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Academic Personnel Manager (7716U) - 27337
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 24, 2019
Title Academic Personnel Manager (7716U) - 27337
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Human Resources

Academic Personnel Manager (7716U) - 27337

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 5, 2019

Departmental Overview
The intellectual heart of UC Berkeley, the College of Letters & Science (L&S) is the largest of the university's 14 colleges and schools and the most prestigious teaching and research unit in the UC system. L&S encompasses more than half of the campus's faculty, three-quarters of its undergraduate students, and half of its Ph.D. candidates.

L&S takes students on the academic adventure of a lifetime by exposing them to a vibrant, broad-based liberal arts education at the highest level of excellence. Our students engage in dialogue with the world's best teachers and its most distinguished researchers and scholars. Together they participate in projects at the forefront of science, solve pressing social problems, create art, explore diverse values and cultures, and seek answers to the biggest questions of our times.

L&S offers students a choice of more than 80 departmental majors as well as vast opportunities to study and conduct research both within and outside of the traditional disciplines. By encouraging students to pursue their curiosity in a multitude of areas, L&S sets its graduates on a lifelong path of learning and personal growth.

  • Provides advice on complex non-senate academic personnel matters to department AP staff, Managers, Chairs, Directors, and Deans, and recommends strategies for addressing sensitive situations involving academic appointees and/or requesting exceptions to policy.
  • Analyze AP problems, gather background information, and recommend solutions to Deans and Associate Deans, regarding unusual situations that affect the faculty.
  • Identifies and utilizes precedent-setting situations to recommend new organizational procedures and practices.
  • Functions as technical lead and expert resource to other Academic Personnel professionals, advising and coordinating processes and procedures more than 20 departments and centers; may include acting as advisor to other Academic HR specialists, or serving as lead within a department.
  • Prepares and maintains college-wide training materials and works collaboratively with departments and Berkeley Regional Service center staff to streamline processes.
  • Conducts investigations into complaints involving academic appointees; provides feedback to management and makes strategic recommendations.
  • Represents campus in informal and formal complaint resolution processes.
  • Administers academic personnel actions for non-senate faculty and research titles. Actions include, but are not limited to recruitment, appointment, advancement, compensation, faculty welfare programs, and faculty equity. Titles include, but are not limited to lecturers, postdocs, academic administrators, researchers, and visiting/adjunct faculty.
  • Backs up other AP Analysts in the college as necessary, and performs other miscellaneous HR tasks under the direction of the HR Director.
  • Evaluates departmental requests for temporary academic staff and makes recommendations to deans and associate deans.
  • Reviews departmental TAS proposals and advises deans and associate deans and assistant deans on the deployment of resources for temporary academic staffing.

Required Qualifications
  • Requires advanced knowledge of and ability to apply/interpret system wide, campus and college policies and procedures with govern academic HR.
  • Excellent critical and innovative thinking to address complex issues and present nuanced analyses.
  • Strong service orientation, attention to detail, and ability to follow-up on issues.
  • Excellent skills to communicate diplomatically with all levels of the community both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work with demanding time-frames.

Ability to use high-level discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to analyze issues; develop project scope and solutions, give professional advice to senior officials and make critical decisions regarding personnel matters.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and computer skills to create reports, conduct analysis and develop recommendations.
  • Political acumen and sensitivities to the differing perspectives and political circumstances within all levels of the Campus as well as external constituencies.
  • Knowledge or ability to learn university enterprise systems, (I.E. UCPath, AP Recruit, CalTime) and/or similar business software programs and systems or equivalent knowledge.

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

Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

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
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 see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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