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The Division of Social Sciences in the College of Letters & Science is the largest of Berkeley's academic divisions, with an annual budget of approximately $135M, approximately 280 permanent faculty FTE and undergraduate enrollment which averages over 31,000 per semester. It is also among Berkeley's most heterogeneous divisions, with faculty studying every dimension of the human experience. Its academic departments include African American Studies, Anthropology, Demography, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Gender and Women's Studies, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The Division of Social Sciences is also home to the Interdisciplinary Social Science Programs, the Social Science Matrix, D-Lab, and several related research units.
The Division of Social Sciences is seeking an Academic Personnel Analyst 3 to join the Assistant Dean and the Assistant Director for Academic Personnel. The AP Analyst will be an active part of a seasoned and cohesive team that supports the Dean of the Berkeley Division of Social Sciences in reviewing academic personnel requests.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 05/26/2023.
Works directly with Department Managers, Department Chairs, and Departmental AP Analysts on the intake of faculty AP cases. Reviews for completion, adherence to policy and guidelines, and provides feedback to the department if any revisions are needed before moving the case forward.
Maintains the faculty tracking list and reconciles list for accuracy.
Oversees and provides approval or rejection of various requests, including Multi-Location Appointment and One-Time Payment requests, Professor of the Graduate School appointments, affiliate requests, and MOP loan nominations.
Reviews academic search plans and reports for adherence to campus and divisional guidelines, provides feedback and requests changes directly with the departments. Answers questions about academic search plans from the departments.
Reviews and communicates outcomes for faculty leave requests, including sabbaticals, partial sabbaticals, and leave without salary.
Provides strategic advice and counsel to unit head (Department Chair and Department Managers) by analyzing and interpreting system-wide and organization policies, collective bargaining agreements, academic personnel procedures and practices.
Counsels Departments concerning moderate to complex work-related problems.
Identifies and customizes training needs for diverse constituencies.
Demonstrated responsiveness and commitment to providing excellent customer service.
Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication and correspondence skills; ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with diverse audiences.
Ability to analyze complex management issues, develop project scope and solutions, give professional advice to senior officials and make critical decisions regarding personnel.
Excellent critical and innovative thinking to address moderately complex issues and present nuanced analyses. Ability to multi-task and prioritize work with demanding time frames.
Demonstrated strong analytical and computer skills to create reports, conduct analysis, and develop recommendations.
Ability to use high-level discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Advanced political acumen and sensitivities to the differing perspectives and political circumstances within all levels of the campus as well as external constituencies.
Thorough knowledge of, or can quickly learn, systemwide and campus policies, procedures, and practices that govern academic personnel.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Experience working in mid to high level leadership environment within a higher education setting.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $90,000.00 - $109,000.00.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
This is not a visa opportunity.
This position is eligible for up to 75% remote work.
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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
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