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Director of Data Management, Analytics, and Reporting

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Academic Affairs/Provost, Institutional Research

Full Time, Administrative

  • Official Title: Director, Unspecified (8)
  • Job ID: #15999
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Director of Data Management, Analytics, and Reporting

NOTE: Priority application date extended to 6/30/20.......... The Director of Data Management, Analytics, and Reporting reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Director works in consultation with the university vice chancellors with oversight responsibilities for specific domains. This group will work as a cross-functional team which will vet and refine recommendations for data projects. More specifically, this position will provide vision and leadership to oversee the implementation of data governance and data compliance policies; supervise and manage institutional research and business intelligence resources; and supervise and manage resources involved with system-wide and third-party software applications and databases. The position will coordinate the development and support of enterprise metrics and dashboard reporting across all campus divisions.


  • Master’s degree in statistics, data science, mathematics or related quantitative discipline.
  • Broad experience in statistics, regression analysis, predictive analytics and modeling, and data warehouse architecture.
  • Demonstrated experience in data mining techniques and use of ETL.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to set vision and direction and provide leadership to a department, unit, or other group of employees.
  • Experience and skills in manipulating large relational databases.
  • Knowledge of best practices in the use of technology in institutional research.
  • Ability to cope with a dynamic and demanding environment where expectations for performance and productivity are high.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time and meet project deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as critical components of organization success.
  • Critical reasoning skills using data.


  • At least five years of professional experience managing or administration of data or policy areas in higher education.
  • An earned doctorate in social sciences, data science, or statistics.
  • Ability to develop high quality written reports, analyses, and visual presentations.
  • Coding understanding in basic computer languages (e.g., Python, R, SQL, JAVA, C++).


  • Advance data warehousing, analytics, and business intelligence initiatives to support data-informed executive decision-making at UW-Eau Claire. 
  • Work with the technical coordinators as the data is collected and edited, ensuring the data is finalized in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Work with university units and UW System Administration to design, collect data in support of, and conduct data analysis in support of student success initiatives.
  • Develop and implement appropriate analyses, processes, accountability measures, and other information products to support planning and decision-making at UW-Eau Claire.
  • Implement data governance policies to ensure effective data management and appropriate data access.
  • Manage internal data protection activities and ensure the university’s compliance with all relevant general data protection regulations and UW System policies.
  • Develop and implement effective data management processes to enhance data integrity through accurate data collection and reporting.
  • Lead the alignment of a ‘single point of truth’ source of data between UW System IR and UW-Eau Claire reporting needs.
  • Lead the development and implementation of qualitative and quantitative analyses, predictive analytics, data visualization tools, and other methodologies to provide university leadership and stakeholders with trends and insights to support strategic decision-making.
  • Lead the university in becoming a digital campus by providing secure access to data and to personalized dashboards for displaying key performance indicators, as well as evaluating and selecting appropriate systems.
  • Collaborates with university units in managing and maintaining university-wide software applications and databases.
  • Supervise institutional research staff to provide high quality data analytics and intuitive data visualization tools to various university constituents.
  • Promote a culture of inclusive excellence and demonstrate a commitment to advancing the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Support complex analyses and external reporting across a wide variety of offices such as admissions, financial aid, enrollment, and degree awarding.
  • Work to ensure data quality—stable definitions, requisite changes, adherence to contextual elements (e.g., limitations of data assumptions) and identification/recommendations for missing pieces.
  • Assist campus divisions in developing operational reports.
  • Other duties as assigned 

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site:  You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Director of Data Management, Analytics, and Reporting position (Job ID # 15999) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  

Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:  Mr. Arjen van Dijk, Executive Assistant;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by June 30, 2020.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.



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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: