At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
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.
The Office of the CIO and Information Services & Technology (OCIO/IST) believe in and foster a workplace environment where people can bring their diverse skills, perspectives and experiences toward achieving our goals through a process of critical inquiry, discovery, innovation, while simultaneously committing to making positive contributions towards the betterment of our world.
In addition, members of the OCIO/IST community have created and endorse the following values for our organization to augment and amplify the campus principles:
We champion diversity.
We act with integrity.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are more than just suggestions for us. They are the guiding principles underlying how we come together, develop leaders at all levels of the organization, and create an environment that unites us. We affirm the dignity of all individuals, call upon our leaders to address critical issues with integrity and intention, respect our differences as well as our commonalities, and strive to uphold a just community free from discrimination and hate.
Information Technology (IT) is essential to empowering UC Berkeley's mission of research, teaching, and learning and the foundation to the academic and administrative operations of the campus. IT has the opportunity to directly impact the key goals of UC Berkeley's strategic plan:
Enhancing student experiences to connect, discover, and engage with the campus and curricula and beyond;
Supporting research for innovative solutions for global challenges; and
Embracing the spirit of entrepreneurship and the values of diversity and inclusion.
The Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) is Berkeley's senior information technology executive and is responsible for the oversight of the campus-wide information technology functions and strategy. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Administration with a dotted line to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the CIO advises the campus and partners on the general management of the campus operations by managing the Office of the CIO (OCIO) division and by leveraging and leading IT partners across the campus, in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students. The CIO directly manages an operating budget of approximately $80 million which includes about $35 million of recharge revenue.
The OCIO includes ten departments and functions that directly report to the CIO, including:
Immediate Office operations;
Database and Platform Services;
Enterprise Data and Analytics;
Information Security Office;
IT Client Services;
Intercollegiate Athletics IT;
Productivity and Collaboration Services; and
These reporting units include more than 350 staff and 30 student employees.
In addition, a number of campus IT leaders have direct or dotted-line reporting relationships to the CIO, including:
Chief Academic Technology Officer and Executive Director of Research, Teaching and Learning;
Associate CIO for Student Affairs IT;
Chief Technology Officer for University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR);
Associate CIO for Healthcare IT;
Associate CIO for Real Estate IT; and
Associate CIO for Library IT.
Is assigned to manage projects of broad and diverse scope, size, impact, budget, and/or project team size, with considerable impact on the campus.
Has overall project management responsibility.
May lead a team of technical project management professionals.
Uses advanced technical project management concepts including both those described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge and Scrum to achieve campus goals and objectives and to resolve highly complex issues.
Equitably and inclusively assembles and leads large project teams composed of diverse departmental or cross-functional staff responsible for the development and delivery of new products and services and the modification of existing ones.
Regularly works on highly complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors and the balancing of competing business needs.
Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Responsible for providing analysis for highly complex, project-related issues.
Adheres to campus system-wide policies and procedures and state and federal law as is required.
Interacts with senior internal and external personnel to communicate about the project goals, plans, requirements, and status.
Develops and documents detailed project plans including charters, schedules, budgets, risk plans, and status reports using excellent written communication skills.
Identifies, assesses, and prioritizes project risks.
Creates risk management plans and implements them as appropriate to avoid, reduce, or transfer project risks.
Organizes and manages interdepartmental collaboration to ensure the completion of projects on schedule and within budget constraints.
Monitors the project from initiation through delivery, including schedules, budgets, project staffing including external vendors and risk plans.
Creates and manages communication plans to share project information with the project team members, key stakeholders, and customers.
Creates and implements appropriate change management plans for projects to prepare customers for the delivery of the services and products created by projects.
Operates with a global mindset to advance the campus mission of research, teaching, and public service.
Creates and gives presentations appropriate for the audiences using excellent oral communication skills.
Receives and analyzes proposed changes to the project and ensures that decisions are made by appropriate campus governance groups.
Effectively and equitably resolves conflicts among diverse project stakeholders and team members.
Effectively prepares for and leads meetings in an equitable and inclusive manner.
Manages external vendors working on projects in accord with campus and system policies and state and federal laws.
Interacts inclusively and equitably with business customers to gather, document, and review business requirements for projects.
Examines existing business models and flows of data.
Works with subject matter experts to understand, decompose, and document business processes.
Expected to understand the current technical and functional workflow processes in detail.
Identifies and documents modifications and enhancements to the processes.
Identifies upstream and downstream impacts of proposed process changes, and communicates them to team members, sponsor(s), and stakeholders through verbal and written communications.
Discusses process findings with the clients, and designs appropriate IT solutions to meet customer needs.
Identifies options for potential solutions and assesses them for both technical and business suitability.
Balances the competing business needs of diverse campus stakeholders to achieve the defined project goals.
Produces process reports using excellent written communication skills.
Applies appropriate campus and system-wide policies.
Project Management Process Development:
Participates in the development and maintenance of a project portfolio.
Promotes the use of a project portfolio to assist management of IT investment on the campus.
Participates in the development of IT project management methodology, standards, and templates for the campus.
Promotes the benefits of IT project management.
Educates project team members on their roles and responsibilities.
Works equitably and inclusively with campus project participants to evaluate gaps in project management and develop solutions.
Has extensive experience using Project Management Body of Knowledge and Agile practices.
Recognized as an expert in the area of project management.
Applies a high degree of knowledge, principles, practices, and procedures.
Able to use a wide variety of project management tools.
Requires advanced skills in organization and initiation to effectively manage projects from beginning to end.
Has business process re-engineering and business analysis experience and can document business processes in a workflow using a process modeling tool.
Must have excellent skills in business organization and operation.
Must be able to address policies, principles, and operational issues at both high and detailed levels.
Must deal effectively, equitably, and inclusively with customers, management, functional and technical staff, and vendors and is able to identify and understand their requirements.
Is able to translate requirements into appropriate terms for the project team and sponsors.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present technical topics to large groups with potentially varied levels of technical sophistication and develop and maintain professional relationships with a wide variety of campus stakeholders.
Uses excellent interpersonal and communications skills in order to work equitably and inclusively with diverse staff at various levels of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to lead and work collaboratively in a consensus-driven, distributed matrix environment and to establish, maintain and foster cooperative working relationships with peers, staff members, users and others.
Demonstrated ability to work in a continuously changing and evolving technological and organizational environment and to think innovatively to conceive and develop new system solutions and procedures and to work effectively under stress, constrained resources and challenging deadlines.
Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, perspectives and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization and ability to work with a dynamic and diverse community of faculty, staff and students.
Requires a basic knowledge of computing and telecommunications including hardware infrastructure, networking, voice, software applications, operations, and disaster response.
Requires the ability to assess information about technology products and design services to meet campus needs.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Licenses or certifications, if any:
Must be certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP), or obtain PMP within the first year of hire.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to March 15, 2021.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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.