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Position Description

The Research & Outreach Manager will work across the four ITS campuses to track the progress and successful completion of UC ITS research projects; support outreach, communication, and engagement activities that connect UC ITS research with policymakers and transportation professionals in California and beyond; and advance UC ITS’ organizational excellence by identifying opportunities to improve and streamline internal operations and processes. Responsibilities for this position are as follows:

Provide research program support and coordination across the four ITS campuses, to include maintaining records of all research projects; collecting and process research progress reports; closing out projects; coordinating with administrative staff from across the four campuses, and related tasks.

Support research dissemination, outreach, and engagement activities, to include contributing to production of monthly e-newsletter and other communication activities; supporting delivery of outreach and engagement activities; identifying and pursing opportunities for increasing the reach and impact of UC ITS research insights and findings; and related tasks.

Oversee request for proposals (RFP) process, to include drafting RFP materials; developing workflows for collecting, processing and evaluating proposals; managing project initiation; and related tasks.

Manage workflow for processing research project deliverables, to include assigning and reviewing the work of copy editors, student assistants, and other contributors.

Advance organizational excellence, to include evaluating the effectiveness of existing systems in meeting organizational goals and objectives, and proposing improvements using best practices and methodologies.

Track, evaluate, and report overall progress of research program, to include developing and tracking key performance indicators; regularly monitoring and analyzing performance data to identify trends, deviations, and opportunities for further optimization; and related tasks.

Provide high-level budget tracking and prepare financial reports.

Required Qualifications

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

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and visually.

• Highly organized with demonstrated ability to use collaborative project management tools to compile information, delegate project tasks, communicate responsibilities and expectations, and track progress; and effectively organize in-person and/or virtual meetings and events.

• Analytical skills to review current policies and procedures and recommend change to increase efficiency.

• Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain professional, effective working relationships.

• Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.

• Ability to multi-task with demanding time frames.

• Ability to both take direction and work independently with minimal direction, making independent decisions, establishing priorities, and following through on assignments.

• Knowledge of and ability to use web-based collaboration, project management, and communication systems, such as: Google Drive, Google Apps, Mail Chimp, and Airtable.

• Experience implementing the principles of performance management, multiculturalism and diversity, coaching skills to enhance staff contributions to the UC ITS mission.

• Experience with research program administration, including project, personnel, or budget management.

• Knowledge of and ability to use graphic design and communication software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite).

Preferred Qualifications

• Educational background and/or professional experience in a field related to the work of UC ITS, such as transportation engineering, planning, or public policy.

Salary & Benefits

The hiring range for this position is $70,100 to $97,400 per year. Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position starting with a 2-year contract with the possibility to extend. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:


This a 100% remote position, however, office space may be provided at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, or UCLA

How to Apply

To find the job listing and apply, go to and click on “External Applicants” (or “Internal” if you’re a current UC Berkeley employee) and then search for keyword “70532”, which is the job ID. Use the system to submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment. The job listing is also hyperlinked here. The position will remain open until filled. The first review date for this job is July 29, 2024.