Job Title: Senior Advisor to the EVCP (0555U) #25821
Job ID: 25821
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department Exec Vice Chanc & Prov Dept
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The Senior Advisor to the EVCP works closely with him in setting his short- and long-term priorities, and staffing him across the range of his responsibilities especially those relating to philanthropy and external relations, strategic plan implementation, and academic planning. S/he interfaces with a broad range of offices to support the EVCP's activities, managing sensitive and confidential matters and developing solutions on a wide range of issues on his behalf.
The EVCP works in very close partnership with the Chancellor and serves as the Chancellor's second-in-command. The Senior Advisor directly supports the EVCP, and works closely with EVCP's chief of staff and other senior staff, to advance the institution's priorities, anticipate emerging issues, keeping the EVCP and his senior administration well-informed and working closely with them to develop creative options and to resolve complex problems.
The Senior Advisor provides timely and appropriate executive advising and support for the Executive Vice-Chancellor & Provost, helping him set his short and long term priorities and directly staffing him on those priorities. Currently the three primary areas in which the Executive Advisor 5 supports and advises the EVCP are:
1. Philanthropy and external relations, including donor relations and communications, entrepreneurial initiatives, Board of Visitors activities; 2. Strategic plan implementation, currently including student experience and signature initiatives; 3. Academic planning, currently including data science implementation, digital strategy, and discovery experience.
In the scope of these responsibilities, the Senior Advisor supports the EVCP by:
Participating with the EVCP and other executives in short and long-term strategic planning with Campus-wide impact; steering and coordinating the implementation of long- and short-term strategic and operational plans.
Ensuring schedules and plans are established, parties are informed and prepared, and any barriers (i.e., resource allocation, training, staffing, etc.) are brought to the attention of the appropriate senior leaders and/or groups for resolution.
Providing campus-wide influence on the identification and framing of systemic issues, and the formulation and advancement of approaches to address them.
Representing the EVCP with authority to make decisions on high-level task forces and long- and short-range strategic planning groups.
Negotiating directly to achieve solutions with high level stakeholders such as faculty, senate committee chairs, senior administrators, other UC locations, Office of the President, public agencies and the community to develop solutions to complex campus problems.
Providing the EVCP with timely and balanced views of current and emerging campus issues/problems and suggesting options for dealing with them.
Providing framework for policy and administrative change, participating in change management, developing strategies to remove barriers to goal achievement.
Triaging relevant issues, negotiating solutions to complex problems, and handling confidential and sensitive issues on behalf of the EVCP
Coordinating meetings and briefings with senior leadership and the EVCP, participating as appropriate, and managing follow-up.
Developing and/or reviewing items for the EVCP's signature; formulating recommendations and presenting options, and drafting responses.
Directing, analyzing, and preparing recommendations for resource plans having critical, campus-wide impact.
Independently performing the most complex research and studies for both internal department and external campus constituents.
Supporting EVCP Office operations:
Collaborate closely with the EVCP's chief of staff to ensure seamless support to the EVCP and excellent teamwork with the office staff.
Serve as primary backup to the chief of staff when they are not in the office.
Senior level experiences in executive advising, leadership, and management.
Skills to effectively lead highly significant engagements from inception to conclusion.
Advanced analytical, problem-solving, project planning, and implementation skills.
Advanced consulting, relationship building, and strategic thinking skills in guiding the groups toward workable strategies and solutions.
Highly-skilled in navigating complex organizations; excellent political acumen.
Advanced written and verbal communication skills for influencing and facilitating sustained change, especially with a diverse academic community.
Highly collaborative, team player, flexible thinker, calm under pressure.
Knowledge of the legal constraints and opportunities for higher education in the State of California and through Federal programs and regulations.
Knowledge of the organizational environment of higher education and large research universities to understand client priorities, issues, motivations, and constraints.
Working knowledge of UC Berkeley and/or UC system-wide organizational reporting structures, as well as an understanding of the interactive roles of management throughout the Campus.
Expert knowledge of UC processes, protocols, and procedures.
Bachelor's degree and substantial leadership and management experience in large complex institutional environments, including significant experience both at leading an institutional function and at working with the top leadership of institutions.
Senior level experience in academic environments.
Master's degree or equivalent experience.
Salary & Benefits
Salary will be 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.
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