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The salary range for this position is:
Recruitment range: $70,223 - $87,779 maximum starting salary is determined through knowledge, experience and internal equity.
Performance range: starting salary to max of $100,945 is available through annual performance increases
An employee in this classification is excluded from the bargaining unit as defined in the Labour Relations Code.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications and Research Analyst will provide important project management, communications and writing, research and analytical support on a variety of issues, initiatives and projects of strategic importance, including leading a variety of communications and administrative assignments. With members of the EQHR team, the Analyst will work to accelerate transformation of the university’s systems and cultures towards practices of inclusion, respect, anti-racism and decolonization through targeted and strategic communications.
The Communications and Research Analyst supports EQHR on a variety of initiatives, issues and projects of strategic and operational importance to the university. This includes conducting research and analysis; preparing presentations and materials, drafting articles, social media posts, website material, and other types of writing assignments; designing and implementing communications strategies for EQHR monitoring, reporting and communicating decisions; preparing analyses, reports and recommendations; and managing projects and assignments to support EQHR’s activities. The information that flows through EQHR and that is handled by the Communications and Research Analyst is often confidential and sensitive in nature. The Analyst will also be called upon to prepare analyses, reports and recommendations in collaboration with other units.
Qualifications and experience:
A university degree, preferably at the graduate level, in public policy, political science, public administration, communications or related fields; and 5-7 years of related experience, preferably in a public post-secondary or government setting; or comparable combination of education and experience;
Experience in gathering, synthesizing, evaluating and interpreting information from diverse sources;
Experience in conceptualizing, analyzing, investigating and reporting on a wide variety of issues;
Experience in conceptualizing, preparing, editing and proofing clear and concise written material, including reports, meeting minutes, op eds, speeches, speaking notes, and briefing materials for senior executive;
Ability to work well both in a team setting and independently, in a manner that is consistent with the general direction, overall objectives and priorities of the university;
Experience building equitable relationships;
Experience working in a multi-stakeholder environment;
Advanced computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, statistical analysis, graphing quantitative information, PowerPoint presentations, use of the web and social media as strategic communications tools;
Experience with undertaking communications activities in a large and complex institution, including managing and maintaining websites, preparing messages and content for inclusion in public and promotional documents, and working with communication and marketing officers to develop communication strategies
Diplomacy and confidentiality, willingness to take on tasks as needed.
Key job-specific competencies:
Excellent written (in a wide range of formats) and verbal communication skills;
Strong project management and organizational skills including ability to prioritize work to meet non-negotiable deadlines;
Strong strategic and analytical thinking skills;
Strong understanding of social media and alternative communication mechanisms;
Demonstrated ability to clearly explain concepts of equity, diversity and inclusion and anti-racism both verbally and in writing
Self driven and able to work independently and in a team setting;
Ability to think clearly and act effectively under stress;
Excellent research skills;
Diplomatic, discrete and tactful;
Able to maintain confidentiality;
Commitment to quality; and
Attention to detail.
UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.
Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.
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