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Reporting and Analytics Lead

University of Alberta

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position has a term length of one year plus a day and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed on our Benefits Overview page .

Location: This role is hybrid with a mix of remote and in-person and work primarily located at North Campus, Edmonton.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Department/Faculty Summary

Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute: Faculty of Science.

Position Summary

Working in the ABMI’s Information Centre, the Reporting & Analytics Lead is responsible for developing, enhancing, and maintaining the ABMI’s online reporting products, as well as a number of information systems that leverage ABMI data and information. These reporting products and information systems are essential to mobilizing ABMI data and information to users across multiple sectors, including government, non-governmental agencies, the research community, Indigenous communities, and industry, to support business needs. These products and systems must be continuously updated and enhanced as new analyses and/or online functionality becomes available, so the Reporting & Analytics Lead needs to maintain their currency both on the state of the science, as well as the information needs of users.


The Reporting & Analytics Lead’s key role is the planning, execution, evaluation, and ongoing refinement of the activities below.

  • Facilitates Collaborative Programs

Leads and facilitates the development of biodiversity and environmental reporting and knowledge translation products as they support the needs of end-users, ABMI partners, and ABMI’s Strategic Plan.

    • Works with government, industry, non-government organizations, and the scientific community to understand the knowledge needs of the natural resource management system.
    • Coordinates and manages the development and implementation of “Status of Land Cover and Biodiversity” and/or Atlas reports depending on ABMI priorities and client requests.
    • Fosters and maintains ongoing relationships with multiple external project collaborators.
    • Engages end-users in dialogue about the potential benefits of ABMI data and knowledge products.
    • Fosters and maintains an ongoing relationship across multiple ABMI Centres to ensure working knowledge of advancements in ABMI biodiversity monitoring information products.
  • Leads and Manages Biodiversity Programs

Provides leadership and expertise related to the planning and implementation of multiple information product programs across a breadth of topics that vary over time.

    • Ensures the successful completion of projects on time and on budget through effective project management, including tracking deliverables and interdependencies, breaking down and prioritizing tasks, ensuring open lines of communication across the project teams, and coordinating frequent team meetings and discussions.
    • Supports clarification of project roles and responsibilities, identification of resources and delegation of tasks.
    • Develops collaborative relationships with appropriate collaborators and service providers (e.g., contractual agreements with contractors).
    • Coordinates and manages ongoing development of ABMI’s information products to support Stakeholders and user needs.
    • Coordinates independent scientific review of project products as required.
  • Directs and Undertakes Project Work

Works independently, with ABMI senior leadership, ABMI staff, and project collaborators to conduct necessary project work.

    • Leads development of novel infographics to communicate complex scientific concepts.
    • Manages report design (print or online format) with vendors.
    • Manages and coordinates User Interface design and implementation of ABMI’s Information Products with ABMI’s development team, scientists, and vendors.
    • On an annual basis (or as needed), manages efforts to update results and/or content of ABMI’s online reports (e.g., Status of Human Footprint in Alberta), and/or develop new content features to incorporate novel scientific analyses.
    • Fulfills annual and/or one-off reporting requests as required by various third-party organizations, including reporting for the Government of Alberta’s Land-use Framework and biodiversity fact sheets for areas of interest identified by specific stakeholders, such as Counties.
    • Coordinates and manages the ongoing development and maintenance of the ABMI’s Information products (e.g., Biodiversity Browser, Online Reporting, Mapping Portal).
    • Supports the design and implementation of surveys and/or other engagement tools to gather feedback about information products from users and stakeholders.
  • Support Knowledge Dissemination

Facilitates direct and indirect understanding of ABMI knowledge among environmental resource managers, policy analysts, and the public.

    • Provides summaries of ABMI information products.
    • Communicates strengths and limitations of data and information products.
    • Develops and delivers information product presentation material.
    • Communicates information product outcomes in written and oral form to non-technical and technical audiences, including peer-reviewed publications.
    • Supports communication and reporting initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.Sc. degree in biological sciences or related discipline. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Greater than 3 years working experience in the field of environmental monitoring, ecology or natural resource management with excellent organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference given to those with:
    • Commitment to ABMI’s values, vision and mission;
    • Relevant education and experience (knowledge and experience with biodiversity, ecosystems, forestry or hydrology);
    • Direct experience managing multi-partner, multi-year projects;
    • Experience working with vendors, including web developers, designers, data systems engineers;
    • Experience in project or product development;
    • Long-term career interest in promoting sustainable resource management;
    • Self motivated and ability to motivate others;
    • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills;
    • Experience in science communications, particularly creation of simple graphs, figures, and infographics;
    • A proactive approach to managing problems;
    • Ability to adapt and evolve as required;
    • An interest in learning;
  • An Asset:
    • An interest in environmental monitoring;
    • Formal project management training and experience using project management tools/software;
    • Informal or formal leadership experience;
    • Familiarity with applications of remote sensing, geospatial methods or modelling in environmental monitoring;
    • Experience conducting and/or using data from field-based monitoring programs;
    • Knowledge of stakeholder management theory and application.

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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