Institutional Analyst

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Posting #:AP 67/2013
Posted:Nov 8, 2013
Employment Status:Permanent Full-Time
Faculty:Not Applicable
Department:The Office of Institutional Analysis and Planning
Grade:Job Group L
Salary Scale:$48,105 - $73,060 per annum* (effective July 1, 2013)
Hours of Work:

Job Summary

Why Brock?
Our unique philosophy takes students beyond the pursuit of academic excellence. To achieve this philosophy we endeavour to take our employees beyond the pursuit of just a career. Brock is a place where left-brain and right-brain thinking come together. We encourage our employees to utilize their rational/analytical thinking in concert with their emotional/creative sides in order to have an engaging and rewarding career. We’re one of the fastest-growing universities in Ontario, with hundreds of millions of dollars committed to new construction and programs. We’re small enough to be intimate and big enough to attract world-class minds. Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula, Brock offers an exciting work environment with strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs and a vigorous research culture. We are looking for qualified people who will bring their expertise and dedication in support of the University’s goals and objectives.

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Director, the Institutional Analyst will support the collection, analysis and reporting of data from surveys and other resources to support the University’s continuous improvement efforts in all areas including academic, administrative and student services. The incumbent will facilitate the interpretation of research findings to support quality assurance and improvement.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Providing expertise and support to the internal institutional survey process by coordinating internal institutional survey development, including researching and developing appropriate questions; coordinating data collection and liaising with internal stakeholders to ensure successful survey administration and data collection; providing analysis and interpretation of data; developing reports and present survey results to various internal and external stakeholders
• Collecting, analyzing and providing data to support academic reviews, accountability, quality assurance and improvement
• Disseminating statistical reports and information, and ensuring information is provided in a timely and accurate manner
• Facilitating understanding and interpretation of survey results by presenting the results to the division/department/faculty and ensuring clarification is provided as required
• Liaising with External Survey vendors to provide institutional information as requested
• Conducting institutional, faculty and program level performance analysis on external surveys and facilitating interpretation of data and survey results for department/division understanding
• Serving as a resource to internal Survey Committees
• Developing, measuring and reporting institutional performance measures and indicators, and making recommendations to enhance the availability, reliability and credibility of internal performance data
• Conducting research on labour market needs and trends for various programs to support and/or validate the needs for specific new program requests
• Providing support, coordination and workflow direction to part-time Research Assistants


The ideal candidate will have:
• An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. social sciences, mathematics, economics, finance, business, etc.), plus post graduate courses and/or degree in a related field
• A few years of relevant experience in quantitative analysis in post-secondary educational or public sector environments, or the equivalent combination of education and work experience in financial or statistical analysis, economics, and/or public policy
• Demonstrated and applied knowledge of statistics, relational databases and data collection
• Strong computer proficiency in collecting, sorting and reporting financial and statistical information, and utilizing various databases and surveying tools and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
• Excellent writing and presentation skills, and the ability to present reports and analytical information
• Strong organizational abilities, including the ability to set priorities and manage a high volume of work with competing demands
• Demonstrated ability to generate reports, graphs and analytical information, and translate to various stakeholders
• Demonstrated and advanced analytical, problem solving skills and ability to set priorities
• Creativity and demonstrated initiative in data collection and analysis
• Ability to stay abreast of emerging and new analytical developments in the field of institutional research, including trends and techniques
• Extensive experiences in using statistical software, such as SPSS, an asset


This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver. Applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, by applying online below by November 29, 2013.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measure will be addressed confidentially.

*The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by examining related skills, experience, budgetary restrictions and both internal and external equity comparators.