Data Quality and Governance Manager

Position Overview

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Do you dream of joining a team that values ingenuity, creativity and diverse perspectives? A team that also values the importance of having fun while working hard? Now is the time! Make your dreams come true by joining a phenomenal team of professionals at the office of Analytics, Institutional Research, and Effectiveness (AIRE).

Reporting to the Vice Provost & Chief Data Officer within the AIRE office, the Data Quality & Governance Manager will partner with stakeholders and subject matter experts to establish key data definitions and ensure accurate data to support strategic planning, assessment, decision-making across the university. The Data Quality & Governance Manager promotes data literacy across campus, helping the university community locate key data sources, use consistent data definitions, and understand appropriate uses for data and its limitations.

The successful incumbent will have strong analytical, project management, communication, and collaboration skills so that they can work with subject matter experts across the AIRE team and leaders from across campus including, but not limited to, Information Technology, Faculty Affairs, Human Resources, the Office of the Registrar, Student Affairs, and the Office of Research.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in candidates who have professional experience working with a broad constituency and are conscious of diversity and equity perspectives. Women, minorities, and candidates who will contribute to the climate of diversity are especially encouraged to apply.

KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 hours of sick leave earned per year, 9 paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a great retirement program, medical and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and state of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors.
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The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

KU is a Research 1 institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

About Lawrence, KS

The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, a community of about 95,000. Only 35 miles west of Kansas City and 20 miles east of Topeka, you will never be far from barbecue, jazz, museum culture, and more. Lawrence has a lively downtown and a thriving arts and music scene, and its local government has enacted ordinances supporting equality for all members of its population. Lawrence locals covet the numerous sports and recreational opportunities, local shops, and a wide range of locally-owned restaurants.

Job Description

Data Governance Program Development, Implementation and Management 50%
  • Assists data leadership in the development of policies, standards, and procedures for data governance.
  • Coordinates, schedules and facilitates the data governance council and other appropriate committees and ensures all actions are completed on time.
  • Develops and implements a data governance engagement program to improve data literacy across the University.
  • Works with the Functional Systems Analyst to ensure appropriate access is given to different users across campus.
  • Ensures all data related to core University characteristics is accessible and available for all appropriate stakeholders.
Data Quality Processes and Implementation 30%
  • Develops processes and documentation to monitor and resolve any data quality issues.
  • Identifies, monitors, and reports data quality issues.
  • Evaluates data quality issues and makes recommendations based on functional area and system-wide needs.
Data Dictionary Implementation, Administration and Support 15%
  • Partners with key offices across campus to develop and maintain a data dictionary for all university data in the data warehouse.
Other Duties as assigned (5%)

Position Requirements

  1. This position is hybrid in which incumbent works on campus and remote based on a set departmental schedule.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree PLUS three (3) years of relevant experience.
  2. Prior work experience that required strong organizational skills, as evidenced by application materials.
  3. Strong written communication skills as demonstrated by application materials and interview.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in a related field.
  2. Experience in an institutional research or business intelligence setting at a university, including familiarity with the academic enterprise and knowledge of key issues and concepts in higher education.
  3. Experience in Program or Project Management.
  4. Knowledge of data governance concepts and processes
  5. Knowledge of data warehouse architecture.
  6. Knowledge of data visualization or business intelligence software (e.g. Tableau, OBIEE, Power BI, PeopleSoft Query and/or SQL Server etc.).

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes:
  1. Cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications.
  2. Resume.
  3. Contact information for three professional references (including at least one previous or current supervisor).
  4. Completion of the online application.
  • Application review begins Monday, May 22, 2023 and continues until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Corinne Bannon,

Advertised Salary Range

$78,000 - $95,000

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

Application Review Begins

Monday May 22, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Monday July 10, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25073BR
  • Department:  Analytics Inst Res & Effectnes
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  Hybrid
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  22-May-2023

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