UC Berkeley: Director Admissions, International House (USA)

“JobDirector of Admissions and Housing Operations, International House, University of California, Berkeley, CA. Open until filled; first review July 9, 2019.

International House is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, self-supporting residential and community-oriented program center located in the southeast foothills of the Berkeley Campus.  Since its founding in 1930 with a gift from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., it has housed more than 90,000 residents including two Governors of California and eight Nobel Prize laureates. Its mission is to foster intercultural respect and understanding among people throughout the world across cultural, economic, and ethnic lines.  Each year I-House provides some 1,100 students and scholars from the United States and around the world with an opportunity to live and learn together over the course of a typical 12-month cycle.  I-House’s rich array of programs serves the residents, the campus and local community.

Under the direction of the Chief of Strategy / Director of the Robertson Center of Intercultural Leadership, the Director of Admissions and Housing Operations is responsible for marketing, recruitment, selection, and placement for approximately 585 spaces at International House during the calendar year representing about 80% of the organization’s annual operating revenue of approximately $13.5 million.  In addition, the incumbent supervises the Admissions and Housing team consisting of 3.5 career staff:  Assistant Director, Housing Coordinator, Front Desk Coordinator and ½ Resident Account Manager, and approximately 10 part-time student staff.  Additionally, the incumbent will oversee the Resident Service Center, comprising one career staff (Storekeeper) and 7-8 student workers.

During the summer, the House operates as the equivalent of a conference center and houses over 700 residents. Residents include graduate and undergraduate students, visiting scholars and researchers from various laboratories affiliated with the University.  The Director also recruits groups and individuals, negotiates rates and manages the contracts with summer and academic year groups and individuals.  Also responsible for developing and implementing programs for student outreach, recruitment and admission for residency at International House; determining admissions requirements, policies and processes; managing or performing the administrative services or managing the full general operations of a non-academic organization. General management includes long- and short-range strategic planning in directing all activities of multi-disciplinary functions through subordinate staff.  In collaboration with the Executive Office, oversees the Financial Aid program for U.S. residents, including the evaluation of applications and distribution of over $225,000 in scholarship funds.

In addition to ensuring maximum occupancy of I-House, the incumbent is also responsible for providing safe, comfortable, and welcoming accommodations for all students and visiting scholars who choose to live at I-House. We continue to strive for an inclusive community that embraces all residents and upholds the well-established community standards and the mission of I-House. Collaborate with staff to solve complex problems that may arise, particularly during move-in/move-out times as well as during the calendar year.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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