OCUFA is hiring a research analyst

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OCUFA is hiring a research analyst to provide collective bargaining support to our member associations, as well as assist in our ongoing advocacy initiatives. This position requires strong quantitative analysis skills, the ability to work with large databases, and the ability to critically analyze data.

This is a regular, full-time position at the Policy Officer 2 level. The salary range for this position is $79,000 – $83,000, 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.

Areas of responsibility:

  • 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.
  • Supporting faculty association contract negotiation requests with required data, analysis, and research.
  • Critically analyzing data within an advocacy and collective bargaining framework.
  • 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 Board of Directors, assigned committees, workshops, and conferences.
  • Writing reports, briefs, and speaking notes for the OCUFA President, Executive Director, Executive members, and relevant committees.
  • 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.
  • Ability to synthesize and filter a large amount of information in a succinct manner and write accessible quantitative and qualitative research reports.
  • Understanding of advocacy research and critical policy analysis.
  • 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.

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