Research & Assessment Specialist

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Research & Assessment Specialist

Effective July 7, 2020 the University of Toronto has migrated to a new recruitment platform. This position is a continuation of the position posted on the legacy platform as Requisition 2001645 in accordance with the USW 1998 collective agreement. Applicants to 2001645 need not re-apply.

Date Posted: 10/06/2020
Req ID: 1321
Faculty/Division: Office of Vice-Provost, Students
Department: Academic Success
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

About us:

Student Life connects life to learning. We believe every student should have the opportunity to actively participate in university life, and to find connection and community while discovering new ways of thinking and being in the world. We provide resources, support and engagement opportunities that are inclusive and accessible, making sure every student can build experiences that set them up for a lifetime of success.

Your opportunity:

Student Life Programs & Services supports students as they achieve personal, academic, career or civic goals. We engage students throughout their learning and development with the following units: Academic Success, Accessibility Services, Career Exploration & Education, Centre for Community Partnerships, Clubs & Leadership Development, Housing, Indigenous Student Services, Mentorship & Peer Programs, Multi-faith Centre, Orientation, Student Success, Transition & Engagement and T-Card Services. Together with 
staff, faculty, students, employers and community partners, we provide an integrated and coherent path to success that reflects the diversity of our students.

Under the guidance of the Director, the incumbent coordinates research and assessment activities for Academic Success related to student academic skill-development and success outcomes; designs and delivers programs to develop and assess retention and success measures, ensuring they are linked to the academic mission of the University; conducts qualitative and quantitative analyses to make meaning of collected data; tells the story of these analyses through report-writing and other forms; provides support to staff on assessment and research best practices as well as data collection and storage and analysis.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting a detailed analysis of student feedback and learning outcomes to inform program planning activities
  • Developing student assessment plans to support student learning outcomes and competencies
  • Advising others on the development and evaluation of course and training materials
  • Analyzing and making recommendations for programming enhancements
  • Developing components of learning support programs
  • Conducting systematic literature reviews
  • Delivering presentations to promote programs, opportunities and/or initiatives
  • Preparing draft statistical reports and summaries from data collected

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in education or an acceptable combination of equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum four years related experience, preferably in a post-secondary environment, providing programming and research support
  • Computer skills (e.g. Access, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Research and assessment software including SPSS, Qualtrics, TracDot
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational skills and sound judgement
  • Creative problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to take initiative and be both creative and flexible


To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Articulate
  • Meticulous
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized
  • Resourceful
  • Team player

Closing Date: 10/20/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: Salaried
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 13 -- $74,041 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $94,687. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Student Services

Effective July 7, 2020 the University of Toronto has migrated to a new recruitment platform. This position is a continuation of the position posted on the legacy platform as Requisition 2001645 in accordance with the USW 1998 collective agreement. Applicants to 2001645 need not re-apply.

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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Posted: 10/7/2020
Application Due: 10/21/2020
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