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Strategic Planning and Project Manager

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
25232734 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $61,800 - $110,000

Position Information

The position's purpose is to strengthen UCR SOM's strategic planning and implementation capacity as well as amplify project management and grant funding efforts focused on UCR SOM's strategic plan priorities. Reporting to the Chief of Staff/Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives in the Dean's Office, this role requires an understanding of UCR SOM's priorities, attention to detail and timelines, project management experience, ability to collect, analyze, interpret and display data and metrics, excellent communication skills and clear and compelling writing skills. The Strategic Planning and Project Manager is responsible for strategic planning, data and metrics collection, project management, grant research and application and other special projects. Will meet with department chairs and develop strategic plans for their units, ensuring alignment with with SOM overall plan. Also responsible for planning and overseeing special projects. Will identify opportunities and facilitate the writing and submitting of public non-NIH institution-level grant proposals to help support UCR SOM's strategic priorities, Will also collect, organize, analyze and communicate key data and metrics for SOM. Under general supervision, this position will work collaboratively with numerous stakeholders across the School of Medicine and UCR Health including Executive Leadership, Education and Student Affairs, Clinical and Research Department Chairs, Government Relations Office, Development / Advancement Office, and Office of Research, and Finance and Administration. This position’s scope includes all UCR SOM missions, encompassing patient care, research, education and community service. UCR SOM's major priorities include, but are not limited to, growing student enrollment, expanding research, caring for vulnerable patient populations, supporting a diverse and inclusive culture, and bolstering capital and IT infrastructure as well as developing innovative education pathways and support for tomorrow's clinicians and scientists. The maximum budgeted annual salary for this position is $96,100. **As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Master's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Preferred


Certification Requirement
Project management certificate. Preferred


Experience Requirement
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Experience with meeting facilitation and techniques to drive collaborative strategies and outcomes. Preferred
Experience in facilitating strategic planning frameworks and processes. Preferred
Prior experience in higher education or academic setting. Preferred

Minimum Requirements

Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Strong policy analysis techniques.
Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals/analyses.
Analytical/problem-solving skills.
High proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget and timeline.
Detail-oriented, organized and deadline-driven.
Clear, precise and compelling writing skills.
Ability to work and communicate effectively in a large matrix organization.
Strong familiarity with planning and project management software tools, methodologies and best practices.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to organize successful grant proposals.

Familiarity with Power BI, Tableau or other business analytics software.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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