Organizational Area: Institutional Research & Academic Planning
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.
Position Summary: The department of Institutional Research and Academic Planning (IRAP) is a critical decision support unit within the Office of the President with a vision of being UC's most trusted source for information. IRAP provides timely, accurate, consistent and reliable information about UC and the environment in which it operates. Through evidence-based analyses, the department supports and guides enrollment planning, policy creation and revision, program and campus budget reviews, statewide higher education studies and UC operations. IRAP also produces the annual Accountability Report and the UC Information Center which describe UC's activities, achievements and operations through data-driven narratives and visualizations.
This is a newly designated position is responsible for reporting and analysis in finance, capital,budget, and research contracts & grants. This position is being advertised at both the 3 and 4 levels. An analyst 3 will have some experience with finance and analysis, but will receive direction and support for many projects.
Works to analyze, explain and increase transparency and consistency around UC's financial, capital and grant data through the creation of information and research products such as reports, briefs and online data visualizations that are compelling and visually interesting.
Supports the improvement of financial and capital data quality, reporting and related special projects. Frequently works with ambiguous and contradictory information. Will take a significant role in shaping the development of a new financial data warehouse at UCOP.
Maintains strong collaborative relationships with units under the UCOP Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) group and Institutional Advancement. Keeps up working relationships with Communications, Media Relations, the Office of the General Counsel and other critical partners. Nurtures relationships with UC campus and medical center offices.
Conducts environmental scanning of issues and trends in the area of university finance and budgeting both internally to UC and externally.
Uses judgment regarding political and internal sensitivities when crafting and presenting analyses; considers impact on UCOP units as well as campuses.
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Other Special Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this critical position.
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Duty 1: Works to analyze, explain and increase transparency and consistency around UC's financial, capital and grant data through the creation of information and research products that "tell stories with data." Produces a wide variety of products such as reports, briefs and online data visualizations that are compelling and visually interesting. Function:Reporting and Analysis Percent: 60
Duty 2: Support the improvement of financial and capital data quality, reporting and related special projects. Frequently works with ambiguous and contradictory information. Will take a significant role in shaping the development of a new financial data warehouse at UCOP. Function:Data Quality Leadership Percent: 15
Duty 3: Develops deep and broad knowledge of financial and capital data and how it relates to other data in the UC environment. Becomes a local expert that can integrate knowledge across many different offices.
Conducts environmental scanning of issues and trends in the area of university finance and budgeting both internally to UC and externally. Keeps track of national trends including NACUBO, WACUBO, College and University Professional Association (CUPA), Delta Cost Project, and others. Stays abreast of current and emerging issues and incorporates historical perspective into analyses. Function:Expertise Percent: 10
Duty 4: Represents IRAP in a wide variety of situations and contexts, both internal to UC and external.
Maintain strong working relationships with the UCOP Chief Financial Officer (CFO) including Budget Analysis and Planning, Financial Planning & Analysis, Capital Planning, Accounting and Capital Markets. Keep up working relationships with Communications, Media Relations, the Office of the General Counsel and other critical partners. Nurture relationships with UC campus financial and IR offices, including the medical centers. Function:Collaboration Percent: 10
Duty 5: Attend classes, seminars, and conferences that enhance expertise. Serves on universitywide committees as appropriate, and participates in activities that enhance the UC community and support the university mission. Required to uphold the UCOP Principles of Community. Function:Skills Enhancement & Service Percent: 5
Job Requirements Bachelor's degree in social science, statistics, finance or related area and/or equivalent experience/training required.
Advanced degree in social science, statistics, finance or related area OR at least 3 years of related experience/training is required.
Requires general knowledge in data collection and analysis techniques; statistics or social science research techniques; management and comfort with validating, cleaning, and utilizing large and complex datasets.
Requires familiarity with data management tools such as SAS, SPSS, Cognos, Hyperion, Stata, DB Visualizer, SQL, Tableau or similar tools.
Requires ability and desire to present information in a clear concise manner verbally, in writing and through visualizations and presentations.
Able to provide good judgment, decision-making and problem solving. Strong ability to pay attention to detail.
Requires good interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to work on multi-disciplinary teams. Employs active listening and critical thinking skills. Ability to multi-task and work on quick turnaround tasks of critical importance.
Requires moderate comfort with budgeting, accounting and capital terminology and processes. Must be skilled at working with expansive financial data and running calculations. Required
Experience in other university settings or large public organizations related to financial and/or capital data systems preferred, especially with UC systemwide or campus systems. Preferred
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