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$75,850 - $92,000 / Year
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#120460 Project Management & Organizational Change Manager

Extended Deadline: Thu 2/9/2023

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Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

This is a 100% contract position with the possibility of extension or converted to career status, depending on funding availability and department needs.


Independently uses skills as an experienced organizational development and effectiveness professional with a full understanding of organizational consulting practices within medium to large, complex departments, divisions, schools and colleges to resolve a wide variety of organizational consulting issues and situations. Is proficient in identification and resolution of moderate to complex organizational issues. Works on strategic organizational consulting issues that are diverse in scope, where analysis of situations requires evaluation of various factors. Normally receives little instruction on planning, researching, and resolving organizational effectiveness issues, with general instructions and guidance provided on new assignments and / or more unique situations including strategic planning. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

Assigned a portfolio of process improvement, projects portfolio management, and organizational change projects within the School of Biological Sciences. These can span any of the mission areas of the School from Administrative and Finances processes, to teaching and education, research or operations. Projects range from simple improvement of relatively easy workflows, to leading reorganization and design of entire team structure, development of training to reinforce changes and development of daily management systems for monitoring of ongoing operations. Partners with Sr Managers and leaders to design process, projects and change that meet the needs of the unit to deliver value. Collaborate and receive work direction from school Subject Matter Experts on assigned projects as needed. Lead teams through process redesign, project implementation and change management. Initial projects may include leading the redesign and implementation of a new web strategy and presence for BioSci; supporting the adoption of new approaches, structures, and systems in partnership with business unit leaders; and developing user interface and core rate development procedures for new research cores. Projects are prioritized at the direction of Assistant Dean and/or Dean. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from college with a major in business administration, economics, statistics, or an allied field, and four (4) years of experience as a Business Systems Analyst or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of the organizational development and effectiveness field, theories, models to assess, design and implement customized organizational interventions. Knowledge of principles and techniques of process improvement methodology such as LEAN Sigma Six.

  • Demonstrates analytical, problem-solving, project planning and implementation skills.

  • Skilled in facilitation, consulting and relationship building. Demonstrates strong collaborative skills and knowledge of facilitation methods that lead to effective project outcomes.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Proven facilitation skills, including the ability to paraphrase, stack a conversation, draw people out, balance participation, ask open-ended questions, promote mutual understanding, cultivate shared responsibility and provide means to keep a group on track to achieve its goals in the time allotted.

  • Demonstrates ability to learn quickly, reason, synthesize and generalize based on information obtained. Proven ability to quickly understand business issues and translate those issues into process improvement measures and technical solutions.

  • Ability to coach, facilitate, and influence people.

  • Knowledge of various short and long range planning techniques in formulating plans for process improvement, project management skills, including establishing project objectives, determining and addressing potential barriers, identifying required resources, defining process steps and milestones and adjusting action plans to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Experience interviewing subject matter experts as part of the process mapping and business requirements definition phases of process improvement and technology solution projects.

  • Ability to initiate knowledge acquisition for and independently manage special projects where precedent may not exist. Possess continuous curiosity and ability to detect the need for acquiring new knowledge through additional education, training and collaborating with subject matter experts.

  • Advanced proficiency with Google applications, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, and Word, and the ability to quickly master additional software as needed.

  • Willingness and demonstrated ability to embrace and consistently uphold the principles of community for a collaborative work environment and communicate professionally and courteously verbally, and in written form.

  • Demonstrated experience in change management and formal training in a change management methodology like CAP or PROSCI. Experience managing change at individual and organizational level.

  • Experience with process mapping and use of Lean Six Sigma tools and resources with teams.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

  • This is a 100% contract position with the possibility of extension or converted to career status, depending on funding availability and department needs.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $59,700 - $124,300 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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