1. Responsible for bringing the DISSC and its services to life within a larger institution; and drive consensus on vision among range of stakeholders. 2. Oversee team delivering core product/service. 3. Identify needs, barriers, opportunities for both core services and university systems to better serve customers, improve efficiencies, enhance security and reduce risk. 4. Support Provost Office in reaching consensus among multiple components in implementing systems changes. 5. Develop processes to efficiently and effectively onboard new high-quality and high-value datasets for use by Yale researchers while ensuring necessary legal and contractual processes are followed. 6. Educate and support faculty and researchers in the process of data acquisition and security; and minimize unnecessary engagement in these processes while ensuring full compliance with internal and external security requirements. 7. Engage with external principals of data-owners on uses/goals/security elements of data partnerships. 8. Collaborate with data engineer and data counsel to communicate how technical standards will meet partner requirements. 9. Collaborate with data counsel to oversee development, negotiation and execution of DUAs carried out by OSP Counsel and problem solve issues as they arise. 10. With staff leads and faculty advisors, design, establish and oversee processes to: ensure the data shared and stewarded over is clean, structured for researcher access, and has sufficient metadata and documentation for discovery and use; and facilitate use of datasets and support researchers with data discovery, onboarding, access, and analysis. 11. Oversee development of data security standards within DUAs, especially non-standard requirements once template requirements are established. 12. Oversee OGC data counsel in setting standards and processes to: engage with data engineers to ensure technical capacity to implement DUA security requirements; ensure appropriate implementation of data security standards within DUAs; train researchers and staff data consultants in security protocol; and approve research access by signature for certain security levels. 13. With DISSC/OGC data counsel, lead development of standardized DUA templates, streamline university processes associated with DUA negotiation, and ensure consistency of legal position on common questions; and develop risk scoring categories for various data types and associated security standards. 14. With data engineer, implement and oversee tiered security standards. 15. Lead/Support University-wide efforts to identify internal legal and procedural barriers to data access. 16. Coordinate university-wide collaboration to resolve barriers, minimizing risk exposure, maximizing efficiencies in cost and process, balancing institutional equities. 17. Collaborate with the DISSC faculty directors to develop and execute strategic plans and goals. 18. Develop and implement programs and activities related to the mission. 19. Support the recruitment, onboarding, retention, and space needs of staff and customers. 20. Work with faculty directors and Lead Administrator on annual budgeting process, monitor revenue and major expenditures. 21. Provide infrastructure for research activities via space planning, budgeting, grant writing, and staffing. 22. Represent the DISSC within Yale, in the community, at scientific conferences, with donors and alumni, with government agencies and foundations. 23. Serve as a bridge between affiliated members, faculty leadership, department chairs, school deans, and other high-level administrators. 24. Supervise exempt and non-exempt staff, including working with HR and conducting annual performance reviews. 25. Participate in fundraising efforts, donor relations, and stewardship reporting, in conjunction with faculty directors, the Vice Provost for Research and Office of Development. 26. Perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Experience with data-intensive social science research. Advanced degree in social science related field. Product management or other leadership experience in an advanced higher education setting or other research-intensive organization, including technology company, or government agency. Experience in agile processes. Experience with fundraising and grants.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience with data-intensive social science research. Advanced degree in social science related field. Product management or other leadership experience in an advanced higher education setting or other research-intensive organization, including technology company, or government agency. Experience in agile processes. Experience with fundraising and grants.
Required Skill/ability 5: Excellent interpersonal skills with team player mentality.
Posting Position Title: Managing Director, Data-Intensive Social Science Center
Required Skill/ability 3: Experience and technical proficiency to lead, oversee, and assess performance of advanced technical team including data engineers, architects, scientists, security consultants and others.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Managing Dir, Data-Intensive Social Science Ctr
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated evidence of being an entrepreneurial, strategic, and passionate leader. Past success in organizational leadership, design and launch of new services, and product management (e.g., user-focused design, build, delivery, marketing and advocacy of a service).
Required Skill/ability 4: Proven, creative leadership capabilities in data acquisition and risk management.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated success balancing the needs of a range of stakeholders and the product management talent to effectively navigate a complex institution to bring to life a new, successful, high-impact enterprise within a large, complex institution or system.
Bachelor's degree in social science, data science, or related field and 10 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
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