Project Analyst (7397U) - CITRIS

San Francisco
Nov 09, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Project Analyst (7397U) - CITRIS About Berkeley

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 11/20/20

Departmental Overview

CITRIS is a four-campus institute comprising the Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz, and Merced campuses of the University of California. In addition to the Colleges of Engineering on these campuses, numerous other academic departments (e.g., UC Davis Medical Center, The UC Berkeley Schools of Information and Public Health, the Haas School of Business, UC Santa Cruz's Engineering and Center for Sustainable Energy and Power Systems, UC Merced's Healthcare Services and Research Institute and many others) are involved in the research at CITRIS.

CITRIS has launched two large new projects in the rapidly expanding digital and telehealth sphere and requires a Project Analyst to help administer them and provide project and policy analysis. Details on the two projects:

The Lighthouse program is a targeted response for vulnerable older adults residing in congregate living settings through the development and implementation of a rapidly deployable and scalable program that provides telehealth, internet accessibility and digital literacy training to improve access to health care services and communication, ultimately leading to improved health, engagement, information, safety and well-being for older adults.

The ACTIVATE Program (Accountability, Coordination, and Technology In the Valley to Achieve Transformation and Equity) was launched to rapidly design and deploy an innovative, evidence-based, sustainable telehealth program that will benefit vulnerable populations in rural and agricultural communities, and that can be easily replicated and scaled across California and the US. This project provides an actionable, measurable, and proactive set of solutions to address many of the health/mental health challenges encountered by vulnerable populations in rural and agricultural communities due to the COVID-19 crisis.


This is a one-year contract position

30% Applies professional concepts to monitor deadlines, budgets and deliverables related to moderately complex projects, policies and/or processes and functions, specifically:
  • Monitors timelines, budgets and deliverables for projects; identify issues meeting these requirements well in advance of deadlines.
  • In partnership with the CITRIS Health Director and Associate Director, manages project budgets, which may include campus, grant, contract and gift funds.
  • Provides assistance and oversight with subawards/other agreements, including compiling required documentation, drafting scopes of work, monitoring sub-awards, including payments/invoicing and ensuring adherence to regulations/processes, human subject protocols, and reporting requirements.
  • Using subject matter knowledge, collects and prepares information for use in discussion, meeting of high-level management and external constituents.

30% Gathers and assembles analytical and factual data on assigned problems and issues to prepare reports and / or analyses summarizing information on the assigned issues and commenting on their significance for internal or external constituents specifically:
  • ACTIVATE and Lighthouse communities;
  • As assigned.

20% Prepares, edits and modifies documents including research reports, manuscripts, presentations and proposals, specifically:
  • Manage project-related communications for scientific directors, including analyzing, drafting and/or curating content for reports and presentations.
  • Conduct background research to assist with proposals and to support ongoing work.
  • *assist in preparation of documents and presentations for donor/sponsor reporting as well dissemination activities.

10% On a project basis, performs analytical studies on a variety of policies, research initiatives, programs and issues as assigned for projects other than ACTIVATE and Lighthouse projects.

10% Coordinates team members and prepares meeting documents and agendas for ACTIVATE and Lighthouse project meetings, specifically:
  • Manage relationships with leadership and research team members and community, gathering data from team members and other sources for research projects;
  • Coordinate meeting logistics for the research project; and
  • Coordinate periodic research-related events, including requests for presentations, track team presentations and articles.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.
  • Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
  • Demonstrates ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe.
  • Experience engaging with Social Media.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent Required experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
  • This is a one-year contract position. Contract positions may be extended based on operational demand. Contract positions are eligible to participate in the health and welfare programs offered by UC Berkeley.
  • Designated salary for this position is up to $72,800; salary commensurate with experience.

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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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