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Data Analyst, IDT & Strategic Planning

University of Toronto
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Data Analyst, IDT & Strategic Planning

Date Posted: 07/22/2021
Req ID: 4312
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: ARTSC: Ofc of the Dean
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:
The Faculty of Arts & Science is the heart of Canada’s leading university and one of the most comprehensive and diverse academic divisions in the world. The strength of Arts & Science derives from our combined teaching and research excellence in the humanities, sciences and social sciences across 29 departments, seven colleges and 46 interdisciplinary centres, institutes and programs.

We can only realize our mission with the dedication and excellence of engaged staff and faculty. The diversity of opportunities and perspectives within the Faculty reflect the local and global landscape and the need for curiosity, innovative thinking and collaboration. At Arts & Science, we take pride in our legacy of innovation and discovery that has changed the way we think about the world.

The Planning, Budget & Finance Office provides strategic and operational advice on the financial and budget management of the Faculty, as well as internal institutional and Faculty research data and business support services to all of the Faculty’s units. The Office models, plans, and implements the Faculty’s operating budget and provides Faculty-wide support and advice on the management of research, restricted and trust funds; financial analyses and forecasting; strategic planning and budget analysis; policy compliance and develops and delivers finance and business training seminars for A&S academic administrators and administrative staff.

Your opportunity:
Under the general direction of the Manager, Planning, Data and Analysis, with a specific focus on strategic and curricular initiatives for the Faculty, including inter-divisional teaching (IDT), the incumbent will assist the team's overall mandate to support Faculty planning, policy formulation, and decision making in order to further the academic mission of the Faculty.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Generating reports, producing complex statistical information, and analyzing complex data that requires great precision and attention to many details
  • Running queries to gather data and maintaining data archives
  • Conducting detailed data analysis to inform management decision making and delivering presentations on financial data and models to clients and/or senior management
  • Analyzing statistical information to inform enrollment projections and planning; preparing complex data modelling to support enrollment strategies
  • Developing information management methods in order to optimize the use of data
  • Developing and maintaining a dashboard for quick access to key performance indicators
  • Planning and estimating financial resources required for programs and/or projects
  • Serving as a resource to a group or on a function

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree Finance, Accounting and/or Computer Science, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum five years of recent and related experience supporting data-driven decision-making by conducting detailed data analysis, producing complex statistical information, and analyzing large datasets, preferably in a postsecondary education or research-intensive institution.
  • Experience effectively synthesizing information by translating statistical and analytical results into easily understood terms.
  • Experience analyzing statistical information to inform curricular and/or strategic planning.
  • Experience working with and manipulating complex data sets using Excel, Tableau and SPSS.
  • Experience and intermediate skills in writing/coding programming scripts with Python, R and SQL to extract, reformat and analyze data.
  • Experience developing information management methods to optimize the use of data.
  • Experience developing and maintaining a dashboard of key performance indicators.
  • Familiaritywith Microsoft Office products, and advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
  • Advanced skills in Tableau and SPSS.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to adapt to new and changing priorities.
  • Superior project management skills with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and to manage a set of competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated strong client service orientation and commitment to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion in a professional environment.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Accountable
  • Insightful
  • Motivated self-learner
  • Possess a positive attitude
  • Problem solver
  • Team player

Closing Date: 08/03/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 13 -- $74,781 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $95,634. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Finance/Budget/Planning/Audit

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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, LGBTQ2S+ 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

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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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.


U of T is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
U of T is one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.


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Opportunities exist for people from a wide range of backgrounds, ranging from recent graduates to experienced senior professionals.

We offer challenging work within an open environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Our focus is on creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains excellent employees through a combination of competitive compensation, favourable working conditions, opportunities for career growth and development and a unique organizational culture.

Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Support on equity and diversity issues;
  • On-site child care;
  • University Pension Plan;
  • Subsidized athletic facility membership;
  • World-renowned libraries;
  • Confidential counselling services;
  • Parking and TTC Metropasses;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan;
  • Continued health benefits for pensioners.


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