2020 Bonar Street, Suite 206, Berkeley, CA 94702
Tel: 510.644.6150 | Fax: 510.644.6151*
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
For Employment Verifications and Personnel file reviews please contact HR@Berkeley.net
The Human Resources Department is at the heart of every organization. Recruiting, selecting, staffing and hiring the best candidate is an important task. Highly qualified teachers and top performing support staff are the key to successful schools. In addition, Human Resources provide daily guidance and support for district employees. The HR Team is committed to their Mission, Vision, and Beliefs:
The mission of the Human Resources Team is to be responsive to employees’ needs, to establish a bridge to other departments and to provide quality customer service.
The vision of the Human Resources Team is to recruit, hire, develop, support, and retain the most qualified and culturally competent staff to support the academic achievement and advancement of all students.
…our employees are our best and most valuable asset.
…we can provide friendly, accurate, and timely customer service.
…in cooperative and collaborative team work.
…we are one team that respects and supports each other.
Open Certificated Positions
All open certificated Berkeley Unified school district jobs are listed online at edjoin.org! Click here to apply electronically.
More information on job fairs and other certificated recruiting is found on our Teaching Positions page.
Open Classified Positions
All open classified Berkeley Unified school district jobs are listed online! Click here to apply electronically.
Classified Job Descriptions
Click here for current classification and position descriptions.
This page serves employees with links to frequently requested forms, policies, and administrative regulations.
- Employee Handbook 2019-20
- Substitute Teachers’ Handbook 2023-24
- Holiday Calendar for 2023-24
- Teacher Induction Program (TIP)
- Human Resources and Personnel Commission Organizational Chart
- Union Contracts, Calendars and Salary Schedules
Review this HR Contact Sheet if you are unsure who to contact in the department.
|Samantha Tobias-Espinosa||Assistant Superintendent||Phone: 510-644-6229
|Rhonda Cervantes||Executive Assistant II (Confidential)||Phone: 510-644-6229
|VACANT||Director of Human Resources||Phone: 510-644-4580|
|Málika Upshur||Senior Human Resources Analyst, (Confidential)||Phone: 510-644-8924
|Elizabeth James||Human Resources Specialist, Certificated (Confidential)||Phone: 510-644-6152
|Lona Kelly||Senior Human Resources Technician||Phone: 510-644-6417
|Nestor Aliga, Jr||Senior Human Resources Technician||Phone: 510-898-9116
|Larona Custer||Senior Human Resources Technician||Phone: 510-644-6270
|VACANT||Human Resources Technician||Phone: 510-644-4539
|Paisley Dews||Human Resources Technician||Phone: 510-898-9086
|Charlie Castillo||Executive Director, Classified Personnel – Personnel Commission||Phone: 510-644-8636
|Sarah Goodwin||Administrative Assistant III||Phone: 510-898-9125
|Erin Ariñez||Classified Personnel Supervisor, Personnel Commission||Phone: 510-644-8975
|Brian Westover||Human Resources Technician, Personnel Commission||Phone: 510-644-4808
|Olga Villanueva||Human Resources Technician, Personnel Commission||Phone: 510-486-9307