Senior Planning Analyst (MR4736, LOG3C, GR06)

Job Category: 
Developmental assignments for Management and Professionals


Position Summary:

Working as a senior member of a team of analysts, conducts analysis on a variety of institutional data, including students, faculty, staff, research, government funding and policies, and creates reports and dashboards to support informed decision-making at the University. Based on these analyses, makes recommendations to guide the successful delivery of strategic goals. Builds relationships both across the university and with external contacts to facilitate a flow of information, and the possibility to be proactive in finding solutions to problems. Collects, compiles, validates and reports data in support of various requests from government and other external organization, including BCI, the U15 and AAU.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide analysis and planning of issues related to the resources and logistics necessary to support the overall mission of the University.
  • Deliver or support the delivery of professional services required for University planning in areas such as capital and financial resources, human resources, demographics, enrolment, trend analyses and logistics, in situations involving diverse practices and precedents.
  • Provide professional expertise in the development and implementation of University-wide policies, programs and systems.
  • Monitor progress and results.
  • Undertake in-depth analysis of highly complex problems, assess impact to the University, articulate alternatives, and recommend solutions.
  • Provide leadership and direction in setting planning priorities.
  • Provide guidance to other professionals.
  • Ensure implementation of new initiatives that support the strategic direction of the department/unit and the University’s overall objectives by keeping abreast of new developments and trends in the field of expertise.
  • Act as a consultant for analysis projects.

Education and Experience:

Undergraduate degree

Five (5) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Ability to build constructive and effective relationships with other universities and organizations to exchange and receive data. Strong analytical background with knowledge of statistical analysis methods and excellent communication skills. Ability to work in a PC environment using databases, spreadsheets, and statistical tools to produce analyses and reports. Strong skills in SAS or SPSS and advanced EXCEL. In depth knowledge of Tableau and Alteryx is considered an asset. Ability to work autonomously and as part of a larger team. Capacity to make independent decisions. Strong sense of accountability and initiative. Demonstrated ability to investigate issues and resolve problems. Act as coach to more junior employees. Degrees in quantitative social sciences, economics, demography, statistics or other degrees related to the position tasks are a definite asset. English (spoken and written). French (spoken and written).

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Staffing:


McGill University, Human Resources (Staffing)

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Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)
Analysis Planning and Budget
Salary Range: 
(Grade 06) $59,900 - $79,900 (midpoint) - $103,900
One (1) year, with possibility of extension
Reporting to: 
Executive Director, Analysis, Planning and Budget
Reference no.: 
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