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Statistical Data Analyst

November 30 2021
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Information Technology, Database Dev. & Admin., Analyst, Data Centre, Warehousing, Cloud, Actuarial, Statistics, Economy, Data Business Analyst, Data analyst, BI, Mining, AI
Mississauga, ON

One (1) Permanent, Full-Time Position

If you're a skilled data analyst with a background in education research and database management and experience in a research environment, the Peel District School Board (PDSB) invites you to explore to this challenging career opportunity.

The Peel District School Board (PDSB) is a racially, culturally and linguistically diverse board that serves 155,000+ students and approximately 17,000 employees. In PDSB, 87% of students are racialized, non-white, representing 162 different ethnic backgrounds. Students in Peel have 121 different first languages. Student diversity also exists in terms of gender and gender expression, sexuality and in terms of ability and faith. A responsive and empathetic understanding of the lived experiences of the students and communities we serve is vital to those who will take on leadership roles within the PDSB. The workforce consists of teachers, office staff, custodial staff, education assistants and professional staff. The workforce is largely unionized through PDSB's numerous affiliated bargaining agents.

Reporting to the Manager, Research and Accountability, you'll design complex data problems and discover evidence-based knowledge through the use of advanced statistical methods and algorithmic and visualization techniques. You'll require proficiency at integrating and preparing large, varied datasets and architecting specialized databases and computing environments as you work both independently and as a part of a team of education researchers.

As the Statistical Data Analyst, you'll be responsible for designing research project analyses and databases, identifying relevant and available data, creating, selecting and/or modifying evaluation measures, and conducting advanced statistical analyses using a variety of procedures and software. You'll perform rigorous quality control checks on work products to ensure data accuracy and integrity, manage and maintain large datasets, and retrieve and analyze data from provincial and national surveys to enhance or further the understanding of issues that relate to the Peel District School Board and our stakeholders while monitoring and providing timely constructive feedback on project team tasks.

This key role will also call on you to develop and maintain a large-scale database; gather, analyze and interpret data at the school, family of schools, board, community, regional and provincial levels for future planning; develop and prepare reports and/or manuscripts; conduct reviews of research literature and current educational research, and identify implications. Assisting in designing school and system-wide surveys for various stakeholders, you'll also collect and manage qualitative and quantitative data, write a wide range of research reports, and assist in presenting results. As you collaborating with team members, you'll liaise with other school boards and community agencies, and partner with community and regional agencies and partners.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

As a Statistical Data Analyst, you'll rely on your degree in education or other related field with a focus in statistics as well as education research and database management and a minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years' related experience in a research environment and academic writing. The following mandatory credentials, skills and knowledge will boost your success in this role:

  • Demonstrated experience and skills in research design and methodology for advanced qualitative and quantitative research and analytics as well as a high level of proficiency in statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, multivariate testing, data mining, predictive analytics, multilevel modeling, latent variable modeling and various regression models.
  • In-depth knowledge of SQL and Procedural SQL languages.
  • In-depth knowledge of relational database management systems, parent-child relationships and data dictionary components.
  • Good working knowledge of SPSS, Power Bl, R, Python, GIS software, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Expert knowledge of equity, anti-oppression and anti-racism frameworks.
  • Demonstrated understanding of interdisciplinary and intersectional frameworks (e.g., Indigenous knowledge, anti-Black racism and anti-colonial theory, critical race theory).
  • Knowledge of the Ontario curriculum, teaching models and current resources and documents.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills for coordinating multiple ongoing projects.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills for report writing and presentations with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under tight timelines is required.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and independently.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, anti-racism, anti-oppression and working in a diverse school community and/or work environment.

PREFERRED:

  • Master's degree in education or other related field.

ASSETS:

  • TCPS2 certification.

Salary Range: $76,284 to $95,358 Per Annum.

Duties to commence as soon as possible.

PDSB strongly encourages applicants from diverse communities and expanded geographical areas to apply. Work location for this position may be an office or telecommute with opportunities to work remotely or flexible hours within the business requirement.

To apply for the position of Statistical Data Analyst, please complete an online application through Apply To Education . Your completed application package on Apply to Education must include your cover letter, resume and supporting educational credentials. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Commitment to Equity, Anti-Oppression and Anti-racism

The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will provide reasonable accommodation (e.g., an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on Days of Significance, etc.) based on any of the human rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance.

We are also committed to inclusion, anti-oppression and anti-racist practices while also supporting the continuous growth and development of an equitable and empowered education system at the PDSB.

Criminal Background Check

Successful candidates must provide a satisfactory Criminal Background Check prior to commencing employment. Please review the requirements at the CRC

link.

Recruitment Process

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be contacting candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process; such as, test and skill demonstrations. All communication to applicants regarding this job posting, including an invitation to complete skills assessments and/or a job interview if applicable, will be made through email. Candidates are encouraged to regularly check their email as listed on their applytoeducation.com account.

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