Institutional Research & Planning Analyst 4 (student)
University of California Office of the President
Requisition Number: 20170445
Appointment Type: Staff - Career
Personnel Program: MSP
Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
Percentage of Time: 100
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 central service unit of the Office of the President. 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, which assesses UC's activities, achievements and operations through data-driven narratives and visualizations. The incumbent is a key member of the IRAP team and functions in the following areas:
Analyze, understand and explain complex student enrollment and outcome issues at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels to create information and research products that 'tell stories with data.'
Produce a wide variety of products that are compelling and visually interesting, in report, briefs and through online data visualizations.
Work on student issues using complex data sets such as: corporate student enrollment and degree records. For instance, determining the impact of background factors on completion rates for graduate and professional degree students; completion forecasting using statistical models which may have incomplete information; student success patterns of nontraditional curriculum delivery models like online and 'flipped' classrooms. Frequently works with ambiguous and contradictory information.
Working as a member of a team that includes expert managers within IRAP as well as managers and analysts from BAP and other UCOP units, analyzes planning data and alternative policies with a solid understanding of political, budget and policy constraints.
Stay abreast of current and emerging issues and incorporates historical perspective into analyses. This includes federal and state legislative and policy proposals such as those in the federal Higher Education Reauthorization.
Apply full understanding of UC policies and procedures such as: UC student privacy regulations and practices, campus registrar practices as they relate to corporate data.
Build and maintain strong collaborative relationships across UCOP to assure consistent reporting on student enrollment and outcome issues.
Forge and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including Communications, Media Relations, Office of the General Counsel and other critical partners.
Build and maintain campus relationships with the institutional research units and Registrars. Conduct environmental scanning for campus changes such as changes to campus reporting systems, or additions or reorganizations of business units, and the implications of those for reporting on student financial support and enrollment with corporate data.
Conduct environmental scanning of issues both internally to UC and externally in the area of student enrollment and outcome trends including social mobility issues especially institutional polices and programs to address educational gaps. Keeps track of national, state and institutional trends, among others.
Uses judgment regarding political and internal sensitivities when crafting and presenting analyses; considers impact on UCOP units including BAP, Student Affairs, Academic Senate, State and Federal government relations as well as campuses
Special Conditions of Employment:
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this critical position.
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