Associate Director - MFE Program at Haas (4510U) #23569

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Berkeley, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Oct 2017

Job Description

Job Title:

Associate Director - MFE Program at Haas (4510U) #23569

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Main Campus-Berkeley

Full/Part Time:



Haas Core Programs



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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 7/28/17

Departmental Overview

The Haas School of Business develops innovative leaders - individuals who redefine how we do business.  Berkeley-Haas, the second oldest business school in the United States, educates 2,200 students each year in six degree-granting programs, and hundreds more through executive education programs.  A team of 300 staff members support these students, faculty and alumni through work in areas that include Admissions, Student Services, Career Management, Administration, and Development. 
Berkeley-Haas offers opportunities to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and learn continually.  Our culture is captured by Four Defining Principles (Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always and Beyond Yourself) that distinguish Berkeley-Haas as a place to learn—and a place to work.  To learn more about the Haas School visit:


Evaluates the effectiveness of the recruitment program, considering general college admissions/enrollment goals,, number of UC Berkeley applicants, acceptance rate, and graduation rate from the University.
• Makes recommendations for recruitment strategy and yield
• Makes final determination of transferability of international course work vis a vis admissions prerequisites
Oversees the design, planning and implementation of a specific application review and selection process. 
Prepares strategy and plans for recruitment, drives programs.   Assists management in the design and implementation of admissions programs such as information sessions and recruiting events
Serving on admissions committee, reviews all applications, including most difficult and complex admissions cases, provides assistance to other experienced admissions specialists. The MFE admissions process is complex as it includes applications from Bachelors to PhD students, most of them international applicants. 
Counsels MFE students and Alumni on career options and opportunities, including customized services for their various backgrounds. Searches and brings in new job opportunities and increases number of firms recruiting MFE students every month. Directly help place the students in internships and full time positions in finance, analytics and Fintech.
1. Meets the students one on one to coach them on their resumes, backgrounds and interviews.
2. Discusses with the students the company and job function (risk management, portfolio management, Fintech, data, sell side or buy side, etc.)
3. Works directly with current MFE students and graduates to identify their strengths and fit for specific finance positions.
4. Manages internship and career fairs in the US and internationally.
5. Creates, maintains and enhances relationship with the industry.
6. Manages the mock interviews and Financial Practice Seminars as well as the Applied Finance Projects.

Required Qualifications

• Advanced knowledge of project management including program design, implementation, and evaluation.
• Advanced knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
• Advanced knowledge and understanding of UC Berkeley, and the ability to interpret 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 Berkeley.
• 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, including students from under-represented groups.
• Knowledge  of career prospects and placement of financial engineering field students and applicants. Knowledge of the field, including data and Fintech.
• Excellent verbal and writing skills.
• Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training in both admissions and placement of students in internship and full time placement.

Salary & Benefits

Annual Salary is up to $85k
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment 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

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