Senior Data Analyst – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Senior Data Analyst

Job Summary
Dalhousie’s Strategic Plan, Third Century Promise, emphasizes the importance of identifying and supporting process improvement priorities that support our academic mission. UniForum is a program designed for research-intensive higher education institutions to measure service effectiveness across 65 administrative functions and benchmark results with peer institutions. UniForum promotes data driven decision making, organizational transparency, and assists with identification of opportunities for improved service delivery and efficiency. Reporting to the
Senior Program Director, Uniforum, the Senior data analyst (SDA) is accountable for the collection, confidentiality, transformation, analysis and purposeful sharing of university-sector benchmarking data and information to support evidence-based strategic decision making by the university executive. They will also support a variety of improvement initiatives.
Key Responsibilities
  • Build productive, collaborative relationships within the university’s data and process improvement communities.
  • In an influential capacity, reach out to multiple stakeholders to lead and guide in the change management goals of the project.
  • Coordinate qualitative and quantitative benchmarking data collection processes from units across the university. Manage data privacy and related processes.
  • Glean relevant data from university data sets, identifying patterns, relationships, and problems. Perform descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analysis.
  • Create and maintain data products for vice presidents, deans, and other senior leadership, to enable and facilitate secure, official, timely and accurate access to relevant data.
  • Identify and propose ways and methods for improving the use of available information and data for process improvement across the university.
The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in Math, economics, statistics, plus five to seven years’ of relevant professional experience in statistical analysis (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Strong statistical analysis and data management skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel and/or statistical analysis software such as Minitab and adept at using an analytics platform such as Tableau (or similar tools).
  • Experience designing and implementing meaningful information dashboards and the ability to write data queries.
  • Business acumen and ability to explain complex information in a simple, accurate, organized manner to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong communication, organizational skills and have great attention to detail in a deadline driven environment.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification.
  • Lean certification.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.
Job Competencies
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:

– Self-Awareness & Professionalism
– Respect & Inclusion
– Knowledge & Thinking Skills
– Communication
– Relationship Building

Additional Information
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.

Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit