Posting Salary: Recommended Hiring Range is: min $94,180 to max $110,800, commensurate with experience.
Position Summary: The Academic Senate is empowered by the UC Board of Regents to exercise direct control over academic matters of central importance to the University, including setting the requirements for admission and for the award of certificates and degrees and approving all courses and curricula. In addition, the Academic Senate is authorized to provide advice to the President and the Chancellors on a wide range of issues affecting the University's budget, allocation of resources, and all matters related to faculty appointment, promotion, and general conditions of employment. Faculty participation in the shared governance of the University through the Academic Senate is a guiding force that unifies the ten UC campuses into a single system under a uniform standard of excellence. In support of the Academic Senate's role in UC governance, the Principal Committee Analyst carries out a variety of responsibilities in the key areas of research, analysis, and development of policy recommendations for the Senate officers and specific Academic Senate committees, task forces, working groups and subcommittees.
Under general supervision, works closely with the Chairs of two or more systemwide standing committees of the Academic Senate to identify issues, gather and analyze data and develop recommendations related to matters under consideration by the committee. At this level, the incumbent is responsible for preparing, assembling and evaluating information under the guidance of the Executive Director and/or Assistant Director. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy; duties are performed under minimal supervision. The analyst interacts with executives at the highest levels.
The incumbent has excellent writing, editorial, analytical, and project management skills; an outstanding level of problem-solving ability, and self-management; a talent for assessing, synthesizing and presenting complicated material clearly and succinctly; and a capacity for building strong and effective working relationships with faculty and administrators. The incumbent exercises a high degree of autonomy to meet organizational objectives and to support/help manage work on highly complex issues. Regularly handles issues where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of many variables and factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Primarily deals with projects, programs, and proposals that affect a large area of the organization or systemwide initiatives. Develops and oversees the implementation of new programs and processes.
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Provide professional analytical and administrative support for assigned systemwide Senate Committees and work groups, gathering data and other information and coordinating priorities. Direct management of issues and matters of interest to the assigned committees. Research policy issues, including contextual and historical information, current trends, and political implications; perform analysis; respond to requests for information; make recommendations; and draft reports and correspondence. Demonstrate in-depth understanding of policy issues facing the University. Ability to master new subject matter and become proficient in a short time frame is essential. Develop recommendations and synthesize written policy positions on behalf of systemwide committees on complex matters under review for committee/deliberation or action, incorporating divergent views when appropriate. Serve as institutional memory for committees whose chairs rotate annually.
Job Requirements Bachelor's degree in related area and at least four years analytical/writing experience and/or equivalent experience/training.
Thorough knowledge of the Academic Senate's processes, protocols and procedures.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of common organization-specific computer applications.
Strong analytical/problem-solving skills as demonstrated by ability to research and evaluate information, define key issues, identify reasonable alternatives, and make logical recommendations.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills as demonstrated by ability to work collaboratively and productively with a diverse range of professional and academic staff and groups, both verbally and in writing.
Small to mid-level project management skills.
Ability to multi-task with demanding time frames, efficiently prioritizing workload and commitments.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Keen attention to detail and technical accuracy as demonstrated by regularly and thoroughly verifying work.
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