Director of Strategic Enterprise Data Analytics

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Director of Strategic Enterprise Data Analytics

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Darden Graduate School of Business

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-26-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business, one of the world's leading business schools, seeks a Director of Strategic Enterprise Data Analytics . This critical role will carry out advanced analytics and provide strategic insights to senior leadership, all in support of the mission of the school.

The Director will collect enterprise metrics, participate in improving data collecting/storing/using infrastructure, review data submitted to outside stakeholders, analyze information tied closely to the Darden enterprise dashboard and rankings, and propose solutions to key Darden opportunities. This position will provide reporting and analysis, including developing materials and presentations for review by Darden leadership to help assess progress against global priorities, engagement, student outcomes, human capital, the academic mission, and rankings. The successful candidate will turn data into insights and business decisions that support the mission of the school.

Typical Work Includes:

Carry out advanced analytics using data to help provide strategic insights, and actionable recommendations to enterprise leadership.

Work to support and/or drive key strategic projects for the dean's office.

Work with the Chief Strategy Officer and Darden stakeholders to assess enterprise data systems, strategic reporting needs and decision criteria, and use this information to develop the systems for a robust enterprise strategic reporting system.

Assist with the roll-out of Darden's dashboard and provide ongoing analytics support to develop strategic insights and recommendations from this data.

Work with stakeholders across the Darden School to most efficiently gather and maintain current information on activity and results relevant to global priorities and rankings.

Develop and maintain appropriate reports to help identify trends, prepare performance dashboards and to analyze success of key global initiatives. Clean and transform data as required to deliver actionable information.

Use reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and eliminate root cause for a range of complex data problems (e.g.: input errors or inadequate field edits), and recommend possible solutions and communicate their organizational impact.

Provide complex analysis and recommendations regarding data management and the design of dashboard and reports. Collaborate with the data architecture and technical development team to ensure the creation of an efficient technical solution that meets all functional business needs.

Assist in the collection and analysis of student feedback and assessment of global programming to help support continuous review and improvement of the global educational experience.

Conduct benchmarking studies with peer schools.

Champion ideas and new technology capabilities to take data analytics of the School to the next level, and institutionalize those capabilities once piloted.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated curiosity about connections in data and how to use data in decisioning.
High level of emotional intelligence, empathy, and collaboration that allows the incumbent to achieve results through informal authority.
Ability to engender trust among internal stakeholders (faculty, senior leadership, and key professional staff, and to work effectively with them.
Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and to execute actions using judgment and discretion.
Excellent analytical and research skills.
Mastery of business functional fundamentals.
Strong communicator, both written and verbal.
Trustworthy and demonstrates strong integrity and sound judgment about how to represent the dean's office and confidential data.
Impact and end product orientation; gets things done both individually and through others.
Believes in and is motivated by Darden's mission.

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