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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: June 20, 2019
Departmental Overview The Office of Planning & Analysis (OPA) supports data-informed decision making to help UC Berkeley better fulfill its goals of access and excellence through teaching, research, and public service. We engage with and promote success within our campus community by producing analyses that are objective, actionable, and creative. We strive to convey the Berkeley story in clear, innovative ways by making institutional data accessible and intelligible.
Researches, gathers, analyzes and summarizes information for complex data research projects.
Assignments require analysis of multiple factors or data sources, to include the analysis and presentation of survey data.
Helps validate data and other content prior to its release by our office (e.g., published reports and presentations, Our Berkeley content, U.S. News submission).
Assists with generating and validating data for select ad hoc requests, most of which will rely on Cal Answers data.
Able to synthesize issues and present them in a creative and non-technical manner. Drawing on existing data visualizations and content, updates information contained in OPA presentations (e.g., Who are our Students?) and other materials.
Provides website updates to office website(s).
Designs and establishes systems that manage, store and retrieve data for analysis to answer ad hoc informational requests and tracking of students and faculty.
May be the lead analyst in the creation or updating of Tableau dashboards or other analytical products.
Assists with the documentation of select OPA projects and deliverables.
Assist with the survey administration/launch of the annual Survey of New Students (SONS) and the biennial UC Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES).
Assists with website content creation, publicity communications, prize notifications & awarding, and other activities as needed to help support the respective survey projects.
Other duties and responsibilities, as needed.
Requires general knowledge in data collection and analysis techniques; statistics or social science research techniques.
Knowledge of common campus-specific computer application programs.
Knowledge of campus principles and procedures involved in handling sensitive data (for example, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA).
Understanding of campus rules and regulations.
Able to provide good judgment, decision-making, and problem solving.
Requires active listening, critical thinking, good interpersonal skills and ability to multi-task.
Requires ability to present information in a clear concise manner both in writing and verbally.
Knowledge of a statistical package (e.g., R, SPSS, Stata) or Tableau is important for processing survey data
Keen attention to detail and numerical accuracy.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Experience using a relational database or Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) desirable; Cal Answers/OBIEE training provided.
Salary & Benefits This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $80,000 - $100,000.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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.
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