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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: May 7, 2019
Departmental Overview The Senior Program Policy Analyst supports the Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3), a cluster of programs including EOP, the Transfer Center, Re-entry Student Services, Student Parent Center, Cal Independent Scholars Network, Veteran Student Center, and the Undocumented Student Program. CE3 provides complex and multi-format programs and services to priority student populations to ensure their successful transition into the academy, academic success, graduation, and transition to graduate programs and professional careers. These services have a critical impact on the campus' ability to fulfill its mission of equity, access, and inclusion to California's diverse student population. The Senior Program Policy Analyst reports to the CE3 Executive Director & Director of Access & Opportunities Program.
The incumbent leads and coordinates national analytical studies on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues in support of cluster programs and strategic planning. Serves as technical lead in policy and program planning, development and administration; interprets, monitors and analyzes information regarding policies and procedures and provides consultative services regarding general management to program directors. Manages and leads the training of selected peer institutions seeking to model UCB equity services. Leads the design and implementation of formative and summative program evaluations. Leads with the Executive Director (ED) and represents the cluster perspective on high level campus-wide work teams related to designing program evaluations and complex surveys.
Note: This is a contract position with an end date of 5/31/2021, with possibility of extension depending on funding.
Leads highly complex analyses across a broad spectrum of programs, policies and initiatives or provides in-depth, complex analyses as a specialist in one policy field. Leads and coordinates policy communications; formulates strategies for education, enforcement, and advocating for institutional and systemic policy change from an equity lens. Applies cutting edge professional concepts to perform analysis of data and systems pertaining to complex projects, executive level debriefs, policies and/or processes and functions.
Leads analyses for complex budget, financial, academic, data, systems and resource projects working directly with all levels of managers. Develops and advocates solutions to system issues, including developing and administering new data intake systems, policies, processes, or programs. Develops and presents complex proposals and/or business plans on a broad range of issues to include problem identification, costs, benefits and options.
Proposes, leads and/or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups at the UC system wide and California state legislative level. Researches and summarizes best practices in field. Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization. Leads the creation of an UCB Equity Institute with campus executives to proactively address policy barriers to improve admissions practices.
Makes high level contacts of a sensitive nature, internally and externally requiring discretion and diplomacy in order to negotiate with or persuade officials to adopt the proposed solution. Leads policy research efforts initiatives for use in discussions, meetings of high-level management and external constituents to generate grant and funding opportunities
Leads work teams, designing program evaluations, complex surveys and data collection protocols for unit and division. On a project basis, performs analytical studies on a variety of policies, programs and issues pertaining to equity, inclusion and diversity. Professional development and other duties as assigned.
Thorough knowledge of campus processes, protocols and procedures.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of common campus-specific computer applications.
Strong analytical/problem-solving skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing.
Small to mid-level project management skills.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Knowledge of issues and policies pertaining to equity and inclusion, educational access and
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information This a two year contract position with the possibility of extension depending on funding.
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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