Academic Personnel Manager (7716U) -

San Francisco
Aug 22, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Academic Personnel Manager (7716U) -
About Berkeley
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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: July 10, 2019

Departmental Overview
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 $130M, 270 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 Academic Personnel Manager recommends, develops and evaluates academic human resource policies, statutes, programs and procedures covering academic recruitment, appointment, advancement, compensation and salary administration, faculty welfare programs, and faculty equity.

Under the direction of the Director for Academic Administration (DAA), the Academic Personnel Manager is responsible for a substantial portfolio academic personnel activities for the Division, including:

  • Provides an in-depth review and analysis of academic personnel cases submitted to the Dean, with an emphasis on senate titles.
  • Analyzes merit and promotion cases, faculty retentions, searches and other faculty issues within the College and provides recommendations and analytical material to the DAA, CAO, Associate Deans, and Dean.
  • Prepares extensive background information for senate appointments, merits, promotions, retentions and other senate actions; independently drafts Dean's letters for ladder-rank academic personnel cases and requests.
  • Reviews cases and drafts Dean's letters for non-senate actions.
  • Reviews and processes other senate and non-senate academic personnel actions, including leave requests, recall appointments, affiliations, endowed chairs, and other miscellaneous requests.
  • Devises solutions to unusual requests from academic departments on academic personnel issues. Identifies and utilizes precedent-setting situations to recommend new organizational procedures and practices. Performs and/or oversees special projects involving a broad range of College issues including academic planning and academic personnel administration.
  • Advises department chairs and managers regarding all aspects of academic personnel. Provides advice to the Dean, department chairs, department staff, Berkeley Regional Services, and faculty regarding academic personnel administration; recommends strategies for addressing sensitive situations involving academic appointees and/or retention, including situations that involve granting or requesting exceptions to policy.
  • Functions as technical expert to other college academic personnel professionals, advising and coordinating processes and procedures for a variety of units within the division; includes serving as advisor to departmental academic personnel analysts and managers, and working closely with business partners in the region.
  • Serves as Division liaison to key campus office staff (Academic Personnel Office, Office for Faculty Equity and Welfare, other dean's offices, other UC campus departments) that oversee academic personnel administration. Represents the Division in informal and formal complaint resolutions processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications
  • Exceptional written communication skills to address complex issues and present succinct, nuanced analyses.
  • Ability to apply/interpret campus policies and procedures that govern academic personnel, including specialized procedures that apply to interdisciplinary initiatives.
  • Strong service orientation, attention to detail, and ability to follow-up on issues.
  • Excellent skills to communicate diplomatically with all levels of the community.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work with demanding time-frames.
  • Ability to use high-level discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to analyze issues; develop project scope and solutions, give professional advice to senior officials and make critical decisions regarding personnel matters.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and computer skills to create reports, conduct analysis and develop recommendations.
  • Political acumen and sensitivities to the differing perspectives and political circumstances within all levels of the Campus as well as external constituencies.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge or equivalent UC academic merit and recruitment policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of system wide and campus policies, procedures and practices that govern academic HR administration.

    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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