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Institutional Research Analyst 4 (5876U), Graduate Division Ops - 50707
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 17, 2023
Title Institutional Research Analyst 4 (5876U), Graduate Division Ops - 50707
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Institutional Advancement

Institutional Research Analyst 4 (5876U), Graduate Division Ops - 50707

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.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

The Graduate Division oversees every stage of graduate student life: applications, admissions, fellowships and grants, tracking academic progress and degree milestones, academic employment and preparation for teaching, mentoring activities and professional development.

Our mission is to sustain the world-renowned excellence of more than 100 master's and doctoral programs, and to assist our more than 12,000 graduate students on academic, financial, personal and professional matters throughout their studies.

We are looking to hire an exceptional Institutional Research Analyst to help us tell important and informative graduate student stories with data.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 30, 2023


  • Coordinates and oversees the administration of graduate student surveys. Designs and develops survey instruments in Qualtrics.
  • Identifies the survey population and data collection methods.
  • Performs data collection and processing.
  • Interprets survey results and communicates them in clear, concise, and meaningful ways through written reports and visualizations.
  • Collaborates with other UC survey professionals and campus colleagues on survey projects and institutional research
  • Conducts institutional research activities and projects that include data collection and management, data analysis, data presentation, and ad hoc reporting/analysis.
  • Extracts and combines data from multiple institutional data sources using enterprise query tools.
  • Develops and maintains reports and SQL queries to aid in data extraction from a variety of systems and databases.
  • Analyzes complex data using statistical software and techniques to identify patterns, trends, and key indicators related to graduate student enrollment, retention, and success.
  • Develops and maintains data visualizations/dashboards using appropriate technologies leveraged by the Graduate Division.
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis: Produces ad hoc reports in response to queries from campus leadership, the UC Office of the President, colleagues at other UC campuses, and/or outside agencies.
  • Contributes to the design, deployment, and documentation of systems, structures, and tools.
  • Documents process and methodology on all projects and deliverables.
  • Validates data and other content of work products prior to presentation or dissemination.
  • Professional development and other responsibilities as needed including but not limited to providing advice and training to less-experienced staff members.
  • May oversee the work of student or clerical staff.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be an avid learner with a growth mindset.
  • Must approach survey work with an equity lens and embody an appreciation of political nuances in the interpretation and analysis of survey data.
  • Requires advanced and thorough knowledge of statistical or qualitative research methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to select the appropriate survey method and sampling technique for a given research question and population
  • Demonstrated advanced ability to identify survey design issues, adjust survey questions, and interpret survey results.
  • Advanced ability to provide good judgment, decision-making, and problem-solving
  • Requires keen attention to detail and numerical accuracy.
  • Requires expertise in Qualtrics
  • Requires expertise in Javascript, SQL, Python, Stata, or R for data cleaning, data preparation, and statistical analysis.
  • Requires knowledge of data visualization techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to systematically transform and connect disparate data sets for analysis.
  • Requires active listening, critical thinking, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to multitask.
  • Advanced ability to present information in a clear concise manner verbally and in writing.
  • Understanding of campus principles and procedures involved in handling sensitive data (for example, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA). or ability to learn.


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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting a Qualtrics API integration with web services
  • Experience using a relational database or Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE); Cal Answers/OBIEE training provided.
  • Demonstrated competence with computational notebooks such as Observable or Jupyter notebooks.

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 or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $100,000.00 - $130,000.00.

  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.

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.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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