job: Institutional Research and Planning (University of California)

Job description

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 and the UC Information Center, which assess UC’s activities, achievements and operations through data-driven narratives and visualizations. The incumbent is a key member of the IRAP team and functions as described below.IRAP is organized as a cross-functional team where staff collaborates with others across the office, units across UCOP and key campus stakeholders. The incumbent and their team have expertise on payroll, personal and finance issues and collaborate extensively with Human Resources, Academic Personnel and Programs, Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and its units, and Information Technology Services. Examples of projects include:* The Faculty and Other Employees, Staff, University Finances and Private Giving, and Capital Program and Sustainability chapters of the Accountability Report;* Partnering with the Office of the CFO to support their strategic plan goal to integrate campus financial schedules into the UC Information Center, analyses and information for the UC Budget for Current Operations, and other ad hoc reporting and analyses;* Partnering with Human Resources on the annual UC Workforce Profile and collaborating with multiple stakeholders on reporting and analyses related to employees and compensation; and* Other ad hoc analyses and reporting in any of these subject areas and integrated with other institutional data, including research, students and academic programs.The incumbent develops a work plan of products and deliverables that advance IRAP’s strategic direction. To support that work, the incumbent manages two IRAP analysts, supports their performance management and staff development, and is responsible for the quality and quantity or work product for those analysts as well as setting priorities and managing external expectations. IRAP is a high performance workplace, and the incumbent as part of IRAP Management Team is responsible for upholding those standards and values.

Job ReqBachelor’s degree or equivalent training in social science, humanities, computer science or related area. Content knowledge in budget, finance, faculty, staff and related areas in a university, government or nonprofit setting. Significant experience supervising a team of analysts who directly report to incumbent. Able to access information through data warehouses and provide quantitative and interpretative analysis using IRAP tools such as Tableau, SAS, DB Visualizer, Cognos or SQL programming. Able to communicate effectively – both verbally and in writing – politically sensitive and often complex technical information through a variety of mediums, including presentations, print, and online data visualizations. Position requires strong inter-personal skills, political acumen and the ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels in a team environment. Has knowledge of institutional research and project management skills. Required Advanced degree or three years or more of related experience preferred. UC experience preferred; knowledge of UC organizational and system protocols and procedures.
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