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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 9, 2020
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education (VCUE) provides leadership, guidance, and support to the improvement of undergraduate education. VCUE frequently plays the role of convener, negotiant or point on behalf of issues that cross divisions, schools, and colleges.
The Vice Chancellor oversees numerous departments and organizations within the Division of Undergraduate Education, each impacting the undergraduate experience in its own unique way. These reporting units offer tutoring and mentoring programs, and serve as strategic thought partners, providing consulting services, technological solutions, online course development, innovative study abroad approaches, and cutting edge continuing education opportunities.
Under direction from the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education, the Project Manager/Analyst coordinates VCUE projects and their related working groups, task forces, and committees. The Project Manager/Analyst must work efficiently and effectively within an environment of changing/competing priorities and in a highly complex, widely distributed, decentralized university landscape. Project stakeholders are often numerous and at all hierarchical levels.
The Project Manager/Analyst supports the development and implementation of initiatives, often working with cross-functional teams to plan, coordinate and monitor timelines and deliverables. The incumbent fosters relationships across campus to establish themself as a point person for the projects in their portfolio. The Project Manager/Analyst works strategically to align project goals with other campus initiatives and system-wide projects as appropriate. The incumbent contributes analytic, technical and policy expertise in undergraduate education on a variety of related complex, campuswide projects and initiatives. The Project Manager/Analyst is expected to produce high-quality work on projects with significant campus impact, with sometimes minimal context or background and often with short turnaround times. Examples of potential portfolio areas include: Instructional Resilience and Digital Learning, Discovery, the Golden Bear Experience, and supporting committees associated with implementation of the campus strategic plan's Undergraduate Experience-related recommendations.
Manages VCUE projects and their related task forces, working groups, and sub committees, following through with all levels of faculty, staff and individuals inside and outside the Division.
Builds relationships across campus in Colleges/Schools and co-curricular units at all levels.
Develops project plans including goals, tasks, schedules, deliverables, milestones and deadlines.
Ensures thorough documentation, including organization, note taking, and creating and diligently maintaining electronic records.
Proposes, leads and/or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups.
Conducts research and benchmarking studies, and drafts reports for a variety of stakeholders.
Researches and summarizes best practices in field.
Creates, launches and analyzes surveys using Qualtrics software.
Leads, coordinates, and/or supports ad hoc projects relating to Undergraduate Education.
Knowledge of Berkeley campus processes, protocols and procedures or the ability to learn quickly.
Solid knowledge of the Google suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc).
Outstanding communication skills demonstrated by the ability to interact comfortably with a wide range of diverse constituents, including professional staff, students, faculty, systemwide colleagues, and the public. This includes the ability to write clearly and concisely in different styles as appropriate to the audience.
Strong mid level project management skills demonstrated by experience leading and achieving results through influence, not authority.
Political acumen and ability to navigate appropriate campus resources at a complex, decentralized R1 university.
Must be able to work in a highly collaborative manner and also with a great deal of autonomy in order to achieve results which are significant in scope.
Strong analytical/problem solving skills.
Experience with creating and executing surveys and analyzing their results.
Ability to multitask with demanding timeframes.
Cultural sensitivity: knowledge of or the ability to learn quickly campus climate and multicultural issues.
Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, reason, synthesize and generalize based on information obtained.
Sound judgment, ability to draw unbiased conclusions.
Ability to focus on priorities, strategies, and vision as set by VCUE or campus leadership.
Understanding of current issues in higher education and undergraduate education.
Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
University degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Familiarity with, or willingness to learn, Qualtrics survey software.
Advanced spreadsheet skills to manipulate datasets, create tables and charts, and display data for non-expert audiences.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a one year contract position with the potential for renewal.
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.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.