The Director, Strategic Data Analytics has a primary responsibility for leading the data analytics department, overseeing all activities and ensuring alignment with the institution's vision and strategy. Specifically responsible for aligning and directing the management, development, and integration of data analytics and business intelligence necessary for supporting the mission, vision strategies, objectives, and goals of the College; organizing and assembling the people, technology, processes, and financial resources necessary to address the current and future analytics needs of the College; understanding that information and data are a key business asset; and operationalizing the application of data and information in order to deliver optimal performance.
Drive departmental culture and promote data-driven decision-making across the College which includes both administrative and academic areas; prioritize analytics activities.
Act as the subject matter expert in the designing and recommending of appropriate analytical approaches and methodology in addressing key issues within the College.
Build a profile of data and analytics by providing a clear data and analytics stories in a central location; responsible for spreading those stories across the organization.
Participate in the formation of data-driven organizational decisions (how, where, when, which channels, etc.) and demonstrate delivery against the College's strategy.
Review analytic systems and infrastructure; partner with IT on analytical roadmap for IT-based systems; and build, maintain, and improve the existing business intelligence and analytics tools across the department and the College.
Determine & propose how to use analytics outputs to support senior management decision making (e.g., admissions analytics on retention & completion, student success analytics, curriculum assessments, donor analytics, etc.).
Centralize and evaluate all the information related to data analytics in areas including but not limited to: enrollment management; marketing; faculty management (especially as it relates to accreditation; productivity; promotion and tenure); financial management – internal (budgeting, procurement - and external (e.g., for ratings agencies); student affairs (e.g., related to regulatory compliance, health and wellness, and so forth); advancement; corporate relations; and reporting related to rankings.
Review, make recommendations, and drive implementation of analytical tools across academic divisions, including training & course integration of technological landscapes; data wrangling and statistical inference tools; visualization tools; automation tools; and storytelling vehicles & best practices.
Create synergies and improve overall impact of analytics education & experience in the undergraduate school, graduate school, and executive education program.
Opportunity to teach up to the equivalent of one course per academic year, as needed.
Manage the Data Analytics Governance Council.
Assume additional responsibilities as required.
Manager, Learning Assessment Outcomes
Senior Data Specialist
Minimum Level of Education Required Master's Degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Information Technology, Economics, Statistics, Applied Math, or related field.
Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:
A minimum of 10 years of experience in data analytics or data warehousing
Must have experience in business process analysis, data architecture design and development as well as the implementation of workflow enabled solutions
Must have experience working in strategic planning, project management, and cross-functional business experience as well as vast experience working with large data-sets and computing systems
Must have strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, applied across problems of varying nature and scope
Must have strong executive-level client facing skills and the ability to communicate complex analytical concepts with confidence to a non-technical executive audience
Experience with data mining and data aggregation across a rich, varied data set
Ability to identify interesting features in a complex and rich data set
Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues verbally and in writing and to a variety of internal and external audiences
Must have strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Ability to create an environment where direct reports have the freedom and security to take initiative; deal with complexities with resilience, resourcefulness, and optimism; and appreciate open mindedness, creativity, and agility in thought and tactics
Ability to embrace ideas and changes created by all community members
Works independently to solve problems; look for opportunities to take on responsibility; take thoughtful risks; and effectively act on new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results
Ability to anticipate and effectively handle change; demonstrate willingness to try new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions
Must have exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, disability, veteran status,or any otherprotected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here. Babson College is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.