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Job Title: Research Analyst
Sector: Administrative / Clerical,Technical / Scientific / IT,Government
Job Type: Part-time Temporary
Pay Rate: 16.21 / hour
Compensation Notes:

Job Details and Description

Description: JOB SUMMARY: The Research Analyst (RA) reports to the Director of Research and Advocacy (DRA). The RA researches and analyzes information regarding government and University of Alberta (U of A) priorities, policies, and practices, as well as other matters affecting the post-secondary experience. The RA may also be called on to work with the External Advocacy Advisor (EAA) and the DRA to support internal and external advocacy by providing and refining support for arguments.

The RA will work 15 hours per week throughout the Winter 2019 semester. Diverse applicants from all faculties are welcome.


Monitor external (government, sector and media) and university (academic, student-life and research) trends and developments affecting post-secondary policy and perception; report shifts and synthesize trends for the DRA and Executive Committee as needed.
Assist in the strategic analysis of data and trends and provide planning and ideas input for department and executive consideration when appropriate.
Maintain files in areas of active inquiry and effectively archive all knowledge that could have future value.
Maintain an awareness of the committee structure and overall governance of the university.
As directed, research the history and purpose of policies, and their impact upon students.
Provide information about University and Governmental policies, procedures, practices, documents, services, programs, and any other information as requested.
Conduct research into the priorities, policies, and practices of other post-secondary institutions and government jurisdictions, both interprovincial and international, as directed.
Review, analyze, and suggest amendments to SU, U of A, and government policies.
Produce reports, fact sheets, presentations, and other communications relating to University policies and information as directed.
Provide support as outlined above to other members of the SU Executive Committee as assigned by the DRA.
Attend internal and external meetings as requested by the DRA.
Submit a final report to the DRA.
Other related duties as requested by the DRA.
Qualifications: Must be registered in the equivalent of at least one (1) undergraduate course for credit at the University of Alberta in both Fall 2018 and Winter 2019, and must have paid the Studentsí Union fee.
Knowledge of statistics and quantitative methods is an asset.
Ability to analyze financial data, including financial statements, annual returns, and budgets, is an asset.
Willingness and ability to work varying hours and a commitment to working posted office hours acceptable to the DRA.
Excellent communication and critical thinking skills.
Demonstrated creativity and capacity for lateral thinking.
Ability to work on tight timelines and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of post-secondary policy environment and wider policy-making context of the University of Alberta administration, the province of Alberta, and the federal government, is an asset.
Familiarity with University of Alberta governance and academic climate is an asset.
Experience drafting and/or interpreting policy is an asset.
Working knowledge of French is an asset.
Union exempt.

Applications must be received by December 20th, 2018.
Work Hours: Morning, Afternoon

Primary Job Location

Street Address: 2-900 SUB
City: Edmonton
Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T5N1Y5
Country: Canada

Application and Other Information

Application Deadline: December 19, 2018
Application Instructions: Apply online here: Applications must be received by December 20th, 2018.
Contact Name: Jon
Phone: --
Application Notes:
Other Notes: U of A Students' Union
Ad Start Date: November 30, 2018