Research Officer

Job Detail

Company: Recruiting through World Skills Employment Centre
Industry: Non-profit Sector
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Level ($): 60.000-75.000
Job Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Highest Level Of Education: Master
Job Posting Date: 10-Jul-2017
Apply by: 17-Jul-2017

Job Description:

Job Opportunity with The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

World Skills Employment Centre is working with The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board to recruit for the position of Research Officer.
World Skills is not hiring for this position. If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow these steps:
  • Please send a cover letter and a resume to, on or before 9:00am, July 17th, 2017.
  • Please also Submit your application online through job code 2054634 via
  • Please write the position title in the subject line of your email.
  • Please save your targeted cover letter and resume as a SINGLE word document, with the file name Your First Name_ Last Name_Position Title (John_Smith_Project Officer).
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

If you are not yet registered with World Skills, please contact 613-233-0453 to book an appointment for Intake and Assessment or to learn more about our programs and services. World Skills works with newcomers/immigrants to help them integrate into the Canadian labor market.
  • Under the general direction of the Manager of Quality Assurance, the Research Officer is responsible for the design, implementation, management and reporting of research and program evaluation projects and reviews to support evidence-informed decision-making at the classroom, school, and district level for the purpose of improving student learning and achievement; coordinating activities and participating as an active member of the two-Board Ottawa-Carleton Research and Evaluation Advisory Committee; supervising project staff; providing advice and service to other divisions, departments, and school staff within the Board; representing the Board by attending external committees that engage in research and evaluation activities.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues, applications, current research and innovations in assessment and program evaluation. In-depth knowledge of research methodology (including survey design and administration, sampling procedures, focus group and interview protocol, and mixed methods approaches), data management (including the retrieval, merging, and proper storage of a variety of data), and statistics (both quantitative and qualitative data analysis).
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other applications, including high degree of skill with data management and statistical software programs.
  • Leadership, creativity, flexibility, initiative and judgment. Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills, including the ability to make formal presentations. Excellent writing skills required to summarize complex information and write reports for a variety of audiences.
  • Supervisory skills required to provide leadership and guidance to Research Analysts and oversee research projects. Organizational and time management skills to prioritize work, manage multiple and concurrent demands, priorities, and projects, and manage large quantities of data. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • This knowledge would normally be obtained through completion of a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, and a minimum of 5 years related experience, including 4 years experience as a lead researcher on Education-related projects; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Applications will be considered in accordance with the ESP Collective Agreement.   In accordance with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board's Administrative and Support Staff Selection Process, the evaluation and assessment of candidates will be completed using the following four (4) identified areas of performance: Organizational and Management Skills, Communication, Interpersonal Skills, and Knowledge and Practice, as they relate to the duties, qualifications, knowledge and education outlined above.
Personal information is collected pursuant to the Education Act and will be used to determine the eligibility for employment with the OCDSB.
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