Job posting: Research Analyst – Collective Bargaining

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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. The Collective Bargaining Research Analyst is part of a dynamic team of policy staff who work collaboratively to deliver the services required to meet OCUFA’s mandate.

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 A level. The salary range for this position is $87,571.01 – $114,173.33 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 October 8, 2021 to the Executive Director Jenny Ahn.

Jenny J.H. Ahn
Executive Director
4th Floor, 21 Randolph Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
M6P 4G4

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