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NSCC - Institutional Research Analyst



Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) – Institute of Technology Campus

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Department of Policy, Planning & Research Continuing Full-Time Position: Commencing approximately October 30, 2017

Salary range: $64,688.19 to $76,103.75 annually

Application deadline is midnight, Septmeber 7, 2017

Competition No. 2017-245

What you’ll be doing…

This position is responsible for identifying, coordinating and conducting institutional research for internal and external stakeholders of NSCC. Under the general direction of the Manager, Institutional Research, this position will lead reporting and analysis initiatives and projects that advance the strategic direction of the department and College; conduct and coordinate the analysis, collection and distribution of key institutional datasets in PeoplesSoft and Cognos; identify and coordinate the development and dissemination of statistical and analytical research to support strategic decision making and planning; and lead environmental scanning and trend research to inform planning processes and decisions.

What we’re looking for…

A collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in their role and who strives for excellence every day. Committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC’s mission, they bring a learning-centered perspective to everything they do. They think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. They flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within their role and the College. Is this you? You have:

Minimum qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education, Social Sciences, or another relevant discipline with an analytical focus.

Minimum experience:

  • At least three years direct experience in delivering meaningful, timely and accurate reporting using large data sets, and conducting analyses of data to aid in key decision-making processes.

  • Experience with social / educational research methods and statistical analysis using a variety of research tools such as SPSS, Cognos.

  • Experience with PeopleSoft (Student Administration) and SPSS Modeller would be an asset.

Minimum skills and ability:

  • Knowledge of current trends in evaluating the student experience and learning centered practices in community college education.

  • Ability to analyze and assess technical and operational data and generate reports using databases, knowledge of standard statistical methods, and skills in collecting, analyzing, verifying, and manipulating research data.

  • Knowledge of and experience with survey methodology.

  • Proficient in windows-based computer applications including all Microsoft Office applications and Outlook, advanced Excel skills preferred

  • Effective writing and presentation skills and the ability to convey technical and statistical information to a non-technical audience.

  • Superb presentation, communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a complex college environment with the ability to build and sustain working relationship with key internal and external stakeholders.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills in planning, executing and completing tasks.

  • Ability to ensure accuracy of work, take initiative, exercise sound judgement, and work independently to meet deadlines.

What you’ll experience at NSCC…

You’ll change lives. You’ll join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia’s economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you’ll be part of that change.

You’ll find a place to grow. With a lot of opportunity for professional development and collaborative projects, you’ll continue to grow and learn throughout your career. You’ll find a place to thrive. Doing meaningful and challenging work in a publically accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You’ll have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence. You’ll celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. Our college welcomes diversity in both its student body and its employees, and we take every opportunity to become more inclusive. We encourage applications from qualified candidates from all diverse communities. Applicants from the following communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application: Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, people with disabilities and women in non-traditional roles. Should an online questionnaire not be available, you may self-identify on your application cover letter or resume.

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, relevant references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

To apply for College jobs, simply click on the Apply Now Online button. To serve you better, NSCC has a user-friendly on-line application process in partnership with Career Beacon. First time users will complete a basic registration and receive a username and password via email (NOTE: email may appear in "Junk Mail" folder depending upon your mail management configuration). You will then have the option of uploading your existing resume(s) and cover letter(s) in seconds or creating them on-the-spot in the "editor". For more information about working at the College, please visit us at http://www.nscc.ca/about_nscc/jobs_at_nscc/


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