Data Integrity Associate

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 20, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other, Development & Advancement, Chief Technology & Information Officers
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information

Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Data Integrity Associate

Number of Vacancies

86 - Development & Alumni Affairs

Primary Department
H8605-Development Office

Working Conditions
Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:WSU Covid-19 Website

Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Reporting to the Manager, Data Integrity, the Data Integrity Associate is responsible to analyze, monitor and maintain the accuracy, integrity and quality of the alumni, donor and gift records in the administrative database(s) for the Division of Development and Alumni Affairs. Identify and remedy data integrity issues and errors. Maintain a systematic approach to keeping the records accurate and contribute to data enhancement projects. Work with other units in the division to coordinate data maintenance efforts.

Maintain alumni, donor and gift records as directed, including deletions, additions and modifications. Process data update requests from staff, donors, alumni and friends. Assist the Manager, Data Integrity in evaluating the availability, operational need, and return on investment in the purchasing and uploading of new data as well as the outsourcing of various data cleansing projects.

Assist in data repository conversions, system adjustments, and strategies. Prepare and process data specifications for administrative database modules, prepare test plans, execute validation and perform other project-related work.

Compile and analyze data extracted from the division's administrative database(s) and Operational Data Store (ODS) to maintain data integrity, facilitate data hygiene projects and produce accurate reports.

Analyze data for integrity noncompliance based on university and division business rules, user input and best practices. Identify and correct structural and semantic data errors.

Execute protocols for routine updates of biographical data in the division's administrative database(s), including call center and NCOA updates. Establish a protocol to track update requests and monitor completions. Monitor and report on the progress of all ongoing data integrity projects.

Upload modified records collected from external sources into the division's administrative database(s).

Code large groups of alumni, donors and prospects to support the university's alumni engagement, fundraising, and donor stewardship activities. Research third party vendors and data enhancement services, as requested.

Participate in the division's Data Integrity Task Force. Represent the division on various data committees and user groups related to data integrity.

Adhere to confidentiality and data usage policy for the division.

Perform related work as assigned.

Unique Duties


Education: Bachelor's degree
Additional Education Information: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, information technology, or related field.

Experience: Experienced
Additional Experience Information: Minimum two (2) years experience with database management, records maintenance, SQL, and data cleaning, extraction and validation.
Experience with administrative systems software, preferably in the higher education or nonprofit environment.
General understanding of, or interest in, Development and Alumni Affairs best practices and general operations.
Positive and collaborative professional philosophy, recognizing that this position is integral to the achievement of the goals and objectives of Development and Alumni Affairs.

COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS: Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills a must.

TECHNICAL SKILLS: Proficient in the use of complex administrative systems software, preferably in the higher education environment.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION: Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, prioritize and plan work activities while meeting respective deadlines. Strong organizational and time-management skills.

ANALYTICAL AND PRESENTATION SKILLS: Ability to evaluate, interpret, and present complex information effectively in professionally prepared documents or presentations. Must possess a demonstrated attention to detail in order to achieve a high degree of accuracy.

TEAMWORK: Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues within the division and central units; ability to produce high quality and consistent results with assistance of team members; provide support to teammates when tackling complex projects.

LEARNING AGILITY: Independent and innovative self-starter who displays an ability to learn quickly and easily adapts to changing situations. Experience researching topics to gain knowledge and understanding when information gaps exist.

This position requires a high level of commitment and enthusiasm. The incumbent must be willing to work extended hours as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Testing Requirements
Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

Job Type

Job Category
Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management

Duration of Posting

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date

Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)

Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Is this position reposted?

Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)

Application Information

Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

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**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a reduction of force.

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