Executive Director

Berkeley Culture Initiative, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Berkeley, CA

ID: 7102698
Posted: June 16, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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: https://haas.berkeley.edu/about/
The Berkeley Culture Initiative aims to usher in the next generation of culture research, one that draws on a wide range of data sources and computational methods to uncover different facets of culture within and across organizations and industries. We partner with organizations and academics from a wide diversity of disciplines and industries to lead these efforts, with the ultimate goal of leveraging research insights to help organizations function more effectively and advance academic understanding.
The Initiative puts on various events throughout the year to promote discussion and create a shared research agenda between academia and industry, culminating in our annual Culture Conference. Through talks, discussions, and activities led by leaders from industry and academia, the conference convenes leading academic researchers studying organizational culture and a set of strong-culture company leaders to deepen the dialogue about how to address various culture-related challenges, such as fostering a culture of innovation and inclusion, introducing large-scale cultural change and tracking its progress, and understanding the impact of culture on firm and employee performance.
To learn more about the Berkeley Culture Initiative, visit https://haas.berkeley.edu/culture/

Directs and administers an independent program with complete responsibility for administrative and programmatic activities.
- Has primary responsibility for operational administration for all research, conferences, programs, and other initiatives.
Facilitates efforts of various departments, managers and outside constituencies to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration.
- Develops networks of foundations, and partners who will support and participate in this initiative.
- Works directly with other centers and programs within Haas and UC Berkeley at large.
- Manages collaboration with corporate partners, as well as research vendors, academics at other universities, government entities, and more.
Identifies and pursues funding opportunities and revenue streams.
- Writes proposals for solicitation of individual, corporate, and/or foundation prospects.
- Pursues other opportunities to expand initial projects or sponsorships.
- Raises enough money to meet annual targets for both operational expenses and to start and grow a $10 million endowment.
- Creates revenue opportunities such as conference sponsorships, sponsored research projects, and gifts.
- Seeks out and leads the application effort for research grant funding.
Participates in advanced program budgeting and accounting processes to support financial infrastructure of initiative.
- Works with department financial manager and faculty directors to set annual budget.
- Reviews quarterly financial reports to ensure BCI is staying within its budget and achieving financial goals.
Manages financial and HR resources.
- Leads the process of hiring research assistants and event coordinators.
- Supervises the day-to-day activities of research assistants and event coordinators.
- Oversees contracting, purchasing, hiring of research vendors, and similar tasks.
Assesses program's effectiveness and recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.
- Develops and measure KPIs to assess the initiative’s effectiveness.
- Works with faculty directors to assess research and programmatic initiatives to adjust to meet stakeholders' needs.
Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short term and long term planning.
- Represents the program at institute and school level meetings.
- Works with faculty directors to plan and institute quarterly, annual, and longer-term research studies and programs.
Assists in developing research, participates in professional conferences and provides public relations support.
- Develops programming for the Initiative including the Annual Culture Conference, the Quarterly Newsletter, the Fireside Chat Series, and other new programs that increase the comprehensiveness of BCIs offerings to the academic and practitioner communities.
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
- Academic background and experience in organizational culture and behavior or related field.
- Advanced oral and written communication skills, including experience summarizing research studies, publicizing conferences or events, and creating presentations.
- Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results. Experience working on or leading diverse teams.
- Previous experience developing engagement strategies and securing corporate and foundation support.
- Advanced fundraising experience, including seeking out gifts, applying for and managing grants, and identifying new revenue-generating contracts and opportunities.
- 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 strategic thinking and implementation skills, including overseeing planning for a program, setting KPIs and goals, and managing short and long-term projects.
Education and Training
- Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience training.
Preferred Qualifications
- Advanced knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices. Direct experience setting a department budget, managing HR in an academic or research setting, and following financial management best practices and processes.
- Supervising team members, particularly in a research or academic environment.

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 7/15/2022

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 (https://strategicplan.berkeley.edu/guiding-values-and-principles/), our Principles of Community (https://diversity.berkeley.edu/principles-community), and our Strategic Plan (https://strategicplan.berkeley.edu/).

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:

How to Apply
Please apply at this link: https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&SiteId=21&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=37296&PostingSeq=1. Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Other Information
This is a one-year contract position with the possibility of extension.