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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.
BEARS (Berkeley Educators and Administrators Regional Services) is not only the largest region, it supports the largest variety of personnel positions that make Berkeley such a fascinating place to work. The BEARS Region provides reliable, high-quality administrative support to faculty, academics, staff, student employees, and retirees in support of the UC Berkeley mission of teaching, research, and public service.
BEARS provides the following services:
BEARS helps UC Berkeley Faculty and Principal Investigators (PIs) focus on their groundbreaking and world-class research efforts by providing customized administrativ and management support for research proposals, grants, awards, and contracts throughout various steps in the life cycle.
HR and Academic Personnel Support
The BEARS region provides administrative Human Resources and Academic Personnel Support (HR/APS) to the Berkeley campus, including support for hiring, appointments, separations, classifications and compensation, and performance management transactions. Our BEARS HR professionals strive to process status changes expediently.
Human Resource Business Partners and Senior Human Resources Partners assist our campus clients with Employee and Labor Relations matters (in partnership with People & Culture), strategic planning and reorganizations, accommodations as required under ADA, performance management, layoffs, recruitments, and general management advice.
Purchasing and Reimbursements (P&R)
BEARS provides support to the UC Berkeley campus with Purchasing services as well as assistance with complex Travel and Entertainment (T&E) Reimbursements.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 7/29/2022
Supervises a staff of HR Generalists who are responsible for managing relationships and coordinating HR service delivery to assigned client groups.
Ensures that BRS HR internal communications are conducted in order to manage client requests to resolution.
Partners with key department/unit contacts and tracks service nuances, policies and procedures to support development of unit-specific profiles/knowledge base materials.
Provide strategic HR consultation, education, and support to client management to resolve the most complex and sensitive issues concerning staff and the organization.
Assists assigned resources with work schedules and assignment of appropriate tasks including the delegation of client requests from the queue.
Partners with key department/unit contacts and tracks service nuances, policies and procedures to support development of unit-specific profiles/knowledge base materials
Supports implementation of methodologies to improve service levels, manage client perceptions, and build strong client relationships with client teams.
Trains and instructs staff to perform assigned tasks.
Responsible for creating a work environment that is inclusive.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
SHRM or other comparable organization certification/training as a Senior HR Business Partner and/or equivalent training or experience highly preferred.
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time (40 hours/week), career position, eligible for full UC benefits.
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary is commensurate with experience.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.
Referral Source info This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of 'UCB Employee' and then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email. Diversity Statement
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that 'every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.'
This is a hybrid position, with 60% remote work eligibility.
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:
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.