Senior Research Analyst

Government of Alberta - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 8791

Ministry: Education

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: May 27, 2021

Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 4

About Us

Alberta Education supports students, parents, teachers and administrators from Early Childhood Services (ECS) through Grade 12. Share your talent and your leadership to contribute to discussions about the shape of education in Alberta.

The Research Branch provides leadership and strategic direction for research in Alberta’s K to 12 education system. Managing Alberta participation in international and pan-Canadian studies and working with Statistics Canada on collecting and reporting education-related data and indicators are some of the Branch’s responsibilities.


Are you a critical thinker? Do you enjoy using data to develop evidence for decision making? Do you enjoy planning, organizing, and collaborating? Alberta Education is looking for an experienced Senior Research Analyst to join its ranks!

Reporting to the Senior Manager (Research), the Senior Research Analyst is primarily responsible for the coordination and support of the Alberta’s participation in pan-Canadian and international studies pertaining to the K to12 education system. This includes interacting with schools selected for participation in studies, and ensuring that these studies are administered effectively and without adversely affecting schools, teachers, and students.

The Senior Research Analyst will also be involved in facilitating other research projects and initiatives, supporting analytical needs within the Branch and across the Ministry, writing research briefs, reports, and other knowledge mobilization products, and identifying implications for policy and program development.

The successful candidate will be a highly-motivated critical thinker with strongly developed attention to detail. You will be a valuable addition to our team if you have well-developed interpersonal skills, are able to integrate multiple perspectives, and have the ability to translate research findings into useable information. Knowledge of the K to 12 education system is an asset.

If you are passionate about research, have analytical expertise, and can manage complex and diverse projects in support of policy development, we want to hear from you!


A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in the Social Sciences or related disciplines, supplemented by a minimum four years of research experience including analyzing and summarizing data is required.

Preferences will be given to candidates with related graduate degrees. Experience in managing projects will be beneficial.

Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of: 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

In your cover letter, please briefly describe the most successful research project you have facilitated. Your cover letter will be used to assess your written communication skills, attention to detail, and experience with research projects.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

  • Agility – Able to manage concurrent and diverse tasks, including strategic and operational planning, communicating and consulting with stakeholders, and facilitating large-scale research projects.
  • Drive for Results – Able to find, analyze and translate complex data, enabling leaders to make informed decisions that improve results for students.
  • Develop Networks –Builds connections and relationships across the education system, so that information is collected and understood, and project coordination is efficient and effective.
  • Systems Thinking – Understands broad implications and conducts risk assessments related to research initiatives in the education system.

$2,803.40 to $3,674.86 bi-weekly ($73,168.74 to $95,913.84 annually)


This competition may be used to fill current and future permanent and temporary vacancies across the Government of Alberta at the same or lower classification level.

Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.

Special considerations: This is a 1-year temporary position. Secondments will be considered.

What we offer:
  • Comprehensive benefits plan
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
How To Apply

Please do not email your application as you are required to apply online.
To apply online, you will be required to have an online account:

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -

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Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact: Chantal Nguyen via email: