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Program Manager, Data Strategy

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Business and Financial Services

Job ID: 270922

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are part of the University System of Georgia.  Kennesaw State will exemplify the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university. Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, true to ourselves, elevational, open and impact-generating. In addition, we support the University System of Georgia core values of accountability, excellence, integrity and respect.  We are searching for talented people to join Kennesaw State University. Come to KSU and find your passion.   


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Department Information

1. Coordinate and advance institutional initiatives, including institutional rankings, internal 
surveys, data governance, and other Data Strategy objectives
2. Ensure alignment with IT support structures, collaboration tools, and governance to optimize 
program effectiveness
3. Collaborate with stakeholders to define requirements, to ensure compliance, and to align with 
stated objectives
4. Build strong relationships with key stakeholders to foster collaboration and support for data 
strategy initiatives
5. Engage with stakeholders at all levels of the organization to communicate project status, 
solicit feedback, and address concerns
6. Stay abreast of advancements and regulatory changes pertaining to data strategy initiatives
7. Maintain accurate documentation of program policies, procedures, and standards.
8. Promote operational and service excellence in alignment with the office's mission

Job Summary

Develops, organizes and implements comprehensive programs in the assigned college, department and/or unit.  Responsible for preparing and organizing programs and activities.  Promotes programs internal and external to the university and evaluates effectiveness.  Ensures programs comply with university and USG policies and procedures.


1. Develops, prepares, coordinates and implements assigned programs
2. Manages and facilitates department communications including program marketing, website creation, mobile applications and social media
3. Serves as liaison and communicates with academic divisions, colleges and departments
4. May assists in developing, monitoring and managing budget processes
5. Manages event planning, marketing and logistics
6. Interprets, evaluates, develops and implements policies and procedures
7. Creates, administers, and analyzes assessment programs
8. Facilitates program components, post-program evaluation and operational reporting
9. Assists with developing new programming
10. Prepares operational reports and analysis to inform center-level reporting and decision-making
11. May supervise assigned staff and/or student assistants

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Required Experience
Three (3) years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
-An advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field

Additional Qualifications: (Preferred qualifications)
-Previous project team management experience
-Expertise in predictive modeling, data mining and data analysis
-Mastery running queries against data (preferably with Google BigQuery or SQL)
-Proficient with data visualization software (preferably Tableau)
-Mastery utilizing statistical techniques to identify key insights that help solve business problems
-Proficient in Prescriptive Modeling like optimization, computer vision, recommendation, search or NLP

Proposed Salary

The budgeted salary range is $51,600 to $65,000. Offers are based on relevant experience. 

Comprehensive benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more! Visit

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Demonstrated ability to think strategically and actively contribute to the creation and implementation of short and long-range department goals; the ability to manage multiple tasks and effectively prioritize among competing needs 
Ability to creatively problem solve and independently initiate and develop action plan for addressing identified issues
Ability to establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with key campus stakeholders
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Excellent project management skills; 
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills  
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite) 
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills 
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

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