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Regional HR Manager 1, Campus Shared Services (0624U) 23923

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA
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Job Title:
Regional HR Manager 1, Campus Shared Services (0624U) #23923

Job ID:

Off Campus-Berkeley

Full/Part Time:


Shared Services

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 acceptance?academic and artistic, political and cultural?make 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

Campus Shared Services will create a new service region model that provides integrated administrative support in the specific areas of research administration, procurement, travel reimbursement, and human resources & academic personnel support.

The Service Region will support the academic mission and research enterprise of the College of Chemistry and the Division of Mathematical and Physical Science. It supports approximately $185M in annual research expenditures and 190+ faculty with seven academic departments and multiple research centers. The region's mission is to provide fully integrated and effective administrative services to support and encourage healthy growth in the units it serves and to support the excellence of the research, teaching and service mission of the University

The HR Manager serves as the face to key client counterparts including campus academic and business leaders. Responsible for managing the unit relationship, developing unit specific profiles and knowledge base materials. At full implementation, may manage up to 40 employees. Accountable for the effective communication of information across groups within CSS HR/AP to ensure efficient flow of information to best serve key client groups Manages staff development and continuous improvement against service level metrics. Interacts with Regional Director, direct reports, and academic unit staff to implement best practices and continuous improvements. Collaborates with other functional leaders and staff (e.g., research administration, procurement) to deliver integrated services. Involves recommending, administering, and coordinating, Human Resources policies, labor contracts, statutes, programs and procedures covering several of the following: recruitment, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, payroll, benefits, training and development, visa procurement, intercampus transfers, and employee services


Acts as a key point of contact to the units for HR/AP services, responsible for managing the unit relationship and developing unit-specific profiles/knowledge base materials. Captures service nuances and develops/manages the customer profile for specific client teams.
Manages, through subordinate supervisors or leads, the coordination of activities of a large unit with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, risk mitigation and employees. Develops staffing using both centralized resources and one on one coaching. Manages scheduling to guarantee coverage. Communicates changes in schedules, additional needs, and provides necessary direction for direct reports
Recommends and establishes improvements or changes in personnel policies and practices which affect the unit. Implements methodologies to improve service levels, manage client perceptions, and build strong client relationships with client teams
Ensures responsiveness and quality of HR/AP service. Along with academic unit leaders and other HR/AP leads, identifies problems and inefficiencies of processes and develops solutions.
Monitors the documentation and tracking of HR requests through the enterprise system (ServiceNow). Ensures effective hand offs between internal CSS HR/AP teams, Central HR, APO, and client populations.
Represents the region HR/AP in meetings with all CSS HR/AP and in campus meetings on matters pertaining to personnel policies and practices. Ensures UCB and UCOP procedures and compliance regulations and policies are followed. Advocates for changes/updates in the Wiki in accordance with unit team needs and CSS HR/AP service policies
Responsible for creating a work environment that is inclusive

Required Qualifications

Has a broad and expert knowledge of campus and system-wide staff and academic personnel policies and applicable laws and regulations
Has direct knowledge of specific functions in the campus HR management information systems
Is a strong communicator with a diversity of communication styles; may make oral or written presentations
Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluating, and development of subordinates; determines the best way of achieving unit goals
Has strong management skills that include collaboration, coaching and developing subordinates; ability to build relationships
Maintains a thorough understanding of the academic unit goals and how this position supports those goals
Demonstrated ability to handle extremely difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively
Demonstrated experience and knowledge in a variety of HR matters; expert ability to advise others on HR issues

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

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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