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Employment Opportunity

Research Analyst (Planning)

Office of University Planning and Analysis
Provost and Vice-President Academic
Competition Number: 13-1007
Appointment Type: Regular Part-time
Funded in base budget
Subject to Administration Job Evaluation
Start: As soon as possible
Workload: 21 hours per week
Additional hours subject to funding
Employment Group: Admin 5
Position: 00547
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: Reporting to the Manager of Planning and Analysis, conduct research and report on matters related to academic planning as well as enrolment management and program assessment. The Research Analyst must have a broad understanding of institutional operations, academic program and curriculum development processes, as well as internal and external program approval requirements. Compile and analyze quantitative information from external sources related to demographic and labour market data. Prepare and present statistical, written, and verbal reports in a clear, succinct manner. Maintain the university's three year program plan and associated enrolment targets. Assist with quantitative and qualitative research projects as well as data preparation required for program reviews and summative program assessments. Clarify information needs, identify appropriate and timely information sources, and resolve data anomalies. Assist with preparation of full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolment reports requiring in-depth understanding of coding standards. 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, such as labour relations input and workload caluclations, and use appropriate discretion when producing reports and/or releasing information.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in the Social Sciences, Business Management, Education, Statistics, or Information Technology as well as one to three years related experience. An equivalent combination of technical training, education, and experience may be considered. Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. Extensive use of database, spreadsheet, and desktop publishing software such as Access, Excel, and SPSS, as well as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with the post-secondary education system, ministry reporting requirements, and experience in an institutional research office. Knowledge and experience with academic program / curriculum development and delivery, as well as approval policies and processes. Experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods, analytical tools (e.g., SPSS), and reporting / desktop publishing tools highly desirable. Post-graduate degree from an appropriately accredited institution in a related discipline. Familiarity with issues related to educational program design, development, and approval.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: April 11, 2013 - April 24, 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.