Data Integrity Specialist

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401 N. Michigan Avenue

30345 Booth Advancement

About the Unit
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit:

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Job Summary:

  • The Data Integrity Specialist is responsible for managing alumni data in Chicago Booth and University systems. This individual conducts research online to find information on alumni and maintains biographical data in the alumni database systems. In addition, this person is responsible for conducting quality assurance checks and creating and delivering reports on quality assurance audits. The Data Integrity Specialist organizes data received by multiple sources, analyzes the data, and creates reports to help other Alumni Relations, Advancement, and Chicago Booth staff members in their functions.

  • Conduct research online to find information on alumni.
  • Maintain information on records individuals and organizations in Griffin and
    • Community Directory, the database systems used by Chicago Booth Alumni Relations & Development.
  • Compare multiple strains and sources of data and enter the appropriate information into the databases.
  • Reconcile discrepancies between internal and external databases, including Lexis Nexis and LinkedIn.
  • Field phone calls from colleagues and alumni regarding address updates, mailing list changes, and help with Community Directory.
  • Create custom reports for Alumni/Development staff upon request.
  • Serve as liaison with University Biodata and Griffin teams. Represent Booth Alumni/Development in meetings concerning database matters with other Chicago Booth teams, University staff, and outside vendors.
  • Assist in management of hard-copy records, including imaging for Griffin.

  • Excellent organizational, decision-making, and research/investigative skills required.
  • Superior communication and written skills required.
  • Ability to ask clarifying questions and choose appropriate sources required.
  • Ability to analyze data and identify trends or connections required.
  • Discretion in the handling of confidential information required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • A minimum one year of data or research-related experience in an academic or corporate setting required.
  • A minimum two years of data mining, data research, and database maintenance experience preferred.
  • Experience with a higher education alumni database preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required.
  • Ability to quickly learn and take ownership of software management required.
  • Familiarity with University of Chicago alumni database system (Griffin, SunGard Advance product) and Chicago Booth databases (Community Directory, Symplicity product) preferred.

Required Documents:


Cover letter

Note: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

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Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

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About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 3/22/2018
Application Due: 5/2/2018
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