We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.
Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.
We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQ+ communities, to apply.
Salary: $30.99 – $38.63/Hour
Hours of Work: 35 hours/week
Under the direction of the Research & Data Manager, this position assists in data collection, analysis, research, program evaluation and knowledge mobilization that includes both local and population level data. With a particular focus on Childcare and Early Years programs, as well as the broader Housing and Social Services Department, this position will be responsible for research, data collection and reporting on the various programs within the department to help support evidence informed policy and program development, as well as alignment with corporate strategic priorities.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop, collects inputs and analyzes Child Care and Early Years funded program data, as well as data and information across the broader Housing and Social Services department.
Supporting data collection and analysis, research, program evaluation and data interpretation, to monitor local needs and identify patterns that inform data-driven solutions.
Support the acquisition, preparation, and distribution of population-level data, such as Statistics Canada standard and custom data, labour force, early years, and other socio-economic demographic type data.
Design, maintain and steward several types of datasets, including specific program data, population-level data, Geographic Information System (GIS) data and evaluation data.
Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis and interpretation to provide insights that summarize findings through data visualizations, reports, and presentations.
Maintains thorough knowledge of reporting requirements for government funded programs, including Childcare, Housing, Homelessness and Social Assistance.
Research various sources of relevant data sources at the local, provincial, and national level to assist, as well as monitor trends in programs and policies.
Provide data analysis, interpretation, and recommendations to inform both internal managers as well as community partner agencies.
Leads local collection and knowledge mobilization of the Early Development Instrument (EDI), in collaboration with local school boards and community agencies.
Facilitate training sessions to build capacity, awareness and understanding of research and data to promote evidence-informed decision making.
Remain current on data integrity processes, methods, and technology tools.
Other duties as assigned.
Post-secondary diploma or degree in Social Science, Data Analytics, Business or Public Administration or related field, including courses in social statistics.
Two (2) years’ experience using qualitative and quantitative research methods, including analytical thinking and problem solving to derive logical solutions (tested).
Proficiency in the utilization of Statistics Canada’s Beyond 20/20 program, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including ESRI ArcGIS, and data visualization tools such as, but not limited to Microsoft Excel, Power BI, and/or Tableau.
Demonstrated experience in project management, successfully delivering results on time and on target.
Must demonstrate Corporate Competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.
Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent collaboration skills and experience working with diverse groups.
Working knowledge of social science research methods and statistical analysis, with the ability to analyze and synthesize diverse information in a clear and concise manner.
Superior analytical, communication, technological and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to facilitate training sessions to share knowledge and effectively build capacity around data and research.
Knowledge and experience with geographic information systems mapping software (ArcGIS).
Knowledge of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).
Advanced skill set in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power BI, and Power Point).
Knowledge in the creation of data visualizations and the various tools and styles that are available, such as dashboards and StoryMaps.
Ability to work independently and within a team.
Ability to manage multiple tasks with changing priorities.
Adherence to strict integrity and confidentiality requirements.
Verbal and written French skills an asset.
Must possess and maintain a valid class G driver’s license.
Required to obtain and maintain satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check).
Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at HRCity@cityofkingston.ca.
Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers
Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.