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Assistant Dean of Human Resources & Administration (0547U)
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 31, 2019
Title Assistant Dean of Human Resources & Administration (0547U)
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Human Resources

Assistant Dean of Human Resources & Administration (0547U)

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Departmental Overview

As the second-oldest business school in the United States, the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley has been questioning the status quo since its founding in 1898.

Berkeley Haas is a leading producer of new ideas and knowledge in all areas of business, inspiring New Thinking for the New Economy. We invite you to learn more about Haas, our exceptional faculty members including two Nobel Prize Laureates in Economics and our community of dedicated students and alumni.
Our Defining Leadership Principles
Our mission is to help extraordinary people achieve great things. At Haas, we live our distinctive culture out loud by embracing our four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself.
Our Faculty
Berkeley Haas faculty are at the cutting edge of business research. In addition to two Nobel Prizes, they have earned awards for spearheading research knowledge in game theory, behavior finance, Open Innovation, and knowledge management.
Berkeley Haas offers six degree programs, executive education, and several certificate and summer programs.
Alumni Network
About 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students come from around the world each year to attend Berkeley Haas. They join a network of over 41,000 graduates eager to help each other grow and thrive in their professional lives.

The Assistant Dean of Human Resources & Administration reports directly to the Senior Assistant Dean, Chief Strategy & Operating Officer and is a member of the school's senior leadership team. The Assistant Dean of Human Resources & Administration is responsible for managing the academic and staff human resources and administrative services of the school, including. Business contracts, staff human resources, academic human resources, faculty administrative support and events management. The role requires significant partnership with the Associate Deans of Academic Affairs, the Senior Assistant Dean of Instruction, other school leaders, the central HR office, and Berkeley Regional Services. The position oversees the Academic HR, Staff HR, Faculty support, and Events & Space Management teamsManages a professional staff, typically large, and/or comprised of professionals in various fields. Assumes accountability for decisions made by subordinates. Performs long and short term planning for function. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel, and serious delays in overall schedules.


Manages, plans and administers individually and through subordinates administrative operations of the Haas School of Business, including, instructional/faculty support, budget, business contracts, events and both staff and academic human resources.
  • Develops and monitors, staff FTE, human resources and space planning. Manages systems and procedures to protect departmental assets.
  • Develops and implements processes for staff planning and manages Permanent Resource Tracking for budget.
  • Participates on space planning committee and coordinates policies.
  • Directs legal support services for business contracts, events, external vendors, etc., and employee legal actions ensuring compliance with UC policies and procedures.
  • Oversees analysis and policy development for issues and processes
  • Represents the department to campus resources (Berkeley Regional Services, Campus Shared Services, Central Campus Human Resources and Academic Personnel Office.)
  • Oversee processes related to workplace injuries and accommodations
  • Partners with senior leadership to ensure conditions that support diversity, equity and inclusion

Manages staff in the Staff Human Resources unit responsible for recruitment and retention, compensation administration, labor/employee relations, organization development and training and development
  • Guides and advises Deans on human resources issues such as: School, campus and system-wide policies and procedures, salaries and classifications of positions, planning, analysis, labor and employee relations, organizational design, recommendation and decision, performance management, recruitment of key personnel, and employee development and training

Interpret system-wide and campus human resources policies, collective bargaining agreements, procedures, and practices

Manages staff in the Academic Affairs unit responsible for the following areas for academic employees: recruitment and retention, compensation administration, employee benefits, and records management.
  • Provide oversight to processing academic personnel actions
  • Manage the Haas School's Faculty Excellence Program (FEP).
  • Interpret system-wide and campus academic policies, collective bargaining agreements, procedures, and practices.
  • Advises Chairs and Associate Deans on policy interpretation, recommendations for academic personnel

Prepares short and long range planning for administrative services operations and improvements to processes. Establishes and recommends change to policies which affect the department.
  • Makes recommendations for organizational change and restructuring, including guidelines for implementation and evaluation.
  • Facilitate staff Personnel Committee which reviews and authorizes personnel actions and organization structure/impact
  • Develops and implements strategies to engage the haas community in ways that contribute to the mission and strategic vision of the School. This includes design of initiatives that address issues of inclusiveness, recognition and morale of staff and faculty.

  • Work on special programs as assigned Attend classes which will enhance expertise in job areas Serve on departmental and campus-wide committees as appropriate Participate in activities that enhance the campus community and/or larger community to further University service Maintain knowledge of the HR & Admin unit business processes in order to provide back up to other support staff in the unit.

Required Qualifications
  • Broad knowledge of applicable human resources laws and regulations
  • Broad knowledge of complex personnel, compensation and related policies and procedures for academic employees
  • 3+ years of supervisory/management experience in Human Resources/administration roles
  • Skills to work collaboratively with other campus locations.
  • Demonstrated management and conflict resolution skills to effectively lead and motivate others.
  • Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
  • Skills in organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple important priorities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence/persuade all levels of staff.
  • Proven ability to organize department work functions in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Ability to develop creative solutions which may have no precedent.
  • Requires innovation, in-depth knowledge of campus and university policies and operational procedures.
  • Strong decision making, analytical, problem solving, critical thinking and resource management skills.
  • This position has been designated as sensitive and requires a Conviction Background Check.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Broad knowledge of campus processes, protocols and procedures with a focus on budget,; personnel management of labor contract(s) and personnel policy.
  • Broad knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application programs

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.

Other Information

The interview process for this search will initiate early in January 2020.

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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