Academic Analytics & IR Project Manager

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 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, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 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

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Academic Analytics, the Project Manager (PM), Academic Analytics & Institutional Research, coordinates and advances institutional initiatives, including data governance and other AA& IR objectives. With outstanding organizational skills, the PM has attention to detail, problem-solves to prioritize across projects to advance a complex set of strategic objectives. Shares timely, relevant project/operating priorities and updates to key stakeholder audiences. Reads audiences, asks questions, and uses feedback to adjust messages and style as necessary to make positive impact. 

The PM is the office’s liaison to Data Technology Solutions and other campus partners, to achieve institutional goals. Using their knowledge of project management practices and focusing on continuous improvement, the PM develops processes and identifies opportunities for enhancing data quality, providing strategic insights, coordinating initiatives, and fostering collaboration to achieve institutional goals. The incumbent communicates effectively, conveys clear and effective messages using verbal and written communication to individuals, small groups, and large audiences.

Essential Functions

  • Leads cross-functional teams and stakeholders, providing guidance, support, and oversight throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Provides regular project status updates, communicating progress, risks, and issues to relevant stakeholders and senior management.
  • Collaborates with internal and external teams to share information, build relationships, and achieve shared goals.
  • Conducts regular assessments of data governance practices, identifying areas for improvement and implementing best practices.
  • Manages institutional-level projects in collaboration with data governance leadership.
  • Develops and implements project plans, timelines, and deliverables, ensuring successful execution of institutional-level projects in alignment with data governance and IR objectives.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication channels to foster ongoing collaboration and engagement among stakeholders involved in data governance and IR initiatives.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree

Seven (7) years of relevent work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

  • Three (3) years of relevant work experience in a technical or functional role working with data.
  • Experience in and functional understanding of complex data environments.
  • Familiarity with defining and tracking performance indicators.
  • Ability to develop methods of implementing institutional initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate, lead and influence within and across teams.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication.
  • Experience providing training and support.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop skills and competencies.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Experience with data governance in an academic environment. 
  • Demonstrated success driving a project forward.
  • Experience synthesizing information for senior leaders.
  • Experience maintaining administrative and software systems supporting the implementation of data governance priorities.
  • Experience as a subject matter expert regarding the interpretation and documentation of data governance policies and processes.
  • Experience mentoring and teaching others.

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 of $73,000 to $83,000, 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.


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).


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REQ: 95314 


Academic Analytics & IR Project Manager

Date:  May 13, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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