Full Time; Career Salary Range: $67,000-$72,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Involves analytical studies on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues in support of a function, research initiatives, program and / or organizational unit, or in research of new or changing systems and programs. Assists in policy and program planning, development, administration, management and implementation; interprets, monitors and analyzes information regarding policies and procedures and provides consultative services to department administrators and other stakeholders.
The Committee Analyst, working with minimal supervision under direction of the Senate Director, is responsible for supporting a number of issue-driven Senate committees composed of UC Santa Cruz faculty. The position requires efficient management of committees and committee agendas by working with Senate Committee Chairs, the Senate Director, Campus Officers and other analysts to identify and engage in activities that promote the advancement of campus priorities. The position demands high-level analytical and managerial skills necessary for the development of campus and system wide academic and administrative policies, financial and textual analysis, policy recommendations and implementation. The Committee Analyst functions with a thorough working knowledge and understanding of the institution, detailed knowledge of the principles of shared governance as well as the function and philosophy of the Senate as the legislative, academic governing body of the University. The position requires a broad and expert knowledge of the functions of a wide range of Campus and University units, their missions, policies and procedures. The incumbent provides assistance to the highest level of campus leadership in coordinating administrative issues through Senate Committees.
The Academic Senate is an organization in which staff continuity and a constantly deepening knowledge of the institution and trends in higher education is crucial due to the transitory nature of faculty service on committees. The incumbent must provide orientation and guidance to elected and appointed faculty officers who serve from one quarter to three years in positions critical to the development of campus and university policies and priorities.
Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of analytical practices, policies and procedures; researches, analyzes and develops solutions to a wide range of issues. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Primarily deals with policies, programs and proposals which are complex in nature and diverse in scope. Develops new programs, policies or procedures for possible implementation.
The University of California has a dual-track system of authority and responsibility. The Standing Orders of the Regents vests the Academic Senate, a legislative body, with plenary authority over curriculum, admissions and academic assessment and responsibility to chart the University's educational course, while the administration is responsible to chart the financial and operational course. In practice, these two domains overlap and are interdependent. To function successfully, faculty and administrators depend on a high level of consultation, trust, mutual respect and collegial collaboration. The Academic Senate has 23 standing committees of UC Santa Cruz faculty members that meet regularly in addition to quarterly meetings of the Senate as a whole.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Excellent analytical, research and problem-solving skills sufficient to define problems, identify needs, and develop innovative proposals, propose solutions to address a wide variety of policy and procedural issues.
Strong self-motivation to independently identify and resolve a variety of administrative, legislative, organizational and communication issues under stringent and frequently shifting deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling politically sensitive, potentially volatile and confidential information.
Excellent writing skills sufficient to compose clear, informative and persuasive communications in the form of white papers, reports, legislation and correspondence.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 09-02-2019
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site @https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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