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Data Systems Analyst 2 (7198U), University Development and Alumni Relations - 58462
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 6, 2023
Title Data Systems Analyst 2 (7198U), University Development and Alumni Relations - 58462
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department University Development and Alumni Relations
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement

Data Systems Analyst 2 (7198U), University Development and Alumni Relations - 58462

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.

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Departmental Overview

University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) strengthens Berkeley's excellence through engagement with alumni, parents, undergraduate and graduate students, and friends of the university, raising public awareness about Berkeley and increasing private philanthropy. UDAR provides overall direction for the campus's philanthropic advancement strategies and works to strengthen unit development in partnership with campus fundraisers. The division handles a range of central activities and services encompassing communications, stewardship, prospect development, gift management, and more.

Advancement Information Services Unit

Advancement Information Services develops and delivers the centralized business systems and services that support the work of UC Berkeley's 30 decentralized fundraising units-helping them collaborate and communicate in order to maximize their collective results. Advancement Information Services provides governance through its roles as the campus office of advancement policy, as the delegated authority for managing charitable gifts, and as the official source of alumni and fundraising data. The unit offers services that include biographic data maintenance and enhancement, advancement training, and help-desk support. Advancement Information Services also oversees information technology systems and tools, including the Cal Advancement Data System (CADS), the database in which advancement professionals research and record fundraising activity. Advancement Information Services encompasses three units: Data Quality and Management, Information Technology, and Planning and Analysis.

Data Quality and Management Unit

Data Quality and Management (DQM) is the office of record for biographic/demographic information related to alumni and donors of UC Berkeley. DQM helps the advancement community meet programmatic and campaign goals by providing accurate, complete data that documents the campus's relationship with its constituents. DQM archives, enhances, and manages the data and delivers it through efficient processes and effective systems in a secure environment. In addition, DQM works with campus units to provide meaningful information about that data through reporting services.

Position Overview

The Data Systems Analyst 2 uses data management concepts. Applies department and campus methodologies, policies and procedures to resolve a variety of data management issues. Works on data management problems of moderate scope and complexity where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. The Data Systems Analyst 2 will work closely with the Associate Director, assists and supports the advancement helpdesk.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: September 16, 2023


  • Applies professional data management concepts and defined data / information management policies and procedures in completing assignments.
  • Protects integrity, authenticity, and security of data in all assignment activities.
  • Ensures accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of information maintained on alumni, donors, prospects, students, parents and friends. Identifies information requiring enhancement or correction. Identifies, develops, and oversees data update requests and/or data management techniques. This could include data upload of biographic and engagement data, participating in data enhancement projects, and interdepartmental projects.
  • Researches, gathers, and analyzes information requirements and documents them using formal data definition techniques and naming standards.
  • Identifies, designs, and improves processes required in the daily review of data additions and changes to the system; provides guidance and feedback on systems, and corrective measures, and reports results to Associate Director.
  • Enforces data information standards and policies affecting data maintenance, access and use; standardizes data entry as appropriate.
  • Designs and implements capture of metadata from technical processes in database management. Assists with implementation of business processes.
  • Enforces data information standards and policies affecting data maintenance, access and use; standardizes data entry as appropriate.
  • Identifies, participates, and conducts training for business partners when needed; updates written procedures to maintain, update, and verify database information; maintains and updates processing manuals; develops and compiles training materials and user handouts; reviews user performance, and initiates additional training or system review as required.
  • Participates in professional development related to this field to enhance knowledge, expertise and efficiency for data management work.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
  • Critical thinking skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong customer service skills coupled with excellent political acumen.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of data management systems, practices and standards
  • Intermediate knowledge of relevant rules and regulations.
  • Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong analytical and design skills, including the ability to abstract information requirements from real-world processes to understand information flows in computer systems.
  • Familiarity relating to logical data design, data warehouse design, data integration or the management of unstructured data.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience or training

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $70,000 - $75,000, commensurate with experience.

  • This is a full-time (40 hours/week), non-exempt, 1 year contract position, eligible for UC benefits.
  • This is a hybrid position, eligible for 80% remote capability.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

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