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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: December 2, 2019
Berkeley Law is one of the nation's premier law schools, located at one of the world's great universities, in one of the most vibrant places on the planet. As one of the 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley, it is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation.
The law school has produced leaders in law, government, and society, including Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren, Secretary of State of the United States Dean Rusk, American civil rights activist Pauli Murray, California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, president and founder of the Equal Justice Society Eva Paterson, United States Northern District of California Judge Thelton Henderson, and Attorney General of the United States Edwin Meese.
The Human Resources and Academic Personnel department supports the goals and challenges of the law school by providing services which promote a work environment that is characterized by fair treatment, open communication, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect. We are committed to providing the highest level of responsive, confidential service possible, while serving as a resource of information and expertise to all staff and academic appointees.
This position involves recommending, developing, implementing, administering, coordinating, and/or evaluating Academic Human Resources policies, labor contracts, statutes, programs, and procedures covering one or more of the following: academic recruitment, appointment, and advancement; compensation and salary administration; faculty welfare programs; visa procurement; benefits; payroll; training and development; faculty misconduct; and faculty equity.
Facilitates/manages the academic appointment and review process, primarily for senate faculty but also for non-senate faculty, identifying issues relating to policy and compensation.
Supports and advises the Dean and Merit Review Advisory Committee (MRAC) at Berkeley Law.
Reviews, analyzes, and generates information regarding the quality and quantity of teaching, research, and service efforts by faculty.
Casework includes senate and non-senate faculty, as well as endowed chair appointments or reappointments, and associate dean appointments or reappointments.
Reviews and analyzes merit and promotion cases for faculty.
Ensures timely submission of academic cases and shepherds them through the review process.
Assists and facilitates faculty discussion of personnel actions (e.g. faculty votes for mid-career reviews or promotions).
Facilitates/manages summer research appointments and compensation for faculty, as well as Summer Sessions hiring, and may assist in the processing of payments for teaching in the LLM or Executive Education Programs at the law school.
Coordinates and/or manages non-senate academic searches, including search waiver requests, drafting of search plans, the placement of ads, conducting the initial screening of materials submitted, and search reporting.
Partners with the Office of Faculty Equity and Welfare (OFEW) to ensure search practices comply with campus guidelines.
Coordinates the hiring of academic appointees with the central Academic Personnel Office (APO) and Berkeley Regional Services (BRS), and other units as needed.
Reviews, analyzes, and generates information for non-senate academic personnel reviews, such as Academic Coordinators, Specialists, Adjuncts, and Librarians. May draft and/or edit excellence reviews and merit recommendations for Unit IX titles.
May draft or assist in the preparation of appointment or reappointment letters for Unit IX titles or other non-senate academic titles.
Counsels senate and non-senate faculty and other academic appointees on moderate to complex work-related problems, such as teaching workload calculations, sabbatical leaves, medical leaves, and unpaid leaves.
Helps resolve issues related to compensation or leaves.
Analyzes and interprets guidelines and policies to provide advice and counsel to academic appointees on issues such as compensation, work-eligibility (visa) matters such as H1-B processing or PR application, general benefits, and benefits considerations in the event of a leave.
Provides strategic advice and counsel to unit head and senior leadership by analyzing and interpreting system-wide and campus policies, collective bargaining agreements, academic personnel procedures and practices.
Provides information and data for internal and external reports (e.g. American Bar Association (ABA) or U.S. News & World Report (USNWR)).
Runs relevant reports and audits on academic personnel records via UCPath and/or CalAnswers or other campus systems.
Maintains faculty records and personnel files.
Ensures tracking of teaching workloads, service commitments, and faculty leaves or sabbaticals.
Other duties as assigned.
Requires in-depth knowledge of and ability to apply/interpret campus and college policies and procedures which govern academic HR and/or the ability to quickly develop an understanding.
Excellent critical and innovative thinking skills to address complex issues and present nuanced analyses within policy parameters.
Thorough knowledge of system-wide and campus policies, union contracts, procedures and practices that govern academic HR administration and/or the ability to quickly develop an understanding.
Thorough knowledge of campus and college goals, priorities and values and the legal and human implications of decisions and/or the ability to quickly develop an understanding.
Advanced technical skills using various computer programs with an emphasis on UCPath, MS Word and Excel, campus systems (e.g. AP Recruit, bCourses, and AP Bears), electronic calendaring (e.g. bCal and Doodle), electronic file sharing (e.g. Box or Google Docs), and email applications.
Thorough research, analytical and critical thinking skills, including sound judgement and decision-making with the ability to correctly identify real and potential problems.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including political acumen, diplomacy, professional demeanor, and excellent attendance to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to work independently and as a productive member of a team.
Excellent project management and time management skills, strong attention to detail, and ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes to meet strict deadlines.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with superior editing and proofreading ability.
Ability to employ active listening skills and the ability to develop persuasive and compelling arguments.
Strong sense of ethics and ability to manage sensitive and confidential information and use a high-level of discretion.
Responsiveness and a strong commitment to providing excellent customer service.
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 within the range of $78,000.00-$85,000.00.
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: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.