This positionsupports the Data Science unit for State of Ohio clients as part of work for the CHRRsOhio Longitudinal Data Archive (OLDA) team and the Ohio Education Research Center (OERC). The Data Governance Project Managerworks as part of a multifunctional team of directors, researchers, database managers, and web developersto carry out the education and workforce research priorities of Ohios public agencies and the research and instructional priorities of the OERC.
The Data Governance Project Managermanages and monitors relationships between data science units in State of Ohio agencies and the Ohio State team. The individual will managelarge and complex activities such as research studies, evaluations, or dashboardsand serve as the liaison to technical staff from state government and the university, research and evaluation staff from government and OSU, and financial/legal stakeholders from both sides.
Serve as relationship manager for assigned data work: Develop, manage and monitor projects with State of Ohio clients Provide technical, research, financial and legal management for assigned projects;
Manages technical aspects of data science projects: Oversees access to the IOP for Ohio clients Works with data governance leads at OSU and in state agencies, leads identification of software or tools required to conduct projects, and ensures proper data and access is maintained to conduct work inside the IOP;
Relationship manager for research services with State clients: manages data access request for assigned projects, provides lists of variables, data tables, or methods required for documentation, reviews output of data projects to ensure compliance with access forms and contracts, presents project reports, memos, and develops proposals for projects;
Maintains relationships with legal and financial contacts to ensure projects are carried out in scope, submits and monitors legal agreements on behalf of the team to OSU for signature. Serves as point of contact to support State of Ohio and Ohio State for project specific questions on legal and financial matters, works with CHRR finance and Glenn finance managers to ensure projects are completed in budget, provides budgets, regular reports in Tableau and Workday, and works on project closeout financial documents with relevant staff.
Bachelors degree in a field that provides foundation for complex data knowledge (e.g. Data Science, Mathematics, Public Administration, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics) is required; plus a 4-8 years of relevant experience in large data analytics projects using government records data in a public policy context.
Advanced degree in a relevant field; project management certification, Tableau certification, or training is preferred. The position requires some experience communicating complex data analyses visually and/or in written text to a general audience, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Commitment to data security and analytic accuracy is essential. Must have excellent time management skills as well as the ability to multi-task.
The Ohio State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.
The Work Environment and Culture:
The John Glenn College of Public Affairs is committed to inspiring and developing the next generation of public and nonprofit professionals who can handle complex issues and make change a reality in civic life. Ranked best in Ohio and 20th nationally all Public Affairs graduate schools in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report ratings, the Glenn College teaches its students how governments, nonprofits, and private firms can work together to serve the public and achieve results. The Glenn College is celebrating over 50 years of turning students passions into policy and is housed in Page Hall, a state-of-the-art building in the center of the universitys main campus in Columbus, Ohio.
The Ohio State University, the flagship public university of Ohio, is located in the states capital, Columbus. OSU is ranked 17th among the best public universities in the nation. Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States and offers many cultural and recreational amenities. It was recently rated by Forbes as the #1 opportunity city in the country and by Time as being in the top 10 cities to start a new career.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.