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Academic HR Analyst Case Writer (7716U), Haas School of Business 17782

University of California, Berkeley
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Academic HR Analyst Case Writer (7716U), Haas School of Business 17782 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

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: May 12, 2021

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business offers a unique opportunity to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and continually learn in a workplace committed to increasing diversity and creating a welcoming environment for all. Our distinctive culture is captured within our four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself. These principles distinguish Berkeley Haas as a unique environment, conducive to teamwork, collaboration, and career growth.

For more information about the Haas School of Business visit:


Analyzes merit and promotion cases for faculty. Drafts merit recommendation letters by applying a breadth of knowledge of multiple disciplinary areas.
  • Provide advice, analyses, and recommendations regarding each academic personnel action.
  • Initiate comprehensive and substantive draft of departmental recommendations for each case action, using materials received from the candidate and reviewers, as well as knowledge of prior and related cases.
  • Propose advancement and salary recommendations based on appropriate salary scales and applicable Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) comparison salary survey data and the Haas School's Faculty Excellence Program (FEP).

Drafts temporary academic salary (TAS) proposals using historical knowledge and understanding of unit academic priorities.
  • Provide advice, analyses, and recommendations with regard to supplementary salary, retention, and appeal actions.
  • Initiate draft of departmental recommendation for each supplementary salary (e.g., Targeted Decoupling Initiative - TDI), retention, appeal, and any other related action.
  • Interpolate FEP salaries from the survey of competitor salaries; determine market salary levels to assign to academic personnel actions; advise staff and faculty on how to interpret salary data.
  • Use independent judgement to recommend solutions to unusual salary actions.

Supervises academic HR Analysts and serves as lead within the unit.
  • Responsible for performance and day-to-day duties of HR Analysts.
  • Functions as a resource to other academic personnel professionals.
  • Advising and coordinating processes and procedures for a variety of sub-units.
  • Counsel Senate and non-Senate faculty and other academic employees concerning complex and/or particularly sensitive work-related or career-related problems.

Provides advice to deans and recommends strategies for addressing sensitive situations involving academic appointees and/or requesting exceptions to policy. Identifies and utilizes precedent-setting situations to recommend new organizational procedures and practices.
  • Answer inquiries and provide other assistance to faculty, deans, and academic professionals as requested. Interpret system-wide and campus policies, collective bargaining agreements, procedures, and practices. Provide advice to the Associate Deans, Dean, and senior staff on matters related to acceleration, compensation, tentative decisions, etc.
  • Assess trends and advise deans of potential or impending problems.

Identifies and uses precedent-setting situations to recommend new organizational procedures and practices. Advise faculty and deans on proposed changes to the School's Bylaws and Policies.
  • Review and analyze proposed revisions or additions to bylaws and policies related to the academic personnel process.
  • Provide comments and recommendations concerning the proposal (e.g., whether it conflicts with other policies and/or represents a reversal of faculty opinion or a continued trend, etc.).
  • Periodically review for compliance and consonance with APM, Senate Bylaws, and related university policies.

Professional Learning and Growth
  • Embraces the principle of being a "student always" by engaging in opportunities for training, workshops, seminars, continuing education pertinent to the position, or at the suggestion of the supervisor
  • Actively contributes to a team environment that fosters and promotes a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) within the unit and at Haas
  • Engages in ongoing education to promote diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging by completing University-sponsored certifications & training sessions (Ie: MEP Workshop, Implicit Bias Certification, LinkedIn Learning workshops, and other workshops & seminars offered by the University or Haas, as they are made available) or by engaging in external seminars & resources related to DEIB.
  • Exemplifies Haas Defining Principles: students always, confidence without attitude, question the status quo, and beyond yourself.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge or can quickly learn of the application and interpretation of systemwide, organization, and college policies and procedures which govern academic human resources.
  • Thorough knowledge of trends in academia, especially in areas of academic planning, human resource management, and administration.
  • Demonstrated capacity to analyze complex management issues, develop project scope and solutions, give professional advice to senior officials and make critical decisions regarding personnel.
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively to diverse audiences, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent critical and innovative thinking to address complex issues and present nuanced analyses.
  • Demonstrated initiative, tact, and planning skills.
  • Knowledge of academic research practices and the academic life cycle.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at UC Berkeley and Haas School of Business.
  • Advanced knowledge of union contracts, procedures, and practices that govern academic human resources administration and can quickly learn systemwide and organizational policies.
  • Exemplifies Haas Defining Principles: students always, confidence w/o attitude, question the status quo, and beyond yourself.
  • Experience supervising, leading or mentoring a team of represented and/or professional staff.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge or can quickly learn the organization and college goals, priorities and values, and the legal and human implications of decisions.
  • Advanced political acumen.

  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $93,100.00 - $110,800.00.

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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