Manager, Institutional Data & Special Projects

  • Huron University College
  • 1349 Western Road, London, ON, Canada
  • Jun 10, 2022
Post-secondary Education

Job Description

                                                  Huron invites applications for the position of:
                                    MANAGER, INSTITUTIONAL DATA AND SPECIAL PROJECTS


Huron is completely unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine 
Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other that prioritizes 
ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic 
achievement.

As the founding institution of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically 
small to best serve the needs of its students. We provide an elite, yet accessible, education, 
because every student with the passion and work ethic to positively change our world deserves 
to access the knowledge to understand it and the skills to shape it. Huron’s mission is to develop 
Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and 
prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within. Our 
commitment to providing the best-possible Liberal Arts education means students have many 
unique opportunities to enrich their learning experiences.

SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Director, Information Technology and working closely with senior leadership, the 
Manager, Institutional Data and Special Projects is responsible for leading the design, 
development and implementation of critical business intelligence initiatives and projects that will 
contribute to strategic decision-making across the institution. 

This role will focus on developing and supporting a holistic data strategy for Huron. This strategy 
supports the daily business operations in documenting processes and includes defining 
requirements for and supporting a Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) in use across 
the University. Other duties include planning and implementing data collection, conceptualizing, 
designing, and conducting analytical studies. The incumbent will also prepare and disseminate 
appropriate information to stakeholders in support of Huron’s academic and institutional goals. 
This position will be required to research and identify both CRM and Business Intelligence (BI)
industry trends and best practices with attention on how these relate and can bring benefit to the 
University.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develops methods for gathering and analyzing KPIs across the university that could 
include measuring learning outcomes, student and institutional characteristics, area 
demographics, student enrollment, retention and attrition studies and institutional 
effectiveness. 
• Identifies both institutional and environmental strengths, challenges, trends, and 
opportunities. 
• Evaluates the processing and maintenance of data and databases for institutional, 
departmental and individual needs. Ensures data integrity; researches and recommends 
changes to improve data quality. 
• Supports institutional leaders in reviewing, interpreting, and determining the implications 
of various measures of institutional effectiveness. 
• Coordinates and participates in the development and analysis of related data.
• Prepares technical and business reports and presentations, and undertake special 
projects

QUALIFICATIONS:
• University degree or technical diploma – either from an accredited school
• Project Management or Business Analyst Certification (PMP, CAP, CBAP) or working 
towards either designation.
• 3+ years of experience working with datasets, developing KPIs, business intelligence and 
analytics 
• Familiarity with Higher Education data management, including a Student Information 
System (SIS), preferred.
• Ability to multi-task with the flexibility to adjust priorities as business priorities change.
• Demonstrated ability in Business Analysis and process documentation
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Effectively manage meetings with various audience members from all different levels of 
the organization and external 
• Previous experience managing simultaneous projects
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive information
• Ability to pro-actively analyze problems, identify solutions, and take appropriate actions to 
resolve issues using independent judgment and decision-making processes 
• Knowledge of current practices in institutional research, including ethical use of data and 
privacy requirements
• Working knowledge of higher education student data management, PeopleSoft HE, 
SalesForce (using EDA) or similar enterprise systems
• Demonstrated ability to manage vendors, including developing, reviewing and scoring 
RFPs
• Expert with typical office software (MS Office, Visio, MS Project)

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their application by Wednesday, June 22, 2022
@ 11:59pm. Your cover letter and a current resume may be submitted in one document (Word 
or PDF) in confidence to Huron via email to huronhr@huron.uwo.ca.

Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging 
our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational 
environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons 
/ persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with 
disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.

Applications from all qualified individuals are invited; however, Canadian citizens and permanent 
residents will be given hiring priority.We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected 
to proceed in the competition will be contacted. Should you require accommodation in making an 
application please contact Huron by phone at 519-438-7224 or at the email address above