Director of Data Governance and Strategic Reporting
Washington University in St. Louis
April 12, 2018
St. Louis, Missouri
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Washington University in St. Louis (www.wustl.edu) invites applications and nomination for a strategically important new role in a University-wide initiative to develop policy and practices around the use of data in institutional analysis, decision-making, and reporting. The Director of Data Governance and Strategic Reporting joins a University-wide, cross-functional leadership group that is advancing a multi-year program to modernize all administrative systems and business processes at the University’s Danforth and Medical campuses. The executive sponsors of the program, which is known as MyDay, believe that creating a set of standards, best practices, and tools to maximize the use of institutional data is the most important single outcome of this transformation process. Leading the development of the University’s data-governance framework and implementation plan, the Director will play a central role in all aspects of this effort in order to ensure that the University reaps the most benefit from this ambitious and consuming effort.
The Director will work with campus data stewards, data owners, stakeholders, and operational and IT units to develop, disseminate, and achieve adherence to policies and processes that will effectively share, protect, and facilitate the use of data as assets in planning, decision-making, and implementation of mission activities. The Director is also responsible for the development, implementation, management, and continuous iteration of a University reporting strategy that reflects needs of the schools, faculty, administrative officers, and University leadership. A significant area of activity will involve partnering with colleagues in information technology to plan, design, and implement a new data warehouse for the University.
Candidates for this position must have a Bachelor’s degree plus at least 10 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Ideal experience includes participating meaningfully in the development and implementation of enterprise data governance, business intelligence and reporting, and/or organizational analytics in a complex environment; and providing direction and leadership to project and/or organizational leadership teams. The ability creatively to solve problems and to influence outcomes through persuasion and through effective relationship building and the ability to organize and work effectively in a matrixed organization with cross-functional project teams are important. Success in this role also requires the interpersonal versatility, vision, organizational skill, and communication ability necessary to sustain trust and to collaborate across a complex, multi-constituent environment, to lead and facilitate strategic disruption, and to align interests for the sake of common goals
Washington University in St. Louis has engaged Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support this recruitment. Craig Smith, Partner, Neeta Mehta, Principal, and Laura Jenks, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be sent by email to Neeta Mehta via firstname.lastname@example.org. A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants throughout the search process.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.
About Washington University in St. Louis
Founded in 1853, Washington University is nationally and internationally renowned for teaching, learning, research, service to society, and patient care. The University is comprised of seven schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Design & Visual Arts, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Law, Medicine, and Social Work. All schools except for Medicine are located at the Danforth Campus. Work for the program will encompass the entire University impacting systems and processes for the Danforth Campus, Medical School, and the Central Financial Units. The Project is expected to last four to five years; current analyses suggest the total project cost will approach $80M.