Job Details

University of Cincinnati
  • Position Number: 4603437
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Position Type: Business - Information Systems and Technology
Director Data Analytics & Reporting, Digital Technology Solutions

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to nearly 48,000 students, about 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview
The University of Cincinnati is currently seeking a proactive, experienced individual to join our Data and Analytics team as the Director of Analytics. This is an interactive and integral role, calling for hands-on expertise to influence our day-to-day analytical strategies and drive solutions to distinct challenges.

As the Director of Analytics, you will have the opportunity to work as part of a cross-functional team dedicated to digital transformation. Your key responsibilities will include identifying vital institutional questions and designing appropriate analytical models, all while actively working with data using modern data architectures.

This role involves not only managing and collaborating with a diverse team but also direct engagement in identifying and preparing relevant data sources for comprehensive analysis. In this position, your hands-on experience will be invaluable as you develop advanced training programs, aimed at bolstering the understanding and application of data across the university. These programs will play a significant role in enhancing the quality of decision-making.

This opportunity offers a chance to be at the heart of our digital transformation journey. We are eager to find an individual with a strong hands-on background, enthusiasm for collaboration, and the expertise necessary to drive our digital transformation objectives.

Essential Functions

  • Work with the Asst Vice President to create an Enterprise Data Vision, Strategy, Architecture, and Governance model. Independently anticipate technological challenges and opportunities by developing, implementing, and assessing a comprehensive strategic plan. Build consensus and develop collegial collaborative working relationships with a broad range of constituencies.

  • Lead changes and transformation initiatives in enabling data-driven decision making to support digital transformation.

  • Drive the day-to-day analytical approaches and explore solutions to problems.

  • Deliver high-quality analytics and reporting solutions across key core enterprise systems.

  • Manage a team that works collaboratively to define the institutional questions that need be answered and define appropriate analytics models in addition to identifying and readying relevant data sources for analysis.

  • Collaborate with development leaders and other university constituents to uncover additional opportunities to apply data analytics and modeling techniques to solve business problems and empower leadership to make data-driven decisions. Develop training programs meant for improving the understanding of the use of data, improving decision-making across the university.

  • Work towards standardization of technology solutions used in the data, analytics, and reporting space.

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, standards, policies, and controls.

  • Collaborate with Information Security on critical initiatives to secure institutional data. Create a customer service-oriented culture within the organization.

  • Make decisions based upon priorities, schedules, and an understanding of business initiatives.

  • Provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).

  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Science, Analytics, or related field.

Required Experience

  • Seven (7) years of management experience.

  • Five (5) years of experience in data analysis delivering high quality and robust solutions.

  • Experience designing and building enterprise data architecture (warehouses, marts, etc.).

  • Experience with data visualization tools (Tableau, PowerBI, SAS).

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Strong ability to tell a story through data, think critically, and question assumptions. Ability to drive and lead change.

  • Excellent ability to interpret or correlate an extensive variety of information and decompose complex analytical and technical problems and translate them into simple business solutions to be presented to key stakeholders.

  • Highly service-oriented; reliable, responsible, self-motivated, and enthusiastic.

  • Strong business and financial acumen. Solid understanding of how businesses operate to ensure job holder can carry on conversations with all functions of the enterprise.

  • Understanding of, and skill in developing executable strategic plans.

  • Demonstrated skill and success in managing a team including hiring, developing, and positioning resources in support of the function.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. Ability to successfully engage with a diverse set of stakeholders across the institution, including students, faculty, staff, vendors, and partners.

  • Well-developed critical thinking and diagnostic skills.

  • Able to develop collaborative, productive working relationships across university groups.

  • Experience with and enthusiasm for operating in an agile DevOps oriented organization and culture.

  • Experience in the higher education setting.

  • Experience working with ERPs including SAP, Peoplesoft and Salesforce.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.

  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.

  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.

  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.

  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.

  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.

  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at

If interested, please complete an online application at

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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