Assistant Director - Technology and Analytics

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS


University Career Center

Position Overview

The Assistant Director (official title: Education Support Technologist) will lead University Career Center technology efforts and initiate cross-departmental collaboration to increase student engagement in career and experiential learning opportunities. Leveraging knowledge derived from research, experience, and feedback, the Assistant Director will strategically lead technology collaboration and integration efforts across experiential learning offices, campus career services, and other partners.  This position will be a primary partner in collecting and reporting data that informs strategic initiatives and direction across KU career and experiential learning units.  The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of Experiential Learning.  

KU Career & Experiential Learning units empower students to critically apply and enhance their knowledge and skills through meaningful experiences such as internships, undergraduate research, service learning, and fellowship opportunities.

Job Description

Technology Management 45%

  • Serve as Symplicity ( career management system and TuaPath (Jayhawk Ready) learning management system resident expert and university point-person for issues, collaboration, training, troubleshooting, vendor relations, etc. across all career services and other partnering offices
  • Ensure technology resources and services are delivered using best practices; identify and implement new technologies that can improve the staff, student and/or employer experience
  • Generate, lead, and implement new technology initiatives to assist with efficiency and effectiveness; assist/train other staff members on new/old technology and serve as technology point person
  • Coordinate technology efforts for experiential certificate programs; streamline coordinator and student certificate submission and approval processes and procedures
  • Stay up-to-date on latest technology available at KU and beyond and how career & experiential Learning units can use technology to maximize services and efficiencies
  • Develop and maintain (Drupal) website and web resources; adjust web documents/material, as needed, to ensure accessibility
  • Coordinate with marketing team regarding web/email marketing and branding
Data and Assessment Management 45%
  • Identify and develop database management tools to support the collection, storage, and reporting of data. Recommend new services or software that improves or builds upon current reporting and control systems.
  • Ensure compliance with regard to the handling and reporting of all data. Stay abreast of current rules and regulations regarding data usage and best practices.
  • Partner on strategic initiatives that meet the goals of KU career and experiential learning units with regard to data-driven services and reporting on student outcomes/success
  • Coordinate the sharing of data with University systems and databases as needed and ensure consistent data sharing with University departments.
  • Assist Institutional Research, academic units and departments, and the Graduate School in order to enhance the effectiveness of data collection, synthesis, and visualizations related to the career outcomes survey process.
  • Assist in distributing First Destination Survey data to internal and external users, ranging from pulling specific data reports to utilizing dashboards and raw data to answer complex queries.
Quality Assurance 10%
  • Work with Department Directors to ensure coordination, collection, and timelines for data collection that lead to successful and accurate reporting; suggest best practices and procedures for reporting and data collection.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and resolve all issues related to databases, visualizations, and/or data.
  • Update and adjust student account and profile data across multiple systems via imports to ensure accuracy of information. Leverage existing data sources to verify, validate, and reconcile student information, and establish project plans and schedules to ensure accurate data updates and conversions.
  • Manage user rights and access policies for multiple applications, develops policies and procedures to accurately manage the flow of alumni, student, and employer data to internal and external systems.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in technology, data science, statistics, education or related field.
  • Strong written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.
  • Previous work experience with content management systems and technology programs/software.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience and background in data collection and analysis and quantitative methods
  • Master’s degree in educational technology, data analytics or related field
  • Experience in career services, experiential learning, and/or higher education
  • Experience leading teams and developing positive relationships, partnerships, and alliances
  • Awareness of trends within higher education, career services, employment marketplace, and economy
  • Ability to learn and utilize technology effectively
  • Familiarity with career management systems, content management systems, student information systems, online-learning or other similar information and service management tools
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally in the office environment and to interface with a wide array of stakeholders within our campus community

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    David Gaston,

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    In addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position:

  • A cover letter (addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Application has been extended and will continue until a larger qualified pool of applicants is identified.

    Advertised Salary Range

    $48,000 - $50,000

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    Anticipated Start Date


    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence

    FLSA Status


    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff

    Work Schedule

    40 hours per week, 8am- 5pm, Monday- Friday

    Job Family

    Information Technology-KUL


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