Research and Evaluation Associate
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver - Point Grey Campus
8d ago

Job Summary

The Equity & Inclusion Office (EIO)-seeks to embed UBC's core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the operations, systems, culture and organizational structure.

The work of the EIO is evidence-based, utilizing research and data.

The role requires an individual with a strong analytical skills, understanding of data visualization, and the ability to make decision around how and what data to present depending on the audience.

Because of the nature of the work that this position contributes to, an understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion is an asset. Organizational Status

The Research and Evaluation Associate (REA) will work closely with the Planning and Evaluation Strategist to analyze and report on evidence to support decision-

makers, and conduct ad-hoc research and evaluation as needed. The position will also work with the other Planning and Evaluation Strategists and the staff from the Student Experience and Evaluation and Research in UBC's Vice-

President Students Office. Work Performed

The Research and Evaluation Associate will work on various tasks including (but not limited to) :

Responsible for supporting research and evaluation on equity, diversity, and inclusion to inform internal and external stakeholders in their decision-

making, may include the design and implementation of focus groups, surveys, interviews, data monitoring, or other data collection methods.

Developing an analysis plan and running analysis including (as appropriate to the project) : client consultation, research design, survey programming / testing / monitoring, sample design / processing, data screening / checking / cleaning / coding / processing / analysis via statistical computer programming (SPSS syntax), database computer programming (SQL), report building (Tableau), etc.

Lead the process of data analysis, including cleaning, coding, and organizing data, reviewing data files to identify key variables, linking across multiple data sets, and generating statistical analysis across multiple variables

Archive any data processing and analyses for future replication and quality assurance, e.g. document the steps taken to arrive at analyses, tables, and / or graphs; provide quality assurance

Use SPSS, STATA, or R to generate tables, syntax, and aggregate data; analyze information from various sources including surveys, administrative systems, and institutional databases.

Be responsible for the preparation of statistical, graphical, and narrative reports and presentations

Distil large amount of data from multiple sources into a succinct, easy to understand report or presentation to support clients' strategic goals

Prioritize and respond to data requests from internal and external stakeholders across UBC

Attend weekly office meetings to gather information

Perform other duties related to the qualifications and requirements of the position such as administrative tasks, projects, events and initiatives at the UBC Vancouver campus. Supervision Received

This position reports to the Planning and Evaluation Strategist. Supervision Given

None. Consequence of Error / Judgement

This position should be able to work independently, having been assigned tasks by the Planning and Evaluation Strategist.

This individual, given initial parameters, would be expected to be able to obtain the necessary data and create the analysis without supervision.

Data and analyses produced by the incumbent will be reviewed. Mistakes made in the analysis or interpretation of data can result in wrong decisions being made or impact of the reputation of the Equity and Inclusion Office. Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical software. Minimum of two years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience working with multiple stakeholders in a complex environment. Either experienced in, or willing to learn skills required for analysis as needed for a given project : e.

g. Online survey programming / testing / deployment / monitoring; SQL and relational databases; Willingness to work within a team setting to ensure alignment across data areas.

Experience working with data sets in SPSS, STATA, or R including creating syntax; Tableau; Statistical analysis and Excel.

Experience with statistical software functions, such as importing cases or variables, running frequencies and cross-tabulations, etc.

Ability to synthesize findings into a coherent report that conveys data in a meaningful way, Ability to be thorough, accurate, and have a high level of attention to detail.

Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment. Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.

Willingness to work within a team setting to ensure sufficient resources available during high demand periods Ability to thrive and adapt to the changing and challenging demands of a central office at the University Ability to exercise sound judgment.

Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent in building relationships with staff and partners (e.

g. SEER and Institutional Research). Understand the importance of data visualization and the impact on how data is interpreted.

Experience in an institutional research office an asset, as is experience in a university or educational setting. Experience with equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives at UBC or in the community an asset.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and / or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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