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Asc Vice Provost of University Data

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Job Duties

The Associate Vice Provost acts as the data strategist for the university and oversees the governance and policy infrastructure necessary to facilitate the use of data for operational benefit and decision support.

The Associate Vice Provost for University Data works closely with university Data Stewards, Analysts and with IT professionals responsible for data warehousing/reporting to build a culture of trust and shared responsibility for University Data.


  • Defines, develops and implements an enterprise data strategy that is focused on increasing the value of University data assets and supplies the organization with data required to achieve strategic goals.
  • Institutes an enterprise operating model that is consistent with the capabilities and competencies required to execute the strategy.
  • Co-Chairs, with the Senior Vice Provost for Strategic Finance & Resource Planning, the data and analytics governance council to provide executive sponsorship for and oversight of governance policy creation and compliance.
  • Organizes and leads a data and analytics governance council to provide executive sponsorship for and oversight of governance policy creation and compliance.
  • Manages and influences enterprise data quality through the recurring certification of enterprise data assets and the reporting of data asset health in the enterprise data scoring process, including overseeing remediation plans. Fosters the creation of a data-driven culture, related competencies and data literacy across the enterprise.
  • Collaborates with schools, other academic units and administrative units to create a culture that embraces data as a key university resource and understands the importance of a unified governance model.
  • Supports these units in their own work to collect, store and use data effectively in support of their strategic goals.
  • Identifies new kinds, types and sources of data to enable administrative innovation throughout the organization.
  • Creates and oversees a centralized service for sourcing external data to ensure quality, traceability, timeliness, usability and cost-effectiveness.
  • Identifies and standardizes the use and governance of data and analytics, has oversight and ensures that standardized data governance tools, including data requirements documents, data lineage workflows, metadata forms, data models, etc. are used across the organization by all relevant stakeholders in support of the enterprise's business strategy.
  • Builds the necessary infrastructure and policies to increase campus wide accessibility to data for analytics, reporting, and open data publishing and encourages a culture of data driven decision making.
  • Defines, manages and advances enterprise information management principles, policies and programs for stewardship, advocacy and custodianship of data and analytics, in concert with legal, information security, and corporate risk and compliance offices.
  • Defines, manages and advances enterprise information management principles, policies and programs for stewardship, advocacy and custodianship of data and analytics.
  • In cooperation with the CISO, develops standards for the appropriate use of information taking into consideration changing security requirements, privacy needs, ethical values, societal expectations and cultural norms.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, computer science, data science, information science or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible business experience, ideally in business management, legal, financial or information or IT management, recently at or near the executive level is desired.
  • Broad business experience internally and within the vertical industry is desired.
  • Broad experience in multiple competency areas of data and analytics delivery (e.g., data warehousing, business intelligence, data governance, data architecture, data integration, data classification, data strategy, data quality management, data security, and privacy, MDM, data standards, regulatory compliance and enterprise architecture frameworks).
  • Academic qualification or professional training and experience in legal and regulatory areas are desirable.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams and enterprise-wide programs, operating and influencing effectively across the organization and within complex contexts.
  • Experience in integrating complex, cross-department processes and information strategies.
  • Experience running data teams using advanced technology and analytic techniques.
  • Extensive experience leading large, complex technology projects to solve business problems, including strategic and tactical planning, implementation, analysis, design, and execution.
  • Excellent business acumen and interpersonal skills; proven ability to work across business lines at a senior level to influence and effect change to achieve common goals.
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain digital concepts and technologies to non-technical audiences, and business concepts to technologists.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the following is desired: data structure, information systems/tools, related software and data management, and record-keeping policies and practices in a complex organizational environment.
  • A strong commitment to building a diverse and inclusive team culture.

Institution Description

Recognized as one of the world's great institutions of higher learning, a deep tradition of academic innovation thrives here. Our faculty and staff all work together to support the university's mission: to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider a career at Emory:

  • Commitment to Excellence: No matter what your position, you will be working alongside Emory community members who value creativity and innovation and strive for excellence in their work.
  • Sustainability: Ranked among the top 10 "greenest universities" in the country, Emory is committed to helping restore the global ecosystem, fostering healthy living, and reducing the university's impact on the local environment.
  • Arts and Culture: Each year, Emory hosts over 300 events in the performing, visual, and literary arts featuring internationally acclaimed artists.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Dedicated to building and maintaining community and diversity across campus, Emory’s faculty, staff and students collaborate on a variety of programs to facilitate access, enhance equity and broaden inclusion.
  • Learning, Development & Growth: From award-winning internal training programs to opportunities through tuition reimbursement or the courtesy scholarship, there are ample opportunities to continue your personal growth.
  • Health and Well-being: Committed to helping our faculty, staff and students to be their healthiest, Emory offers an abundance of wellness programs including onsite athletic facilities, wellness challenges, walking groups, workshops, and much more.
  • Beautiful Setting: Set on 600 beautiful acres, Emory’s main campus has received national awards for its beauty including recognition as one of the top ten "most amazing college campuses" from
  • Exceptional Benefits: From a generous retirement contribution to benefits that support your family's health, well-being and education, Emory's benefits programs are one of the great rewards of working here.
  • WorkLife: Emory has been recognized nationally for its robust work-life programs which offer resources for child-care, adult care, workplace flexibility and financial education.

Application Due Date: 2023-12-22
Job Start Date: 2024-01-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Atlanta
State/Province/Region: GA
Institution: Emory University
Reports To: Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Information Technology

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