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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: July 2, 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 research projects with a broad range of internal and external and/or current and historical information.
Responds to ad hoc requests for information and analysis, which may entail conducting complex extractions, analyses, and reporting/graphing of information contained within survey and institutional databases.
Actively integrates information from campus and office data into campus/office research and planning projects.
Works collaboratively with other analysts within OPA and across campus.
Able to synthesize complex issues and information and present them in a creative and non-technical manner.
Regularly engages in institutional data analysis and periodically produces reports and information that informs the strategic decision-making of campus stakeholders (e.g., undergraduate admissions target-setting, curriculum analysis, annual Faculty Salary reporting to the Vice Provost of the Faculty, Long Range Development Planning).
Responds to standard reporting requests from UCOP (e.g., Table 1 and multi-year enrollment projections), serves as the lead analyst for ranking survey (e.g., US News & World Report) submissions, as well as AAUDE and IPEDS reporting. Serves as the AAUDE campus representative for UC Berkeley.
Provides Cal Answers (reporting system) analytical support and other institutional research advice and training to less-experienced staff members.
Provides support for validation of student data loads into the Enterprise Data Warehouse.
Serves as a unit representative both internally and externally.
Works collaboratively with campus units to meet their data and analysis needs.
Professional development and other responsibilities as needed.
Highly proficient in using statistical and productivity software such as R, SPSS, Stata, SAS, MS Access, and Excel to transform, clean, analyze, and manage data; report statistics; create tables, graphs, and presentations.
Experience using Oracle Business Intelligence, Tableau, or similar software.
Keen attention to detail.
Demonstrates ability to learn quickly, reason, synthesize, and generalize based on analysis of data.
Able to understand policy issues in higher education, particularly pertaining to undergraduate students at a selective public research university.
Requires thorough knowledge in data collection and analysis techniques; statistics or social science research techniques; knowledge of campus-specific computer application programs (for example, query tools and relational databases); 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 complex findings and recommendations in a clear concise manner both in writing and verbally.
Master's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training required.
Specialized training or experience in statistical and/or data management software applications desirable.
Training or experience in business intelligence reporting tools and Tableau desirable.
Salary & Benefits This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $90,000.00 - $115,000.00. 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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