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York University

Data & Process Architect

Posted On: October 6, 2023
Closing On: October 21, 2023

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Effective: As soon as possible
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: Annual Salary Range: $94,483 - $102,571

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York University


Data & Process Architect

Reference: 108843

Duration: Contract Full Time

Location: 4700 Keele Street, Toronto


Advancement at York leads and inspires meaningful engagement and philanthropic support from alumni and friends to advance the University’s mission. We are also deeply committed to building the reputation of York University as a leading, progressive, research-intensive University uniquely positioned for the betterment of society in the 21st century. Our division is comprised of four departments:

  • Advancement Services & Operations is the administrative and technology support unit for all Advancement activities.
  • Alumni Engagement provides programs, services, and engagement to over 360,000 York alumni worldwide.
  • Development leads efforts to promote and secure philanthropic support from alumni, donors, friends, corporations, and foundations.
  • Advancement Communications & Marketing works to promote and communicate alumni and donor messages along with direct marketing services for alumni and donor engagement.
  • Advancement at York is embarking on a multi-year CRM transformation project, changing from its current Advancement CRM to a vendor-driven CRM solution supporting all Advancement staff and alumni, donors, and volunteers.

The Data and Process Architect supports this mission by being responsible for the review and design of end-to-end business processes and the data models supporting the Division of Advancement business functions, in collaboration with the business areas strategic leadership and IT. The functional areas of focus are fundraising, engagement, stewardship, and events. This is a key role is in preparation for a move to a new Advancement CRM platform alongside a newly formed University master data management team.

The role will lead the process review, business requirements, cross-functional data needs analysis and data quality review. This is an integral part of the service transformation initiative to improve services within the Division of Advancement and its provision of services across the University. The incumbent is responsible for change initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control of mission-related data management for the Division of Advancement in coordination and collaboration with the University Master Data Management team.


  • A university degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Statistics, and Data Science, Engineering or equivalent field is required. Master’s degree is preferred.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in data management, data governance, or data engineering projects and demonstrated success in data visualization, business Intelligence, data warehouse and data quality analysis in the public, private or non-profit sector, preferably with experience of fundraising business processes, data requirements and metrics.
  • Includes minimum 3-5 years of managerial experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing, implementing and reinforcing data management compliance policies and procedures.
  • Experience managing projects, budgets and schedules to successful completion.


  • Demonstrated success in designing, developing and implementing data strategy and data management framework from ground up. Knowledge of and experience with data management and reporting in cloud-based environments preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to manipulate and analyze large data sets using Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables, lookups, and macros. Knowledge and experience with Business Intelligence including front-end BI tools, and relational and multi-dimensional database platforms.
  • Working knowledge of reporting packages (e.g., Google Analytics, Tableau, Power BI, JMP), statistical programming (e.g., SAS, R, Python) and query databases (e.g., Access, SQL).
  • Team oriented, collaborative, diplomatic, and flexible, with excellent presentation skills, including strong oral and writing capabilities.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative to communicate issues and to provide realistic solutions, and independent judgment to collaborate with internal and external key stakeholders and establish systematic and iterative business analysis.
  • Strong knowledge of business processes, data or information management, data flows and data quality standards. Analytical ability to work with data and present results to non-technical audience.
  • Proficient in MS office (e.g., Excel, Access, Power Point, Word). Advanced Excel skill is preferred.
  • Proficient in cloud-based technologies (e.g., SharePoint, Dashboard).
  • Knowledge of Agile and lean working environment is asset.
  • Proficiency in English is essential and French language proficiency is an asset.

Additional Notes:

Please note: This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credential(s) or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.


York’s CPM Compensation Framework has a salary grid consisting of 6 or 8 steps (depending on job grade) which is reviewed annually with possible adjustments, and a lump sum Performance Based Recognition Award. Employees will receive the grid adjustment and depending on performance, eligible permanent employees may move to the next step of the grid and may receive a lump sum Performance Based Recognition Award. Visit the CPM Compensation page on the HR Website to find out more about York’s CPM Compensation Program.

The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.

York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.

We are committed to enhancing our environmentally and socially responsible practices for the benefit of all members of the York community. Our long term perspective recognizes our responsibility to be innovators and to continually work as a community to reduce our ecological impact.

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PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be received by 11:55 pm EST on the posted deadline date, if applicable.

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