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Title Research and Database Analyst (Contract)
Job ID 13S-1079
Division/Department Information Technology Services
Campus/Site Newnham
Job Classification Support
Job Type Appendix D
Position Overview Research and Database Analyst (Contract)
(Appendix D/Temporary Assignment to June 15, 2015)

Reporting to the Associate Director, Business Intelligence Research, the Research and Database Analyst designs and maintains databases, data reporting tools and models in support of institutional decision making, the strategic planning process, student retention and program review.
Responsibilities • Writes syntax and query statements for use in extracting data from internal databases (ARIES, Impromptu/Cognos).
• Leads the development of Dashboard Analytics for use of the academic and service areas and senior College management team including the Board of Governors; develops internal and external reporting and analytical capabilities through improved data management.
• Conducts intermediate and advanced research methods and data analysis techniques necessary for report writing to support environmental scanning initiatives and ad-hoc research projects of students, faculty and staff.
• Designs, publishes and develops analytical reports of online surveys; serves as key contact with internal personnel (academic and service areas) and external research consultant in ensuring effective administration and communication requirements of Course Assessment Survey (CAS).
• Provides responses to internal and external data requests on college statistics and metrics for measuring operational efficiency and success.
• Assists with the development of multi-year archives of institutional and survey data. Develops and maintains the collection of comparative peer data and indicators.
• Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications • 4 year degree (or equivalent) in Computer Sciences, or Social Science with courses in Statistics, Mathematics, Research.
• Minimum of 3 years experience in developing and maintaining large-scale relational databases; Windows-based database application, spreadsheets, word processing and presentation/graphics; Experience in a post-secondary environment is preferred.
• Proficiency with Cognos and SQL is required.
• Exceptional research, analytical and organizational skills are required; must be able to manage multiple projects with exceptional accuracy and attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to deal with stakeholders and other staff within the Department and across the College; excellent time management skills with the ability to balance competing demands and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Well-developed interpersonal, customer service and communication skills (verbal and written) to interact effectively with multi-cultural/racial/able students, staff and the public are required.

NOTE: A skills assessment will be administered during the recruitment process.
Hourly Wage Rate Payband I: Start rate $31.56, Maximum rate $36.58
Weekly Hours of Work 35 hours (overtime as required). Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Required Date As soon as possible to June 15, 2015
Posting Date September 6, 2013 External
Closing Date September 12, 2013
To Apply Click on “Apply Now” below. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date and must include a covering letter and resume (as one document) in Word or pdf format. 
 
Note: A skills assessment may be administered and proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
 
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
 
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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