Director of University Reporting and Data Services

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Director of University Reporting and Data Services
Classification Title Administrator II
Job Summary

Information Resources & Technology (IRT) provides essential information technology services for campus operations and innovative technology solutions to facilitate the accomplishment of strategic campus goals.

The Director of University Reporting and Data Services reports to the Senior Director of Strategic Projects and leads and manages a high-performing team of analysts, developers, and modelers.

The Director of University Reporting and Data Services is responsible for delivering a sustainable data warehouse and reporting platform to meet current and emerging campus data needs. The platform will meet both strategic and operational needs for data and reports for multiple divisions including Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Advancement, and Budget and Finance. When possible, reports should be designed to meet campus-wide needs that span divisions. The platform currently includes Oracle, Cognos, Informatica, SPSS Modeler, and Tableau.

This position interacts with the Chief Information Officer and other senior leaders by participating in strategic, campus-wide projects that involve using data or analytics to influence decision making or measure progress toward campus-wide goals.

The Director serves as project manager for both internal and campus-wide projects. The team uses principles of agile development to produce deliverables. The Director plays a key role in gathering requirements and ensuring that partners stay engaged and participate in acceptance testing to bring projects to closure.

This position serves as campus-wide leader in areas such reporting, analytics, and visualizations. This position often participates in campus-wide projects with goals that involve reports or analytics, and will collaborate with and support the University President’s office on data governance and analytics.

This position will serve as a key resource for IRT and the campus in terms of best practices in data governance such as data ownership, data access, data reporting, data definitions, data usage, data privacy, etc.

This position will engage campus stakeholders and serve as an advocate for data-driven discussions, decision-making, and actions. This position will play a key role in helping Sac State be intentional about our use of data and advance in terms of data maturity.

This position handles vendor relationships for our data warehouse and reporting platform and coordinates renewals and other aspects of procurement.

This position will access information assets containing protected data as defined in the CSU Data Classification Standard only if needed in order to accomplish an authorized task. Access must be based on the principles of need-to-know and least privilege. This position will report any real or potential risk or threat to the security of campus devices, applications, or data to the Information Security Office.

All team members work in alignment with strategic goals of Sac State and IRT.

FLSA MPP - This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is exempt from overtime provisions of FLSA. This position is covered by health benefits.
Classification Salary Range

3,635 – 12,456 monthly

Hiring Range
Salary Grade/Range 1
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; other hours as required
Department Information

Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as management information systems, data analytics, computer science, social science, education, statistics, data science, etc.
2. Demonstrated experience leading a high-performing team and supervising staff; responsibilities include setting performance standards and measures; providing appropriate levels of training, mentoring, and professional development; and fostering a strong sense of shared accountability and cross-functional communication and collaboration.
3. Demonstrated experience working in a leadership role that involves a data warehouse or reporting platform; role involves tasks such as development of dashboards and reports, needs analysis, testing, quality assurance, performance tuning, and capacity planning.
4. Demonstrated experience with gathering and documenting requirements from stakeholders to develop reports and visualizations.
5. Demonstrated experience managing complex, time-sensitive projects.
6. Some experience managing vendor relationships.
7. Demonstrated experience with continuous improvement of services and processes.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
8. Demonstrated ability to interact with senior leaders effectively and to maintain collegial relationships with colleagues at all levels.
9. Familiarity with at least one industry standard database, ETL solution, and reporting tool.
10. Excellent writing, speaking, and presentation skills.
11. Knowledge of data governance concepts.
12. Knowledge of best practices for safeguarding systems, data, and identities.

Conditions of Emplyment
- Ability to complete a successful background check

Preferred Qualifications

13. Master’s degree in a relevant field such as management information systems, data analytics, computer science, social science, education, statistics, data science, etc.
14. Two years’ experience in a director-level role leading a data warehouse or business intelligence team.
15. Experience working in higher education.
16. Experience working in a shared governance/collective bargaining environment.
17. Experience negotiating and renewing maintenance contracts.
18. Experience with human-centered design and ensuring a consistent look and feel for deliverables.
19. Experience with Oracle, Cognos, Tableau, and SPSS Modeler or equivalent tools.
20. Experience with Informatica or equivalent tools.
21. Familiarity with agile project management concepts desired.

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Hiring Preference Not Applicable
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0210P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 01/17/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 02/12/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

Starting salary for candidates with extensive experience in the required qualifications will typically be near the mid-point of the salary range.

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the highest level of education obtained.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral or Professional Degree
    • Some college
    • None of the above
  2. * How many years of experience do you have working with databases in a professional setting?
    • 10 or more years
    • 5-9 years
    • 3-4 years
    • 1-2 years
    • Less than one year
    • No experience
  3. * Please provide a list of databases, ETL solutions, and reporting tools with which you are familiar.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation