Job Details

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Position Number: 5217031
  • Location: Aurora, CO
  • Position Type: Business - Information Systems and Technology
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Information, Data Empowerment and Analytics - 33439 University Staff

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Information Strategy and Services

Job Title: Assistant Vice Chancellor of Information, Data Empowerment and Analytics – IDEA (Hybrid)

Position #: 00803405 – Requisition #: 33439

Job Summary:

The Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) has overall responsibility for the Information, Data Empowerment (Data Governance), and Analytics (IDEA) in Information Strategy and Services which collaboratively brings business units and technical resources together for stewardship and facilitation for the delivery of data and analytics to university constituents, leaders and executives. This position and collaborative entities help advance our University missions by facilitating conversations, initiating cross-function analysis and integration, improving data accessibility, and increasing analytical capabilities across the many levels of utilization on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a unique campus at the University of Colorado with the missions of Education, Research, Patient Care, and Community Service. Data is a key strategic element used to inform strategic and operational decisions. This leader and service support the administrative data ecosystem and support the needs of our dynamic campus.

Information Strategy and Services are held up by our four pillars of Customer Focus, Environment of Security and Privacy, Innovative Partnership, and a Culture of Continuous Improvement. We see enablement of these pillars through our Values (Curiosity, Collaboration, Competence, Commitment, Confidence, Compassion) and Methods (Customer Engagement, Leading, Personal and Professional Growth, Continuous Improvement, results-driven, Team Belonging, and Inclusiveness).

Key Responsibilities:

The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information, Data Empowerment, and Analytics (AVC IDEA) serves

1. as the campus leader for collaboratively establishing a data strategy

2. which is supported by co-created data standards

3. to promote data integrity and strategically integrated information flows

4. for the clear purpose of producing high quality analytics systems improving the delivery of the University mission, strategy and objections through analytics structures and delivery.

This position is one of a highly collaborative leader partnering with campus administrative data leaders across the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to understand informational needs, operational data flows, and the influencing work processes. They work within the collaborative virtual data organization on the campus to strategically develop the tools and processes to support these needs. Key partners for strategic development and operational execution of the campus administrative data strategy for the AVC IDEA are the Vice Chancellor of Information Strategy and Services (VCISS), CIO, the AVC for Information Security and IT Compliance (AVCISIC), the AVC for Enterprise Architecture (AVCEA), Central Services Administration/Academic Services Administration business leaders, Senior Administration (Schools and Colleges) leaders, data stewards, and key data delivery SMEs.

Examples of Work Performed

50% Data Strategy and Execution
  • Collaboratively develop a data strategy for the University which is informed by our diverse stakeholder community.
  • Collaboratively execute and deliver Data Governance, Business Intelligence, Reporting and Dashboard. Key collaborators in this effort will be key business constituents along with the VCISS, CIO, AVCISIC, and AVCEA.
  • Through discussion, observation, and collaboration understand priorities and ongoing needs for business data analysis across the campus.

25% Data Governance, Stewardship and Management
  • Develop a collaborative campus data governance operating model and structure which interlocks with the multi-campus data governance operational model in development.
  • Maintain and operate this model when created finding opportunities for continuous improvement based on constituent feedback, business needs, and strategic priorities.
  • Oversee the appropriate steward and data management groups involved in the data governance domain. Mentoring and coaching domain leaders where appropriate.
  • Partner with Data Owners and their delegates on data governance, stewardship, and management responsibilities and opportunities for their given domains.

25% Core Application Data Alignment and Quality
  • Working with Data Owners and appropriate delegates to identify prioritized data quality goals and improvement processes.
  • Assist unit SMEs in developing annual data quality goals for each data domain with supporting analytics to support process tracking.
  • Serve as a sounding board for business owners in developing operating strategies for their data quality improvement goals.
  • Lead data domain element for application alignment and optimization initiatives. This process helps system users and owners modify their operational processes to best optimize and leverage the utilization of core systems and the data generated by their use.
  • Facilitate the data domain project component of migration from homegrown systems to core systems where applicable.

Work Location:

Hybrid – This position is eligible for a hybrid work environment. ISS strives for a high-flex work environment, meaning although this role can predominately be executed effectively with a remote schedule, there may be instances where in-person meetings and/or activities are needed. There is no minimum or prescribed in-person requirement. The work schedule will be based around core working hours in Colorado Mountain Time.

