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BILINGUAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, LEARNING ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS

Full‐time position
Current annual salary range:
$44,574‒$51,821

The Bilingual Administrative Assistant, Learning Assessment Programs supports the successful implementation of flagship projects that assess the knowledge and skills of students at the pan‐Canadian and international levels, including the Pan‐Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP), the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

Please send an electronic version of your cover letter and résumé to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to the attention of Human Resources at hr@cmec.ca by 4:00 p.m. EDT, August 19, 2022.

BILINGUAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, LEARNING ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS

Full‐time position
Current annual salary range:
$51,633 – $70,219

The Bilingual Administrative Officer, Learning Assessment Programs supports the successful implementation of flagship projects that assess the knowledge and skills of students at the pan‐Canadian and international levels, including the Pan‐Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP), the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

Please send an electronic version of your cover letter and résumé to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to the attention of Human Resources at hr@cmec.ca by 4:00 p.m. EDT, August 19, 2022.

BILINGUAL COORDINATOR, LEARNING ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS

Full-time position
Current salary range: $100,391–$114,740, depending on experience and qualifications
Work arrangement can be remote, in-person, or hybrid

The Coordinator, Learning Assessment Programs, works on the design, implementation, and analysis of both pan-Canadian and international assessment programs. These large-scale assessments are critical to understanding educational environments and whether they meet expectations for students’ performance at key points in their education. The Coordinator, Learning Assessment Programs, manages a team of assessment professionals and reports to the Director, Programs Directorate, who is a member of the organization’s senior leadership team. The Coordinator, Learning Assessment Programs, works directly with: senior representatives of international and pan-Canadian education committees; international organizations, such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA); federal government departments with an interest in student assessment; and other relevant stakeholders.

Please send an electronic version of your cover letter and résumé to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to the attention of Human Resources at hr@cmec.ca, by 4:00 p.m. EDT, August 26, 2022.

BILINGUAL DATA OFFICER, LEARNING ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS

Full-time, 12-month contract
Current annual salary range: $57,680–$70,730, depending on experience and qualifications
Search area: within commuting distance of 95 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto
This position requires some in-person work at the offices of CMEC.

Position summary

This position supports the successful implementation of flagship projects that assess the knowledge and skills of students at the pan-Canadian and international levels, including the Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP), the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

Key qualifications

  • Bilingual (French and English), with excellent spoken and written skills in both languages
  • Postsecondary diploma or degree in a related field is an asset
  • At least two years of experience (typically gained through work at related organizations or government institutions) with large-scale datasets and large-scale data-collection activities, preferably in the field of education
  • Highly collaborative, with strong interpersonal skills to work with a broad spectrum of school officials and other stakeholders, and to exercise discretion and tact in highly confidential and politically sensitive situations
  • Exceptional computer skills, and experience working with—and troubleshooting—data-collection and verification programs, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access or other database tools (including ability to develop forms, queries, and reports)
  • Knowledge of data security and protection of privacy protocols and regulations
  • Knowledge of, and ability to use, the following programs is an asset: Data Management Expert (DME), WinW3S, Online Survey System (from IEA), and online survey software such as SurveyMonkey
  • Strong organizational, multitasking, time-management, and priority-setting skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively

Please send an electronic version of your cover letter and résumé to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to the attention of Human Resources, at hr@cmec.ca, by 4:00 p.m. EDT, June 24, 2022.

BILINGUAL ANALYST, POLICY

Full‐time, 6‐month contract position
Current annual salary range: $62,634–$87,554,
depending on experience and qualifications
Work arrangement can be remote, in‐person, or hybrid

The Bilingual Analyst, Policy will work in several areas of education, including pan‐Canadian and international work, early childhood education and elementary and secondary education, as well as data analysis. This role will appeal to individuals with strong research, writing, and analytical skills (to produce complex written reports for a range of stakeholders that includes ministers of education and the public), and the intellectual curiosity and rigour to monitor and investigate emerging developments in education.

Please send an electronic version of your cover letter and résumé to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to the attention of Human Resources at hr@cmec.ca, by 4:00 p.m. EDT, September 2, 2022.

BILINGUAL DATA ANALYST

Full‐time position, 18‐month contract
Current annual salary range: $64,325–$81,004, depending on experience and qualifications
Work arrangement can be remote, in‐person, or hybrid

Position summary

The Bilingual Data Analyst will support the project “Modernizing the Pan‐Canadian Indicators on Student Financial Assistance (PCISFA),” the purpose of which is to collect reliable, comparable data on student financial assistance (SFA), in order to inform evidence‐based policy discussions and to support policy and program development.

This role will appeal to individuals with strong data‐analysis and policy‐research skills. The successful candidate will be required to write complex written reports for a range of stakeholders, from ministers of education to the general public. Intellectual curiosity and the
ability to monitor and investigate emerging developments in education in Canada are essential.

Key qualifications

  • Superior communication skills in French and English, both oral and written (candidates may be asked to provide writing samples)
  • University degree in a field that emphasizes both qualitative and quantitative analysis, or equivalent work experience
  • Strong data‐analysis skills, with at least three years of experience in effective communication of data trends and insights
  • Strong research skills (both qualitative and quantitative), combined with a keen interest in developing a breadth and depth of knowledge in education
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and ability to develop applications in Microsoft Access
  • Exceptionally detail‐oriented, with strong organizational skills and the ability to meet critical deadlines (project‐management experience is desirable)
  • Experience with large‐scale datasets and large‐scale data‐collection activities, preferably in the field of education
  • Knowledge of data security and protection of privacy protocols and regulations
  • Knowledge of, and ability to use, the following programs is an asset: Remark, Data Management Expert (DME), WinW3S, SPSS Complex Samples Module, and online survey software such as Survey Monkey or Fluid Surveys
  • Exceptional computer skills, and experience working with—and troubleshooting—data collection and analysis programs
  • Highly collaborative, with strong interpersonal and networking skills to develop key contacts across Canada (needed to acquire and share information)
  • Knowledge of government relations, structures, and policy, and/or experience in the education system
  • Critical thinking, ability to synthesize large sets of data, and ability to analyze implications of data for policy and programming

Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Experience with survey development and data collection
  • Experience working on data projects at the pan‐Canadian level or at equivalent scale
  • Experience with presenting data and research and organizing a research or indicators program
  • Graduate degree in education statistics, policy, or related field

Please send an electronic version of your cover letter and résumé to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to the attention of Human Resources, at hr@cmec.ca, by 4:00 p.m. EDT, September 6, 2022.