Job ID: 221576

MBA Career Coach and Assistant Director (4516U), Haas School of Business - 58897

University of California, Berkeley

  • Sep. 18, 2023
  • MBA Career Coach and Assistant Director (4516U), Haas School of Business - 58897
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Business - General

MBA Career Coach and Assistant Director (4516U), Haas School of Business - 58897

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 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.

Job Summary

Involves planning, developing, and implementing programs, activities, counseling, and advising focused on students' career development. Works with students, alumni, and/or potential employers, vendors and colleagues at other schools.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 09/29/2023.


Career Coaching - for the FTMBA, EW, and Alumni programs

  • Conduct one-on-one and group coaching sessions with MBA students to support their short-term and long- term career development, as well as their current recruiting efforts for both traditional and non-traditional MBA roles.
  • Advise MBA students on how to build interview proficiency, industry knowledge, communication and networking skills, and offer evaluation and negotiation skills.
  • Perform detailed reviews of resumes. Maintain coaching records on each student.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative assessments to help MBA students assess career goals.

Career Resourcing for the students and team

  • Educate students about external resources to aid their job search as needed.
  • Engage Account Management Team to ensure that MBA students have current information about specific job markets and recruiter perceptions.
  • Track and collect CSEA-compliant employment data from current students to support our internal and external reporting.
  • Lead outreach to students to ensure compliance with our reporting requirements.

Workshop/Class Development and Execution

  • Develop and deliver career management and training initiatives, including workshops, seminars, webinars, panels, and other events, in partnership with Director of Career Advising & Programs.
  • Oversee development and selection of new resources, including online videos, self-study exercises, and assessment tools.

Employment Landscape Research

  • Build expertise on MBA-relevant careers and job markets by conducting ongoing research and outreach to alumni and other representatives at various companies.

Cross-Functional Partnerships and Teaming

  • Engage alumni, company representatives, and professionals from the community to participate in career management and training initiatives for students.
  • Partner with Operations Team to schedule, promote and coordinate career service programs in alignment with recruitment activities.

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

  • Strong 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 relevant MBA career fields (e.g. consulting, consumer packaged goods, financial services, non-profit, technology, pharma/biotech, etc.) and their roles (e.g. product manager, strategy and ops, marketing, etc., ...)
  • Knowledge of modern job search techniques, workshop and program design, needs assessment theory, processes, and practice.
  • Knowledge of and/or can quickly learn UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, and employment trends.
  • Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, economic backgrounds and nationalities.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and practice with group coaching concepts and facilitation.
  • Coaching groups of 4-6 students that have aligned interests and differing backgrounds to reach similar goals and/or outcomes.
  • Advanced degree in a related area or MBA.
  • ICF-endorsed coaching certification (in-progress, OK).

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% variable position (80% - 100% | 32 - 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 budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $76,500 - $88,600.00.

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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