Why Join Us:

ISS is a large department that encompasses the Office of Information Technology (OIT), Information Security and IT Compliance (ISIC), Enterprise Architecture (EA), and Information, Data Empowerment and Analytics (IDEA). In Information Strategy and Services (ISS) we emphasize six key principles that connect our teams and ensure our success:
  • Curiosity- Explore beyond one's own experience and environment.
  • Compassion- Demonstrates empathy, understanding, and respect for all people.
  • Collaboration- Partner well beyond our space and build partnerships to achieve organizational results.
  • Commitment- Dedication and engagement one has to their job, team, organization, and university.
  • Competence- Know our craft and be committed to continuous improvement and learning.
  • Confidence- Be empowered and assured to represent our customers and their needs.

We value our team members and strive to achieve work life balance, inclusivity, and a FUN working environment. Click HERE to view testimonials from ISS employees about why they enjoy working for us!

We improve lives by enabling our University mission of education, research, healthcare, and community engagement through information technology services. We facilitate collaboration, improve data integrity, increase access to information and technology, and provide exceptional customer-centric service using our skills, talents, and passions.

Active investment in our culture and our people is foundational in developing and delivering service excellence. To cultivate a people-centric workplace, we do the following:
  • Invest in inclusive leadership to promote belonging and integrate DEI into daily operations
  • Focus on employee wellness
  • Provide effective coaching and foster continuous learning & development
  • Offer flexible work arrangements when possible
  • Click here to find out more about ISS's Culture

We have AMAZING Benefits and offer exceptional amounts of holiday, vacation,

and sick leave! The University of Colorado offers an excellent benefits package including:
  • Medical: Multiple plan options
  • Dental: Multiple plan options
  • Additional Insurance: Disability, Life, Vision
  • Retirement 401(a) Plan: Employer contributes 10% of your gross pay
  • Paid Time Off: Accruals over the year
  • Vacation Days: 22 (maximum accrual 352 hours)
  • Sick Days: 15 (unlimited maximum accrual)
  • Holiday Days: 10
  • Tuition Benefit: Employees have access to this benefit on all CU campuses
  • ECO Pass: RTD Bus and light rail service
  • Additional Perks & Programs: Click here to access a few more Perks and Programs

See for yourself: and

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Higher Education, Business, or a closely related field.
    • Substitution: 4 years of professional or high-level technical experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree.
  • 10 years of experience in higher education operations or closely related field.
  • 10 years of progressive leadership including building senior executive relationships and experience setting the vision and strategy for a complex data driven portfolio.
  • 10 years of experience in data analytics, data quality, or data governance, preferably in higher education.
  • Experience with educating users and building data architecture/reporting/analytics around highly confidential data (eg. FERPA, HIPAA, etc)

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree preferred in computer science, data science, or related field, or equivalent experience and relevant professional credentials.
  • Experience in a higher education environment.
  • Experience with student operational and lifecycle data.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Collaborative - Builds meaningful diverse relationships in a complex hybrid organization, recognizes, and identifies strengths, and seeks consensus around mutual goals.
  • Creative and Curious - A systems-thinker and builder, who drives innovation in designing solutions and has skills in articulating these ideas and concepts.
  • Methodical - Strong analytical, systems, and problem-solving skills to evaluate performance, prepare reports, and recommend/implement solutions using independent judgment. Ability to move from concepts to action through strong program design and evaluation.
  • Reliable - Leadership skills that reflect and value a team approach, demonstrated integrity, effectiveness, efficiency, and the ability to deliver high quality service to all constituents. Highly capable of handling multiple tasks, projects, and timelines. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Trusted - Ability to work with faculty, staff, students, partners, and others of diverse backgrounds with a positive, optimistic, solutions-oriented attitude. Shares a deep respect for the University community, its stakeholders, and the residents that we serve.
  • Visionary – Strategic planner understanding the organizational change management perspectives of the strategic vision implementation. Governance building with a highly distributed and collaborative organization.
  • Teaching – Desire and proven skill to develop programs of education and awareness. Building community desire to do the right thing for the right reasons using the right path.
  • Domain-Specific Expertise – Wide knowledge of technology and information security and compliance and its enterprise application. Continual desire for continued domain knowledge and application of that knowledge in the service to others.

How to Apply:

We value the thoughts you put into a Cover Letter and would like to see your Resume, and List of References. For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):
  1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
  2. Resume
  3. Three to five professional references, including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

Questions should be directed to:

ISS Human Resources at

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as $180,000 - $230,000.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. This position may be eligible for overtime compensation, depending on the level.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Total Compensation Calculator:

ADA Statement:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at​.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Vaccination Statement:

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases. If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Job Category: Executive

Primary Location: Hybrid Department: U0001 -- Anschutz Med Campus or Denver - 22139 - ADM AVC VC Info Strategy&Svcs

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 26, 2024

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: ISS Human Resources Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00803405

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