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Employment Opportunity

Research Analyst

Office of University Planning and Analysis
Competition Number: 13-1003
Appointment Type: Regular Part-time
Funded in base budget
Start: As soon as possible
Workload: 21 hours per week. Additional hours subject to funding.
Employment Group: Admin 5
Position: 00547
Location: Nanaimo Campus - Nanaimo
Duties: Reporting to the Manager, Planning and Analysis, conduct research and report on matters related to academic planning, enrolment management, and program assessment. Meet internal and external accountability and reporting requirements, particularly those related to FTE enrolment reports for the Ministry of Advanced Education. It is important for the RA to have a broad understanding of institutional operations and structure, educational programs and procedures, including a strong working knowledge of student records and management information systems.

Compile and analyze quantitative information from various institutional information systems and databases, included large data sets, as well as the ability to prepare and present statistical, written, and verbal reports in a clear, succinct manner. Clarify information needs, identify appropriate and timely information sources, and resolve data anomalies. Attention to detail and the ability to identify and recommend information collection and editing procedures required.

Work independently on assigned projects and collaborate with other members of the department on a variety of projects, providing data verification support on a variety of projects. Interact with a wide variety of stakeholders including senior management, faculty, staff, and students as well as external organizations and the public. Work with confidential and sensitive information and use appropriate discretion when producing reports and/or releasing information including management of the departmental website.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in quantitative analysis or related field, such as the Social Sciences, Information Technology, Computer Science, Statistics, or Business Management. One to three years related experience. An equivalent combination of technical training, education and experience may be considered.

Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative analytical skills as well as proficiency with survey software (e.g., Checkpoint, FluidSurveys), database tools (Oracle, Access), analytical tools (e.g., SPSS, Excel), and business intelligence / reporting tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerPivot).

Strong analytical skills, effective writing and strong presentation skills, including the ability to convey technical and statistical information to a non-technical audience. Well organized and able to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure. Accuracy of work and attention to detail essential. Creative, collaborative approach to identifying, analyzing, communicating and resolving problems. Positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a post-secondary institutional research office. Knowledge and experience with student information systems. Familiarity with the post-secondary education system. Knowledge of statistical tools, techniques, and software. Expertise in designing and conducting quantitative analysis. Post-graduate degree from an appropriately accredited institution in a related discipline. Familiarity with issues related to educational assessment, accountability and performance measurement. Multivariant Statistics.
Please Submit: CV/Resume

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: March 12, 2013 - March 27, 2013
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.