Business Analyst

(One-year term position)

Universities Canada is the voice of Canadian universities, at home and abroad. We are a membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education, research and innovation. Universities Canada advances the mission of our member institutions to transform lives, strengthen communities and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our world.

We are currently recruiting a Business Analyst, for a one-year term position, who will be instrumental in facilitating effective communication and collaboration between the business development team and other groups at Universities Canada. Some of the responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical analysis of the scholarship management system by evaluating processes, requirements and uncovering areas for improvement.
  • Providing support for processes and advice on how to best use and optimize the system.
  • Creating project management plans, ensuring timelines are well thought out and communicated to stakeholders.
  • Assessing technical requirements and providing recommendations for successful implementation of new scholarship programs.
  • Advising on appropriate structures, controls and process design to support best practices in privacy protection to best comply with appropriate provincial and federal laws.

If you are right for this opportunity, you will possess the education and experience listed below:

Education, experience and knowledge

  • Undergraduate degree or college diploma in management information systems, business analysis or computer science.
  • A minimum of two years of experience performing business analysis related to CRM platforms.
  • Prior experience in providing technical solutions to business problems.
  • Prior experience working in a client-oriented environment.
  • Familiarity with privacy considerations and experience working with data protection regulations, an asset.


  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English; oral bilingualism a strong asset.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet firm deadlines.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • High degree of tact and strong interpersonal and customer relations skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

The position is based in Ottawa. Universities Canada has adopted a hybrid work model where employees are expected to work in the office a minimum of two days per week.  

The hiring salary range for this position is from $ $55,965 to $65,584 depending on experience.  Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an underfill capacity, in which case the candidate would be hired at a lower level than the position level.

Universities Canada is a National Capital Region Top Employer.  We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, group insurance, free gym membership and scholarships for children of our employees.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by September 4, 2023. Email address: [email protected].

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While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

Universities Canada promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. Universities Canada provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

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