Senior Data Specialist, Dean's Office, Faculty of Science
University of Calgary

The Dean's Office in the Faculty of Science is currently seeking a Full-time Limited Term Senior Data Specialist for approximately 1 year.

Reporting to the Vice Dean, the Senior Data Specialist is expected to be the expert and primary contact for SSRS-SQL Service Reporting Services and PowerBI. As both these systems are new to the University of Calgary, this position will be required to take the lead in providing training to staff in the Faculty of Science who will be using the systems.


Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

SSRS-SQL Service Reporting Services and PowerBI Specialist

  • Provide support for all users in the Faculty of Science as required
  • Provide training on systems to all users in Faculty of Science
  • Act as primary contact for system inquiries, access and concerns
  • Troubleshoot system errors
  • Provide input on key decision making about reports being transitioned to PowerBI
  • Provide input on institutional reports
  • Use judgement to solve complex problems and implement solutions

Data Analysis, Reporting and Communication

  • Primary resource for compiling and collating institutionally provided, faculty-level data
  • Data extraction/reporting/analyses for all Faculty activities (e.g. student enrollments and retention, international projects, awards, research projects, research funding, economic impact, innovation metrics, international, communications, benchmarking, etc.)
  • Compile data to support nominations of faculty and staff for prestigious internal and external awards/honours
  • Provide, relevant, meaningful and accurate statistical reports relevant to the target audience; provide statistical data and visualization, in the form of graphs, charts, and tables as appropriate, about key indicators of operational performance towards Faculty and Institutional strategic plans
  • Meet with key stakeholders to understand their data needs and obtain/analyze data to provide quality and timely reports for strategic decision-making; implementation plan coordination and tracking (data intensive metrics)
  • Responsible to present relevant data and project information to Dean's Advisory Committee, Research and Scholarship Committee, Resource Manager Team, Awards Committee and others as needed
  • Regularly work with senior management including RSO staff, Department Heads and committees
  • Regularly act as a resource for improved services, recommendations and practices within the Faculty of Science

Project Coordination Support

  • Work closely with the Dean and Vice-Dean on strategic projects including unit reviews, reporting to university, government, etc. as required
  • Develop high-quality presentations of Faculty-level data, ensuring proper university branding is followed
  • Provide leadership to staff as required and lead Faculty project teams in the development, implementation, and maintenance of multiple projects and programs
  • Develop and implement communication plans to ensure that all project team members are apprised of their project accountabilities and the project status
  • Establish, implement, track, and evaluate project plans
  • Create communication materials for strategic projects

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • Experience in quantitative discipline is a requirement (e.g. statistics, computer science, mathematics, physics, etc.)
  • 5-7 years of experience in statistical analysis of data, data presentation, database creation/monitoring, strategic communication documentation writing and review
  • Experience with SSRS-SQL Service Reporting Services and PowerBI is preferred and would be considered a strong asset
  • Previous Experience:
    • with Business Intelligence applications and tools with an emphasis on reporting, data mining and advanced analytics required
    • with aspects of Information Management such as the collection and use of information from multiple sources in both structured and unstructured formats required
    • with database design as it pertains to Information Management required
    • with data integration in the context of the unified reporting of Enterprise owned, Business Unit owned and externally owned data required
    • SQL Query writing required
  • Familiarity with (would be an asset):Knowledge in Human Computer Interaction related to Usability and User Interface required
    • Tableau
    • Data Warehouses/Marts
    • RDBMS
  • Experience providing business users (non-technical users) the ability to dynamically interact with the data in intuitive ways
  • Experience in a University environment with knowledge of University policies and procedures pertaining to various departments and units (Student Administration, Academic, Research, Finance, etc.) is an asset
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, management, interpersonal and analytical skills are essential
  • Knowledge of the academic, teaching and research funding landscape is necessary
  • Strong knowledge of inter-related university systems and procedures and how they support the mission and strategic vision of the Faculty of Science and the University
  • Work independently and adapt to multiple competing priorities
  • Experience in report writing; ability to connect with both technical and non-technical audiences essential

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