Work where you matter. Vancouver Island University is looking for a permanent, full-time Senior Research Analyst to work with our Office of University Planning and Analysis.
As our Senior Research Analyst, you will be working in a team-based environment and be responsible for extracting, integrating, and maintaining data from multiple databases, in a uniform relational structure, suitable for research, analysis, and reporting.
Specifically, the SRA-DA plays a central role in supporting enrolment management, program planning and review, and accountability reporting by developing data/predictive analytical models. This includes the design, development, and ongoing enhancement of statistical models, e.g. applicant model, student retention model, enrolment management model, etc., and undertaking related data mining and analytics. The SRA-DA also generates student cohorts for internal and external student surveys.
The SRA-DA also responds to ad hoc requests and undertakes strategic research projects requiring the compilation of data from multiple information systems, conducting complex analysis, and preparing statistical, written, graphical, and/or verbal reports. Data, information, and reports generated by the SRA-DA are used to assess institutional performance, program effectiveness, and student success.
In undertaking these tasks, the SRA-DA must work independently as well as collaboratively with other members of the department as well as with the Office of the Registrar and Enterprise Information Systems. Requires ability to understand client's goals, determine how to generate appropriate data, and interpret and present results. Most data initiatives require integrated cooperation across multiple departments and levels, including senior management, faculty, staff, and students, requiring creative problem solving as well as tact and diplomacy.
Must work well at a conceptual level as well as the detail level. Within the department, the SRA-DA provides oversight for data integrity, accuracy, and quality. Prepares confidential and sensitive information, used for planning and decision-making, and must therefore use appropriate discretion when producing reports and/or releasing information.