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| ||Departmental Overview |
| ||Working as part of a collective OCFO management team, the incumbent will undertake a lead role in supporting the CFO's office to better integrate and leverage resources (including IT) where they intersect with other campus processes and data sets, including in strategic planning, budgeting and financial analysis and institutional performance management. Overall, the incumbent will work to provide UC Berkeley leaders and managers with a best practice process and tool kit that will enable them to link their strategies with their budgets and other measurable metrics so that they can make decisions and run their units in a way that clearly reflects their priorities and the inevitable trade-offs. At the campus level, the incumbent will oversee the implementation of framework that will enable the rll up of metrics and facilitate the communication of achievements with internal and external audiences. The incumbent will provide direct support and coaching to strengthen the strategic and financial planning capacities within the CFO's office and across campus. Involves assessing organizational and strategic issues and providing guidance through organizational development solutions such as facilitating assessments, strategic planning, and culture-change and process-oriented approaches to enhance institutional performance. Consults with leaders, departments, and committees to address root causes of organizational effectiveness issues using a systematic approach. Analyzes current organizational purpose, structure, relationships, policies, systems, and data. Recommends and facilitates improvements ensuring alignment with organizational strategy. |
| ||Responsibilities |
| ||Working as part of a collective OCFO management team, directs the implementation of the integrated strategic framework and process in order to enhance decision making, problem-solving, strategic and financial planning. Builds collaborative partnerships with campus leadership as a trusted partner for strategic and financial planning support. Ensures that the mission, goals and products are supportive of the vision of the Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance. |
In coordination with the Technology Deployment team, leads the efficient utilization of world class reporting tools (i.e. Cal Planning, CalAnswers, the Strategy, Planning and Monitoring tool) to strategically leverage data assets to strengthen the front-end user experience, to ensure that they are integrated into campus decision support and related processes, and to continue to rationalize and streamline key processes, delivering enhanced services to units. (eg budget process, quarterly management reviews, prioritization process, 2 year goals). Helps ensure the reporting tools and data deliver insightful aggregated data at Campus and Unit levels.
Provides support to pilot units to develop and align strategic goals with their metrics: develops actionable, targeted change management plans, communication plan, sponsor road map, coaching plan, training plan and resistance management plan for the implementation of the integrated framework (strategy, planning and metrics) metrics to measure unit performance.
Identify appropriate strategic goals and metrics and related resources
Work with project teams to integrate change management activities into the overall project plan.
Work with communication, training, HR and OD specialists in the formulation of particular plans and activities to support project implementation.
Provides day-to-day direction and managerial oversight to a staff of professional analysts. Provides general work direction, sets goals for the group and individuals, provides general coaching and counseling, and performs annual performance reviews. Delegates work amongst direct reports.
Keeps abreast of developments in the relevant areas of strategic and financial planning within higher education. Presents, attends, and represents Berkeley at key conferences, industry groups, and symposia.
Guides and advises less experienced organizational consultants.
| ||Required Qualifications |
| ||Customer-service focus with demonstrated ability to lead groups to consensus within a designated timeframe, set expectations at achievable levels, and engage senior management as necessary. |
Demonstrated experience directing multiple high level projects preferably in an academic, non-profit, or public sector organization.
Five or more years of management experience, demonstrating excellent leadership and conflict management skills, ability to motivate staff, delegate effectively, demonstrated ability to listen, coach and counsel direct reports and the desire to train, develop and empower employees.
Proven ability to work as a key business, financial and administrative partner and to execute across the organization and various stakeholder groups. Considers long-term consequences and implications of actions and decisions for the organization.
Position requires advanced inter-personal skills and ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels.
Proven ability to work well in a multicultural and diverse environment.
Demonstrates highly experienced communications skills, both verbally and in writing, and be able to communicate complex and technical information in a clear and concise manner
Understands how to communicate difficult and/or sensitive information tactfully and understands how to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.
Has advanced knowledge of campus and system protocols and procedures.
Has advanced knowledge of finance, accounting, business and systems operations.
Expert knowledge of the organizational development and effectiveness field, theories, models to assess, design and implement customized organizational interventions.
Knowledge of the consulting process to effectively lead highly significant engagements from inception to conclusion.
Knowledge of the organizational environment of higher education and large research universities to understand client priorities, issues, motivations and constraints.
Demonstrates superior analytical, problem-solving, project planning and implementation skills.
Possesses superior consulting, relationship building, and strategic thinking skills.
Demonstrates superior strategic-thinking and consulting skills in guiding the campus toward workable strategies and solutions.
Highly-skilled in navigating organizational complexity.
Incorporates excellent skills in change management programs on a regular basis.
Has superior written, verbal and presentation skills for influencing and facilitating sustained change.
Demonstrates ability to learn quickly, reason, synthesize and generalize based on information obtained.
Sound judgment, ability to draw unbiased conclusions.
Ability to focus on priorities, strategies, and vision.
Ability to facilitate and influence people at all levels.
Ability to persuade through both logic and appeal to positive motivations.
Ability to handle multiple constituencies, agendas, engagements and tasks, and to deal productively with ambiguity and conflict.
Master's degree in related area (management, measurement and analysis,) and/or equivalent experience/training
Eight - ten years' experience of institutional strategic and financial planning, knowledge of strategic planning within a higher education institution
| ||Salary & Benefits |
| ||For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: |
| ||How to Apply |
| ||Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. |
| ||Criminal Background Check |
| ||This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check. |
| ||Equal Employment Opportunity |
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