POST DATE: October 19, 2022

CLOSING DATE: November 4th, 2022

TYPE of EMPLOYMENT: Full Time Permanent


Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected], or to the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre at 99 Foster Drive, Level Six, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 5X6


We are a team that loves what we do. Our Acorn “family” challenges each member to think outside the box and put our best foot forward every day. Together, we make time for work and play and certainly don’t shy away from nerf gun tournaments, and having candy readily available. Our office is located at the Civic Centre Building (99 Foster Drive, Level 6) in downtown Sault Ste. Marie offering beautiful views, a wide variety of local restaurants to frequent, and boasts unmatched world class outdoor experiences throughout all four seasons. Acorn employees have access to mentorship, opportunities for development, and the support they need from colleagues and management teams to complete projects. As a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC), Acorn Information Solutions employees can work with and interact with people from various sectors and learn about important projects happening across all divisions of SSMIC.

If you meet the qualifications listed below and think you may enjoy being a part of our team, please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] by November 4th, 2022.


The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre’s Acorn Information Solutions department is seeking a Data Analyst to undertake a range of data analysis projects and tasks related to health, social services and early childhood development. This position will report to the Manager of Health and Social Services Projects.


• Responsible for selecting appropriate methods and procedures for collecting, analyzing, and maintaining community, health, early years, and social services data;

• Responsible for supporting evidence-based decision making through analyzing complex issues, summarizing key findings and effectively communicating results through reports, presentations to managers, staff, clients, etc.;

• Supports health and social service research, evaluation and information needs at the community and regional level;

• Develop qualitative reports and other products using software such as Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Office suite and other related software programs;

• Meeting with and communicating project updates and deliverables with key stakeholders;

• Perform other duties or special assignments as requested by the reporting supervisor

• Meeting regularly with the project team and reviewing project status;

• Able to work and collaborate with other people and engage in knowledge transfer;

• Provides consultation for data analytics and data collection;

• Have a good understanding of data security and safe data practices; and

• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.


• Minimum 4-yr Bachelor’s Degree that includes courses on statistics, survey methodology, data collection and evaluation

• Strong critical thinking and analytical skills

• Demonstrated knowledge in program planning, implementation and evaluation, indicator reporting, critical appraisal of literature, methods or community participation, research methods and policy analysis

• Demonstrated knowledge of data management including the ability to design and analyze databases and to perform statistical analysis using STATA, SPSS or other statistical/programming packages

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel

• Experience with business intelligence software such as Microsoft Power BI, Tableau or other related programs

• Excellent communication, interpersonal, technological, analytical and presentation skills

• Ability to exercise a high level of independence, integrity and confidentiality

• Ability to work in a team-based, multi-disciplinary setting and with a variety of agency partners

• Ability to work under pressure to meet tight externally and internally driven deadlines

• Ability to learn new skills and technologies/software quickly;

• Organized, independent learner, who can balance multiple priorities;

• Knowledge and experience with mapping software (ArcGIS) is an asset; and

• Knowledge of early child development is an asset.


Confidentiality of all applicants assured. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted and we thank all other applicants for their interest.

The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre welcomes a diverse workforce. As a non-for-profit organization, we are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and workplace. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

The ability to communicate in both official languages (English and French) would be considered an asset.


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