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Halifax, NS
Business Analysis
Experienced
Full-time
$66,454 - $80,851 / year

A leader in online and experiential learning, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. With equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility at the fore, MSVU has been challenging the status quo since its founding 150 years ago (1873) and today prioritizes access and impact for all underserved groups. MSVU has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios across its programs in Arts, Science, Education and Professional Studies; for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities; for its legacy in the advancement of women; and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, nutrition, childhood development and more. MSVU is located in Mi'kma'ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq People. msvu.ca

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University Relations Department at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for the position of Institutional Analyst. The Institutional Analyst is the dedicated university data analysis expert and works with colleagues from across the campus (including but not limited to the Registrar's Office, Student Recruitment and Student Experience) to support data-informed decisions and reporting (in areas including strategic enrolment management, data tracking, reporting and governance and quality assurance).

What you'll do

Responsibilities

The Institutional Analyst provides information, analysis and services that promote and support effective and informed decision making and planning at the Mount. Reporting to the Associate Vice-President University Relations, you will compile, analyze and present data that will be used for planning (in areas such as student enrolment and retention), policy formulation, report writing and decision making by the leadership team. You will also be expected to initiate, research and evaluate projects necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the institution and the issues that impact on its operations. The Institutional Analyst will be part of several committees and working groups (as well as a resource to University departments) and asked to bring together and mine multiple sources of data and input. Responsibilities also include coordinating and completing internal and external surveys. In addition, your statistical knowledge will be called upon when consultation on research and evaluation methodologies is required.

What you'll need

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will hold a Master's degree in a field where strong quantitative and qualitative analysis is expected with three years of related experience. Experience in the university sector is preferred. You are strategic in your thinking, detailed in your analysis of data and trends, collaborative in your approach and able to anticipate and plan for what's next. You will be familiar with sampling and data evaluation methodologies and have advanced computer skills that will include a thorough knowledge of data analysis software such as SPSS and Excel. You will also be able to integrate qualitative and quantitative data and have highly developed communication skills that will allow you to make sure your information and conclusions are clearly understood. The successful candidate will be highly organized and able to handle stressful situations and tight deadlines. Candidates should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, and have an aptitude for, or previous experience using, business enterprise systems such as Colleague, Banner, PeopleSoft, etc.

Classification: Full-time MPA Level 5 Position
Salary: $66,454 per annum [Step Progression: $66,454 to $80,851]
Start Date: ASAP

Application Process:
If you require an accommodation at any time during the application process, please let us know. Applications should include a cover letter and resume. To apply for this position, go to www.msvu.ca/careers and follow the online application system. This competition closes on May 15, 2024 (Extended).

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Mount Saint Vincent University

Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development. The Mount believes that our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability. Please visit www.msvu.ca to learn more about us.