The Strategic Planning and Project Analyst is responsible for 1) facilitating strategic planning processes in an effective and timely manner 2) planning and overseeing select projects generated from the UCR SOM strategic plan and its executive office and 3) identifying opportunities and facilitating the writing and submitting of public non-NIH institution-level grant proposals to help support UCR SOMâs strategic priorities, 4) collecting, organizing, analyzing and communicating key data and metrics. With supervision, this position will work collaboratively with numerous stakeholders across the School of Medicine and UCR Health including Executive Leadership, Clinical and Research Department Chairs, Government Relations Office, Development / Advancement Office, and Office of Research and Project Administration.The positionâs purpose is to strengthen UCR SOMâs strategic planning and implementation capacity as well as amplify project management and grant funding efforts focused on UCR SOMâs strategic plan priorities. This positionâs scope includes all UCR SOM missions, encompassing patient care, research, education and community service. UCR SOMâs major priorities include, but are not limited to, growing student enrollment, expanding research, caring for vulnerable patient populations, supporting a diverse and inclusive culture, and bolstering capital and IT infrastructure as well as developing innovative education pathways and support for tomorrowâs clinicians and scientists. Reporting to the Chief of Staff/Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives in the Deanâs Office, this role requires an understanding of UCR SOMâs priorities, attention to detail and timelines, project management experience, ability to collect, analyze, interpret and display data and metrics, excellent communication skills and clear and compelling writing skills. The budgeted hiring range is up to $68,900. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Master's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Preferred
Certifications Certification Requirement Project management certificate Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 2 - 4 years of related experience. Required Prior experience in higher education or academic setting. Preferred Experience in facilitating strategic planning frameworks and processes. Preferred Experience with meeting facilitation and techniques to drive collaborative strategies and outcomes. Preferred
Minimum Requirements Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.
Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Demonstrates ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
Working knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.
Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline.
Detail-oriented, organized and deadline-driven.
Clear, precise and compelling writing skills.
Ability to work and communicate effectively in a large matrix organization.
Strong familiarity with planning and project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices.
High proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint.
Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated ability to organize successful grant proposals.
Familiarity with Power BI, Tableau or other business analytics software.
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- UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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