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Director, Office of Institutional Analysis, Planning & Resource Allocation

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Job ID: 14425

Updated: February 15, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Office of Institutional Analysis within Planning & Resource Allocation is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Director, Institutional Analysis .

Reporting to the Vice-Provost (Planning and Resource Allocation), the Director is responsible for providing information, analysis and services that foster and support effective and informed decision making, policy formulation and planning at the University of Calgary. Information provided by the Office of Institutional Analysis (OIA) ranges from numerical/statistical data from surveys and enterprise systems to more comprehensive reports. The Director is responsible for the effective leadership, direction and management of the daily operation of the OIA, which includes 5 senior analysts and programmer analysts, and the effective administration of the university through technical representation on various groups and committees.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Leadership and OIA Development

  • Decision-making, planning and policy formulation will be improved through the provision of statistical data, information, reports and analyses, including information obtained through local, national and international sources or survey
  • Various institutional research methodologies and techniques will be properly evaluated to determine their applicability to the University of Calgary
  • The OIA Office will be administered efficiently and effectively through the development of comprehensive budgets and expenditure tracking methods
  • A network that gathers, summarizes and analyses operational, environmental, financial, and demographic data provided by multiple sources (e.g. Institutional Analysis, HR, Campus Infrastructure, Research Services, Research & Trust Accounting, Financial Reporting, Registrar
  • Office, Development Office, Government, etc.) will be established and administered efficiently and effectively to support the decision-making needs of the Provost and Executive Suite (P/VP, the Senior Executive Group, the Coordination of Planning Group)
  • The University will be represented on professional committees in the field of institutional research and higher education planning and management
  • Management tools and techniques, including the development of information and management systems, methodologies, techniques having university administrative application will be improved
  • Develop and maintain strategic working relationships with other faculties of the university, employers and professional bodies to facilitate institutional analysis

Management and Staff Supervision

  • Direct the recruitment, selection, and retention of OIA staff
  • Responsible for supervision and performance management of OIA staff up to and including possible termination
  • Team conflict and communication problems are identified, and/or mitigated and resolved
  • Manage and facilitate professional development opportunities for OIA staff
  • Manage time effectively to ensure that projects and general inquiries are completed on a timely basis and to the satisfaction of the clients being served
Participation in Groups/Committees
The effectiveness of the University of Calgary's administration will be enhanced through the Director's technical representation on the following groups and committees:
  • Institutional task forces charged with evaluation of Faculties and units
  • Senior institutional planning and management committees
  • The U15 Data Exchange (U15DE)
  • The Alberta / BC Institutional Research (ABIR) group
  • The President, Vice-Presidents and various University policy committees through the production of technical reports and instruction manuals
  • Other groups in the advanced education community as practicable

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in institutional research, public or educational administration or public policy
  • Considerable experience with administration and superior analytical abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in institutional research and analysis in a leadership capacity
  • Understanding of the culture, organizational structure and unique environmental influences on post-secondary education, non-profit or other public sector organizations
  • Proficiency in current presentation, spread sheet, word-processing and analytical and business intelligence tools

Application Deadline: January 7, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted. 


Additional Information

This position is classified in the Management Career Band, Level IV of the Management and Professional Staff Career Framework.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website.


About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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