Student Assistant Analyst, Assessment & Planning

Applications are now OPEN!


This application will be open until the position is filled.

Interviews will begin the week of April 15th.

Residential Living is charged with the development and implementation of transitional programs for residential students and their families at the University of California, Berkeley. Residential Living creates residential communities that facilitate personal development and intellectual growth.

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director, Planning & Analysis in Residential Living the Student Assistant Analyst will be responsible for assisting with statistical analysis, survey design, writing reports and presenting results as requested. Research projects will range from advising on the design of simple assessment tools to large and complex projects that will have a substantial impact on an organization or the campus.

Other responsibilities may include collecting and coding data; identifying, cataloging, and referencing previously collected archival data; writing and interpreting reports and presenting technical information.  Other duties may involve assisting with planning recommendations based on the assessment of research literature and reports; participating in and implementing departmental planning efforts; coordinating research-related requests received by the department from outside sources.

Essential Functions

Develop data collection strategies and coordinate departmental data collection procedures. (45%)

  • Assist with designing quantitative and qualitative instruments and processes appropriate for data collection tasks for the purpose of making administrative or policy decisions.
  • Assist with the development of program & project evaluations including the determination of data collection procedures (e.g. sample size and type) to correspond with allocated budgetary and time constraints.
  • Assist with the implementation of data collection efforts, including designing guides for coding qualitative and quantitative data, data coding, and reviewing collected data prior to analysis.
  • Statistically analyze collected data; use descriptive and inferential statistical analyses as appropriate. Investigate and apply innovative statistical data analysis techniques, as appropriate, to augment data analysis efforts.
  • Collect, analyze, and provide reports based on existing data, including but not limited to student conduct, time audits, program evaluations, and resident and campus student demographics.
  • Participate in the utilization of research information:  Interpret research findings and help apply such findings to operational effectiveness.

Assist with writing technical reports, memos, data summaries, abstracts, and publications to provide research results for both internal and external audiences. (50%)

  • Design and produce graphic displays of statistical information (charts, tables and graphs), using appropriate software programs.
  • Prepare reports for internal and external publication from collected data.
  • Make formal and informal presentations to individuals and groups to provide information and research results.
  • Assist with publishing reports that contribute to the knowledge base of higher education, specifically university residential life, student orientation, and academic support services.  

Assist with staff training in Residential Living on subjects related to evaluation & assessment. (5%)

  • Consult with department directors and project managers to insure appropriate evaluation and assessment procedures are being used.
  • Consult with Residential Living department directors and project managers to insure that data is collected, interpreted, and reported in accordance with evaluation and assessment best practices as described in the AIR (Association of Institutional Researchers) code of ethics, the ACPA (College Student Educators Intentional) Assessment Guidelines, and related CAS Standards (The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education).
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Undergraduate or graduate student in good standing with the university and possessing a minimum 2.300 cumulative GPA and good standing with the University at the time of application and throughout the period of employment. Please note that GPA does not round up, any GPA below a 2.300 (2.299 or below) will make you ineligible for the position.
  • Strong statistical analysis skills
  • Experience using quantitative analytical assessment, advanced level skills in Excel and R
  • Program evaluation and data management skills


  • Upper division undergraduate or graduate student
  • Advanced degree in progress or equivalent experience in student affairs, higher education or related field.
  • Ability to collaborate with clients and peers
  • Ability to learn, use and maintain computer programs and databases.
  • Strong verbal, written, interpersonal and virtual communication skills

Terms of Employment

  • Maintain the required 2.300 minimum GPA throughout the term of employment.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory job performance evaluation by the supervisor. Satisfactory job performance evaluation is defined as meeting expectations as defined by the job evaluation in all areas of the job description.
  • Analysts who display psychological behavior which raises concerns about fitness for the position may be required to complete an assessment of fitness and ability in order to continue in the position.
  • The Assistant Analyst will receive $17.25/hour, for 7-10 hours per week.
  • Those with work study awards are encouraged to apply funds to the position.


  • Maintain positive working relationships with other Residential & Housing Services staff, as well as Residential and Student Services.
  • Be responsible with special staff privileges (i.e. building access, use of office, phones, keys, office equipment, etc.).
  • Maintain confidentiality and objectivity in all matters related to students and staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director, Planning & Analysis

Background Check Requirement

This position is subject to a criminal background check. This position meets the following background check criteria:

  • Access to detailed personally identifiable information about students, faculty, staff, or alumni which might enable identity theft