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Job Title: Packard Foundation Policy Analyst
Job ID: 17442
Location: Off Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Haas Core Programs
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 12, 2014

Departmental Overview

The Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership inspires the next generation of leaders to create and seize opportunities to achieve social impact across sectors. It is a research center within the Haas School of Business and provides experiential programs, public lectures, hands-on workshops, and graduate and undergraduate courses, all aimed at increasing the efficacy of social impact leaders.

The David and Lucille Packard Foundation is a private family foundation created in 1964. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following core program areas: Conservation and Science; Population; and Children, Families and Communities. For more than 40 years, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation has supported an array of nonprofit organizations in local communities.

The Center and the Foundation have partnered to create this unique position for an outstanding individual to pursue post-academic opportunities within a professional learning experience in the philanthropic sector. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to participate in relevant professional development and program offerings at the Center and the Foundation.

The Haas School of Business develops innovative leaders - individuals who redefine how we do business. Berkeley-Haas, the second oldest business school in the United States, educates 2,200 students each year in six degree-granting programs, and hundreds more through executive education programs. A team of 300 staff members support these students, faculty and alumni through work in areas that include Admissions, Student Services, Career Management, Administration, and Development.

Berkeley-Haas offers opportunities to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and learn continually. Our culture is captured by Four Defining Principles (Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always and Beyond Yourself) that distinguish Berkeley-Haas as a place to learn—and a place to work.

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Applies professional concepts to perform analysis of data and systems pertaining to moderately complex projects, policies and/or processes and functions.

Gathers and assembles analytical and factual data on assigned problems and issues to prepare reports and/or analyses summarizing information on the assigned issues and commenting on other significance for internal department constituents.
In doing so, interacts with Foundation staff, grantees, funding partners, government agencies, and content experts as needed to complete assigned projects.

Prepares, edits and modifies documents including research reports, manuscripts, presentations and proposals and presents them to Foundation staff, grantees, and/or funding partners.

Using subject matter knowledge, collects and prepares information for use in discussions, meetings of high level management and external constituents.

On a project basis, performs analytical studies on a variety of policies, programs and issues.
Examples of possible projects for this position may include:
• Helping to implement a plan for successful transition to kindergarten for 0-5 year-old children.
• Assist in the planning, design and implementation of a place-based early learning strategy.
• Identifying avenues for professional development and scaling in the formal early learning system and continued analysis of the informal system for young children.
• Exploration of the intersection of early education and health.

Provides a variety of analytical duties in support of a function, program and/or organizational unit.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
• Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both orally and in writing.
• Solid ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
• Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
• Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
• Working skills to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to structure analysis, perform synthesis, and provide written reports and presentations that meet project objectives and timelines
• Demonstrated strong initiative, self-motivation, and ability to efficiently manage multiple simultaneous projects in diverse subprogram areas
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team player
• Knowledge of and experience with nonprofit issues
• Proficiency with Microsoft Windows software including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
• Professional and responsive demeanor: efficient, knowledgeable, tactful, and confidential

Preferred Qualifications

• Graduate level education in business, social science, public policy, public health, social work, social science, education, economics, law, medicine, or related fields preferred.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this full-time contract position will range up to $70,000 annually plus benefits.

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

Other Information

This is a 15 month full-time contract position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

How to Apply

UC Berkeley has an online applicant website and no longer accepts applications via mail.

We require applicants to submit a cover letter and resume when applying for this position.

Please submit the cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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