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Job No. 140654

  • Job Title:
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Employer:
  • Coppin State University
  • Location:
  • Baltimore , MD
  • Posting Date:
  • 13-Mar-2019
  • Description:
  • Job Description
    The Chief Data Officer, CDO, is the senior executive who bears the responsibility on behalf of the University to foster value creation from the use of the organization’s data assets, as well as the external data ecosystem. The authorities include value creation through data exploitation, envisioning data-enabled strategies as well as enabling all forms of business outcomes through analytics, data and analytics governance, and enterprise information policy. The CDO is the head of all enterprise analytics, decision making affecting analytics, directing analytics processes, and for using analytics to drive innovation and enterprise objectives. Moreover, the CDO is the senior-most executive with responsibility for aligning data policy and administration with relevant regulatory, legal and ethical mandates.

    Reporting Line
    The CDO reports to the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer with a dotted line report to the President.

    The CDO will participate in executive Cabinet meetings.

    As with all senior business leaders, from time to time, the CDO is required to represent Coppin as a whole, and must have broad knowledge of all aspects of the business.

    Key Relationships
    The CDO influences and builds strategic relationships with the following key stakeholders:
    The CEO and C-suite — The CDO must engage with these stakeholders in an ongoing dialogue to conceive and understand the highest-level goals of the enterprise. The CDO must capitalize on data-driven strategies, develop the business-linked information strategy and ensure that all of these stakeholders understand the key governance issues for internal planning and external communication.

    Business unit executives and Deans — The CDO fosters ongoing conversations with various line-of-business leaders to gain an understanding of the data and analytics challenges and opportunities from each business unit, integrating them into the development of the enterprise information management strategy. The CDO helps them develop specific analytical and data science capabilities to achieve revenue generation and operational improvements as well as enable new forms of decision making and execution.

    Enterprise information and information service providers — The CDO develops and maintains relationships with key external providers of data and information services. The goal is to ensure effective spend and quality, and the timely delivery of key data. This includes engaging with the enterprise head of purchasing or chief procurement officer.


    Job Responsibilities:
    Be the executive with authority, responsibility and accountability to exploit the value of enterprise information assets and the analytics used to render insights for decision making and regulatory reporting.

    Define information strategy practices, lead the creation and assure the ongoing relevance of the firm’s information strategy in association with the CIO and the President.

    Drive the development and deployment of the enterprise’s data and analytics platform for digital business. Lead strategy and the development of data and analytics products. To support these endeavors, collaborate with the Deans and the Cabinet members to assure digital products are released on time, on budget and with high quality.

    Work with CIO, Cabinet members, and legal to establish vision, to govern and to create a culture that manages data as an enterprise asset.

    Identify and standardize the use and governance of data and analytics in support of the enterprise’s business strategy. This includes the governance of data and algorithms used for analysis, analytical applications and automated decision making.

    Institute a programmatic approach for enterprise information management to identify, prioritize and execute the data and analytic initiatives with clear line of sight to enterprise strategies and business outcomes.

    Business Accountabilities:
    Be the corporate leader of data-driven insights that help support exploitation of strategic and tactical business opportunities, and be a champion for a data-driven, decision-making culture.

    Exploit data using research and analytics to maximize the return on data assets and develop methods to ensure consistent application and use of analytics.

    Innovate with and expand Coppin’s research and analytics offerings — emerging analytical approaches, skills and technologies.

    Identify new kinds, types and sources of data to drive business innovation throughout the organization. Define processes for the effective, integrated introduction of new data.

    Research and develop new data products or services to expand markets, monetize data (directly and indirectly) and grow Coppin revenue.

    Lead and support Coppin’s Data Democratization goal.

    Be a champion for the information services provided by the enterprise and related data and analytics management capabilities.


    Regulatory and Governance Accountabilities:
    Lead regulatory and compliance programs related to data and analytics assets.

    Act as the Coppin representative to regulators and auditors.

    Ensure that appropriate audit controls exist for data and analytics that serve as the source material for regulatory reports.

    Develop and maintain controls on data quality, interoperability and sources to effectively manage Coppin risk associated with the use of data and analytics.

    Create policies and controls for the appropriate protection of Coppin information assets through a defined life cycle, from acquisition or creation to end of life destruction and disposal procedures.

    Organize and lead a data and analytics governance council to provide executive sponsorship and oversight for governance policy creation and compliance.

    Organize and chair a data and analytics governance council that meets at least quarterly.

    Define, manage and advance Coppin information management principles, policies and programs for stewardship and custodianship of data and analytics, in concert with legal, information security, and corporate risk and compliance offices.

    Evolve and institutionalize behaviors for the appropriate use of information within changing security requirements, privacy needs, ethical values, societal expectations and cultural norms.

    Define, manage and ensure an adequate information trust model, controls for master data and metadata management, including reference data.

    Ensure that analytics reports derived from controlled data are consistent and representative of the true state of the business.

    Ensure the performance of independent audits, as appropriate.

    Management and Operational Accountabilities:
    Develop, manage and control the annual budget for the office of the CDO.

    Organize and lead a data and analytics center of excellence. Define member responsibilities and accountabilities for both.

    Define job roles, recruit candidates and then manage directly or indirectly a team of data and analytics governance leaders and senior information management professionals.

    Develop the Coppin’s capacity to develop insights with advanced analytics. Recruit and develop data science competencies and resources for the university exploitation of big data and sourced data as well as the liberation of dark data, using a combination of open source, cloud and social era tools and techniques for data analytics, machine learning, mining and visualization.

    Working as a member of the CIO team, oversee the integration and staging of data, and the development and maintenance of the data lakes, data warehouse and data marts, for use by analysts throughout the organization.

    Partner with the CIO to scan the horizon for emerging management tools, skills, techniques and technologies, and ensure their timely introduction for competitive advantage.

    Share responsibility with the CIO to create and oversee a centralized service for sourcing external data to ensure quality, traceability, timeliness, usability and cost-effectiveness.
  •  Contact information:
  • Coppin State University
  • Baltimore, MD 21216
  • United States
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