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#90477 Project Policy Analyst

Filing Deadline: Thu 10/26/2017

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/17/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Academic Affairs is the largest of the vice chancellor areas at UC San Diego. Led by the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC), it is comprised of seven academic divisions and schools, six undergraduate colleges, the University Libraries and University Extension. The vice chancellor area also includes academic support units, as well as the units under the purview of the Vice Chancellors-Research, Student Affairs and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Academic Affairs annually manages expenditures in excess of $750M, 2.7M ASF of space and employs over 13,500 academic, staff and research employees. The Office of the EVC is responsible for policy and procedure communication and implementation, resource administration, training and guidance, and program development for administrators, faculty, and staff within the EVC areas.

Provides high-level professional support to the Academic Affairs Associate Vice Chancellor, Resource Administration in the planning, appraisal, analysis and implementation of major campus programs, strategic initiatives and special projects. Participates in long- and short-range planning, and advises on complex and important issues affecting Academic Affairs and/or the campus. Collaborates with partners to coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of new programs and processes. Develops and implements transition plans as projects are completed to ensure that unit personnel are able to continue managing business processes on an ongoing basis.

Provides analyses for complex budget, funding, financial, or academic data, systems and resource projects working directly with internal and external constituents. Recommend revisions to policies/procedures that will enhance accountability for resources. Identify bottlenecks, develop modifications, and implement changes through cross-functional teams. Identify programs and studies designed to measure efficiency and effectiveness of current policies, procedures and business practices.

This position is part of the Academic Affairs succession planning and leadership development pipeline to prepare future leaders. The incumbent will focus approximately 50% on financial analysis for Academic Affairs and 50% on projects in other areas (human resources, program development, etc) based on operational need and strategic initiatives. It is a career position, with the intention that the successful candidate will remain in the position for a two to three year time period. The incumbent will complete a training and development plan while working on high-level projects within Academic Affairs. The intent is that a successful incumbent in this versatile position will be well positioned to take over a Business Officer role in a large and complex department or advance into alternate leadership roles within Academic Affairs as opportunities arise.

  • Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.


  • Experience with financial policies, practices and systems; budgeting and reporting techniques; fund accounting; human resource planning; accounting and bookkeeping.

  • Demonstrated expertise in the principles and practices of fiscal planning analysis, budgetary systems and forecasting, fund accounting and organizational management.

  • Advanced project management skills. Includes demonstrated ability to set project objectives, determine and address potential barriers; identify required resources, identify process steps and milestones; and adjust action plans to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Thorough knowledge of organizational or initiative processes, protocols and procedures. Proven ability to guide the efforts of cross-organizational work groups, and to build consensus among a broad spectrum of diverse constituencies and at varying organizational levels.

  • Advanced knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques. Proven ability to make recommendations and take actions based on understanding and judgment of all factors involved and based on independent interpretation and application of various disciplines involved.

  • Advanced analytical / problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and anticipate needs and problems; problem-solve independently and appropriately; make decisions; plan and implement complex projects and events.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing. Skill in negotiating and exchanging ideas with others and to arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions or solutions. Ability to clearly articulate goals, strategies and direction. Excellent team building and group facilitation skills, applied to diverse work groups and difficult individuals.

  • Demonstrated skill in applying advanced computer technology as a problem-solving tool in financial modeling, analysis, budgetary management, and other administrative functions and solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and independently understand, analyze, and interpret complex written material, financial data, and computer generated information and effectively communicate results of analyses to senior campus management and others.

  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and consider the big picture and long range view of complex current circumstances and relationships.


  • Background check required.

  • Duties may require direct contact and/or supervision of children (defined as individuals under the age of 18) ; completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.

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, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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$80,000 - $100,000/year
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday