Organizational Area: Academic Affairs: Academic Planning, Programs, and Coordination - California Digital Library
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: $85,000 - $95,000
Position Summary: The University of California Libraries and the California Digital Library (CDL) are at the center of a broad strategy to transition UC's multi-million dollar journal license expenditures to open access publishing through negotiated transformative agreements with scholarly publishers. The development and adoption of new open access publishing models requires CDL to expand its current capacity to include additional focus on strategic planning, workflow development and implementation, and tracking and assessment. CDL is also committed to partnering with other North American academic institutions, offering expertise and direct support in an effort to accelerate the global transition to open access.
The Open Access Data analyst will join a highly team-based environment within CDL's Collection Development and Management Program, supporting the transition to open access publishing by engaging in complex data analysis projects, gathering data from a variety of sources and synthesizing it into outputs offering insights and predictive models to help guide strategy and inform discussions with publishers. The Open Access Data Analyst will support work both within the UC system and with other partner institutions, creating reports and visualizations which can communicate results to technical and nontechnical stakeholders throughout the library and university administration. A successful candidate will be able to embed data analysis into the transformative agreement negotiation and implementation processes, producing meaningful results to guide strategy and constantly iterating based on feedback and changing priorities to be responsive and sensitive to a dynamic environment.
The California Digital Library is a collaborative effort of the ten campuses of the University of California. As a UC systemwide library, CDL provides services to and on behalf of the UC system in partnership with the UC campus libraries. The CDL is a unit within the UC Office of the President, has a staff of 70+ and is located in downtown Oakland.
This position is a three-year contract appointment and includes the same generous employee benefits afforded UC career employees. Applicants from outside the Bay Area who wish to work remotely will be considered.
The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Gathers, analyzes, normalizes, and integrates bibliometric, financial, and other types of data and information from multiple sources to develop complex aggregated reports and data outputs. Plans and executes data collection methodologies, creates data reporting templates and tools, and develops complex queries and reports. Applies technical expertise and business analysis concepts to coordinate, refine, and evaluate outputs to meet project requirements, informed by an understanding of applicable publishing industry and/or academic library practices, processes, systems and standards. Analyzes and summarizes data and other information for purposes of reporting, visualization, and predictive modeling.
Job Requirements Bachelor's degree in related area.
Excellent qualitative and quantitative analytical skills to develop, assess, and synthesize information from multiple sources on a broad range of issues; ability to identify issues and the appropriate data sources or methodologies to address them, evaluate alternatives, and draw conclusions relating to policy or practice.
Experience applying methodologies and tools for computer-based data analysis and manipulation, including the ability to design and evaluate tools and methods for data capture and normalization.
Demonstrated ability to produce reports in a variety of formats for easy interpretation and use, and to design and prepare graphs, tables, and other visuals. Experience with data visualization tools and techniques.
Ability to work with and manipulate large amounts of complex financial and bibliometric data.
Knowledge of developments, models and trends in open access publishing. Familiarity with academic journal publishing practices, standards and trends, or equivalent background and experience.
Effective written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to articulate ideas, thoughts, and information in a logical manner and sequence to summarize complex issues clearly and succinctly.
Ability to communicate complex technical information to both technical and non-technical staff at various levels in the organization.
Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Self-motivated and able to work both independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively as part of a team. Able to consistently meet deadlines. Required
Master's degree in related area, e.g., publishing, business, data science, information science, computer science or social science.
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