If you are a recent UC Berkeley staff retiree who retired in the last few years in the Professional 1-5, Manager 1-4 or Supervisor 1-2 classification, and you would like to participate in Encore Bears, you may apply online. The application will solicit information about your background, experience and skills.

Applicants are also asked to provide between two to four references. One reference must be a former supervisor; other references may be former colleagues familiar with your background and skills.

After your application and references are submitted, both documents will be reviewed. Applicants will receive an email notification from Encore Bears confirming their participation in the program.

The platform which supports the Encore Bears online application is a Cloud-based tool called Jobvite. If you experience technical problems using the online Encore Bears application, you may contact Jobvite for assistance by calling their Customer Service number at 1-855-315-4473.

All other questions can be directed to the Encore Bears Coordinator at encorebears@berkeley.edu.

For further information, you may also read the Returning to UC Employment After Retirement Fact Sheet.