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Employment Opportunity

Senior Research Analyst-Program Quality

Competition Number: 17-1023
Appointment Type: Regular Full-time
Start: November 28, 2017 - or sooner
Employment Group: Admin - Non Management - 6
Position: 00757
Location: Nanaimo Campus - Canada
Duties: Reporting to the Associate Vice-President Academic, and working with the team, the Senior Research Analyst (SRA) leads the planning, management and delivery of Program Quality and Survey Services within the Office of University Planning and Analysis. The mission of the department is to facilitate informed decision-making by providing timely, relevant information. Specifically, the SRA is responsible for planning and facilitating academic program reviews, assisting program review chairs, conducting surveys and preparing statistical reports to support the program review process, and recommending enhancements to the program review policy and procedure.

The SRA undertakes research projects on a wide range of topics, determines appropriate methodologies, writes and presents reports. Key values include a high level of integrity, ability to innovate, work individually and collaboratively in a team environment, and exercise discretion, as the SRA manages confidential and sensitive information. Must work extremely well with students, faculty, and administrators to define information needs, define appropriate data collection methods, and provide advice in a service-oriented manner.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree with minimum three years related experience. Knowledge of statistical analysis, statistical software such as SPSS (or equivalent), and comprehensive understanding of survey methodology, including survey software (e.g. Checkbox, LimeSurveys). Experience preparing written reports and presentations. Demonstrated ability to work extremely well with students, faculty, and administrators. In-depth knowledge of program evaluation theory, quality assurance processes, as well as principles of project management required to effectively plan and manage multiple activities.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with the post-secondary education system and experience in an institutional research office or similar experience in a public sector or health-related agency. Knowledge and experience with academic program reviews, as well as related policies and processes. Experience with reporting / business intelligence tools highly desirable. Graduate credential from a recognized institution in a related discipline.
Please Submit: CV/Resume

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: October 12, 2017 - November 14, 2017
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.