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Manager, Integrated Analysis and Planning

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Author pmnationtalk
Date April 2, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary $83,793 - $104,741 - Per Hour
Location Ontario
Category Business / Management
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Posting ID : 10259
Apply By : 4/12/2019
Position Title : Manager, Integrated Analysis and Planning
Department : Institutional Research and Planning
Job Type : Full-time, Continuing
Reports To : Director, Institutional Strategy and Analytics
Position Summary :

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus, university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research, experiential learning, sustainability and scholarship, which combine to address critical challenges in society, business, the economy and the environment – globally and in the communities we serve. At Laurier’s heart is its strong student focus, which results in exceptional levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community that lives on through the university’s highly engaged alumni.

Laurier takes pride in building meaningful relationships with colleagues and students. The Laurier community supports one another, encourages collaboration and teamwork and respects work/life balance, all while recognizing the importance of a challenging, rewarding and inspiring career. Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto.

Diversity is one of Laurier’s core values. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.

We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Manager, Integrated Analysis and Planning.

This position is responsible for data collection, analysis and reporting in support of Laurier’s strategic planning, policy and decision-making efforts. The Manager liaises with both internal constituents and external P.S.E. partners to provide the information necessary for facilitating and supporting institutional objectives. Sound skills in data collection and analysis, and in evaluation and interpretation of results, are key requirements for this position. The Manager co-ordinates preparation of data for both internal and external reporting purposes, including responses to various survey and report requests received from government agencies and other outside groups. The Manager also responds to various ad-hoc information requests from both inside and outside the University.

This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo Campus. The incumbent provides leadership in a multi-campus environment, requiring regular interaction, communication and collaboration with staff and stakeholders at all Laurier locations as well as external partners. The Manager will ensure the unit’s policies, programs and services are delivered equitably across all campuses and reflect the needs of local stakeholders.

The normal hours of work are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Flexibility in hours may be required, including evening and/or weekend work due to specific deadlines. When possible, the manager will adjust the work schedule so that no more than 35 hours are worked in a week.

Accountabilities :

  • Collect, analyze and interpret data in support of effective and informed strategic planning, policy and resource-allocation decisions and processes of the University. b) Project the future direction and position of the institution, particularly in the area of student enrolments and associated revenues to facilitate planning efforts and resource allocations
  • Compile supporting statistics reported in various institutional documents including the annual Operating Budget.
  • Collect, analyze and interpret data, both financial and non-financial in nature, in conjunction with some qualitative information, to assess the effectiveness of operations against planned results
  • Oversee the collection and compilation of data for institutional reporting purposes and in support of various data surveys and report requests from government agencies and other external constituents.
      1. Prepare reports, both quantitative and qualitative in nature, requested on both an annual and ad-hoc basis for various external constituents such as MTCU, Statistics Canada and COU
      1. Act as Laurier’s main contact for collection and reporting of institutional information for the annual Delaware Study submission
      1. Oversee updating and maintaining Laurier’s CUDO data
      1. Oversee the submission of institutional data, to organizations facilitating the administration of various survey tools (such as the NSSE and CGPSS surveys and the CSRDE data exchange group)
      1. Co-ordinate the preparation of institutional data for areas such as students, faculty, enrolments and finances, for both internal and external reporting.
  • Develop and maintain supportive consultative working relationships with institutional administrators, committees, and other Laurier personnel through the providing of effective data analysis and interpretation.
      1. Collect, analyze and report information for various university committees
      1. Act as an institutional data resource person, for both internal and system-wide information
    1. Provide relevant enrolment, financial and other information to affiliated campus organizations such as Martin Luther University College and the WLU Student Union.

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor and Research or Professional Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline or equivalent experience;
  • Training in research, evaluation, or statistical data analysis;
  • Excellent analytic and organizational skills, and the ability to exercise sound judgment in preparing reports on strict time-lines
  • Ability to take a systems approach or view for each analysis and understand how the analysis fits into or will impact the university system
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including knowledge and experience in the use of spreadsheets, reporting tools (e.g. Cognos), SQL, databases and administrative software packages
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate well to a wide variety of end users including senior leaders in both one-on-one situations and in larger group meetings
  • Ability to work independently, and with tact and collegiality, with a variety of both internal administrators and external constituents
  • Higher educational research experience would be an asset.
Grade : MG-2C
Salary : $83,793 – $104,741
Salary Notes : This if a full-time, continuing position
Please Note : Please submit a cover letter and resume.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at jbecker@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Employment Equity and Accessibility at diversity@wlu.ca. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or hr@wlu.ca.
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