Data Analyst
OCAS
Guelph, ON
At OCAS, we’re looking for a passionate and experienced Data Analyst to help build and strengthen our data initiatives. You’ll play an important role in the analytics and research that help shape the future of Ontario’s postsecondary education system. You’ll also be responsible for data and data quality, standards and models, and communicating analysis and studies in Ontario’s postsecondary sector, as well as our own internal operational metrics and reporting.

With well-developed analytical and problem-solving abilities, you can organize and manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure. A confident self-starter with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you’re comfortable interacting with all levels of staff, customers and suppliers.

As a member of the OCAS team, you’ll work with remarkable individuals and teams who support each other in achieving high performance.

In this role, you will:
Design, develop, and support regular and ad-hoc reports and research studies, including:
Perform data aggregation and analysis using statistics and modeling
Visualize findings in a variety of ways, from static infographics to interactive business intelligence reports
Consolidate and disseminate your findings through reports and presentations to internal and external customers
Gather supporting information to aid in new product development, assist in translating business needs and inquiries into specific requirements and reports
Participate in the development of new data products and services to meet the business unit goals
Assist in assessing the quality of data collection and ensuring distributed information is verified and of the highest possible quality
Collaborate with data owners and application system developers
Participate on college committees supporting data, research, and information dissemination

You should have:
A diploma, degree, or broad experience in mathematics, computer science, statistics or a related field
Outstanding skills in data analysis, statistics, data modeling and reporting
A passion to interpret data and find the story it contains

Technical proficiency in:
Data visualization software such as Power BI, Tableau, Qlik, Cognos, or similar
Data wrangling and modelling using R, Python, or similar
Database scripting such as T-SQL or Oracle
Strong MS Excel skills, especially using pivot tables, macros, and ODBC data sources
Writing and presentation experience with an ability to convey technical and statistical information to a non-technical audience

Nice to haves:
Experience with Natural Language Processing tools and techniques
Experience with Machine Learning tools and techniques
Understanding of the software development process focused on business requirement definitions and testing methodology
Understanding of Ontario’s postsecondary education system
Understanding of open data systems, particularly in education and government
Understanding of the concepts of data governance and knowledge management

Position Reports to: Manager, Research & Insight Services

Resumes and cover letters stating qualifications should be submitted to:

hr@ocas.ca

CLOSING DATE: November 29, 2019

While we thank all respondents for their interest, only those candidates being invited to interview for this position will be contacted.