Housing Research Analyst Position (ID #: 22942)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Application Process

To apply, please visit http://jobs.berkeley.edu. Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Search by job title or the job number. The review dates vary for each open position. 

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 27, 2017.

Departmental Overview

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (“Haas Institute” or “the Institute”) brings together researchers, stakeholders, policymakers, and communicators to identify and challenge the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change. The Institute represents an exciting opportunity to bring leading researchers and substantial resources across disciplines to bear on society’s pressing and pivotal issues related to equity, inclusion, and diversity. At the heart of the Haas Institute are seven clusters of faculty-led teaching and research that are organized into the following areas: Disability Studies, Diversity and Democracy; Diversity and Health Disparities; Economic Disparities; LGBTQ Citizenship; Race, Diversity, and Educational Policy; Religious Diversity. Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Housing Research Analyst (“the Analyst”) serves as a core member of the Haas Institute program teams, providing, developing and coordinating housing research to multiple Haas Institute program areas and behalf of the Institute and clusters more generally. The Analyst works with the Assistant Director and Institute staff to provide policy research, data analysis and project support to advance Institute program activities and agendas. The Analyst will conduct data analysis, write and otherwise develop reports, research memos, blogs, and other media that communicate the institute’s research and analysis.


  • Manage research projects related to housing policy, housing data analysis, and structural and multi-disciplinary analyses of housing issues.
  • Collaboratively work with community partners to develop shared goals, research agendas, and communication plans, among other activities.
  • Carry out research including policy design and data analysis related to housing issues and their intersection with other issues.
  • Write reports, memos, and other materials as appropriate to communicate research and recommendations to priority audiences.
  • Serve as the immediate supervisor to 1-2 students research assistants, developing and managing their scope of work and performance.
  • Other research duties as assigned. 
  • Attend and participate in HIFIS team meetings and other organizational events


Required Qualifications

  • Strong project planning and management skills
  • Ability to design and carry out appropriate mixed methods research methodologies
  • Strong facilitation skills and ability to design and facilitate interactive workshops and planning sessions
  • Excellent policy analysis skills, including the ability to look at underlying structural dynamics driving policy
  • Excellent data analysis skills and strong familiarity with datasets commonly used to analyze housing issues
  • Experience with mapping software (such as ArcGIS) and ability to work with a statistical software package (such as STATA or R) an advantage
  • Familiarity with conceptual frameworks central to the work of Haas Institute, including targeted universalism, structural marginalization, and othering and belonging 
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to develop communications for academic, policy, and popular audiences
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing
  • Solid ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Geography or relevant field, and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Experience in public policy analysis or advocacy environment.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index....

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct