• University of California Office of the President
  • Oakland, CA, USA
Full Time Program Management

Job Description



Location: Oakland


Job ID: 18521


Job Posting


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At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.


The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the headquarters to the 10 campuses, six academic medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.




UC is a leader in advocating for the purpose and importance of public higher education. By providing timely, accurate, consistent, and reliable information about UC and the environment in which it operates, Institutional Research and Academic Planning (IRAP) illustrates UC's progress, challenges and outcomes in support of its mission.




The department of Institutional Research and Academic Planning (IRAP) is a central service unit of the Office of the President (UCOP). IRAP provides timely, accurate, consistent and reliable information about UC and the environment in which it operates. The Project Manager reports to the Director of Data Infrastructure, Management and Reporting and supports the work of the Data Management team. The Director is responsible for the technical delivery of multiple robust and dynamic reporting and analytics environments as well as the development and maintenance of data transformation rules and file submission and processing for the UC Data Warehouse (UCDW).


The Project Manager is an experienced professional who applies technical project management frameworks and methods to resolve complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of variable factors. Determines methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results. Manages projects of broad and diverse scope, size, impact, budget and / or project team size, with impact to the organization.






Has overall project management responsibility. May lead a team of technical project management professionals. Develops detailed project plans and schedules and monitors resources. Directs project activities with the goal of completing the project on schedule and within budget constraints. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel.




Applies professional project management and IT concepts and department or Office of the President policies and procedures to manage complex projects.




Implements the project management process for IRAP's products and services involving diverse departmental or cross-functional teams. Monitors and reports on project progress from initiation through delivery. Creates project proposals and reports.


Required Qualifications


  • Requires effective communication and organization skills.
  • Requires basic knowledge of project management principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Requires ability to assess Office of the President needs for information technology products and design services to meet those needs.
  • Working knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives.
  • Demonstrated capacity to anticipate obstacles and plan for contingencies.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to determine relevance and prioritize tasks.
  • Demonstrated effective writing skills.
  • Demonstrated competency in selecting and implementing project management methods and techniques.
  • Effective skill at tracking effort and project progress.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Demonstrated advanced organization and project management skills.
  • Broad knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives.
  • Knowledge of most aspects of computing and communications including hardware infrastructure, networking, software, operations and disaster recovery.
  • Proven leadership ability. Effective problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to put forth persuasive arguments.
  • Experience with Atlassian JIRA for project and work tracking.
  • Professional certification preferred.




  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.




  • Professional certification preferred.






Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.


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






Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.




The first review date for this job is June 10, 2021. The position will be open until filled.




Background Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position.


Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014.




The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


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