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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Position: Web and IT Analyst

Reports to: Director, Information Systems and Web Services

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) changes lives by bringing people and knowledge together to reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs on society. It is the only organization with a legislated mandate to undertake this work at a national level. We partner with public, private and non-governmental organizations to improve the health and safety of Canadians. CCSA’s vision is for a healthier Canadian society where evidence transforms approaches to substance use.

We acknowledge that the First Peoples are the holders of Traditional Knowledge. CCSA recognizes and respects the power of the ways of knowing and Traditional Knowledge held by the First Peoples and commits to soliciting and incorporating Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous ways of knowing into its work.

Reporting to the Director, Information Systems and Web Services, the Web and IT Analyst is a member of the Web and IT teams responsible for the development, application and advisory of search engine optimization (SEO), website usability, permissions and information architecture across multiple online platforms. The role will implement IT systems, perform system administration and provide end-user support. In addition, The Web and IT Analyst will also develop guidelines, recommendations, procedures, training and support documentation advising on strategies and best practices.

Responsibilities

Website and Web Applications

  • Provide timely website and administration updates, including creating and uploading website content, publications and reports
  • Perform SEO to enhance website, web application and platform by creating and applying metadata, page titles, tags, alternative text and taxonomies
  • Test and analyze the application of metadata for web applications to enhance SEO and improve user experience, design and information architecture
  • Monitor emerging search and taxonomy trends for applications, systems and products, and determine and manage the development and implementation of changes and the associated procedures and processes
  • Co-ordinate the identification of key performance indicators to track the online impact of product marketing and promotional initiatives
  • Maintain content author permissions; implement workflows based on client requirements
  • Create and maintain support reference material, day-to-day tasks, project work and staff training documents

Information Technology and Systems

  • Help with troubleshooting end-user workstations, servers and networks
  • Assist with the maintenance of hardware and software inventory
  • Administer and support various cloud-based technologies, including resetting passwords, providing changes in access, onboarding and troubleshooting
  • Perform regular security audits on critical business systems to mitigate vulnerabilities
  • Provide regular reports on system key metrics, usage, ticket creation and resolution
  • Build and ship IT equipment for remote team members
  • Assist in introducing and supporting new collaboration applications, systems or platforms
  • Work closely with business departments and IT Manager to gather requirements on new IT modernization initiatives, providing an exceptional user experience
  • Support boardroom audiovisual technologies, workstation setup and key card access system
  • Develop, document and introduce new IT and system procedures, processes, controls, configurations and user guides for staff

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor degree or diploma in computer science, web development, management information systems, information technology, engineering or related discipline
  • Three to five years of experience in the maintenance of websites, web applications, SEO and metadata taxonomies using technologies, such as HTML, JavaScript, PHP, .Net and CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver or Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Three to five years of experience in system administration, user support, networking, virtualization, storage, VPN and server technology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write technical and nontechnical documentation, briefing notes and business cases
  • Experience with web content management, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, search, and retrieval systems, such as Drupal, WordPress and Siteimprove
  • Knowledge of administering workflow management tools (e.g., Asana, JIRA, MS planner)
  • Experience using and supporting Microsoft 365 platform, Azure, Windows O/S and server, SharePoint solutions and desktop products
  • Experience in providing technical guidance to users with varying degrees of computer knowledge
  • Strong analytical skills to analyze complex issues and create actionable plans
  • Proven experience working independently and in a team environment with a high degree of initiative, attention to detail, responsibility and efficiency
  • Proven ability to establish priorities and manage competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment while exercising flexibility and sound judgement

Assets

  • Knowledge of enterprise content management systems, such as M-files and SharePoint
  • Knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems, such as Sage, Dynamic Business Central and GP
  • Knowledge of data visualization tools, analytics and survey tools
  • Bilingualism English and French

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a résumé and covering letter by email to hr@ccsa.ca. We thank all respondents; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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