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Senior Associate Director (0302U), Undergraduate Admissions - 51212

University of California, Berkeley
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 6, 2023

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Senior Associate Director (0302U), Undergraduate Admissions - 51212 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 Office of Undergraduate Admissions (OUA) must provide a fair opportunity for every applicant to obtain admission to the University, operates in a professional manner that ensures positive staff morale, and values hard work and dedication. The team communicates and collaborates effectively, presents a coordinated effort to standardize procedures and document best practices, offer a variety of methods for professional development, and provides first class customer service in a cost-effective and transparent manner.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: April 13, 2023. Department will review applications on a rolling basis. Job will remain open until filled.

    Represents Office of Undergraduate Admissions when speaking to college/school/department or campus as it relates to evaluation and finalization of admit records, transcripts, and test scores. Supervises and serves as a resource for managers who review difficult and complex admissions cases, including Admissions Review processes for finalization of admit records. Holds full supervisory responsibility for 4-6 FTE, including managerial positions, and indirect supervision of over 200+ freshman and transfer external readers. Makes decisions on performance, salary actions, hiring decisions, and other human resources-related issues of managed staff. Ensures that managers are meeting departmental objectives, business needs, and compliance with University, campus, and departmental policies. Responsible for maintaining and enhancing systems that support the program(s). Collaborates with the Associate Director for Systems to maintain/develop/update/implement systems that support the mission and might enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of OUA's operation. Keeps abreast of new technologies. Represents the office in the absence of the Assistant Vice Chancellor & Director. In consultation with the Assistant Vice Chancellor & Director, makes decisions and commitments on behalf of the office. Participates in various systemwide and campus policy-making committees and holds the authority to make binding decisions for the Berkeley campus. Serves as a member of the Office of Undergraduate Admission leadership team. Professional Development: Participate in state, regional, and national associations and events relating to admissions and enrollment, e.g. AACRAO, PACRAO, NACAC, and/or WACAC, ACT, College Board, and/or UC Office of the President Counselor Conferences, and UC Office of the President Evaluation Conferences. Identify professional development activities that would enhance the incumbent's skills, knowledge, and/or experience.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of education theory, policy, practice, and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of fiscal management policies and practices and University personnel management policies and practices.
  • Knowledge of organizational development strategies and practice.
  • Significant knowledge of evaluation methodologies, data analysis procedures, and systems necessary for working with technical staff to develop effective data management and evaluation systems.
  • Knowledge of and/or the ability to learn state, and federal laws and University policies governing the disclosure of student information.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Political acumen; ability to work well and build relationships with a wide range of internal and external partners.

    Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
    Significant knowledge of and/or the ability to learn the goals and mission of the University as they relate to academic preparation, recruitment, and advanced-standing admission. Significant knowledge of and/or ability to learn about UC's colleges, schools, and departmental transfer policies. Enrollment planning/management, statistics, quantitative analysis, and research methodology.

    Master's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's"" href="" style="font-variant-ligatures:normal; text-align:start; white-space:pre-wrap; color:blue; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">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 $111,000.00 - $147,000.00.
    This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits. This position is exempt and paid monthly. This is a hybrid position, eligible for 50% remote capability.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Diversity Statement

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 “every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive."

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.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

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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