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Director - Data, Analytics, and Insights - University of Iowa

Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Director - Data, Analytics, and Insights - University of Iowa The University of Iowa is seeking a professional who has experience providing strategic guidance and overall direction for analytical efforts and will be responsible for leading the Data, Analytics, and Insights (DAI) workgroup. The person in this role will shape campus data culture by actively collaborating with campus stakeholders to identify opportunities, creating comprehensive strategies, and delivering data analytics solutions that enable strategic transformations. - The Director of DAI is responsible for strategic leadership and oversight of the University's data ecosystem, including data strategy, data engineering/operations, data analytics, business intelligence, and data governance - all to advance the University's data culture and impactful use of institutional data. The successful candidate will be accomplished at discovering solutions hidden in institutional data, leading/mentoring data professionals, and creating collaborative relationships. This position is eligible for a combination of on-campus and remote work. Work arrangement options will be discussed during the hiring process. This person will report to the Executive Director of Administrative Information Systems (AIS). We provide a challenging work environment at a premier higher education institution. We offer an exceptional benefits package and many other support resources to help employees balance their professional and personal lives. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at
Our mission is to create a welcoming and supportive workplace where everyone feels empowered to be their authentic selves and share ideas. We strive to cultivate a workforce culture of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We embrace this commitment as mission-critical, not just compliance-driven, and embed it in hiring, incentive, retention, and career-development practices and initiatives.
- Education Requirement: -
A Bachelor's degree. An equivalent combination of education and related experience may also serve to meet these minimum requirements. Required Qualifications and Competencies

  • Technology experience (typically 10+ years) including management education or experience.
  • Experience defining institutional data and analytics vision, strategies, and roadmaps to enable advances in a data-driven culture.
  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge of modern data ecosystems
  • Experience managing, mentoring, and leading a diverse team of high-performing data professionals
  • Experience in developing and implementing frameworks, policies, and processes required to enable successful implementation and adoption of a data-driven culture
  • Deep understanding of SQL, data modeling, relational databases, data warehouse principles and data integration concepts
  • A foundational understanding of data management principles and operational support of enterprise data
  • Proven intellectual curiosity, creativity, agility, initiative, and professional judgment
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including communication, collaboration, teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse environment
    - Desired Qualifications and Competencies:
    • Strong understanding of data visualization and BI development tools (e.g., SSRS, Power BI, or Tableau) and ETL tools.
    • Familiarity with Higher Education and associated administrative/academic processes and data, as well as the supporting technologies in a higher education setting.
    • Well-versed in data governance practices, processes, and implementation
    • Experience with cloud databases and analytics tools
    • Experience evaluating new and emerging technologies and their potential applications at an enterprise level. Additional Information: Please attach a resume and cover letter (in the relevant submission-specific field) that clearly indicates how you meet the qualifications. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Kim Kuebrich Yordi at

      There is an expectation that the person in this position will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationships with the University of Iowa campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect for difference that represents our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
      Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential verification. Additional Information
      • Classification Title: Senior Data Scientist
      • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
      • Schedule: Full-time Compensation Contact Information
        • Contact Email: Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences. Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or . For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543 . My ProfileCreate and manage profiles for future opportunities.Contact us to learn more about how to qualify for Veteran's Preference.

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