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Scholarship Programs Analyst (7397U), Financial Aid Office - 33367
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted May 17, 2022
Title Scholarship Programs Analyst (7397U), Financial Aid Office - 33367
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Financial Aid

Scholarship Programs Analyst (7397U), Financial Aid Office - 33367

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 Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO) directly awards or coordinates the awarding of over $700 million from over 700 funding sources to over 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. This position supports one or a combination of federal, state and/or institutional aid programs administered by FASO. Interprets financial aid regulations, analyzes data, and implements procedures to ensure regulatory compliance and timely delivery of financial aid.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: April 11, 2022.

  • Applies professional concepts to perform analysis of data and systems pertaining to moderately complex projects, policies, initiatives, processes, and / or functions.
  • Provides direct analytical support for project planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the scholarships and prizes programs, and/or other functional areas of the unit as needed.
  • Supports the department quality assurance initiatives.
  • Supports a variety of assigned functions in the Undergraduate Scholarships, Prizes and Honors Unit and across the department.
  • Demonstrating a high degree of judgment, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Gathers and assembles analytical and factual data on assigned problems and issues to prepare reports and / or analyses summarizing information on the assigned issues and commenting on other significance for internal constituents.
  • Prepares ad-hoc reports and analysis in support of external data requests and other unit functions and programs, such as scholarship fund and program administration.
  • Prepares, edits and modifies documents including training tutorials, workflow charts, operations manuals, business process guides, etc.
  • Manages the assigned email box(es), by prioritizing and responding to inquiries from students and employers.
  • Prepares, edits and modifies documents including research reports, manuscripts, presentations and proposals.
  • Using subject matter knowledge, collects and prepares information for use in discussions, meetings of internal and external constituents.
  • Supports the assigned unit and/or program(s), supports overall management including, but not limited to, scholarship or prize program administration, certifying awards, communicating with external awarding entities, reviewing reports and queries for accuracy and completeness, communicating with students, staff and/or donors in a timely manner.
  • Conducts group training/updates as needed on assigned program.
  • Composes clear, concise, data supported communications for systems; monitors and takes action on open issues, provide regular issue status reports to assigned program team and collaborative focused groups.
  • On a project basis, performs analytical studies on a variety of policies,programs and issues.
  • Provides a variety of analytical duties in support of a function, initiative, program and / or organizational unit.
  • Provides recommendations and guidelines involving programs/initiatives.
  • Coordinates program planning and collaboration with program/project staff.
  • Participates in administrative policy and program project planning and development.
  • Supports the department business continuity initiatives.
  • Participates on standing department committees to raise issues, propose solutions, support implementation and receive direction on practices and procedures.
  • Staff Development - develops a professional development plan and participate in development activities such as attending classes, joining organizations, working on special projects, and serving on departmental or campus-wide committees, in order to enhance expertise in job areas.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of common organization and computer application programs such as MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word, Tableau. Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. Demonstrates ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail. Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Telecommuting may be available but is not permanent. Some duties may require in-person availability.

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $31.13-$35.44. 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. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Other Information
  • This is a career, 100% full-time, 40-hours per week appointment, eligible for full UC benefits.

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:
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