Manager, Intergrated Analysis & Planning; Office of the VPA
Position Summary :
At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.
As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Senior Analyst, Academic Revenue.
This confidential position is included on several senior planning committees including support for all collective bargaining and most specifically providing analytical support for both Faculty and Contract Academic negotiation tables. The Senior Analyst provides predictive modelling and analysis related to Faculty budget decisions arising from fluctuations in student enrolments, including all related impacts such as tuition and grant revenue and faculty complement analysis.
The incumbent will be a key member supporting the academic portfolio and senior leaders, providing analysis and insight regarding strategic decision making in support of the Responsibility Centere Management Budget process and will work interchangeably with the Manager, Integrated Analysis and Planning and the Office of the Provost & Vice-President: Academic to address organizational priorities.
The Senior Analyst will support the coordination, design, extraction, compilation, analysis, reporting and presentation of institutional data on students, faculty, instructional activities, institutional effectiveness, and other aspects of the internal or external environment with a particular focus on institutional revenue. Activities will include a wide variety of institutional data analysis, modeling and reporting for revenue allocations, tuition and grant funding based on enrolment projections, and resource allocations.
The incumbent will provide support for the development of visual data displays for institutional decision making and work as part of a cross-University team to develop more automated ways of providing needed data, analysis and reports to University constituents. The Senior Analyst will regularly interact and collaborate with other members of the Institutional Research & Planning Office, departments throughout the university and external partners. The results of the work completed by the Senior Analyst will provide valuable information and strategic insight to the University’s most senior leaders, contributing directly to decision-making and strategic planning.
This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo campus.
Accountabilities : Institutional Data Analysis and Reporting:
Transform and interpret findings of internal and external analytical models, data and reports for internal evidence-based decision-making and planning purposes and external reporting
Develop and conduct complex, customized analysis on university wide data to support:
University strategic planning, including provincial agreements and university metrics and benchmarks to track and drive performance
Division-level strategic planning, including the Strategic Academic Plan and academic resource allocation
Collective Bargaining analysis, including complement, ratio and salary analysis and reporting to provide insight into bargaining priorities and proposals
Analyze trends and patterns in institutional data and performance
Provide support to the development of qualitative and quantitative reports for various external constituents such as the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), and Statistics Canada
Develop, improve, and assist with the automation of current data gathering and reporting systems in conjunction with functional area experts, data team members, administrators, and others
Provide expertise, analysis and support related to other departmental and institutional priorities
Predictive Modelling and Analysis:
A key resource to the Responsibility Centre Management process, analyzing student enrolments and associated revenues to facilitate planning efforts and resource allocations:
Collaborate on the forecast of annual tuition and grant revenue, which makes up approximately 90% of the university’s operating budget and informs the strategic direction of the budget process
Allocate annual revenue across Faculties, forming the basis for their resource allocation, informing decisions regarding Faculty-level resourcing
Maintain and continuously improve forecast templates, including those used in new program budgeting
Develop accurate reports, dashboards, graphs and presentations to convey complex information in an understandable and compelling manner
Communicate with technical and non-technical users to gather data, reporting and analytical requirements
Ensures data and information is placed into the proper context by combining university data with both qualitative and quantitative environmental/external data and appropriate narrative
Education: Post-graduate degree (e.g. MBA, MSc in Data Science or higher) that utilizes financial or mathematical modelling and analytics/quantitative research methods.
Experience: 3-5 years of prior experience in designing, conducting and/or presenting research, including data design, extraction, compilation, analysis and reporting of data.
Proficiency with research design, statistical procedures and analysis including the ability to conduct complex, customized analysis and consider a variety of creative, unique problem solving approaches
Experience working with large databases, including extracting, evaluating and manipulating data for reporting and analytical purposes using query tools and/or programming language (e.g., SQL)
Advanced knowledge and experience with financial and/or revenue modeling
Highly advanced skills relating to Microsoft Office suite in particular Excel including macros and PowerPoint
Experience working with relational databases, extracting and manipulating data, and reporting tools (e.g., Cognos 10 or 11)
Proficiency with statistical packages (such as SPSS) and SQL is an asset
Strong written and oral 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 and experience communicating with technical and non-technical users to gather data, reporting and analytical requirements
Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and detail orientation with an ability to effectively manage multiple assignments using various data sources and the ability to prioritize across a wide variety of projects with competing deadlines
Ability to prepare reports that communicate analyses and research findings in an effective manner
Ability to take a systems approach or view for each analysis and understand how the analysis fits into or will impact the university system or business processes involved
Effective interpersonal and liaison skills including the proven ability to interact effectively with and establish collaborative relationships with internal and external constituencies
Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal contacts, and to maintain confidentiality of sensitive data and information pertaining to the duties and responsibilities of the position
Highly motivated, optimistic, focused and results oriented
Knowledge of, exposure to, and deep interest in higher education is preferred
Grade : EX-H
Salary : $62,356 – $77, 945
Please Note : Please submit a cover letter and resume.
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