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Senior Mental Health Project Manager & Policy Analyst (7399U) 42719
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 20, 2022
Title Senior Mental Health Project Manager & Policy Analyst (7399U) 42719
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Health Services/Research & Policy
    Health Services Management

Senior Mental Health Project Manager & Policy Analyst (7399U) 42719

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive college health service providing fully accredited, primary medical care, counseling and psychological services, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty, and staff. UHS provides on-campus medical care and coordinates supplemental needs for off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. UHS manages the student health insurance and workers' compensation insurance programs.

Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. The Social Services (SOS) unit offers short-term counseling, groups, case management and nutrition services to the campus student population. Counseling staff consists of social workers who provide compassionate specialty counseling on a range of specific and highly sensitive topics. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community. Learn more about UHS by visiting

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: September 30, 2022


Develops and manages a wide range of projects and strategic initiatives for Cal student mental health services within University Health Services (currently known as CAPS, BHP and SOS departments.) Leads and directs a wide variety of projects and follows through with all levels of staff and individuals inside and outside the organization. Involves analytical studies on a variety of mental health policies, projects, programs and issues in support of Cal student mental health services and the development of new and changing mental health systems and programs. Assists in policy and program planning, development, administration, management and implementation; interprets, monitors and analyzes information regarding policies and procedures and provides consultative services to Cal student mental health services and other stakeholders.

Technical leader with a high degree of knowledge and recognized expertise in the overall field of project and program management; problem-solving frequently requires analysis of unique issues / problems without precedent and / or structure. May manage and lead programs and projects that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.

Uses advanced operational concepts and objectives to resolve highly complex issues. Regularly works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Primarily deals with mental health programs and related proposals with broad impact across Cal student mental health services. Develops and oversees the implementation of new programs and strategic initiatives as directed by Cal student mental health services (Innovation Development and Operations/ Wellness and Care System.)

  • Develops and manages a wide range of projects and strategic initiatives for Cal student mental health services. Leads and directs a wide variety of projects and follows through with all levels of staff and individuals inside and outside the organization. Builds and tracks meeting agendas, develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for Cal student mental health strategic initiatives and projects (current projects include, but are not limited to: Compassionate Crisis Response Program, ADHD program, Crisis, Comprehensive Intensive Care Team and Stepped Care model development and integration at UC Berkeley) Proposes, leads and / or participates in Cal student mental health services policy, strategy and planning committees and working groups. Guides and directs project planning which may include senior management, faculty, and / or external constituencies.
  • Leads efforts to conduct highly complex analyses in support of both business and wellness related programs within Cal student mental health services including development and tracking of policies and initiatives. Collaborates with campus and UHS partners to coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of new mental health programs and processes.
  • Develops and advocates solutions to Cal student mental health services program issues, including developing and administering new systems, policies, processes, or programs. Presents and develops complex proposals on a broad range of issues to include problem identification, costs, benefits and options related to Cal student mental health services programs and strategic initiatives.
  • Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction and strategic planning for the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing.
  • Advanced project management skills and experience.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Advanced knowledge of organizational and strategic initiative processes, protocols and procedures.
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.
  • Advanced analytical / problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMI Certification preferred.

Salary & Benefits

  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits.
  • Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $82,400 - $116,900.

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

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.

Other Information

Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a credentialing clearance (if applicable), background clearance and medical clearance according to University Health Service policies.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California 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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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