At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
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.
For full consideration, please submit your application before March 27.
Provides in-depth analysis and evaluation of variable factors to support report development that generates results to new questions, including those with little campus precedent or history to rely on as a means to check work.
Synthesizes complex issues and presents them via dashboards and reports (e.g., OBIEE, Tableau) in a creative and non-technical manner.
Serve as one of the lead analysts who supports the development and maintenance of the Our Berkeley data digest, OPA's Tableau Server site, and other office systems.
Selects methods for new assignments and designs new techniques and procedures for obtaining solutions (for example, modeling or programming).
Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) on student data and select HR/Payroll/Finance data (e.g., faculty FTE data, faculty salary data), engaging in collaborations with other IR analysts, in addition to analysts in Financial Planning & Analysis.
Contributes to the design, deployment and documentation of systems, structures, and tools in support of data visualization, information access, collection, retrieval, reporting, replicability, and quality.
On a regular basis, produces and/or presents analyses directed to senior managers outside the immediate unit in order to persuade, influence, or negotiate methods and objectives for complex projects.
Serves on departmental, campus-wide, or UC-wide committees as appropriate, and participates in activities that enhance the campus community and support the mission of our university.
Highly proficient in using statistical and productivity software such as R, Stata, the Microsoft Office suite, and Tableau to transform, clean, analyze, and manage data; report statistics; create tables, data visualizations, and presentations.
Experience in business intelligence reporting tools and data visualization.
Demonstrates ability to learn quickly, reason, synthesize, and generalize based on analysis of data. Keen attention to detail.
Able to understand policy issues in higher education, particularly pertaining to undergraduate students at a selective public research university.
Requires expert knowledge in data collection and analysis techniques.
Detailed knowledge of and/or demonstrated ability to learn campus principles and procedures involved in handling sensitive data (for example, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA).
Able to provide good judgment, decision-making, and problem solving.
Requires active listening, critical thinking, good interpersonal skills and ability to manage multiple deliverables successfully.
Requires ability to present complex findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Master's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training preferred.
Specialized training or expertise in statistical and/or data management software applications.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $120,000.00 - $154,000.00.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
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.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.