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Job No. 146534

  • Job Title:
  • Assistant Director 3, Data Engineer
  • Employer:
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Location:
  • Salt Lake City , UT
  • Posting Date:
  • 12-May-2022
  • Description:
  • Job Summary
    The rockstar team of data engineers and analytics in the Data Science & Analytics (DSA) department at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is seeking an Assistant Director 3, to help the college innovate on its use of data and build institutional capacity for evidence-based, data-informed planning, and decision-making. This position will directly influence student success by providing actionable datasets to faculty, staff, administrators, and students through effective data visualizations and tools. What motivates us to come to work every day is the feeling that we are helping our diverse community learn, grow, and be more inclusive. Our department is uniquely positioned at the college to make a difference by providing the data and stories to influence decisions that will impact student experience and outcomes.

    The Data Warehouse Assistant Director is responsible for leading a team of engineers to design, implement, maintain, and support the data warehousing system. This position will require a motivated and experienced data analyst/engineer who can ask critical questions, develop, and optimize processes to effectively handle the increasing demand for data and analysis. The ideal candidate must be able to identify best practices and innovate solutions to data engineering challenges to ensure the DSA team is delivering the most effective data insights possible. This position will collaborate with administrators, staff, faculty, and students to understand the opportunities for data and data-informed insights at the College. The position requires a focus on delivering trusted, validated, and accurate data.

    Under the general supervision of the Director of Data Science & Analytics, the incumbent defines and executes an enterprise data strategy and architecture that supports innovative and efficient analytics for the entire college. The position directs future data initiatives to ensure data governance, quality, and accessibility as well as oversee institutional performance and official reporting.

    The incumbent will be expected to appropriately ask critical questions and optimize current data reporting, warehousing, and analytics processes. The incumbent must be able to gather requirements to develop, deploy, and maintain analytics optimized data warehouse. This position is responsible for maintaining and optimizing data integrations. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for developing processes to monitor data quality and working with business users and subject matter experts to fix data quality issues.
    Essential Responsibilities and Duties
    Direct the gathering requirements from subject matter experts and stakeholders to architect, develop, deploy, and maintain the data warehouse.
    Monitor, improve, and optimize existing ETL jobs.
    Coordinate the integration of internal and external data sources on a regular basis into analytics and reporting optimized data warehouse.
    Work with data stewards throughout the college to understand data and processes for entering the data.
    Train analysts and users throughout the college on the definitions and use of data.
    Assist in developing and maintaining the college’s data directory.
    Work with the business analytics team to optimize analytics, data governance, and ensure data quality.
    Lead, mentor, and supervise a team of data engineers, analysts, and their projects.
    Assist data engineering team in project requirements, design, implementation, peer review, and deployment.
    Manage projects to ensure accurate data is available in a timely manner.
    Manage the submission of accountability reports for state, federal, accreditation, and other external requirements.
    Maintain a consistent, repeatable, and trusted process for processing and submitting accountability reports.
    Complete and oversee accountability reports for compliance with state, federal, accreditation, and other external requirements.
    Serve as the office’s representative on various committees and at various meetings.
    Support team efforts to improve collegewide data literacy.
    Other duties as assigned.

    Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
    Preferred Qualifications
    Master’s degree.
    Experience in higher education.
    Minimum Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree.
    Five (5) to seven (7) years of direct, related work experience.
    Experience with data integration tools.
    Experience with SQL and Relational Databases.
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    Knowledge of data warehouse systems and relational databases.

    Ability to maintain and optimize data engineering processes.

    Experience with relational databases, database design, and data extraction for reporting. Extensive experience with SQL.

    Understanding of data warehouse architecture, design, and optimization. Experience with data integration tools and processes.

    Ability to think systematically from both an executive and a front-line perspective.

    Management skills including directing, mentoring, and training staff.

    Ability to learn new software tools and processes quickly and efficiently.

    Experience with project management for data engineering and dev-ops.

    Experience in quality assurance and validation of data.

    Effective communication skills and comfort working with different teams within the organization.

    Must be a creative, optimistic, and collaborative team player with the ability to interact with a diverse team and a proven history of accepting and giving constructive feedback.

    Demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusivity and equity in all aspects of their work.

    Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, and ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.

    Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.
    Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
    Special Instructions
    Please see Special Instructions for more details.
    More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits:
    Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.

    Please attach a cover letter.

    SLCC is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution and a premier community college in the western United States. The College is increasing its investment in data and analytics and seeks a skilled analyst to support the front-line effort. SLCC offers a strong total compensation package for this position. In addition to the base salary, we offer the following benefits to all full-time employees:
    Medical, dental, and vision coverage with low premiums and starts on your first day
    SLCC contributes 14.2% of your earnings to a retirement account, with no vesting required
    Generous time off including 12 vacation days, 12 sick days, 12 holidays, and 2 days of community engagement leave per year
    Tuition waivers for the employee and their immediate family
    Wellness programs and EAP assistance
    Free UTA pass
    (Subject to change)
    FLSA Exempt
    SLCC Information
    Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

    SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

    This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.
  •  Contact information:
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84130
  • United States
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