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Project Policy Analyst 3 (7398U)

Application Procedure:

How to Apply

Please visit, search the listings for Job ID number 1926, and submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment.

Other Information

This is a full-time, 40-hours per week, contract (temporary) appointment, with a duration of 12 months.

Conviction History Background

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Job Duties


The project/policy analyst position entails leading and/or contributing to research and evaluation studies on STEM educational initiatives. Tasks include study design and coordination, quantitative and/or qualitative data collection and analysis, preparation of evaluation reports, and research publications, communication of our work with various stakeholders and audiences, supporting collaborations through project management and relationship building, participating in initiatives that engage staff in reflection on issues of equity and inclusion, and contributing to the overall growth and development of the Research Group through proposal development and professional learning.

  • Provides analyses across projects, including data tracking, organizing, vetting for compliance with human subjects protection protocols, and alignment with budgets for review and decision making with project lead.
  • Monitors and analyzes changes in external regulations, legislation, and UC policies for impact on the Campus.
  • Researches and summarizes best practices in field.
  • Proposes, leads and/or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups.
  • Conducts post-implementation analysis to determine the need for further enhancements, finer distinctions and/or additional process/policy components.
  • Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization.
  • Coordinates efforts with a variety of external and internal contacts; researches organizational structures, policies and procedures and summarizes best practices in field.
  • Performs ad hoc, analytical studies on a wide variety of policies, programs and issues which are complex in nature.
  • Researches and analyzes processes, procedures, policies and organizational structures in order to develop and/or implement changes and to provide consultative services regarding general management to department administrators.
  • Prepares directives, regulations and other instructions for issuance to departments.
  • Coordinates implementation with departments that cross organizational lines as needed.
  • Researches and drafts complex proposals, reports, briefings, executive summaries, speeches.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts internally and with external constituents for the collection and exchange of data.
  • Some travel will be required within the Bay Area and nationally.

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of applied research, quantitative and/or qualitative methods
  • Experience with research design and coordination in academic institutions (pre-K-12 and/or post-secondary)
  • Commitment to and value of equitable, inclusive and cultural relevant learning environments
  • Skills with project management and implementation
  • Skills with data management and organization
  • Experience working collaboratively
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with staff at multiple leadership levels, partners, and community members such as museum visitors, school principals, teachers, and youth; both verbally and in writing.
  • Understanding of issues in formal (e.g., school-based) and informal (e.g. out-of-school, unstructured) education settings, preferably in STEM education
  • Strong skills in analyzing and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant products.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application programs.
  • Analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Some travel will be required.

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Proficiency and/or fluency in Spanish preferred.

Institution Description

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Departmental Overview

The Research Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science provides research and evaluation services and partners on national initiatives to support the development and implementation of innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities for both formal and informal educational contexts. We aim to use applied research to contribute to the design, development and implementation of STEM learning experiences that are equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant for communities.


Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $60,000.00–$88,500.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

Application Due Date: 2019-11-29
Job Start Date: 2019-10-09
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Berkeley, CA
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: Lawrence Hall of Science
Reports To: Director
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: The Research Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science

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