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Organizational Consultant (0563U) - 27359
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 30, 2019
Title Organizational Consultant (0563U) - 27359
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Organizational Studies

Organizational Consultant (0563U) - 27359

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
Central Human Resources is valued as UC Berkeley's proactive people partner while utilizing the following HR Strategies:

One HR:
  • Bring clarity and efficiency to HR processes and structures through cross-team collaboration and transparent communication.

  • Use development opportunities beyond training to create deeper engagement, higher trust and better performance.

  • Apply Berkeley brand to developing a shared enterprise contributor mindset among all employees.

  • Consult across multiple organizational levels- typically working with department chairs, deans, vice chancellors, vice provosts, or executive staff in the Chancellor's office.
  • Provide collaborative leadership and consultation, strategic planning, design and facilitation, and high level project management on multi-faceted problems to achieve strategically aligned solutions.
  • Serve as key thought partner for campus academic and administrative leaders at the highest levels, on a wide array of challenging organizational issues that are generally without precedent.
  • Develop unique solutions aligned with campus and divisional strategies and objectives.
  • Exercise wide latitude and sound judgment in selecting and developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining appropriate results and resolution of organizational effectiveness issues for assigned projects.
  • May lead cross functional teams solve complex organizational issues.
  • May guide and advise less experienced organizational consultants.
  • Ongoing professional development.

Required Qualifications
  • Expert knowledge of the organizational development and effectiveness field; skillfully applies OD theories and models to assess, design and implement customized organizational interventions and effectively lead highly significant consulting engagements from inception to conclusion.
  • Specific knowledge of the organizational environment of higher education and large, complex research universities.
  • Superior analytical, problem-solving, project planning and implementation skills.
  • Superior consulting and relationship building skills; ability to facilitate and influence people at all levels of the organization.
  • Superior strategic-thinking and consulting skills to guide the campus toward workable strategies and solutions.
  • Superior written, oral, and presentation skills to influence and facilitate sustained change.
  • Ability to learn quickly, reason, synthesize and generalize based on information obtained.
  • Sound judgment, ability to draw unbiased conclusions.
  • Ability to focus on priorities, strategies, and vision.
  • Ability to persuade through both logic and appeal to positive motivations.
  • Ability to handle multiple constituencies, agendas, engagements and tasks, and to deal productively with ambiguity and conflict.
  • Significant experience and expertise in the UC Berkeley campus culture.
  • Deep knowledge of the historical structures of the administrative functions at UC Berkeley, including particular emphasis on the Campus Shared Services and Berkeley Regional Services and Research End-to-End efforts.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree strongly preferred.

Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience.

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
This is a limited appointment position at 43%.

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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