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Project/Policy Analyst 2

Job Title: Project/Policy Analyst 2
Job ID: 22787
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Haas Centers and Institutes
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

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.

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: February 17, 2017.
Closing Date is March 3, 2017

Departmental Overview

The Center for Social Sector Leadership (CSSL) inspires the next generation of leaders to create and seize opportunities to create social impact across sectors. It engages with students, alumni, community organizations, and strategic partners to provide them with the tools and experiences to have a social impact through their personal and professional endeavors. CSSL aims to have a measureable impact on the lives of millions of people worldwide through it's programs, events and partners.

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The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a private family foundation created in 1964 and based in Los Altos, CA. The Foundation provides grants in four program areas: Conservation and Science; Population and Reproductive Health; Local Grantmaking; and Children, Families and Communities. For 50 years, The Packard Foundation has supported an array of nonprofit organizations in local communities. CSSL and the Foundation’s Children, Families, and Communities Program have partnered to create this unique position for an exceptional individual to pursue post-academic opportunities within a professional philanthropic organization. The candidate selected will have the opportunity to participate in relevant professional development and program offerings at CSSL, UC Berkeley, and the Foundation.

The Project Policy Analyst will perform analytical studies on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues in support of a function, program and/or organizational unit. In addition, the person in this role may conduct research on new or changing systems and programs. S/he will assist in policy and program planning, development and administration. The analyst interprets, monitors and analyzes information regarding policies and procedures and provides consultative services regarding general management to department administrators.

This position is designed to provide research, strategic synthesis and analysis, and recommendations for specific projects at the David and Lucille Packard Foundation. The results of the analyst's work will complement the knowledge and information available to grantees and other funders.

This is a 15 month contract, offering medical, dental and vision benefits. Extension of this contract is dependent on budget, business needs and work performance.


The Project Analyst will:

  • Apply professional concepts to perform analysis of data and systems pertaining to moderately complex projects, policies and/or processes and functions.
  • Gather and assemble 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.
  • Interact with Foundation staff, grantees, funding partners, government agencies, and content experts as needed to complete assigned projects.
  • Prepare, edit and modify 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience/training.
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible work related duties in a related field/role.
  • Strong 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.
  • Demonstrated ability 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: knowledgeable, tactful, and personable.
  • Ability to successful fulfill background check requirements.

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

Annual salary range is up to $70,000. 

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

How to Apply

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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