Chief Data Officer

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Position Number998579Functional TitleChief Data OfficerPosition TypeStaffPosition EclassEP - EHRA 12 mo leave earningUniversity Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The Information Technology Services Division is a strategic partner to the executive team in achieving the goals of the university. The Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer reports directly to the Chancellor and is a member of the Chancellor’s Council. IT services are highly centralized at UNCG, with ITS providing and managing all of technology services consumed by students, faculty, staff and visitors. This structure affords amazing opportunities for technology leaders to research, launch and implement ideas that have a lasting positive impact on the university.

Position Summary

The CDO will work in close collaboration with research and academic programs, as well as administrative groups and institutional data stewards to establish an enterprise data road map and data management processes that enable information sharing, collaboration, compliance and security, and efficient resource management.

The CDO will:

> Define, develop and implement an enterprise data strategy that is focused on increasing the value of University data assets and supply the organization with data required to achieve strategic goals.
> Leverage the data strategy to facilitate development of innovative forward-facing capabilities that provide long-term competitive advantage.
> Build the necessary infrastructure and policies to increase campus wide accessibility to data for analytics, reporting, and open data publishing and encourage a culture of data driven decision making.
> Serve as a facilitator to traverse divisional silos, create synergies between functions, and align shared efforts to enable measurable business outcomes.
> Set the strategy and vision for UNCG’s approach to transformative data opportunities and drive the identification of new opportunities through more effective and creative use of data.
> Identify new partnerships and provide leadership for a broad range of initiatives and projects that align with UNCG’s strategic plans.
> Engage with city and county government leaders, local businesses and other community partners to develop an open data model that establishes the University as a regional data intermediary.
> Develop and manage an open data platform and data sharing agreements designed to accelerate research, stimulate economic development, and improve quality of life for residents.

Minimum Qualifications

•Mid to late career with Masters and 2 to 4 yrs experience; Bachelors and 3 to 5 yrs experience; or equivalent education/experience.
•Major in computer science, information technology, business or public administration, or related disciplines.
•10 plus years of experience in managing the ingestion, transformation, movement, sharing, governance, and quality of data and information.
•10 plus years of senior level management experience in a large-scale enterprise.
•Demonstrated ability to work with and influence multiple, diverse, cross-functional teams.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and CertificatesPreferred QualificationsSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Applicants have the option to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of up to four (4) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the SpartanTalent system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur after the applicant successfully submits his/her application.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment RangeSalary commensurate with experienceOrg #-DepartmentInformation Technology Services - 23101Job Open Date07/03/2019For Best Consideration Date07/12/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesFTE1.000Type of AppointmentPermanentIf time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.Number of Months per Year12FLSAExemptKey Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time30%Key Responsibility

Data Management Strategy

Essential Tasks

Develop a comprehensive data management strategy that establishes a uniform set of definitions, standards and governance practices to ensure consistency and standards for data collection, formats, hygiene, sharing, integrations and storage. Define, manage and govern data and technology policies, programs and operations to promote and control operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time30%Key Responsibility

Organizational Data Integrity/Data Management

Essential Tasks

Operationalize data governance, data quality and other controls to sustain the integrity of organizational data. Lead development of training for faculty and staff on data management principles and cloud-based data tool-sets. Promote data sharing among groups, set data policies and identifies opportunities to create and capture value from data.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time20%Key Responsibility

Data Compliance

Essential Tasks

Work with the CISO, Auditor, Director of Risk Management and other key stakeholders to ensure that the data complies with the regulatory and security policies in place.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time10%Key Responsibility

Data Inventory, Release, and Publishing

Essential Tasks

Oversee open data inventory, release and publishing operations for the university and ensure the quality, metadata preparation, and where applicable or required by law, that privacy needs are met.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time10%Key Responsibility

Knowledge of Regulatory Requirements and Industry Best Practices

Essential Tasks

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry best practices as it relates to data stewardship, identity resolution and obfuscation (or other means of protecting privacy and security of data). Remain current with emerging technologies and industry best practices.

ADA Checklist

ADA Checklist

R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).

Physical EffortReading - F, Writing - O, Talking - F, Standing - O, Sitting - F, Walking - RWork EnvironmentInside - F, Outside - RApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Other Newspaper
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • NCAPPA
    • SRAPPA
    • Raleigh News & Observer
    • HigherEdJobs
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship?
    • Yes
    • No




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Posted: 7/5/2019
Application Due: 10/18/2019
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