Institutional Research Data Analyst [New Brunswick...

Job description

Are you passionate about transforming data into actionable insights that drive strategic decision-making in higher education? Join our dynamic team as an Institutional Research Data Analyst and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our institution through data-driven analysis and reporting.

Position Type: Term

Duration: April 2024 to March 2025

Location: Any NBCC Campus

Salary Range: $1,910 to $2,669 bi-weekly


Reporting to the Manager, Institutional Research, the Institutional Research Data Analyst (IR Data Analyst) plays an integral role in ensuring the accurate gathering, collation, and analysis of data used in academic decision-making at NBCC. The IR Data Analyst is responsible for assisting with the maintenance of the college enrolment plan and developing a continuously improved model for forecasting enrolment, supporting the work of the Quality Manager by monitoring and analyzing key program viability criteria.

Data Analysis

In this role, you will:

  • Work alongside teams within the business and the management team to establish business needs.
  • Collect and combine the data result sets across multiple sources.
  • Analyz results and Identifying patterns and trends in data sets.
  • Report the results back to the relevant members of the business. and Interpreting and Delivering the data in a useful and appealing way to users.
  • Make large and/or complex data more accessible, understandable, and usable.
  • Transform, improve, and integrate data, depending on the business requirements.
  • Gather, analyze, and visualize data to support decision-making.
  • Design dashboards to produce targeted reports and analyses departmental and divisional decision making.
  • Incorporate leadership feedback into existing reports, dashboards, and analyses.
  • Validate data and perform Quality Assurance analysis within datasets.
  • Develop data management and governance processes.
  • Build data validation automation to catch potential issues.

Reporting & Projects

  • Provide regular and non-regular reports on achievement of targets, in-year decisions and associated impacts, and proactive identification of potential risks.
  • Perform data mining, analysis and reporting for team projects.
  • Consult and collaborate with external organizations as required.

Support NBCC's Development

  • Contribute to NBCC's strategic plan by participating in relevant projects that support the vision, objectives, and annual plans.
  • Report on benchmarks to measure the performance and plan improvements.
  • Contribute to a team environment that encourages participation, where team members understand the department's and college's objectives and where they feel respected and supported.
  • Proactively identify training and other professional development opportunities.



  • Diploma or Degree in a related discipline (Computer Science, Applied Statistics/Mathematics) or any analytical or technical discipline with relevant experience.

Technical/Professional Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • High level of proficiency in a digital environment, including Microsoft 365. Experience with academic databases.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize multiple demands and effectively manage time in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent client service skills.
  • Analytical skills, strong communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
  • Highly organized and self-directed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment and proactively problem solve.
  • Demonstrated understanding of cultural competence and diversity.

Preference may be given to candidates with -

  • Experience in SQL, Python, R, ML.
  • Experience in data visualization tools such as Power BI or Tableau

Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet these qualifications on their resumes. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered as equivalent. Subject to competition response, the minimum qualifications may be raised.

All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada at the time of application.

Are you interested?

  • Opportunity to work remotely (within New Brunswick, close to one of our campus locations).
  • A culture that is focused on nurturing a sense of belonging for all employees.
  • Become a member of the New Brunswick Public Service Pension Plan.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • NBCC supports the wellbeing of its employees. We provide free access to an Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
  • Paid sick and vacation leave.
  • Volunteer leave.
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs (Employee: Tuition Reimbursement Program AND Family: Tuition Reduction Benefit - Spouse and Children).

The New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is committed to being flexible in its operations and to the wellbeing of its employees. This includes considering reasonable requests for alternative work arrangements, when feasible, to meet the changing needs of the College and its students. In order to ensure our student needs are met, flexible work arrangements cannot extend beyond the New Brunswick border. NBCC employees must be living in a location that is a reasonable distance from one of our seven work locations around the Province.

We promote an equal opportunity work environment.

All interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed application, with a resume, online by March 28, 2024. All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.

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