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POST DATE 1/20/2020
END DATE 2/18/2020

University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


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Strategic Initiatives Manager (0657U), SAIT #4941

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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.

Departmental Overview

Student Affairs Information Technologies (SAIT) provides technology leadership and support to the Division of Student Affairs; technical support, education, and hands-on learning and leadership opportunities for students; and student advocacy and engagement in campus technology development. Our deep knowledge and understanding of our students' and staff needs, coupled with our technical expertise, makes SAIT a trusted partner, committed to an excellent student experience. Our dedication, responsiveness, and commitment equip us to meet our customers evolving demands as we work collaboratively to serve students. SAIT consists of 31 full-time career staff and over 80 part-time student staff, distributed across Development & Operations, Strategic Initiatives, Information Security, Technical Project & Portfolio Management, and Student Technologies.

The Strategic Initiatives Manager functions as an internal consultant providing professional direction and leadership in the analysis of complex, large-scale business processes. This position will collaborate with campus policy makers, unit/department directors, subject matter experts, and cross-functional project teams to identify areas in existing business operations that may be improved with strategic use of technology. Further, the Strategic Initiatives Manager assesses strategic issues related to organizational effectiveness, including analyzing assessments, strategic planning, technology portfolio management and resource needs planning, and workforce development and workplace culture efforts.

The Strategic Initiatives Manager is a member of the SAIT senior leadership team.

This position is an exciting opportunity to be part of an inclusive workplace environment where staff contribute their diverse skills, perspectives and experiences toward achieving the mission of the world s best public university. Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are more than just suggestions for us. They are the guiding principles underlying how we come together, develop leaders at all levels of the organization, and create an environment that unites us. We affirm the dignity of all individuals, call upon our leaders to address critical issues with integrity and intention, respect our differences as well as our commonalities, and strive to uphold a just community free from discrimination and hate.


Business Systems Analysis:
* Applies advanced business systems concepts to define highly complex student systems scope and objectives based on user needs and applicable business systems and industry requirements.
* Regularly leads analyses with unit directors, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and other campus stakeholders to collect, analyze, and map information about key student service business processes and technology needs. Leads cross-functional teams to solve complex business or systems issues.
* Facilitates decision-making considering business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.
* Directs, analyzes, facilitates, documents and implements work process changes with both local and campus-wide impact. Completes reports and summaries and makes recommendations to organizational and divisional leadership.

Research, Assessment, and Strategic Initiatives Leadership:
* Utilizes interdisciplinary best practices research and continuous learning activities to identify evidence-based and innovative approaches to organizational planning, strategy development and implementation, persuasive communications, team development, and integration of quantitative and qualitative data into organizational level decision making.
* Develops change management strategies based on a situational awareness of the details of the change and the groups being impacted by the change. Actively advises and coaches managers and supervisors throughout the organization.
* Coordinates with campus leadership on IT visioning strategies.
* Represents the Associate CIO and SAIT at external IT and campus meetings, projects and events as needed.
* Identifies and coordinates training opportunities for SAIT s professional staff. Participates in cross-functional group discussions, activities and other training efforts.

* Adheres to University and departmental policies, procedures, and professional practices as well as city, state, and federal laws. Also responsible for adherence to UC Berkeley s Data Classification Standard, Minimum Security Standards for Networked Devices and Minimum Security Standards for Electronic Information.
* Professional development, skill enhancement, and training.
* Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

* Advanced knowledge of business analysis function.
* Knowledge of other related areas of IT.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work with both technical and non-technical personnel, as well as executive leadership, at various levels in the organization.
* Has skills needed to lead IT workforce strategy and staff development.

* Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

* ITIL v3 or v4 Foundations training and certification.

Salary & Benefits

The annual salary range of the position is $102,000-$112,000, commensurate with experience.

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.

Conviction History Background

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