Project Analyst - ASUC Student Union (7398U) 19409

San Francisco
Jun 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Project Analyst - ASUC Student Union (7398U) 19409 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 18, 2021

Departmental Overview

The ASUC Student Union is the campus "living room," offering everything from co-curricular opportunities to fun, creative activities. It serves all students and seeks to create an inclusive campus community, thereby enhancing the student experience at UC Berkeley. To this end, we provide quality services and programs that foster experiential learning opportunities and ensure a sustainable organization. We derive income from student fees, retail operations, vending, food service, and a variety of self-operated units such as the Art Studio, Creative Lab, and Events Services. We manage and operate multiple facilities including the Lower Sproul Student Union Complex, Anthony Hall and Anna Head Alumnae Hall, which house the ASUC student government, Graduate Assembly, Multi-Cultural Center, Public Service Center, LEAD Center, SERC, Basic Needs and much more. Finally, we provide financial and accounting services to approximately 25 ASUC Government Officers, Graduate Assembly Executive Officers, and over 1,400 student groups and 40 student publications. The Student Union is a department within the Division of Student Affairs and reports to the Dean of Students.



The Project Analyst, under the direction of the Executive Director, is responsible for enabling the success of the Student Union's commercial partners in order to provide high quality service in the Student Union and to generate revenue to support programs and services. This position will assist commercial partners in navigating the operational, policy and practice requirements of the University. This includes partnering with the outside organizations to understand their operating processes, analyze business and student/campus community trends, make service model and strategic recommendations to vendors and the Student Union Executive Director (ED) and Board of Directors and to otherwise facilitate a seamless delivery of services. This position is also responsible for developing contracts with business and retail partners as well as tracking compliance with those contracts after their implementation. This analyst is responsible for coordinating between vendors and the various units within the Student Union (including facilities, marketing and the finance teams).
  • Provides analyses for commercial business in Student Union working directly with all levels of directors and commercial partners.
  • Researches and summarizes best practices in field and makes recommendations for business model and sales improvements.
  • Analyzes commercial trends and building usage patterns and works with vendors to remain responsive to the needs of the organization and the campus community.
  • Identifies opportunities for business development and revenue generation growth.
  • Conducts post- implementation analysis to determine the need for further enhancements, finer distinctions and / or additional process / policy components.
  • Performs ad hoc, analytical studies on a wide variety of policies, programs and issues which are complex in nature.
  • Coordinates implementation with cross-organizational departments or external entities as needed.
  • Be the point of contact and liaise between commercial partners and the various Student Union units. Includes coordinating the facilities needs of vendors and triaging facilities and operations issues as appropriate.
  • Responsible for onboarding vendors and establishing building access.
  • Involves working with the marketing team and business partners on marketing/promotional opportunities in and around the Student Union.
  • Involves researching and pursuing opportunities to promote Student Union vendors in broader campus setting and beyond (including in virtual settings).
  • Coordinates efforts with a variety of external and internal contacts; researches organizational structures, policies and procedures and summarizes best practices in field.
  • Develops vendor contracts under the direction of the ED and the Board of Directors.
  • Works directly with campus procurement, vendors, and campus real estate to ensure compliance with appropriate campus policies and regulations.
  • Ensures vendor accountability with business contracts including on time financial reporting and revenue transfers.
  • Includes management of peripheral business needs including timely renew of or transfer of liquor licenses.
  • Proposes, leads and / or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups.
  • Attends Board meetings and reports to the Board as asked.

Required Qualifications
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated analytical / problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Strong policy analysis techniques.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.
  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.
  • Experience working with various commercial partners.
  • Experience in higher education setting or working with students.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. Hiring range is $65,000-$80,000/annually. 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 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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