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Director of Data Management

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, California 93407


Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Director of Data Management



Department: US-Data Management (155000)

College/Division: President

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Cal Poly offers excellent fringe benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System and educational benefits for eligible employees. All rights associated with the appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan adopted by the CSU Board of Trustees.

Position Description:

The Data Management Office is responsible for the design and implementation of strategies that enable the university to acquire, manage, analyze, share, and govern all university data, regardless of source, use and media. In close collaboration with constituents across the campus, the Data Management Office sets the data strategy, and operationalizes that vision. The Director of Data Management identifies data-related business requirements and objectives, and is the conduit between the data users and the technical staff.



Under general direction of the Chief Data Officer (CDO), the Director of Data Management is responsible for developing and implementing robust data management policies and procedures, and for supporting the transition to a Campus-wide managed data environment. This includes development and maintenance of governance documentation; definition and monitoring of data policies, procedures, and processes; development of data standards; performance of scheduled and ad hoc data quality inspections; identification of data gaps and data sources; and to support the management of projects to upgrade or expand infrastructure and tools. The Director of Data Management partners with other divisions and departments to design, develop, implement, and maintain a persistent managed data environment across campus.

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    Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. Check our benefits website for additional information.



Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree and seven years of relevant experience in data management, data analytics, or related fields.

    Licenses, Certificates, Credentials:
  • None required



Required Qualifications:

  1. Experience developing data governance and management policies and procedures.
  2. Working knowledge of SQL in an Oracle and/or SQL Server environment.
  3. Working knowledge of database technologies and environments including data lakes and cloud services.
  4. Knowledge of Data Warehousing and ETL concepts, including source to target mapping; transformations; error handling; job control; logging; alerting; and scheduling.
  5. Knowledge of complex report writing and metadata creation, implementing effective upgrades/patches, managing production scheduling, and administering user access.
  6. Demonstrated consultative skills to assess user needs and provide appropriate support.
  7. Expertise in administrative survey techniques, operations and system analysis, statistical and research methods, and the ability to interpret and evaluate results to develop sound conclusions and create or revise policies and procedures.
  8. Skilled coach and mentor to team members and ability to contribute to the success and development of teams through informal and formal means.
  9. Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
  10. Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
  11. Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.
  12. Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  13. Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
  14. Exceptional computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems, Internet as well as online calendaring and email.
  15. Working knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, University infrastructure, policies and procedures.


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master of Science degree in data analytics, data science, or related fields
  2. Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
  3. An analytical mindset that is technically oriented with demonstrated experience using problem-solving and troubleshooting skills to achieve desired results.
  4. Knowledge and experience with the DAMA Data Management Book of Knowledge guidelines and frameworks.
  5. Significant knowledge and experience with data management and integration, data warehouses, data visualization tools, and business intelligence.
  6. Experience with Salesforce CRM, Oracle databases and data warehouse technology, and PeopleSoft.


Special Conditions:

***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***

  • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
  • Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
  • 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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check.
  • This position classification has been defined as "Exempt" and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Full-time MPP employees are required to disclose outside employment at time of hire or within 30 days of taking additional outside employment subsequent to time of hire.
  • Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be approved for reinstatement from retirement prior to the start date. Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide emergency to prevent stoppage of business.

    Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

    Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

    For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.


Review Begin Date:

Requisition Number: 105171

To Apply: All applicants must apply online at: https://www.calpolyjobs.org.

About Us
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.





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