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Institutional Research Analyst 3 (6948U) - 40430
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 5, 2022
Title Institutional Research Analyst 3 (6948U) - 40430
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research Methods/Data Analysis

Institutional Research Analyst 3 (6948U) - 40430

About Berkeley

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.

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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 08/18/2022.


  • 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.
  • May take the lead on select external reporting projects (e.g., American Talent Initiative (ATI), Common Data Set (CDS), Student Achievement Measure (SAM), Fall Snapshot).
  • 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.
  • May periodically draw survey samples for campus partners or UC Office of the President.
  • Assists with the documentation of select OPA projects and deliverables.
  • 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.
  • 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 survey administration/launch of the annual Survey of New Students (SONS) and the biennial UC Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES). This includes assisting with website content creation, publicity communications, prize notifications & awarding, and other activities as needed to help support the respective survey projects.
  • Supports senior analyst(s) in OPA with the process by which academic programs are established, changed, or discontinued. Assists senior OPA analyst(s) in being a liaison between OPA, UCOP, the Graduate Division, and the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate for these matters.
  • Professional development and other responsibilities as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Requires general knowledge in data collection and analysis techniques; statistics or social science research techniques.
  • Requires knowledge of and/or ability to learn common campus-specific computer application programs.
  • Requires understanding of and/or ability to learn campus rules and regulations; knowledge of campus principles and procedures involved in handling sensitive data (for example, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA).
  • Requires active listening, critical thinking, good interpersonal skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.
  • Requires keen attention to detail and numerical accuracy.
  • Requires the ability to provide good judgment, decision-making, and problem solving.
  • Requires ability to present information in a clear concise manner both in writing and verbally.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of a statistical package (e.g., Stata, R, SPSS) or Tableau is important for processing survey and other institutional data.
  • Experience using a relational database or Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE); Cal Answers/OBIEE training provided.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $100,000.00 - $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 when applying.

Other Information

This is a remote-friendly position.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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