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Department Manager (0547U) - 5224
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 28, 2020
Title Department Manager (0547U) - 5224
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
    Professional Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services

Department Manager (0547U) - 5224

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.

Departmental Overview

The Department of Music was officially established by the California State Legislature in 1905, with the initial courses - a symphony orchestra, the student chorus and classes in harmony and counterpoint - offered the next year. A connection with the community was made immediately, with free 30-45 minute performances held in the newly-constructed Greek Theater on Sunday afternoons. The present Department presents a picture of both continuity and change from that time. The curriculum now encompasses music of Europe and the Americas, and musics of Japan, India, Indonesia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. Free forty-five minute performances for the community morphed into our free Wednesday Noon Concert Series, as well as a full roster of evening and weekend concerts by excellent student ensembles presented in Hertz Hall.

In the intervening century-plus since its founding, the Department has grown greatly. Today it comprises an instructional program with roughly 160 majors and 65 graduate students taught by 20 full-time faculty, a roster of distinguished Bay Area artists offering individual musical instruction, and a staff of 8 professional, personable individuals, four buildings, the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library, the Center for New Music and Audio Technology and numerous other resources. Through its courses and concerts the department reaches out to hundreds of students from other departments, to its many alumni, and to the general public.

  • Management, planning, and analysis of all Department funds, including numerous Regents and UC Foundation endowments, grants, awards, research funds, and program funds.
  • Prepare reports, statements, long-range projections, and department budget requests, including Temporary Academic Salaries.
  • Ensure faculty has information needed to make decisions regarding use of their funds.
  • Facilitate lecturer, student instructor and reader hires.
  • Maintain current information on all academic personnel policies, procedures, and practices, including Academic Personnel Manual, Academic Senate regulations, Unit 18 contract provisions for approximately 45 lecturers and Teacher of Special Programs staff, Letters & Science policies, and various University or Campus policies such as affirmative action guidelines, access to records, leave policy, immigration guidelines, etc.
  • Consults with Chair on pending actions.
  • Liase with Berkeley Regional Services as needed regarding personnel actions.
  • Work with department staff to maintain and develop the private lessons instructional program.
  • Maintain integrity of department through management and oversight of department staff.
  • Organize and delegate staff responsibilities.
  • Monitor workflow and consult regularly with staff through staff meetings and as needed on day-to-day issues.
  • Write job descriptions and recommends classifications. Hire, train, and supervise department staff, including technical and professional positions.
  • Prepare performance evaluations and recommend merit increases, disciplinary actions.
  • Provide staff with moral support, job training, and professional development opportunities.
  • Make decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensure achievement of operation's objectives (operational and budget processes, academic and/or staff FTE, finance, human resources, IT, student services, development, events, intellectual property, and space planning) that have department-wide impact.
  • Manage, plan and administer operations of the Department of Music administrative services through oversight of Department facilities, maintenance and repair of all instructional, research, performance and teaching spaces: 1) Carillon Program Sather Towers, 2) Morrison Hall 3) Hertz Hall, 4) Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library seminar room, and 5) CNMAT Music Pedagogy program teaching spaces.
  • Interact with higher-level management on controversial situations, customer negotiations, or influencing and persuading others.
  • Formulate administrative policies and guidelines to carry out the department's mission for faculty and students.
  • Develop, modify, and execute campus policies which affect immediate operation(s).
  • Oversee rental agreements of Department space and equipment.
  • Work with Chair and Student Services Advisors on curriculum planning each year, ensuring submission of course approval requests and program changes through appropriate channels.
  • Represents the department at campus meetings (examples include Arts & Humanities Managers meetings, L&S Managers meetings.)
  • Attends faculty meetings.
  • Produces minutes of the meetings for the chair.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Excellent ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals.
  • Excellent project management skills, including the capability of managing capital projects.
  • Excellent skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others and develop and maintain high standards of customer service.
  • Thorough knowledge of or ability to learn common campus-specific and other computer application programs.
  • Strong ability to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
  • Knowledge of music in a large university environment or similar arts organization that includes substantial performance program, including ensembles and individual instruction, alongside teaching and research.
  • 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 up to $125,000.00.

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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