Manager of Strategic Systems & Data Analytics, Darden Career Center
Job ID: R0038818 | Project Management | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business, one of the world's leading business schools, seeks a Manager of Strategic Systems & Data Analytics for the Darden Career Center. This position is responsible for leading all activities in the Career Center related to systems, analytics, and database management in support of strategic, data-driven decision-making. This critical role will carry out data and reporting projects for the Darden Career Center and work jointly with Strategic Enterprise Data Analytics and Digital Innovation. The Strategic Enterprise Data Analytics and Digital Innovation team carries out analytics and provides strategic insights to Darden's senior leadership. This position reports to the Assistant Dean, Career Center and works closely with the Strategic Enterprise Data Analytics and Digital Innovation Department.

The Manager will develop solutions to meet the needs of the Career Center, address issues, manage challenges, and streamline processes by leveraging existing information systems and adoption of new technology-based solutions.

This role will serve as the technical liaison to a wide range of external and internal stakeholders (career center advisors, employer relations team members, communications and marketing, corporate partners, Darden leadership, and vendors, including VMock, GradLeaders, and 12Twenty) and provide escalated systems support for students of all Darden degree formats. The Manager will also provide system training to new team members, as well as ongoing systems and data analytics education to current team members.

Responsibilities include:
  • Driving strategy to align Career Center technologies with business objectives.
  • Own Career Center data analytics strategy — identify, define, and prioritize data analytics projects and deliverables.
  • Analyzing and reporting Career Center metrics and outcomes.
  • Preparing career data in support of Darden's submission to accrediting body (AACSB) and media (US News & World Report, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Financial Times, and others).
  • Collaborating with business stakeholders to analyze user and system requirements and document them in the form of BRDs (business requirements document) and FDDs (functional design document).
  • Contributing towards the enterprise data warehouse and analytics solution development.
  • Creating interactive dashboards, visualizations, and enterprise reports leveraging Microsoft Power BI.
  • Performing business analyst capabilities (e.g., source system analysis, source-to-target mapping, report wire-framing, requirements/user stories, and conceptual data modeling) in order to inform ETL and data architecture design.
  • Developing Power BI data models and reports with compelling visual storytelling.
  • Approving and/or defining all data definitions in the Career Center subject area for all data analytics deliverables.
  • Providing leadership as the data steward for the Career Center subject area in defining data, creating processes and procedures to monitor and enforce standards, maintaining the quality of the data.
  • Managing request for information process for all Career Center stakeholders; prioritizing and working through the request queue.
  • Managing data quality to ensure accurate analysis and reporting.
  • Serving as the subject matter expert on MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance (CSEA) standards and ensuring data is in compliance within established standards.
  • Creating process flows, presentations, and reports to document recommendations and deliver them to the business stakeholders.
  • Developing test plans, test cases, procedures, and documents given business requirements and design documents.
  • Training career users on core career development systems and data analytics tools.

Professional Experience and Education:
  • Bachelor's degree and at least four years of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Highly self-motivated to deliver both independently and with strong team collaboration.
  • Strong written and oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Building reports, dashboards, and data visualizations skills required. Microsoft PowerBI or similar reporting tool preferred.
  • Knowledge of relational and dimensional database structures, theories, principles, and practices required. Business intelligence, Tableau, Qlik, and/or Spotfire preferred.
  • SQL, including ability to write stored procedures, triggers, analytic functions, and tuning preferred.
  • Agile delivery methodology preferred.
  • Career management systems (Symplicity, Handshake, 12Twenty, and/or GradLeaders) preferred.
  • Career center operations with on-campus or on-grounds recruiting practices or with general recruiting and hiring practices preferred.
  • Microsoft Office suite, including strong skills in working with Excel and PowerPoint.

This position will remain open until filled.

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