Job description

Do you believe in the power of ideas, possibility, and in building community?

The Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is looking for a professional, detail-oriented, and proactive Institutional Data Analyst.

This is a full-time permanent position to start as soon as possible. Hours of work are 35 hours per week.

Why AUArts?

Alberta University of the Arts rests on the traditional Treaty 7 Territories of the Blackfoot people and in the spirit of our collective effort to promote reconciliation, we acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes Siksika, Piikani and Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney Nakoda First Nations (Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley), Metis Nation Region III, and all those who make their homes in the Treaty 7 Region of Southern Alberta.

AUArts is a community of thinkers, shapers, makers and risk takers. We are students, faculty, staff and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore what moves us, drives us, and implores us to see the world differently.

The Alberta University of the Arts offers its 1,100 students studio-based programming that leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in one of nine disciplines, a Bachelor of Design in one of two, and an MFA in Craft Media. It has deep roots in Calgary’s creative community and will soon be celebrating its centennial.

The Opportunity

Competition #2021-SE-EP-12

Reporting to the Director, Academic Resources, the Institutional Data Analyst supports the institution’s strategic planning process by providing data analysis and reporting though current practice audits, key interest groups consultation, and the development of governance standards to inform evidenced-based decision making at Alberta University of the Arts.

Key Responsibilities:
Institutional Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Develops and prepares analytical models, reports, and data visualizations to inform evidence-based decision making at the University.
  • Supports performance indicator development and trends and patterns monitoring for institutional strategic and academic planning and government reporting purposes.
  • Prepares annual and customized reports and presentations for Cabinet and Academic Leadership.
  • Prepares annual and customized reports for AUArts to meet provincial reporting requirements as well as those for other external stakeholders/partners.
  • Performs enrollment analysis to support workforce and program planning.
  • Performs workforce analysis and compiles reports to support collective agreement bargaining.
  • Performs data collection, review and analysis on confidential information related to the University’s EDI strategy.
  • Designs, implements, launches, reports and communicates student and graduate surveys and survey results.
  • Responds to internal requests for statistical summary data and identifies opportunities to reduce duplication, errors, and ensure consistent reporting.
  • Uses external data to analyze and benchmark institutional data.
Institutional Data Management
  • In cooperation with data stewards, ensures institutional data is accurate, consistent and properly maintained and shared in compliance with relevant privacy, confidentiality and ethical standards.
  • Identifies and addresses data integrity and reliability issues and employs data cleaning processes to maintain institutional data quality standards.
  • Identifies opportunities to reduce duplication, errors and ensure consistent reporting.
  • Uses best practices for reporting, cleaning, and visualization and proposes new processes and standards required to maintain clear and consistent data quality standards.
Communication
  • Develops and writes accurate data reports and visualizations to convey complex information in an understandable and compelling manner.
  • Provides relevant and essential context and conditions for interpreting data and informing decision-making.
  • Designs and creates analytical models and tools that allow stakeholders to self-serve and explore opportunities for academic planning initiatives and program innovation.
  • Ensures timely communication to institutional leaders on developments, projects and impacts to standard operating practices.
  • Serves on University committees, working groups, and institutional business units offering data governance and analytical expertise and fosters transparent and collaborative approaches to project stewardship and outcomes.
The successful candidate will have:
  • Minimum 4-year Diploma or Baccalaureate Degree in a relevant field such as social sciences, computer science, or business administration with a background in research methodology and statistics
  • 3 – 5 years relevant experience in data collection, management, and analysis
  • Post-secondary or related public sector experience is required
  • Experience with Student Information Systems (Banner), Argos, Access, Moodle (Mosaic) is an asset
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office 365 (including Excel, Power Automate, Flow, Forms)
  • Strong project management, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and provide information accurately and quickly upon request
Compensation

This is a permanent, full-time opportunity and includes a competitive compensation and benefits package.

How to Apply

Applications must include the following in a SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Please upload your single document to the “Resume” section – do not upload any documents to the “Cover Letter” section. You will be required to create an account in order to submit your application. Please visit our How to Apply page to ensure your application is complete prior to submission.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Further information about AUArts is available on our website at www.auarts.ca.

AUArts is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all University Community Members while on campus. For specific information and updates, including our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, please visit our website.

AUArts is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversity of the university. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The collection of personal information is for the purpose of determining eligibility and suitability for employment as authorized by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, section 33(c). If you have any questions about the collection of your information, please contact our FOIP Coordinator at foip@auarts.ca.

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