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Senior Assistant Dean and Chief Administrative Officer (0549U), Berkeley Law - 68436

University of California, Berkeley
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Senior Assistant Dean & Chief Administrative Officer (0549U), Berkeley Law - 68436 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.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley School of Law is one of the nation's great centers for legal education, exploring and pushing new intellectual boundaries while tackling urgent, real-world issues. Berkeley Law 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. The Dean's Office is the nerve center for all Law School administrative and financial functions.

The School of Law Senior Assistant Dean & Chief Administrative Officer is the school's lead senior administrator, responsible for the management and operation of the school and its programs and facilities, including human resources, communications, research centers, finance, facilities, service on faculty committees, and representative of the law school on local and national councils/committees. Also has primary responsibility for managing accreditation processes and organizations, both academic and (legal) professional. Directly supervises numerous managers and subsidiary individual contributors, ranging from directors to assistant deans.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: Wednesday, May 15, 2024

  • Determines and establishes organizational structures and supervisory relationships.
  • Manages major operations and services of the Law School.
  • Advises the Dean on departmental and division-wide organizational structures involving departments, centers, clinics, and Organized Research Units (ORUs).
  • Advises the Dean and senior managers on controversial situations, customer negotiations, or influencing and persuading other high-level faculty, Executive Directors, and senior managers.
  • Develops strategies and recommendations to successfully address and resolve complex issues and conflicts.
  • Manages, prepares, administers, and directs school-wide programs and initiatives as directed by the Dean.
  • Responsible for accreditation relationships and reporting with national law organizations: American Bar Association and Association of American Law Schools.
  • Plans, designs, influences and implements school-wide processes and procedures to contribute to the mission and strategic direction of the law school and to ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and effective deployment of resource allocations.
  • Makes decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures achievement of operation's objectives (operational and budget processes, academic and/or staff FTE, finance, fundraising, human resources, IT, media & communications, building operations, and space planning).
  • Oversees and manages the Dean's Office and ensures the smooth implementation of the initiatives established by the Dean.
  • Participates in the school's disaster planning and business resumption planning for academic and operating activities.
  • Instills strong management practices among subordinate managers.
  • Manages the employment, selection, training, development, performance evaluation, counseling, and discipline of assigned managers and staff employees.
  • Ensures subordinate managers effectively adhere to and accurately interpret policies and bargaining agreements, and integrate best practices to ensure peak organizational effectiveness.
  • Participates with other higher-level managers to establish the Law School's strategic plans and objectives.
  • As a member of the senior administrative staff, serves as a key contributor in decisions affecting short- and long-range planning.
  • Develops and implements key strategies to engage the school in ways that contribute to the school's mission and strategic direction.
  • Makes recommendations for organizational change and restructuring, including guidelines for implementation and evaluation.
  • Represents the Law School in campus-wide and systemwide meetings and discussions, and conveys critical information and initiatives to the Dean and senior managers.
  • Ensures the dissemination of critical communication on matters of importance.
  • Participates in national law school advisory groups, conferences, and symposia.

Required Qualifications
  • Excellent leadership abilities to oversee multiple functions and departments through subordinate managers.
  • Advanced knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques, human resources and risk management planning, and accounting and payroll.
  • Excellent skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive and discrete situations.
  • Skills in conflict management techniques.
  • Strong skills in establishing and implementing service standards.
  • Excellent ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals which measure effectiveness of contributions to efficient operations of department.
  • Strong knowledge of common law school-specific and other computer application programs.
  • Advanced project management skills, including the capability to manage capital projects.
  • Advanced knowledge of administrative management theory and ability to translate this knowledge into practice.
  • Advanced skills in strategy development, systems planning and change management.
  • Advanced knowledge of legal accreditation systems, organizations and regular required reporting
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), and ability to apply and integrate core concepts of DEIB into everyday practice.
  • Commitment 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.
  • Demonstrated a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Juris Doctor or LL.M. degree and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

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 $218,900.00 - $268,000.00.
  • This is a 100%, full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.
  • This is a hybrid position, eligible for up to 20% remote capability.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

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.

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."

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.

The University of California's Affirmative action policy.

The University of California's Anti-Discrimination policy.

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