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| ||Application Review Date |
| ||The First Review Date for this job is: July 3, 2014 |
| ||Departmental Overview |
| ||The Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate represents Berkeley faculty in the shared governance of the University of California. The System-wide Academic Senate, along with its campus divisions, provides the organizational framework that enables the faculty to exercise its right to participate in the University's governance. The Berkeley Division formulates positions on campus and system-wide issues through a deliberative process that includes standing committees, Divisional Council, and plenary meetings of its Senate membership. |
The Committee on Budget and Interdepartmental Relations is a committee of Berkeley's Academic Senate; it is an academic personnel committee, not a fiscal oversight committee. Much of the Budget Committee's work involves the analysis of academic personnel cases for appointment, merit increases, and promotion from departments along with supporting materials. As a specialist in academic-personnel review procedure, provides complex analyses of faculty appointment, merit, and promotion cases, as well as requests for Campus Ad Hoc Review Committee nominations. Works closely with Academic Personnel Office (APO) Analysts as needed.
| ||Responsibilities |
| ||Academic Personnel Actions: |
Facilitates/oversees the academic review processes, identifying issues relating to policy and compensation.
As a specialist in academic-personnel review procedure, provides complex analyses of faculty appointment, merit, and promotion cases, as well as requests for Campus Ad Hoc Review Committee nominations. Works with Academic Personnel Office (APO) Analysts when needed to clarify or correct case materials submitted by academic units. Drafts initial summaries of the relevant materials for Budget Committee members, assembles initial summaries and case materials, determines the priority for case processing, assigns and routes cases to Committee reviewers.
Provides strategic advice and counsel to unit manager by analyzing and interpreting system-wide and campus policies, collective bargaining agreements, academic personnel procedures and practices.
Counsels Senate Committee on Budget and Interdepartmental Relations (Budget Committee) and faculty members concerning moderate to complex work-related problems.
Analyzes and interprets guidelines and policies to provide advice and counsel to Budget Committee faculty members and unit manager on issues such as compensation and academic personnel advancement.
Analyze, edits and finalizes the Committee's recommendations regarding proposed academic personnel actions.
Academic Personnel FTE Planning:
In consultation with Campus Budget Offic and Unit Manager, facilitates the planning of
the academic search process,. Provides Budget Committee faculty members with moderately complex to complex analyses of departmental and decanal requests for academic-personnel FTE allocations, and analyzes and edits the Budget Committee recommendations regarding these allocations.
Edits and develops Budget Committee correspondence regarding academic-program reviews and broader questions of academic-personnel policy, which guide and support a broader strategic direction for the Committee.
| ||Required Qualifications |
| ||Knowledge and Skills: |
Requires in-depth ability to apply/interpret the campus and UC system-wide policies and procedures that govern academic HR.
Excellent critical and innovative thinking to address complex issues and present nuanced analyses.
Thorough knowledge of system wide and campus policies, union contracts, procedures and practices that govern academic HR administration.
Thorough knowledge of campus and unit goals, priorities and values and the legal, ethical and human implications of decisions.
Ability to analyze complex management issues; develop project scope and solutions, give professional advice to senior officials and, in consultation with the Unit Manager, arrive at conclusions that are appropriate to the situation at hand. .
Expert-level written and oral communication skills, and the ability to communicate and interact with high-level campus constituents, and to act as a team member
Proven ability to maintain confidentiality, show discretion, and employ tact in high-level administrative contexts
Demonstrated record of accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to employ effective time-management skills to achieve high levels of productivity
Excellent word-processing and spreadsheet skills; an understanding of database management and administrative software; and working experience with the campus's HCM system and online reporting software, or similar online systems.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
| ||Salary & Benefits |
| ||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. |
| ||Criminal Background Check |
| ||This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check. |
| ||Equal Employment Opportunity |
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| ||Work Environment |
| ||As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Berkeley is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information about our Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at: |