Operations Director (7377U) - 13957
About the California Policy Lab
The California Policy Lab (CPL) is a public policy research center based at UC Berkeley and UCLA. CPL creates data-driven insights for the public good. Our mission is to improve the lives of Californians by generating evidence that transforms public policy. We do this by forming lasting partnerships between the government and California's flagship public universities to help evaluate and improve public programs through rigorous empirical research and technical assistance.
The Lab launched in January 2017 and now has a $5.5 million annual budget and three dozen staff across two sites. We have developed new research infrastructure that unlocks the power of administrative data in the world's fifth largest economy and established research partnerships with Government agencies to address California's most urgent issues, including homelessness, poverty, crime, and education inequality.
The Operations Director will join at a critical juncture in our development and help the UC Berkeley Lab grow. This is an exciting opportunity for a people and process leader with a passion for public policy to scale our organization, optimize our operations, help us change the landscape of policy-relevant research and improve the lives of Californians. With a mission to improve the lives of a diverse population, CPL recognizes the value of having a diverse staff at all levels of the organization. We strongly encourage applications from all groups, including people of color.
The CPL Operations Director will be a leader for our growing organization, managing the fiscal, personnel, facilities, process, and event needs of CPL's UC Berkeley office. You will partner with CPL's executive, legal and IT leads, research and administrative staff, and coordinate with University entities and research affiliates, to ensure the efficient operation and strategic growth of our UC Berkeley Lab.
The ideal candidate is strategic, collaborative and process-oriented. We are seeking a candidate who will take initiative and help to shape our organization for the future. You will have a track record in organizational development and management, and be committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of our organization. You will manage the budget and develop fiscal projections, oversee hiring and onboarding, manage our internal processes, databases, and office facilities. You will ideally have experience in both startup environments and in large bureaucracies, as our Lab has elements of both.
The main responsibilities of the Operations Director will be:
The Operations Director will report to Executive Director Evan White, and will also work closely with Faculty Director Jesse Rothstein, Research Director Johanna Lacoe, CPL's legal, communications, partnerships, and IT leads, and CPL's talented research staff.
The position will work remotely until at least June 2021 (subject to change). Long term, the position will be based at our UC Berkeley offices.
at least $1 million
as human resources, payroll, purchasing, accounting, facilities, events planning, or
basic fundraising processes
processes, protocols and procedures for budget, account and fund management, personnel management
establish relationships with staff and external organizations and individuals
Salary & Benefits
This position is full-time, and will start as a two-year contract. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The expected start date is Winter/Spring 2021.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Go to https://jobs.berkeley.edu/job-listings and click “External Applicants” (or “Internal” if you're a current UC Berkeley employee) and then search for keyword “13957”, which is the job ID. Use the system to submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment.
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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