Website Queens University
The Office of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) at Queen’s University is seeking a collaborative and analytical individual for the position of Research & Planning Analyst. Reporting to the Assistant Director, IRP, the Research & Planning Analyst works as part of a team to provide analytical, research and project management support to the university for the purpose of strategic policy development, institutional planning and decision making at the university. The team is constantly researching data to answer questions that may not have been asked in the past, so it is important that the Research & Planning Analyst is able to solve complex problems in a collaborative manner. Additionally, Queen’s University’s students, faculty and staff are diverse and have needs that are change, therefor the IRP team also needs embrace change and design research that is inclusive of a broad range of perspectives.
- Undertake research and analysis projects with practical support and supervision.
- Develop, test, implement, maintain and document code for projects and analyses using various statistical programming languages: R, SAS, SPSS, Python.
- Monitor changes to applications and systems related to assigned projects and ensure updates and changes to any applications meet data collection and reporting needs.
- Develop, test, implement and maintain data-driven reports and data products using Tableau.
- Recommend changes to methods and projects to improve data integrity and quality or improve processes.
- Collect, clean and merge data from central administrative systems (PeopleSoft, Relational Databases) survey response files, other universities and university consortia and government agencies into data sets maintained by OIRP.
- Support the development of planning processes, techniques and practices and participate in institutional planning activities.
- Develop, organize, and maintain datasets and databases that serve as the master data record for strategic analyses, including integrating data, monitoring data integrity, and standardizing data elements and definitions.
- Build and maintain contacts with research and analysis clients and colleagues, including university administration, committees, other universities and government agencies.
- Follow professional standards in the handling and reporting of highly confidential and sensitive information.
- An undergraduate degree in a discipline or professional program involving statistics, research methodology and statistical computing.
- A minimum of three years of experience (or a combination of education and experience) with exposure to and familiarity with applied research, statistical/analytical software, mainframe administrative systems, database systems, and research design/project management.
- Experience with various analytical tools in support of information analysis and reporting, such as SAS, R, PeopleSoft Query, Excel, Tableau and other appropriate software and improvements as technologies evolve.
- Familiarity with SQL or query writing with PeopleSoft or another enterprise system.
- Familiarity with strategies for improving processes – eliminating or consolidating process steps, reducing elapsed time and eliminating waste.
- An ability to quickly acquire knowledge of complex administrative structures and processes.
- Experience working with diverse groups, projects, and applications to identify and bring together multiple information sources in a clear, consistent, valid and understandable format.
- Project coordination experience considered an asset.
- Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Company: Queens University
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Ottawa, CA
Application Deadline: N/A