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#110971 Senior Analyst for Academic Advancement

Extended Deadline: Thu 9/30/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

A cover letter is required for a complete application packet.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/11/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/20/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

  • This position is open until filled. First Review Date: 09/01/21.


The Senior Analyst for the Academic Advancement & Compensation (AAC) unit within Academic Personnel Services manages and conducts the independent review and analysis of academic personnel actions, including academic and administrative appointments, merits, promotions and appraisals. The incumbent serves as a subject matter expert and front line resource to the AAC Director, Dean's Office representatives, department representatives, and faculty on academic personnel policies and actions relating to advancement, tenure, retention, leaves of absence, etc. Reviews confidential documents related to academic advancement, tenure, retention, and provide analysis and recommendations. Composes a wide variety of correspondence for signature by the AVC-AP, EVC and/or other executive leaders. Works with clients to better understand and administrate the policies and procedures which govern academic personnel and ensures the University’s obligations under those policies. In addition, the incumbent will participate in the development, analysis, and implementation of new policies.

The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership in collaborating with team members to determine best practices and approaches to improve customer relations and achieve work objectives. Actively participates in short- and long-term planning in policy, program, and procedure development, as well as workflow assessment. Recommend improvements to business processes in order to establish best practices that will increase efficiency, productivity and accuracy and to ensure the highest level of service to clients. Proactively participates in the training and support of team members. Individually, and as part of a team, develop, implement and present a variety of academic personnel trainings to faculty and staff clients.

  • A cover letter is required for a complete application packet.

  • Overtime (including evenings and weekends) may be required.

  • An analytical writing sample will be requested from candidates who are invited to an interview.

  • This position is typically located on Campus. However, to maintain lower densities of individuals working on campus during the pandemic, this position is temporarily remote. An on-going hybrid remote schedule may be available.


  • Thorough knowledge of organization policies, union contracts, procedures and practices that govern academic HR administration.

  • Requires thorough knowledge of and ability to apply/interpret organization and college policies and procedures which govern academic HR. Proven knowledge, skill and ability in interpreting and applying the terms of complex policies and contracts including academic personnel policies, statutes and labor contracts.

  • Excellent critical and innovative thinking skills to address moderately complex issues and present nuanced analyses. Ability to think strategically, engage in proactive problem solving both individually and as part of a group, and to take ownership of issues until problems are successfully and completely resolved.

  • Strong critical thinking and applied problem-solving skills to objectively research and analyze complex issues related to academic personnel. Strong analytical skills to anticipate and forecast impact of potential action. Ability to develop logical conclusions and to recommend sound and creative solutions.

  • Excellent writing skills to independently compose and edit documents effectively. Knowledge of correct spelling and grammar and excellent proofreading skills.

  • Evidence of strong time management and organizational skills. Ability to multitask and maintain a high degree of accuracy in the face of significant time constraints, high workloads, constant interruptions, and possibly rapidly shifting priorities and deadlines.

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service with the ability to discuss topics involving personal and sensitive issues with tact to put people at ease while instilling confidence.

  • Proven ability to analyze complex management issues, develop project scope and solutions, give professional advice to senior officials, and make critical decisions regarding personnel.

  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment, with the acumen and sensitivity to identify those decisions and activities which require confidentiality and/or higher level consultation and/or group collaboration.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences. Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate and handle difficult, sensitive and/or confidential matters in a pleasant, diplomatic, effective, and expedient manner. Ability to represent policies and to coach departmental staff on proper procedures to obtain positive results.

  • Knowledge of trends in academia, especially in areas of academic planning, human resource management and administration.


  • Background check required.

  • This position is designated confidential under HEERA.

  • Duties may require direct contact and/or supervision of children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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