Project Policy Analyst -Student Affairs Finance (7397U) 19189

Project Policy Analyst -Student Affairs Finance (7397U) 19189 About Berkeley

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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 15, 2021

Departmental Overview

The mission of Student Affairs Finance is to provide accurate and timely analysis and support that clients can trust. Our value added services are forged through strategic partnerships that empower our clients in their decision making to enhance the student experience.

We are looking for staff who embody our aspirational culture to create a great workplace where staff trust the people they work with, take pride in what they do, and feel a sense of community in support of the student experience.


  • Provides administrative analysis and support, including but not limited to facilitating meetings; maintaining schedules; pursuing development opportunities for team (trainings, webinars, conferences, professional associations, etc); materials support; prepares and issues administrative and policy directives, regulations, and other instructions for issuance to departments.
  • Coordinates implementation with departments that cross organizational lines as needed.
  • Researches and drafts complex proposals, reports, briefings, executive summaries, speeches; maintains list of department onboarding, system access, and required trainings for incoming staff; plus ad-hoc duties as assigned.

  • Provides analyses for human capital, budget, financial, project, and capital academic, data, systems and projects; establishes and maintains contacts with internal and external constituents, including for collection and exchange of data; performs data validation and reconciliation; manages department's operational spending based on approved budget; plus ad-hoc duties as assigned.

  • Provides project management and support to move Divisional and Departmental deliverables forward; plus ad-hoc duties as assigned.

  • Monitors and analyzes changes in external regulations, legislation, and UC policies for impact on the Campus; researches and summarizes best practices in field.
  • Proposes, leads and/or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups; conducts post- implementation analysis to determine the need for further enhancements, finer distinctions and/or additional process/policy components; coordinates efforts with a variety of external and internal contacts.
  • Researches organizational structures, policies and procedures and summarizes best practices in field; conceives and designs process improvements based on campus updates and other criteria; plus ad-hoc duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge of or ability to gain knowledge of common campus-specific and computer systems, applications, and programs.
  • Strong Analytical and /problem-solving skills.
  • Strong and professional communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff; both verbally and in writing.
  • Skilled in collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Project Management Professional training/certification.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a full-time, hourly-paid career position.

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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