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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: 5/3/19
Departmental Overview The School of Information is a graduate research and education community committed to expanding access to information and to improving its usability, reliability, and credibility while preserving security and privacy. Our multi-disciplinary faculty conduct research in the development of user-friendly interfaces, new approaches to security and privacy, and exploration of the role of technology in developing regions.
We currently offer two professional master's degrees and an academic doctoral degree. Our Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS) program trains students for careers as information professionals and emphasizes project-based learning. Our Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program is an online degree designed for working professionals with career goals in the emerging field of data science. Our Ph.D. program equips scholars to develop solutions and shape policies that influence how people seek, use, and share information.
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, and advancement; compensation and salary administration; faculty welfare programs; visa procurement; benefits; payroll; training and development; faculty misconduct; and faculty equity. Additionally oversees the operations of the Dean's Immediate Office, providing executive assistance to the Dean and the Assistant Dean for Administration and Finance.
Responsibilities 30% Facilitates/manages the academic review processes, identifying issues relating to policy and compensation.
30% Manages the operations of the Dean's Immediate office, including organizing the workflow into and out of the Office, communicating on behalf of the Dean, maintaining the Dean's intricate calendar, making travel and meeting arrangements, and providing general administrative support to the Dean and Assistant Dean.
15% Analyzes and interprets guidelines and policies to provide advice and counsel to unit clients on issues such as compensation, work-eligibility (visa) matters such as H1-B processing or PR application, and benefits considerations. Serves as the Department Personnel Manager (DPM) for the unit.
10% Coordinates the academic search process, including placement of ads, drafting of search plans, conducting the initial screening of materials submitted, scheduling candidate visits, and writing supporting documents.
5% Provides strategic advice and counsel to the Dean by analyzing and interpreting system-wide and campus policies, collective bargaining agreements, academic personnel procedures and practices.
5% Counsels Senate and non/Senate faculty and other academic staff concerning moderate to complex work-related problems.
5% Identifies and customizes training needs for diverse constituencies. Periodically serves on committees, representing the I School.
Requires in-depth knowledge of and ability to apply/interpret campus and college policies and procedures which govern academic HR.
Excellent critical and innovative thinking to address complex issues and present nuanced analyses.
Ability to analyze complex management issues; develop project scope and solutions, give professional advice to senior officials and make critical decisions regarding personnel.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, as well as other interpersonal skills such as active listening, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills.
Excellent problem-solving and customer service skills and experience.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Thorough knowledge of system wide and campus policies, union contracts, procedures and practices that govern academic HR administration.
Thorough knowledge of campus and college goals, priorities and values and the legal and human implications of decisions.
Salary & Benefits For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
*The salary range designated for this position: $63,100 - $75,000; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
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.
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