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Memorial University (MUN) invites applications for the position of Director, Centre for Institutional Analysis and Planning (CIAP).

ABOUT THE EMPLOYER

Memorial University is a multi-campus, multidisciplinary, public, teaching and research university committed to excellence. We are an inclusive community dedicated to creativity, innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and to public engagement and service.  We strive to have national and global impact, while fulfilling our social mandate to provide access to university education for the people of the province and to contribute to the social, cultural, scientific and economic development of Newfoundland and Labrador. More than 18,500 students spread across all campuses and via online technology are supported by approximately 5000 faculty and staff. 

The Centre for Institutional Analysis and Planning (CIAP) is responsible for the collection, analysis and dissemination of information in support of academic planning and the development of units reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), together with other administrative areas that may be assisted by its expertise. CIAP’s collection of information is governed by the need for meaningful quantitative measures of important features of the University’s environment and performance.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Director, Centre for Institutional Analysis and Planning, is an expert in University data analytics. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the university community to perform senior-level research that will contribute to informed decision-making and participate in strategic data collection and reporting for a variety of purposes and audiences. This position is responsible to ensure that innovative information and reporting technologies are employed appropriately to enhance the quality of Memorial’s data analysis across all portfolios.  With a focus on data quality, collaboration and creating a culture of responsiveness, you will work with academic and administrative leaders and other key stakeholders to support Memorial’s three planning frameworks. You will provide leadership in the areas of oversight, quality assurance, and innovation relating to Memorial’s data analytics.  You will also play a key role in the development and execution of recommendations that will support improved efficiency and effectiveness at Memorial. 

THE CANDIDATE

You are an accomplished leader in higher education and possess a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as business, social science, applied statistics, computer science or a related discipline. You have proven experience in predictive analytics, key performance indicators and data analysis to support organizational decision making.  You have superior communication and interpersonal skills, and have a collaborative approach that will support institutional reporting to various stakeholders.  You are focused on realizing results and committed to innovation and continuous improvement, respectfully challenging others to think creatively.  You have experience in an environment of higher education and can interface with faculty, staff and administration to organize institutional planning and research support for institutional priorities such as student success, and operational effectiveness.

THE REWARDS

Memorial University is a progressive employer at the forefront of the university sector in Canada, with competitive compensation and wide range of benefit programs. The work environment is stimulating and dynamic and employees are encouraged to partake in the diverse intellectual, cultural, social and recreational offerings.