Data Specialist (Accreditation)

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Data Specialist (Accreditation)

Lang School of Business and Economics

Hiring #: 2021-0174

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Reporting to the Senior Manager - Learning, Assessment and Accreditation, the Data Specialist (Accreditation) in the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics provides consultation, data analysis, and technical expertise for all accreditation reporting requirements. This includes supporting the planning of data reporting cycles, managing the School’s accreditation software system, and contributing to the School’s comprehensive quality assurance systems. Areas where the Data Specialist will provide analytical support, leadership and/or advice include:

  • Developing and implementing databases, data collection systems, data analytics and strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality;
  • Identifying, analyzing, and interpreting trends or patterns in complex data sets;
  • Acquiring data from primary or secondary data sources and maintaining databases/data systems;
  • Locating and defining new process improvement opportunities;
  • Designing, recommending, and implementing robust processes, systems, and policies to collect evidence for accountability measures and strategic targets in support of accreditation as well as the School and University’s strategic plan.

Requirements for the position include a Master’s degree (preference in analytics, computer and data analytics, information systems, business, or a similar field) and a minimum of two (2) years of similar work experience (or a commensurate combination of relevant education and work experience). In order to perform successfully in this role, this position requires:

  • Strong data management, database experience, and understanding of qualitative and quantitative methodology (experience with Academ considered an asset);
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Technical expertise regarding data models information systems, and database design;
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings;
  • Strong understanding of AACSB Accreditation standards;
  • Ability to work well with others and work effectively as part of a team.

This appointment is regularly performed on- campus but will be initially fulfilled remotely (off-campus) until the University resumes its regular operations.

Position Number 195-040
Classification P04*
Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

*Tentative evaluation; subject to committee review.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2021 04 28
Closing Date: 2021 05 12