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UC Agriculture and Natural Resources is the land-grant arm of UC. True to the national land-grant mission, UC ANR is a three-way partnership with federal, state, and county governments to provide local and statewide research and extension programs that address the critical issues facing the state. For over 100 years, UC ANR connects the power of UC research in agriculture, natural resources, nutrition and youth development with local communities to improve the lives of all Californians.
The office of Program Planning and Evaluation (PPE) coordinates statewide program planning, accountability and reporting on behalf of the Vice President and Associate Vice President for the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources with regard to Agriculture Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension programs.
1. Provides analytical expertise and support for divisionwide program planning activities
2. Leads divisionwide program accountability and reporting activities
3. Oversees the administration of statewide program activities
4. Serves as a liaison to UC ANR's federal partners
5. Provides program development expertise and strategic coordination for ad hoc activities
PPE activities include documenting UC ANR program impacts, coordinating strategic planning activities, supporting the Program Council, and regular and special committees/groups, coordinating federal advocacy and outreach efforts, and managing UC ANR program reporting systems. PPE provides administrative oversight for the UC ANR Competitive Grants Program and the Call for Cooperative Extension Positions. PPE also provides leadership in compliance with federal program reporting requirements, including preparation and submission of the UC ANR Federal Plan of Work and Annual Report.
The Program Policy Analyst provides high-level analytical expertise in developing, coordinating, and administering programs that fall under the purview of the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) Vice President and Associate Vice President of Programs. The position carries out ad hoc projects that arise from the UC President's Office, government partners, state agencies, industry, and UC academics, among others. The responsibilities include: strategic planning; developing and implementing rigorous evaluations of UC ANR's statewide programs; facilitating high-level meetings comprised of internal and external stakeholders; and writing of the highest quality. This position is part of the Program Planning and Evaluation team, working together to analyze data and write concise and compelling impact statements and stories for strategic communication and advocacy purposes. The specific portfolio of this analyst will vary depending on the VP's needs. This position is responsible for complete development, oversight, coordination, implementation, analysis, and reporting of all assignments given. The incumbent uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of analytical practices, policies and procedures; researches, analyzes, interprets, and develops solutions, and implements plans on a wide range of issues. It is essential that this position develops comprehensive action plans while meeting tight deadlines.
Promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.
Analytical Support and Special Projects for VP: Provides highly complex and in-depth analyses across a broad spectrum of programs, policies, and initiatives. Identifies needs for pertinent information from internal and external sources, and develops and implements methods of collecting and compiling such information for administrative uses. Provides analyses for complex data from multiple data sources working directly with all levels of managers to help guide the determination of Divisionwide polices, including resource allocation decisions and decisions regarding organizational structure. Works closely with the VP to produce materials of high quality ensuring content and messages are clear and consistent with the goals of the Division. Materials are used for communicating ANR's activities and public value to key stakeholders, such as UC's Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching (CARET) delegation, the President's Advisory Commission (PAC) on Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC President's Office, UC campuses, other academic institutions, industry and commodity organizations, congressional offices, government agencies and others. Drafts and develops highly sensitive materials on behalf of the Vice President and Associate Vice President, including briefings for presidential initiatives, legislators, and UC Regents; UC systemwide reports, and presentations for internal and external stakeholders. Coordinates the development of the UC ANR Annual Report.
Program Evaluation: Conducts high-level evaluations/assessments of ANR's programmatic efforts including providing process leadership for 5-year statewide program/institute reviews, identifying and communicating impacts, supporting the development of program logic/theory of change models, conducting literature reviews and meta analyses, among others. Provides committee oversight, facilitation, preparation and compilation of materials, designs and implements survey and evaluation tools, interprets data and generates complex analyses, and drafts committee reports in collaboration with academics for use and consideration by UC leadership and external stakeholders. Assists groups with identifying evaluation questions and developing evaluation plans. Analyzes quantitative and qualitative data from surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.
Strategic Planning: Provides process leadership and support for strategic planning efforts, including assessment and strategy formation. Works with diverse Divisionwide groups, including ANR administrators, academic leaders and external stakeholders. Assists groups with identifying desired outcomes, developing planning processes, creating agendas, compiling necessary materials, facilitating meetings, and following up on action items.
Program/Committee Support and Special Projects: Provides high-level analytical expertise and leadership in supporting ad hoc committees as directed by the Vice President and Associate Vice President. Oversees a wide variety of special committee projects and follows through with all levels of staff and individuals inside and outside the organization. Provides committee oversight, facilitation, preparation and compilation of materials. Designs and implements survey and evaluation tools. Interprets data and generates complex analyses, and drafts committee reports in collaboration with academics for use and consideration by UC leadership and external stakeholders. When ANR has funding opportunities, provides statewide coordination and high-level support for administering UC ANR's grants program, including the development and oversight of RFP and submission systems, and proposal solicitation and peer review processes.
Demonstrated experience related to program management, strategic planning, evaluation, and/or other related fields.
Demonstrated and proven project management leadership capability for both short and long term projects; ability to lead and plan complex projects independently.
High level ability and skill in 1) analyzing information, problems, situations, policies, or procedures to define the problem, need or objective, 2) identifying relevant issues, concerns, and data or data needs, 3) formulating alternatives for resolution or new program development, and 4) recommending alternative choices and identifying implications for implementation.
Demonstrated outstanding written and oral communication skills to ensure effective communication with a wide audience (e.g., academics, government partners, industry, funding agencies and the general public). Must be able to write clearly and professionally.
Demonstrated skills to effectively communicate with and support a wide variety of people of diverse backgrounds, including an understanding and respect for cultural, ethnic and individual differences.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with academics, administrators, staff and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to assess, develop, balance, and prioritize competing responsibilities while maintaining a high level of professionalism and close attention to detail and accuracy of information.
Demonstrated ability to use and manage complex relational databases involving data collected from multiple sources, and advanced expertise with software applications, including Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Demonstrated experience with pre-award and proposal preparation/submission processes. Knowledge of research proposal structure and content requirements, and ability to provide clear guidance to researchers and applicants on program funding requirements.
Bachelor's degree in related area and a minimum of five years of relevant experience in an academic or research institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred.
Maintain a work schedule during core business hours and provide additional time as needed to meet project deadlines or operational needs. Work flexible hours when required.
Travel outside of normal business hours.
Must possess valid California Driver License to drive a County or University vehicle. Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed, proof of liability and property damage insurance on vehicle used is required.
Employment is contingent upon successfully clearing the FBI/DOJ background check both from the Department of Justice and the FBI, prior to the first day of UC Employment.
As of January 1, 2014, ANR is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment in which smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes), is strictly prohibited.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary: Recommended Hiring Range is: $94,180 to $99,720. Commensurate with education and experience.
Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging
HOW TO APPLY
Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
APPLICATION REVIEW DATE
The first review date for this job isAugust 12, 2020. The position will be open until filled.
Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014. UC Smoke & Tobacco Free Policy
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