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.
Berkeley IT believes in and fosters 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 Berkeley IT 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.
The Strategy & Partnerships unit in Berkeley IT engages campus academic, administrative, and IT leaders to ensure Berkeley IT carries out the work of the greatest benefit to the campus; to secure, govern, and steward ongoing and one-time resources; and to facilitate communications so that the essential services that our 900 IT professionals provide are well understood and recognized by the campus community.
The Program Policy Analyst reports to the Executive Director, Strategy and Partnerships, and works directly with campus-wide IT Leadership to develop and guide the suite of programs that fall under the One IT Initiative. This role will manage the programs’ framework processes and methodologies; implement comprehensive short and long-range strategic communications programs and projects; and maintain currency with emerging higher ed information technology trends and technologies, requirements and developments (for example, digital transformation), and provide recommendations to IT senior leadership.
Additionally, the incumbent will create customized programs to enhance and sustain diverse, equitable, and inclusive relationships across the One IT community. Critical to the success of this role is building a strong sense of connection, community, and collaboration across campus IT. The incumbent will work independently and apply in-depth expertise to develop initiatives, projects, and programs to support IT teams in working closely together to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of UC Berkeley students, faculty, researchers, and staff. The position will provide high-level organizational and analytical expertise, ensuring the highest level of implementation of best practices, organizational strategies, and campus policies, to maximize resources, productivity, and elevate operational effectiveness.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 9, 2022.
- Serves as the organizational expert on IT Strategic planning and monitoring of the portfolio of strategic campus IT projects. Uses both qualitative and quantitative data to provide in-depth programmatic and project analysis about the health of the ITSP portfolio. Conducts research, develops reports and makes proposals to senior IT Leadership on how to evolve, mature and broaden the SP portfolio of activities and deliverables.
- Using expert organizational communications and facilitation skills, works directly with the Chief Information Officer, Campus IT Leadership Council(s), and IT Directors to facilitate strategic planning processes and guide innovation through a variety of activities. Uses exceptional problem-solving skills and political acumen to influence at all levels of the organization in developing the IT Strategic plan and representing it to constituencies both inside and outside (e.g., Educause, UCTech, etc.) the organization.
- Drives the development of projects and programs intended to deeply engage and build trust and collaboration across the campus One IT community, which includes IT leaders as well as the 850+ IT professionals at Berkeley. Partners with peers at other higher ed institutions to share best practices and develop partnerships around this work. Exercises wide judgment in selecting and developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining appropriate results and resolution of organizational effectiveness issues related to the One IT program. Works on highly complex, political issues where creative problem-solving and analysis of circumstances and information require an in-depth evaluation of factors and confidentiality.
- Applies advanced project, policy and program management concepts and oversees a complex portfolio of events and projects as part of oversight of the One IT Strategic program. Plans high-level and complex events for Strategic Planning and large scale One IT engagement, e.g. the One IT Summit, future visioning activities to inform strategic planning and build a shared vision across the IT community, activities to encourage networking and collaboration among One IT, etc.). Proposes and leads planning committees and working groups to accomplish One IT Program goals.
- Highly skilled communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills to communicate with and influence others, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of an organization.
- Proven leadership ability. Effective problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to put forth persuasive arguments.
- Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. Demonstrates a high level of political and organizational acumen and the ability to influence people at all levels.
- Highly skilled in all levels of project and program management and expert knowledge of policy analysis techniques.
- Demonstrated attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to determine relevance and prioritize tasks
- Expert analytical, problem-solving, project planning and implementation skills.
- Working knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives.
- Demonstrated ability to integrate critical information across disciplines. Understands how projects and programs relate to other business strategies and initiatives.
- Fosters inclusive environments where people with differing skills, outlooks, and experiences work effectively toward shared goals.
- Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Demonstrated capacity to anticipate obstacles and plan for contingencies.
- Demonstrated competency in selecting and implementing project management methods and techniques.
- Effective skill at tracking effort and project progress. Demonstrated highly advanced organization and project management skills. Demonstrated strong conceptual and planning skills to analyze projects of broad and diverse scope. Understands the cost impact of projects, project tracking tools and metrics.
- Experience leading a team of technology professionals.
- Advanced knowledge of all aspects of computing and communications including hardware infrastructure, networking, software, operations and disaster recovery.
- Expert knowledge of and/or ability to learn the organization’s processes, protocols and procedures and external regulatory requirements in the policy domain.
Salary & Benefits
- This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt, career position, eligible for full UC benefits.
- This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $130,000.00 – $140,000.00.
- For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.
Referral Source info
This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of “UCB Employee” and then enter the employee’s Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email.
This position is eligible for hybrid or full remote work (telecommuting) based on candidate availability and business needs.
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
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