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Academic Data Manager

Vassar College

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Vassar College

Academic Data Manager

Department: Dean of the Faculty Office
Duration of Position: Full year / Full time
Work Schedule:
Employee Type: Administrator
Posting Date: 03/11/2022
Union Representation: Not Applicable
Posting Number: AS197P
Pay Rate:

About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is deeply committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, diversity and inclusiveness. Vassar seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty and students. Vassar College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, and applications from women, individuals with disabilities and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.Note: Vassar College has a universal vaccination policy requiring a COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster, for all employees except for those exempt for medical or religious reasons.

Position Summary and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Academic Administration, the Academic Data Manager is responsible for aiding in the use of digital information technology, leveraging existing systems including various enterprise services, to report accurate and accessible data related to the academic areas for the College. This position supports the offices of the Registrar and Dean of the Faculty, coordinates closely with Vassar's Computing and Information Services unit (“CIS”), and assists with all aspects of the design, development, support, testing, implementation, and documentation of key technology initiatives within the Registrar and Dean of the Faculty organizations.

Reporting and Analytics
  • Develop dashboards to provide academic departments with visibility into relevant data.
  • Fulfill requests for data from multiple constituencies across campus by creating and modifying standing and ad hoc academic-related data reports.
  • Perform data analysis and validation to ensure data quality.

Business Process
  • Maintain deep understanding of system operations in the Registrar and Dean of the Faculty offices and how they can continue to be used to improve processes, reporting, and inform decisions.
  • Facilitate/support creating, improving, and leveraging business processes to help ensure effective use of student and faculty systems, accuracy, and security of data.
  • Participate actively in Workday and other Enterprise System Communities, to keep up-to-date with current and new features, and the technology solutions they can provide.
Training and Support
  • Provide training and support to users of applications specific to the functions of Registrar and Dean of Faculty Offices.
  • Provide functional and technical expertise relating to all departmental applications including project management, and coordinating needs assessment for new systems, system upgrades, and system enhancements. Create process documentation, and reference guides.
  • Liaise with Computing and Information Services and system leads to test, maintain, and support office operations, new initiatives, and database management related to Vassar's systems used to manage academic data.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably Computer Science, Information Systems or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in data management or analysis, preferably working in a higher education setting, and experience with student or human resource systems.
  • Excellent time management and interpersonal skills; able to translate complex problems clearly and in nontechnical terms.
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated experience in collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy with the ability to manage multiple, high priority tasks.
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive data with integrity and the utmost discretion and respect for confidentiality.
  • Self-motivated; able to work independently as well as with a diverse team.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office with advanced skills using Excel.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.

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