Job posting: Collective Bargaining Research Analyst

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Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the successful candidate for the Research Analyst – Collective Bargaining position will provide collective bargaining support for OCUFA’s member associations as well as assist in related advocacy initiatives.

Areas of responsibility

  • Supporting faculty association contract negotiation requests with required data, analysis, and research.
  • Critically analyzing data within an advocacy and collective bargaining framework.
  • Developing/maintaining databases and designing projects related to the research interests of OCUFA, in areas such as faculty hiring, faculty demographics, salaries, benefits, and terms and conditions of employment.
  • Liaising with faculty associations, institutions, individuals, and other organizations relevant to the research and data requirements of OCUFA.
  • Preparing analytical quantitative reports, briefs, submissions, and other publications.
  • Designing and executing projects related to the research interests of OCUFA.
  • Providing support to the OCUFA Collective Bargaining Committee, as well as to workshops, conferences, other committees, and the Board of Directors as assigned.
  • Writing reports, briefs, and speaking notes.
  • Other duties may be assigned from time to time as the needs of OCUFA change.


  • Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative analytical skills with proficiency in data management software and general computer literacy.
  • Background in collective bargaining and labour relations.
  • Understanding of advocacy research and critical policy analysis.
  • Ability to synthesize and filter a large amount of information in a succinct manner and write accessible quantitative and qualitative research reports.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the Ontario higher education sector would be an asset.
  • A minimum of a graduate degree and five years of experience in quantitative and qualitative policy research (or the equivalent combination of education and work experience).
  • Ability to work on projects independent of supervision by senior staff.
  • Knowledge of SQL database would be an asset.

This is a regular, full-time position at the Policy Officer 2 level. The salary range for this position is $82,000–$109,000 plus a benefits plan fully paid for by OCUFA and a generous pension plan.

OCUFA is committed to the principle of employment equity, is a unionized and equal opportunity employer, and welcomes diversity in the workplace.

Please submit your application with resume and the names of three references by May 27, 2019 to:

Michael Conlon, Ph.D
Executive Director
4th Floor, 21 Randolph Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M6P 4G4

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