Data Strategist

Posted on9/7/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toSenior Associate Vice Chancellor
Reports in officeDecision Support
Application due dateUntil position closes
Job start dateOctober 1, 2017
CityChicago
State/ProvinceIllinois
InstitutionCity Colleges of Chicago
Institution descriptionAt City Colleges of Chicago a talented team of educators and staff work together to ensure that students complete their programs of study and are college ready, career ready and prepared to pursue their life goals. The Data Strategist plays a significant role in standardizing continuous improvement and performance-based culture at City Colleges of Chicago, and ensuring fact-based accountability at program, employee and system-levels. This role provides strategic data analysis, monitors strategic metrics, develops and facilitates the tracking of leading performance indicators, and supports the district and colleges in the strategic use of data.
Job duties•Provide data and analytic support: Conduct strategic data analysis, identify insights and implications from institutional data and make strategic recommendations to executive and senior staff; develop data displays that clearly communicate complex analyses to multiple audiences.

•Facilitate performance metric monitoring: Monitor District and college strategic metrics through performance dialog forums; work with staff at different levels of the organization to create metrics, set goals and conduct analyses; use operational data in real time to develop and execute action plans focused on improving institutional practices, policies, procedures and ultimately student success.

•Build structures, tools and routines to institutionalize a data-driven culture of student success.

•Work cross-functionally across the organization: Maintain cross-functional visibility across all departments to help push strategic initiatives forward and surface critical issues; provide ongoing oversight and support to management and decision making to ensure that measures are being used to effectively manage operations and effect institutional change.

•Develop and refine institutional data capacity through data use: Support development of district/college-wide data collection, analysis and dissemination of policies and practices; train researchers and staff to make meaningful data connections; develop and refine institutional data capacity through knowledge sharing: facilitate regular reviews with district/college team; synthesize and share key insights across projects.

•Develop, maintain and train teams on infrastructure (such as SharePoint) to support knowledge management.

•Develop and refine institutional data capacity through capacity building: Help staff use data in real-time, lead data capacity building trainings on data literacy; support development tools, templates, and reports that address the needs of building data capacity across CCC.
Qualifications•A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a quantitative discipline such as statistics, business, mathematics, economics public policy; or a related field of study. Master’s Degree preferred

•Three years of relevant research experience, with demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and statistics

•High level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office

•Experience with statistical analysis software such as SAS highly desirable; familiarity with Access and SQL data query skills a plus

•Experience in the development of performance metrics and continuous improvement systems and tools desirable

•Knowledge of best practices in project management and strategic planning

•Strong oral and written communication skills and analytical and problem solving skills

•Ability to clearly and effectively communicate data and methodological details to non-technical audiences

•Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment

•Ability to work independently and manage time effectively; ability to manage competing priorities and handle multiple projects
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsBenefits include full health insurance, investment plans, retirement plan, generous vacation, holidays, personal and sick days, tuition reimbursement. For a more detailed overview of benefits, please visit our benefits website.
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.