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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: December 28, 2019
Job is open until filled.
The Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate represents Berkeley faculty in the shared governance of the University of California. The Academic Senate is empowered by the Regents to determine academic policy, set conditions for admission and granting of degrees, advise the Chancellor on the campus budget, authorize and supervise courses and curricula, and advise the administration on faculty appointments, promotions, and budgets.
The Committee on Courses of Instruction (COCI) meets biweekly during the academic year to consider course proposals, variance requests, and matters pertaining to courses of instruction.
This role involves analytical studies on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues in support of the Committee on Courses of Instruction (COCI) and other committees of the Academic Senate.
Provides administrative support to the Committees on Courses of Instruction (COCI) and other Senate committees as assigned.
Provides analyses for adherence of course approval forms to complex Academic Senate course regulations and procedures. Researches and analyzes processes, procedures, policies, and organizational structures in order to develop and/or implement changes and to provide consultative services regarding course approval policies and processes to COCI members, faculty, and department administrators.
Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for COCI and other Academic Senate committees. Performs ad hoc, analytical studies on policies, programs, and issues relating to courses of instruction, which are complex in nature. Conducts post-implementation analysis to determine the need for further enhancements, finer distinctions, and/or additional process/policy components.
Prepares directives and other instructions for issuance to departments. Coordinates implementation with departments as needed. Coordinates efforts with a variety of external and internal contacts.
Serves as primary Senate representative on Course Management System (CMS) team, working with IT developers and other administrators to report bugs, test solutions, and improve system functionality. Represents the Senate in courses area for Student Information Systems.
Monitors and analyzes changes in course regulations, legislation, and UC policies for impact on the Campus. Proposes, leads, and/or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups. Researches and drafts complex proposals, reports, and briefings.
As a member of the Academic Senate Office team, participates in activities relating to the Senate as a whole, such as Division Meetings. Assists colleagues by providing backup, cross-training, and other office support as needed. Participates in professional development activities as assigned or of interest.
Experience working with academic policies and academic courses of instruction in an analytical or applied capacity.
Exceptional analytical/problem-solving skills, particularly the ability to understand and apply academic policies, identify issues and alternatives, and recommend appropriate action.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with faculty and all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to develop positive working relationships with faculty, administrators, staff, and students.
Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail, including the ability to successfully track multiple items to their conclusion while adhering to deadlines.
Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
Excellent judgment and keen political acumen in a politically-charged environment.
Strong computer skills and technical aptitude to liaise with campus IT partners.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Knowledge of or demonstrated ability to learn Academic Senate and Berkeley Division bylaws and regulations, and Committee on Courses of Instruction (COCI) procedures.
Experience with or demonstrated ability to learn UCB's Course Management System (CMS).
Experience working with academic courses of instruction in a higher education setting.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $60,800.00 - $74,000.00.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
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.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.