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Employment Opportunity

Research Analyst

Office of University Planning and Analysis
Provost and Vice-President Academic
Competition Number: 12-1023
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Start/End: January 02, 2013 up to June 28, 2013
Workload: 28 hours per week
Employment Group: Admin 5
Position: 00547
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: Reporting to the Manager of Planning and Analysis, complete research projects including, primarily, the retention and success of students. Deliverables include a literature review, research methodology, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, student focus groups and interviews with various stakeholders, and drafting a final report. Ensure that the project adheres to institutional policy and procedures and any information sharing and confidentiality agreements.

Use information systems and databases extensively to analyze data; prepare and present statistical, written and verbal reports; contribute content to the departmental website; and maintain records and archives. Interact with faculty and staff, students, external stakeholders, and the public, and deal with sensitive and confidential information.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree from an appropriately accredited institution or equivalent technical training in a related discipline, such as social science, education research, statistics or business management. Three to five years related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered. Experience designing and conducting research, including research methodology and knowledge of statistical techniques (quantitative and qualitative) and their application to educational and survey research. Extensive use of database and spreadsheet software such as Access, Excel, and SPSS, and of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

Effective writing and presentation skills and the ability to convey technical and statistical information to a non-technical audience. Accuracy of work and attention to detail are essential. Positive attitude, with strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment and a shared open workspace.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with the post-secondary education system. Experience designing and conducting focus groups. Post-graduate degree from an appropriately accredited institution in a related discipline. Familiarity with issues related to educational assessment, accountability and performance measurement.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by December 21 and interviews will be held in early January.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: December 06, 2012 - December 19, 2012
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.