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Assistant Director, Data Reporting and Integrity

Villanova University

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Assistant Director, Data Reporting and Integrity

Position Type: Staff
Location: Villanova, PA
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: full-time/12-months
Department: 100-Provost
Posting Date: 01/09/2023

Position Summary:
Villanova University invites applications for an Assistant Director in the Office of Decision Support and Data Integrity, responsible for advancing the culture of data sharing, data stewardship, and data-informed decision-making, providing project management and coordination by performing duties/activities related to data collection, verification, reporting, analysis, and documentation.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost, the Assistant Director will work closely with the Director of Data Governance & Data Integrity, the Data Intelligence Analyst, key business units, and the colleges. Primarily responsible for assisting with coordinating and supporting the University's internal and external cyclical annual compliance and ad hoc reporting and verification requirements, leveraging the University's newly built data analytics platform. This position will play a key role in developing comprehensive documentation and templates to detail the reporting standards, protocols, and processes, enhance efficiency and ensure accuracy as it relates to reporting institutional data. In addition, this position will assist in building and maintaining dashboards and analytical reports to support decision-making.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:	

•Coordinate and assist in the collection, verification and timely submission of external federal, state, ranking, and accreditation surveys in a timely and accurate manner by reviewing instructions or guidelines, communicating with pertinent operational areas, preparing, and verifying data for final submission.
• Review and maintain business rules and process documentation, and prepare data for the state, and federal rankings as well as ad-hoc compliance reporting. Support the formal review process of college or school-based rankings to improve the accuracy, integrity, documentation, and validity of all reported data.
• Support in partnering with operational data stewards in business units and colleges to create standardized and consistent data definitions, assist with the creation and maintenance of reporting process documentation and templates, resolve data issues, improve usage, and verify data accuracy and completeness.
• Leveraging the University data platform, develop queries to facilitate reporting and analytical needs of the office and the university.
• Identify, explore, and document legacy and new sources of data.
• Perform basic statistical analysis, such as descriptive statistics, correlations, and crosstabulations.
• Develop and maintain dashboards and reports.
• Assist in responding to ad-hoc data requests and projects.
• Serve on the Data Stewards Committee. Represent ODSDI as appropriate to other campus partners and groups.

Minimum Qualifications:	

• Bachelor's degree required in a quantitative discipline.
• A minimum of three (3) years of related experience.
• Demonstrated knowledge of:
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with accuracy and consistency.
• Experience with cleaning and preparing data for reporting and analysis.
• Experience with SQL coding
• Experience using data visualization tool, such as Tableau, Microsoft PowerBI, Qlikview.
• Experience with statistical software (i.e. SPSS, R, Stata etc.) and working with large data sets
• Ability to apply keen attention to detail in analysis and validation of data.
• Aptitude and willingness to learn new tools and software.
• Strong project management skills demonstrating organization, flexibility, initiative, good judgement, teamwork, trustworthiness, and attention to detail.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.

Preferred Qualifications:	

• Master's degree preferred.
• A minimum of three (3) years of related experience (e.g., institutional research, data analysis, etc.).
• Experience within a higher education setting or institution.
• Experience with mandatory external survey reporting, such as IPEDS, US News, Common Data Set is highly desirable.
• Knowledge of intermediate level statistics is highly desirable.

References Needed:
Minimum Number of References Needed: 3
Maximum Number of References Needed: 3

If interested, please apply:

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Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. To this day, Villanova's Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. Villanova prepares students to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.

There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges-the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova Charles Widger School of Law. These colleges are the setting for an experience that develops both the heart and the mind, and creates the atmosphere where students are called to ignite change. Villanova University is located in a suburban community 12 miles west of Philadelphia, PA.  

Our Mission

Villanova University is a Catholic Augustinian community of higher education, committed to excellence and distinction in the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge. Inspired by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, the University is grounded in the wisdom of the Catholic intellectual tradition and advances a deeper understanding of the relationship between faith and reason. Villanova emphasizes and celebrates the liberal arts and sciences as foundational to all academic programs. The University community welcomes and respects members of all faiths who seek to nurture a concern for the common good and who share an enthusiasm for the challenge of responsible and productive citizenship in order to build a just and peaceful world.


Working at Villanova
As a Villanova University employee you will be part of a dynamic community where each individual and their contributions are valued. You'll experience the rewards of being on a college campus, and a myriad of opportunities to help create a positive impact on our students' educational experiences. Working at Villanova will give you the opportunity to contribute to our mission and values, while working with some of the most experienced educators and staff in the country. Learn more about Villanova here.

We invite you to join the more than 2,500 faculty and staff at Villanova University who have already discovered what Villanova has to offer.  

Diversity Statement

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. Villanova is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. Villanova University is committed to providing leadership in the attainment of equal employment for all individuals. It is the policy and practice of Villanova University to recruit and select applicants on the basis of their qualifications and abilities. This effort is in compliance with all federal and state laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.   


The Villanova University Benefits Program is the cornerstone of the University's commitment to meet the needs of faculty and staff and to become an employer of choice. Our Benefits Program is designed to meet three key components: Health and Wellness, Financial Support and Family. To learn more about the benefits we offer, please visit the following website:


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