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The Grand Erie District School Board is committed to building a culture of Learning, Well-Being and
Belonging with it’s Lead, Learn, Inspire multi-year plan. This is an exciting opportunity for the Research
Associate to contribute meaningfully to these priorities. To succeed with our Board, you must have not
only the technical skills required of the job, but also a strong commitment to equity, inclusion and antioppression,
and to dismantling racism.

Making full use of your experience in project management and data analysis, you will take a lead role in
the collection of student identity data which will be used as part of the Ontario Education Equity Action
Plan to identify and eliminate discriminatory practices, system barriers and bias from schools and
classrooms to support the potential for all students to succeed.

As a Research Associate you will provide a range of research, data literacy and statistical services to
support evidence-informed decision-making as well as the evaluation of student achievement, equity
and well-being programs. We’ll also rely on your expertise and insights, based on your assessment of
current educational trends to provide literature reviews and environmental scans on educationalrelated
topics needed by the Grand Erie District School Board.

Your profile as a qualified Research Associate will include:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., Social Science, Data Science) or a
    combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.
  • One (1) to three (3) years’ experience in data analysis/science.
  • Knowledge of education policy and practice in Ontario
  • Strong commitment to equity, inclusion, anti-oppression and to dismantling racism.
  • Knowledge of research design (e.g., observational, case-study, quasi-experimental design,
    literature/system review).
  • Knowledge of research ethics (e.g., consent, conflict of interest, principles of respect for persons,
    concern for welfare and justice) and privacy (e.g., data retention, access, suppress rules, analytic
    scope and triangulation) and their applications.
  • Experience with designing qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, practices (e.g.
    interviews, focus groups, consultations, etc.) and analysis.
  • Experience with data cleaning (e.g., dealing with missing values and outliers, and resolving
    inconsistencies), data analysis and visualization.
  • Proficiency with Office 365 tools, including Power BI
  • Proficiency with R and RStudio
  • Knowledge of SQL will be considered an asset
  • Ability to synthesize facts, theories, trends, inferences, and key issues and/or themes.
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear, precise manner and in a way that can be
    understood by both technical and non-technical audiences, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to collaborate with others and work with key stakeholders to identify requirements and
    needs, and address inquiries and concerns.

Job Specifications

Hours of Work Full-time Contract Position, 35 hours/week
Rate of Pay $33.66/hour plus 4% vacation pay
Posting Date/Number November 23, 2021
Effective Date January 3, 2022 to August 26, 2022 (with potential 4 month extension
pending funding)

Apply to Human Resources Services – Job Competitions
Grand Erie District School Board – Head Office
349 Erie Avenue, Brantford, ON N3T 5V3
Fax: (519) 759-5362 or E-mail:
Deadline: December 8, 2021

All submissions are to include a complete cover letter, resume, qualifications, and the names of three
(3) professional references at least one of which must be a current supervisor (one document if
submitted electronically). All new employees are required to provide an original Police Record Check
(which includes a “vulnerable sector search”) acceptable to the Board prior to the commencement of

Applicants with a disability that requires an accommodation to enable their participation in the
interview process should advise the Board when contacted for an interview. Any assessment and
selection materials and processes used in the interview process can be made available in an accessible
format, upon request in advance.

All submissions are subject to a screening process and some applicants may not be granted an interview.
The Grand Erie District School Board recognizes the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe people, as the
traditional peoples of this territory. We acknowledge and give gratitude to the Indigenous peoples for
sharing these lands in order for us to continue our work here today.