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Dean's Assistant (7384U) - 27451 - 1084
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 3, 2019
Title Dean's Assistant (7384U) - 27451 - 1084
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Administrative Support/Services

Dean's Assistant (7384U) - 27451 - 1084

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 20, 2019

Departmental Overview

Berkeley Social Welfare is one of the nation's most prestigious social work graduate programs. As part of the world's leading public university, the School of Social Welfare is training the next generation of social work professionals, scholars, advocates and policymakers dedicated to serving society's most vulnerable members. Known for combining academic rigor with outstanding field practice, the School of Social Welfare offers MSW and PhD programs as well as an undergraduate major. Since 1944, the School has prepared nearly 12,000 social work professionals for leadership positions in the public and nonprofit human service sector. Berkeley Social Welfare graduates are dedicated to meeting the growing needs of low-income families, seniors, foster-care youth, the homeless, school children, hospital patients, domestic violence survivors, recovering addicts, immigrants, refugees and other vulnerable populations.


  • Oversees and ensures the daily administrative operations run smoothly for the executive's office.
  • Functions as the gatekeeper, understanding the requirements of the executive, in order to prioritize issues according to urgency and to allocate time for scheduled events, travel and meetings.
  • Manages the operations of the Dean's Immediate office, including organizing the workflow into and out of the Office, communicating on behalf of the Dean, maintaining the Dean's intricate calendar, making travel and meeting arrangements, and providing general administrative support to the Dean and Assistant Deans.
  • Makes high level contacts of a sensitive nature, internally and externally requiring discretion and diplomacy.
  • Handles the details of a variety of matters on behalf of the executive.
  • Responds to inquiries from faculty, staff, students and the public on behalf of the executive regarding campus operations, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates all committee meetings.
  • Creates agendas, distributes briefing materials prepares minutes of all committee meetings, notes action items.
  • Serves as main point of contact with committee members.
  • Organizes adhoc committees appointed by the executive on a broad range of issues.
  • Prepares responses to urgent divisional requests on behalf of the executive.
  • Researches, compiles and summarizes issues, policies and topics; provides background information, talking points and briefing materials for the executive.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of efficient and effective systems for managing information, projects and communications to ensure accurate and timely responses.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Familiarity with or ability to learn of campus processes, protocols and procedures.
  • Knowledge of federal regulations such as FERPA.
  • Thorough knowledge or ability to learn of common campus-specific and other computer application programs. Analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Political acumen and sensitivities to the differing perspectives and political circumstances within all levels of the Campus as well as the Office of the President and external constituencies.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Strong skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, faculty, alumni/donors, students and external constituencies; both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong skills in analyses and complex problem-solving.
  • Advising and counseling skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding time-frames.
  • Ability to use high-level discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality.

  • 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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