At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
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.
Central Human Resources is valued as UC Berkeley's proactive people partner focusing on the following key priority areas:
One HR: Bringing clarity and efficiency to HR processes and structures through cross-team collaboration and transparent communication.
People: Using development opportunities beyond training to create deeper engagement, higher trust and better performance.
Culture: Applying Berkeley brand to developing a shared enterprise contributor mindset among all.
Recruitment and Staffing
Functions as a technical specialist, sourcing, recruiting and identifying candidates for highly specialized and difficult-to-attract positions, usually requiring extensive search.
Runs full life cycle recruitment for a variety of internal customers and able to support business units and/or academic units.
Facilitates and supports senior level recruitments as requested across the University.
Assists in the development and implementation of recruitment strategies, including job posting optimization, recruiting marketing channel development, job board procurement, digital and non-digital employment marketing, comprehensive recruitment campaign planning, talent planning, etc.
Sources, recruits, screens, interviews and recommends candidates for all levels of positions.
Participates on or leads recruitment and staffing projects as assigned.
Maintains timely and effective communication with internal and external job candidates and regularly inform all non-selected candidates of their status.
Partners and support Executive Search and Talent acquisition teams as needed.
Industry Knowledge/Client Support
Resolves a wide range of employment issues using advanced skills as an employment professional with a comprehensive understanding of employment and recruiting practices, laws and campus policies and procedures. Stays current and is innovative in effective sourcing practices. Works with staff to utilize resources in a cost effective quality, and timely manner.
Refers to Collective Bargaining Agreements and personnel policies to fully understand policies pertaining to recruitment and staffing and provides guidance on policies to recruitment team.
Works in a highly collaborative manner with others across the organization, external contacts of significance, and members of campus management.
Partners with Leadership to identify recruitment needs and provide strategies for filling vacancies and overall workforce planning.
Executive Campus Recruitment Support
Manages Executive, Senior and hard to fill level search processes across various departments on campus including passive candidate sourcing, candidate management and pipelining.
Strategize and project manage search process including but not limited to: search committee meetings & discussions facilitation, prescreening applications, initial interviewing, panel interview participation, preparation of search and interview materials, facilitate and collect feedback, final round interviewing events, reference checks, offer negotiation, and preparation of compliance documentation.
Back up Executive Search Manager as needed.
Provides direction and guidance to other staff members on Executive recruitment processes and supports
Provides guidance and training to team members on Executive recruitment strategies, affirmative action goals and advertisement methods.
Supports recruiters in closing complex job offers to candidates.
Leads process improvement initiatives to enhance recruitment services university -wide.
Handle escalations within team vertical including client requests, complaints and process improvements
Manage 3rd party Executive Search Firm vendors and Professional Staffing vendor relationships, including managing RFP processes when new vendors or campus needs are identified.
Experience in recruitment and staffing in a highly matrixed environment with Executive Level.
Experienced with sourcing (candidate profiling, application solicitation passive candidate management) and candidate pipelining for hard-to-fill' positions including non-traitional sourcing methods.
Advanced experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (PeopleSoft preferred) and sourcing platforms.
Advanced knowledge of campus policies and procedures; advanced knowledge of functional area and understands how work impacts other areas in Human Resources and the campus or the ability to learn.
Has advanced knowledge of the recruitment, screening, interviewing and referral processes.
Has advanced knowledge or has the ability to learn the business units and related employment plans and objectives.
Works with other areas of human resources as it relates to the employment function.
Demonstrated ability to build an inclusive team work culture.
Demonstrated ability to mentor, train, and continuously improve teammates.
Ability to remain positive and calm under pressure. Advanced knowledge of employment law and industry trends as it relates to recruitment.
Must have skills associated with conducting needs assessment, providing input on candidate selection, problem solving, effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong project management skills, with a demonstrated record of successful project implementations.
Comfortable with providing advice to senior leaders on campus.
Demonstrated ability to compile and manage recruiting data and provide rigorous analysis of that data.
Advanced communication skills demonstrating experience influencing others as well as strong presentation skills.
Demonstrated negotiation skills requiring a high level of acumen.
Highly analytical with ability to anticipate client needs.
Highly detailed, organized and focused on problem solving and resolution.
Demonstrated ability to influence and guide senior leaderships in the recruitment/search process.
Experience maintaining confidentiality in politically charged environments.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Recruitment training through AIRS, LEAN, SHRM or other continuing education/training.
Salary & Benefits
The annual salary range of the position is $83,900.00 - $124,200.00, commensurate with experience.
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.