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Director of Data Management and Analytics

Priority may be given to the following designated employment equity groups: Women, Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*.

* The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. 


City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Knowledge, Information and Technology Services 

Classification: MGT-1 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC 


Note: Due to the nature of the work and operational requirements, this position will require a physical presence, in the form of a hybrid work arrangement (a combination of working onsite and offsite) of three days per week at the NRC work location identified.


The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At the NRC, we know that diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, a safe and respectful work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.  We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process.


Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated confidentially. 

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.

Regarded as a leader in science, technology and innovation, the NRC’s balanced agenda ranges from leading edge frontier science to fostering the development of Canadian industries and the extension and expansion of Canadian Trade. The 100 year heritage of the NRC includes direct association with 13 Nobel laureates and a multitude of Canadian corporate success stories. The NRC is currently expanding to address critical national and global challenges through initiatives such as the Factory of the Future, advanced materials, independent living, smart cities, vaccines and biologics, lasers and adaptive optics, cyber security, printable electronics and CO2 transformation. A critical factor in the success of these initiatives will be the execution of a robust digital and data strategy. 

As an ideal candidate, you are known for your ability to communicate and collaborate, and you are particularly strong at managing and maintaining partnerships with clients and stakeholders. Your credibility as a strategic business advisor and partner is derived from your in-depth knowledge of current and emerging trends in digital and data practices and your ability to inspire and motivate teams has enabled you to successfully lead digital and data  transformational initiatives within complex and dynamic environments.

Reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer, the Director of Data Management and Anayltics is responsible for a number of key functions, including:

  • Digital and Data Strategy and program execution
  • Organizational data policy and standards
  • Identification and management of quality, trusted data
  • Definition and monitoring of key performance indicators

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


University degree in a field relevant to the position.

A combination of education and required experience in the field of security investigations may be considered.


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency


  • Significant experience providing strategic advice to Senior Executives (Deputy Minister level) on issues pertaining to organization-wide digital and data strategies.
  • Significant experience leading digital and data initiatives in complex and dynamic environments; interfacing with data management specialists and taking advantage of digital opportunities to realign business models and enable the digitalization of the business.
  • Significant experience managing data assets in a complex multi-disciplinary context.
  • Experience collaborating and maintaining partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve organizational outcomes
  • Experience managing complex multi-year projects that address sensitive and high-risk issues.
  • Experience in providing strategic and operational direction to staff and in rolling out and facilitating multi-stakeholder initiatives.
  • Experience leading the development of digital platforms and implementation of digital policies or services to advance business priorities and objectives 
  • Experience managing human resources including direct supervision of staff, assignment of work and managing employee performance.

Condition of Employment

Secret (II)

Language Requirements

Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC 


Note: We will only consider bilingual candidates.


Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of emerging federal government-wide direction on digital services and its impact on departmental IT service organizations.
  • Demonstrated broad understanding of relevant business and industry issues, and of internal and external factors that impact organizational operations;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize information, assess risks and opportunities, and make recommendations on potential courses of action;
  • Ability to direct and engage core capabilities to effectively lead and manage a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Ability to lead and influence change while applying best practices in the management of human resources, finances and projects, and strategic planning;
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, to work cooperatively and effectively with a broad range of employees, colleagues, clients, and stakeholders;
  • Ability to effectively manage and deliver a service in a complex and continuously changing business and technology environment;
  • Demonstrated broad understanding of relevant business and industry issues, and of internal and external factors that impact directorate operations.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management Competencies - Inspirational Leadership (Level 3)
  • Management Competencies - Strategic Outlook and Alignment (Level 3)
  • Management Competencies - Drive for Results and Efficiency (Level 4)
  • Management Competencies - Leverage Collaborative Relationships (Level 3)
  • Management Competencies - Financial Management (Level 3)
  • Management Competencies - Client Relationship Management (Level 3)
  • Management Competencies - Industry Sector Knowledge (Level 3)
  • Management Competencies - Human Resources Management (Level 3)
  • Management Competencies - Self-Awareness (Level 3)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Management Competencies (MG)


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.


From $125,664 to $150,773 per annum. 


NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.


  • Candidates who have Second Language Evaluation (SLE) test results with the Public Service Commission should include these results with their application.
  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (19794) to:


Telephone: 613-858-5773 

Closing Date: 2 June 2023 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.


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