The Haskayne School of Business is currently seeking a Full-time/Part-time Temporary (Short Term) Research Assistant for approximately 6 months.
Current Regular, Sessional or Recurring Part-time (RPT) Support Staff applying on this Temporary position are strongly encouraged to review Article 42.06 - Job Opportunities of the University and AUPE Local 052 collective agreement. In advance of accepting a Temporary position, affected employees are required to seek written confirmation from their manager as to whether their Regular, Sessional or RPT position will be available to return to at the conclusion of the temporary assignment.
The Research Assistant assists the Director, Strategic Initiatives and the Associate Dean, Graduate Professional Programs, by providing data collection and quantitative and qualitative analysis, including the preparation of reports and presentations.
The Research Assistant will be involved in helping to research topics to support the launch of new graduate professional programs at the certificate, diploma and master level. The work requires a high degree of accuracy, and the ability to re-prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines.
The position requires strong analytical and problem-solving skills and requires independently knowing where to look for information, including the use of databases and web browsing, and contributing to discussions about solutions to complex problems in a team setting. The Research Assistant will work with a diverse team of collaborators with varying levels of experience to ensure equitable involvement and learning throughout the research processes.
The primary purpose is to support the creation and implementation of new graduate professional programs.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
Program Development, Data Collection and Analysis
Research master's programs, nationally and internationally.
Collect and organize data, interpret findings, and develop and write project reports and business cases (with guidance but minimal supervision) on a variety of topics related to the future of graduate business education.
Interpretation and Report Writing
Advise on and assist in the development of documentation for appropriate committees.
Advise on and assist in the development of communication mechanisms (PowerPoint, etc.).
Qualifications / Requirements:
An undergraduate degree in business or related discipline is required; Master's degree in business will be considered as an asset.
A minimum of 1 year of experience.
Intermediate to Advanced Skills in Microsoft Office programs, including Power Point and other presentation software. Experience in using Qualtrics would be beneficial.
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
A strong client service orientation, strong oral and written communication skills.
Experience working in a team environment.
Ability to prioritize tasks and manage schedules with competing deadlines and project timelines are all required.
High level of effective time management, personal initiative and teamwork is crucial to the success of this role.
Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor are required for the role.
A positive attitude and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are critical to success.
Must be open to learning and development and be flexible and willing to accept new challenges and assignments.
Proven ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences in the course of conducting research and presenting results is critical to the success of this role.
Proven ability to use good judgement, take initiative, and organize and complete work with minimal supervision is required.
Ability to represent the interests of the University of Calgary and Haskayne School of Business in a professional manner.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
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.
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase I.
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. For more information about the Haskayne School of Business visit Careers in the Haskayne School of Business.
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