547U), Haas School of Business 27246
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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.
Haas Undergraduate Programs serve approximately 1400 students in a highly competitive and selective bachelor's program, as well as thousands of non-majors taking business courses. The Program partners with campus academic units to provide coordinated simultaneous degree programs (such as the Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Program; and Life Sciences for Business and Entrepreneurship Program), manages non-degree programs during the summer and academic year, and the Global Management Program for admitted freshman pursuing the global management concentration. The program currently has a 33% admission rate for continuing Berkeley students, 13% for transfer students, less than 10% for freshman admissions and over a 99% completion rate.
Serving as a member of the strategic leadership team and as delegated chair of undergraduate degree programs ($3M+), the assistant dean provides vision, leadership and strategic direction for all functions of undergraduate student affairs, admissions, and co-curricular programs.
The assistant dean works with senior faculty and administration on academic program planning, policy development, assessment of program and constituency needs. Facilitate the professional faculty teams teaching gateway and core communications courses. Coordinate revenue generating programs and facilitate interdisciplinary partnerships across campus departments. Shape and influence brand management, outreach, admissions and policy to ensure successful outcomes and alignment with the school's mission as a top ranked and competitive undergraduate business program. Lead a high performing team of professional staff in an inclusive environment with a student-centered focus on student experience and engagement, and degree completion. Represents the department on campus leadership committees.
Manages, plans and administers all administrative operations of multiple units under Undergraduate Programs. Provides vision, leadership and strategic direction for all functions of undergraduate student affairs, admissions and co-curricular programs. Administrative services typically includes all or most of the following functions: unit IT, facilities, student services, budgetary financial management, and human resources. Develops and monitors operational and budget processes, staff FTE, coaching and performance management of professional staff, finance, human resources and unit space planning. Manages systems and procedures to protect departmental assets.
Coordinate/oversee activities for non-degree, revenue-generating, cross UC campus collaborations, or external university partnerships. Programs may include all aspects of implementation or collaborative management for programs such as Summer Institute for Emerging Managers & Leaders (SIEML), Berkeley Charter for Public Accounting (BCPA), Business for Arts, Science and Engineering (BASE), Berkeley-Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP), and other collaborations.
Manages highly selective academic programs which include adherence to school and university compliance and policies and procedures. Administers degree completion for the bachelor of science in business administration, global management concentration, and other simultaneous degree programs such as Management, Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Life Sciences for Business and Entrepreneurship. Includes special programs such as the summer PreCore program for incoming transfer students.
Work with faculty to regularly review and implement unit policies, teaching quality, and curriculum development. Provide guidance to the Undergraduate program committee. Includes faculty and student management of grievances.
Manage student services with attention to climate, student support, leadership development and other initiatives to enhance student experience and successful outcomes. Administer activities such as Women's Empowerment Day, experiential learning/domestic and international case competitions, tutoring, international studies, department scholarships and awards and Haas Travel Study Programs. Partner with Alumni Relations and the Undergraduate Career Center to engage in bi-monthly Lifecycle Meetings. Co-manage Haas funded Career Counselors for Business.
Oversees admissions & outreach for the unit.
Establishes operational objectives and work plans and delegates assignments to subordinate managers who manage all aspects of marketing, training, screening and selection. Review and approve recommendations for functional programs or policies. Approve yield and outreach efforts to ensure a diverse pool of candidates (e.g. RISE and Envision Programs). Work with Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Office of Planning and Analysis to coordinate enrollment targets and implementation of freshman admissions programs.
Represents the school and department as liaison for undergraduate-related affairs to the institution and external communities. Includes and is not limited to the following campus policy groups: Coordination Board for Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment Management (COORD Board), Council of Undergraduate Deans (CUD), Advising Council, and Career Center Advisory Council. Externally: UC Partnerships, UC Office of the President for transfer pathways, Aspen Consortium for Undergraduate Business Education, National Undergraduate Business Symposium (NUBS), and partners with other campus (e.g. College of Letters & Science, College of Engineering).
Partner with school's Chief Diversity Officer to support the execution of diversity and inclusion efforts as outlined in the school's diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan.
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.
Serve on departmental and campus-wide committees as aappropriate.
Demonstrated leadership and management experience in undergraduate business education development, implementation, and analysis in relation to educational policies, trends, and university policies, procedures, and practices.
Significant and comprehensive knowledge regarding competitive and highly selective admission programs, and requisite transfer preparation at colleges/universities including mitigating circumstances or basis for exceptions.
Experience working effectively with diverse constituencies. Consensus-building skills and highly developed professional commitment to lead college and student affairs office 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 and professional working relationships with colleagues, students and team members.
High level of political and personnel management acumen. Demonstrated experience with maintaining confidentiality, objectivity, sensitivity, discretion, professionalism, and exercising good judgment and tact.
Self-motivated with skills in problem identification and reasoning to develop original ideas to solve problems with persuasion and leadership.
Experience in strategic long-range planning, budget development, supervision, report and proposal writing, critical thinking/analysis, policy interpretation, committee work, events planning, and public presentations.
Competencies working with database and network systems, including unit, department, and campus systems.
Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects/multiple deadlines.
Exemplifies Haas Defining Principles: students always, confidence w/o attitude, question the status quo, and beyond yourself.
Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a business, organization or public university setting.
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.
Experience recruiting, supervising, and retaining staff.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual Salary will be commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by January 12, 2022. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal. Please see 'Other Information' section below for further details.
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that
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