Business Project Analyst

University of California

Job Opening ID: 60804
Reports To: Assistant Vice Chancellor, Program Development & Execution
Working Title: Business Project Analyst
Department: DFA AVC Pgrm Dev & Execution
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 007398
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm Hybrid Schedule
Employee Class: Career


Position Summary:

The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) provides services and support to over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff with the mission of serving as planning partners, problem solvers, and solution providers to manage UC Irvine’s financial and physical resources effectively and efficiently in support of its academic, research, service, and heal missions; and the vision of advancing UC Irvine’s strategic goals and priorities through leadership in resource management, sustainability, and innovation while fostering a commitment to inclusive excellence. The Program Development & Execution Department (PDE) is proud to support DFA; which is focused on continuous process improvement in delivering excellent and ever more efficient service to our clients. Our goal is to make a significant increase in quality and productivity across DFA and across campus. Through campus wide collaboration, we continuously focus on maintaining a safe and attractive environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors; ensuring buildings and other infrastructure perform efficiently and are well maintained; and providing professional services in the areas of accounting, purchasing, risk management, safety, and transportation. The PDE team manages a variety of projects in order to improve efficiencies, improve customer service delivery, or realize cost savings. New initiatives are explored and analyzed in order to make recommendations to campus leadership. Develop solutions on a wide range of issues in support of key initiatives of the CFO/VC Offices, such as space and scheduling solutions for hybrid workforce planning; End to End review of Procurement processes; and support committees such as the Administrative Leadership Form.

Will provide support to the PDE department to support strategic planning, initiatives, and continuous process improvement projects using skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of analytical practices, policies, and procedures. Performs research, analysis, meeting coordination, policy documentation and input to develop solutions, proposals, and presentations to support the multiple initiatives, process improvement projects and program implementations across the department, as well as campus-wide initiatives. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Primarily deals with policies, programs, and proposals with varying levels of complexity in nature and diverse in scope for DFA, the Office of the CFO/Vice Chancellor, the department, or the campus. Develops new programs, policies, or procedures for possible implementation.


Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits .

$66,690.72 – $118,494.00 (Annual Salary)



3 or more years in customer service / team environment, with 2 years minimum in a complex office environment 2 or more years’ experience preparing guidance documents, including policies memos, business processes, and various communications for varied audiences.

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

Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs, including Microsoft Office Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and across broad audience levels Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. Analytical / problem-solving skills Strong skills in analyzing, researching, and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses, reports, and presentations and adapt for varied audiences. Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes, for multiple projects concurrently. Must demonstrate the ability to develop proposals and recommendations to guide and support projects and initiatives. Must be able to perform a full range of responsibilities including scheduling meetings, gathering information, drafting agendas and various meeting materials, conducting research on project-related topics, drafting reports, timelines, action items, and presentations, and delivering results and recommendations.


Strong policy analysis techniques.

Special Conditions Required:

Some projects will require working beyond the normal working hours schedule to complete project deadlines. Hybrid schedule to include both on-site and remote work days.


Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

Background Check and Live Scan

Legal Right to work in the United States

Vaccination Policies

Smoking and Tobacco Policy

Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act


Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

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Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy .

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]

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