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Data Quality Assurance Specialist – I.A.

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Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Kent Campus
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Institutional Advancement Campaign - Kent Campus [101061]

Job Title:

Data Quality Assurance Specialist – I.A.

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, OH


 $39,125 - $54,420

Basic Function:

Develop, implement, and maintain the data quality management (compliance) plan for more than 250,000 alumnae and donor records. Responsible for all phases of the data quality lifecycle including: quality assessments and data profiling; quality design; quality transformation and monitoring that result in measurable and sustained data integrity. Manage special projects related to data and reporting needs within Institutional Advancement. Reports to the Associate Director, Advancement Services, Institutional Advancement or designated administrator.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Utilize data profiling techniques to assess data accuracy, completeness, and consistency across data sources.

Document and maintain data transformation rules and mapping.

Identify areas for data augmentation and cleansing; maintain updates from third party sources according to a defined plan and measure effectiveness.

Design and implement plans for data audits, correction procedures, and measuring data quality.

Manage methodologies (how, where, etc.) of information storage within source and reporting systems; partner with appropriate personnel within the division to design and implement changes when needed.

Develop and maintain an annual budget for data-related services and updates.

Perform testing and data validation on reports and dashboards as needed.

Stay current with IRS regulations, CASE standards, and departmental data needs and implement changes as needed.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, information systems, or a related field from an accredited university or college and two years of experience working with reporting and database development tools.


A minimum of six years of progressively responsible work experience in data entry, performing data uploads, and data auditing; experience implementing data and process improvements; maintaining large databases (over 150,000 records), with a demonstrated understanding of data manipulation, data design, quality assessment, and profiling concepts. Requires demonstrated ability in use of enterprise reporting systems such as Cognos, Tableau, SQL Server Reporting Services. Must possess advanced skills in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word and Access) with ability to manipulate and format data.


Not applicable.

Preferred Qualifications:

Banner ERP experience is preferred.

Knowledge Of:

Enterprise reporting and database development tools such as Cognos, SQL / MS Reporting Services, Tableau or similar tools *
Data management, data manipulation, data design, quality assessment / profiling concepts *
Higher education structure and fundraising functions
Understanding of data confidentiality and its application to security and access request skills *
Postal Services Standards *

Skill In:

Written, verbal and interpersonal communication with the ability to communicate effectively with all components of the university and external constituents *
Excellent process management skills *
Implementing projects and assessment of program initiatives
Demonstrated use of enterprise reporting systems (e.g. Cognos, Tableau, SQL / MS Reporting Services; with a high degree of analytical and problem solving skills) *
Advanced skills in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word and Access) with the ability to manipulate and format data *

Ability To:

Independently manage multiple projects, set priorities, resolve problems and make decisions in a timely manner *
Perform data uploads and data auditing *


Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:



Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Working Schedule:


Additional Information:



Please apply online at and include a resume and cover letter.  You will find additional information about the Division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website:

Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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