Project Policy Analyst (7398U), Cal Dining - 35919
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3221040
Project Policy Analyst (7398U), Cal Dining - 35919
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In the Division of Student Affairs and under the Residential Student Services Programs portfolio, Cal Dining is a self-operated dining program focusing on culinary excellence, social responsibility and supporting the living/learning environment of our customers. With more than 12,000 meal plan holders, Cal Dining serves over 5 million meals per year in 14 facilities with a combination of residential 'all you care to eat' dining, retail 'a la carte' dining, stadium concession, training table, early childhood education meal production and catering. Cal Dining services the campus seven days per week, seventeen hours per day employing 450 full and part time staff and approximately 400 Cal student workers across multiple locations.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 30, 2022. This position will remain open until filled.
Provides analyses for complex budget, financial, operations, data, systems and resource projects working directly with the Director and General Managers in Cal Dining.
Researches, monitors and analyzes regulations, legislation, research literature and UC policies for impact on the organization or initiative for IT projects, remodeling projects, dining operations, management projects, system implementation, or new projects that arise due to expansion.
Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization or initiative.
Develops scope of work, budgets, and reports for project requirements.
Identify the goals and requirements of each project.
Researches and summarizes best project oriented practices in field of policy and project analysis specifically researching the scope and bandwidth, looking at other universities doing similar projects, and what venders can be utilized for a particular project.
Proposes, leads and participates on policy and planning committees and working groups specific to the projects going on at Cal Dining.
Provides strategy development for organizational or research initiative related to the projects going on at Cal Dining.
Conducts post-implementation analysis to determine the need for further enhancements, finer distinctions and additional process or policy components related to the projects going on at Cal Dining.
Track, forecast and report on project progress including metrics and challenges related to the projects going on at Cal Dining or new projects identified.
Coordinates efforts with a variety of external agencies or venders and internal departmental, Student Affairs, or campus contacts; researches organizational structures, policies and procedures and summarizes best practices pertaining to current and new projects at Cal Dining.
Provides technical guidance and quality assessment regarding projects to Cal Dining Leadership including Director and other members of leadership.
Performs ad hoc, analytical studies on a wide variety of policies, programs and issues which are complex in nature.
Maintain current knowledge on the city, county, federal, and state legislation applicable to each project.
Researches and analyzes processes and procedures, summarizes findings, policies and organizational structures in order to develop and implement changes and to provide consultative services to department administrators, partners and external stakeholders.
Coordinates implementation with cross-organizational departments or external entities as needed.
Prepares directives, regulations, technical guidance, and other instructions for issuance to Cal Dining leadership.
Researches and drafts complex proposals, reports, briefings, executive summaries, and speeches for the current and new projects they are working on.
Establishes and maintains contacts internally and with external constituents for the collection and exchange of data related to the projects they are working on.
Proficiency in common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs such as google suite, and Microsoft office suite.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Ability to meet project deadlines.
Analytical / problem-solving skills.
Exceptional research and reporting skills.
Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.
Ability to multi-task with demanding time frames.
Strong policy analysis techniques.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
5 years of project planning experience.
Project management certification (PMP).
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time (40 hours/week), career position, eligible for full UC benefits.
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary is commensurate with experience.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
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.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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