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The President's Executive Office (PEO) is comprised of the President's executive administrative, policy, and operations team as well as the Systemwide Title IX team. The PEO serves as the President's direct support for all strategic, operational, and administrative needs working across the Board of Regents, the 10 campuses and all OP divisions and departments to support and facilitate the needs of the President and the system.
Serves as key strategist to the Chief Policy Advisor in initiating and developing new strategic direction, long- and short-range plans and innovative initiatives. Has high level authority to make official commitments and to broadly represent the President's Executive Office's - including the President's - interests across the organization. Responds to issues with little or no precedence. May manage and administer independent program(s), typically with organization-wide impact. May manage professional staff handling diverse administrative functions such as human resources and budgetary planning. Provides guidance and assistance to executives - including the President - regarding policy and organizational issues. Develops messaging and policy content for the President and exercises a high level of judgment.
Manages a wide range of highly visible, politically sensitive, legally complex issues in an evolving arena.
Develops strategic messaging and policy content for the President.
Develops recommendations and approaches to solutions on policy positions, including analyzing data and requesting and evaluating qualitative and quantitative information from internal and external sources.
This includes having a deep understanding of and providing the appropriate framing for any approaches to issues, ensuring messaging is consistent with the President's strategic policy direction.
Provides organization-wide influence on the identification and framing of systemic issues, and the formulation and advancement of approaches to address them.
Represents the President's Executive Office - including the President - with authority to make decisions on high-level task forces and long- and short-range strategic planning groups.
Ensures that senior leadership is briefed and informed of high profile issues requiring attention and/or action.
Handles issue areas as requested by the Chief Policy Advisor.
Participates with executives, including the President, in short- and long-term strategic planning with organization-wide impact.
Handles highly complex and critical projects and leads projects of significance requiring facilitation and collaboration with representation across organizational functions and campuses as well as outside stakeholders.
Supports the Chief Policy Advisor in their role as the UCOP lead on Regents agenda, rehearsals, and item development.
Provides high level analyses on a broad range of issues, including new program proposals, relationships with state officials, and issues impacting Regents, faculty, chancellors, students, and other UC stakeholders.
Evaluates existing systemwide policy initiatives and identifies areas for updates, review, expansion, phasing out, and other possible actions.
Tracks ongoing projects and policy initiatives for the PEO; organize and maintain shared drive.
Steers and coordinates the implementation of short- and long-term strategic and operational plans.
Ensures schedules and plans are established, parties are informed and prepared, and any barriers are brought to the appropriate group for resolution.
Stays well-informed and keeps abreast of higher education's current issues to provide the President's Executive Office, including the President, with broad perspectives from higher education.
Minimum of six (6) years of relevant work experience.
Advanced knowledge of the organization's processes, protocols and procedures.
Advanced skills in short- and long-range planning, program and project management, facilitation and collaboration.
Sound strategic thinking and consulting skills in guiding the organization toward workable strategies and solutions.
Proven ability to focus on priorities, strategies, and vision.
Advanced ability to coach, facilitate and influence people at all levels.
Advanced ability to build and maintain relationships with a broad range of staff and members of the community.
Knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.
Financial analysis and reporting techniques.
Required: Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced degree preferred
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, work for this position is currently performed remotely. The selected candidate may be required to report to work in Oakland, CA when onsite operations resume.
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