Academic HR Analyst (7715U), Berkeley Law 9223
Academic HR Analyst (7715U), Berkeley Law 9223 About Berkeley
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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.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 20, 2020
UC Berkeley's School of Law is one of the nation's great centers for legal education, ever exploring and pushing new intellectual boundaries while tackling urgent, real-world issues. The law school is also known for its vibrant and engaged community of students and scholars who are committed to providing leadership and making a difference on problems of local, national and global import. Currently ranked among the top law schools in the country, the School of Law has ambitious development goals as it looks to continue producing leaders in law, government, and society.
The Human Resources and Academic Personnel department supports the goals and challenges of the law school by providing services that promote a work environment 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, merit 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, 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.
- Drafts and/or edits academic appointment cases, academic personnel reviews, academic appointment letters, exceptional requests and/or other decanal recommendations. Casework primarily consists of senate faculty, including professors, senior lecturers with security of employment, 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. Serves as primary administrative support for MRAC.
- Facilitates and provides administrative support for faculty discussions of personnel actions. (E.g. scheduling and ballots for faculty votes for mid-career reviews or promotions.)
- Implements personnel decisions, mostly in partnership with Berkeley Regional Services (BRS), to ensure UCPath reflects current appointment terms.
- Facilitates/manages summer research appointments and compensation for faculty, as well as Summer Sessions hiring, and assists in the processing of payments for teaching in the LLM or Executive Education Programs at the law school.
- 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.
- 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.
- Assists as needed to coordinate and/or manage 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.
- May assist with the review, analysis, and generation of information for non-senate academic personnel reviews, such as Academic Coordinators, Specialists, Adjunct Professors, 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.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Requires in-depth knowledge of and ability to apply/interpret UC and campus policies and procedures that govern academic HR, and/or the ability to quickly develop an understanding.
- Excellent critical 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.
- An understanding or the ability to quickly develop an understanding of UC's mission and how HR supports this work, as well as the legal and human implications of HR/AP decisions.
- Advanced technical skills using various computer programs with an emphasis on MS Word and Excel, electronic calendaring (e.g. Google Calendar and Doodle), electronic file sharing (e.g. Box or Google Docs), and email applications. Technical skills or ability to learn quickly campus systems (e.g. AP Recruit, bCourses, and AP Bears)
- 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.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary range of the position is $78,000-$85,000, 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.
This is a full time (M-F; 40 hours/week) career position.
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:
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