Associate Director of Data Management

Reports to: Vice President for Information Technology

Department:  Information Technology

Status:  Full-Time – Exempt



About the Central Park Conservancy

Central Park is one of the world's most famous and beloved public spaces. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1858, the 843-acre Park was the country's first purpose-built public park and is a National Historic Landmark and a New York Scenic Landmark. The Central Park Conservancy, a private, not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1980 to rescue the Park, which had fallen into serious disrepair. Since then, the Conservancy has overseen the investment of over $1.5 billion in the restoration of the Park, which now hosts over 40 million visitors a year.

The Conservancy is one of the largest and most successful public private partnerships in New York City and is considered a major civic institution given its impact on the health and vibrancy of both the Park and the City. The Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and celebrate Central Park as a sanctuary from urban life. The City of New York has formally entrusted the care of the Park to the Conservancy which is responsible for every aspect of its care, including landscape maintenance, capital improvements, and the visitor experience. The Conservancy employs roughly 400 people and has an annual operating budget of $100 million.



The Associate Director of Data Management is a key member of the IT team who oversees the data architecture, integration, storage, validation, verification, backup, recovery, and reporting of the organization. The ideal candidate has extensive experience in managing multiple database platforms, file servers, data quality, and data security. The Associate Director of Data Management will also work with external vendors to ensure the data needs of the organization are met and aligned with the industry standards. Working with the system delivery team, who will be developing data integrations, and implementing new solutions that use and rely on data, the Associate Director of Data Management will need to maintain the infrastructure that supports those integrations and monitor the infrastructure for issues, upgrade opportunities, and innovations.



                     Design, develop, and maintain the databases infrastructure by working with the IT Systems Delivery team, the Network Administrators and department utilizing the solutions.

                     Ensure the systems for integration of data sources and the communication of data across systems and external services are maintained and updated.

                     Verify data shared between systems is current and accurate.

                     Manage the file server data, both local and hosted, and implement file storage solutions that support data categorization, indexing, and security.

                     Perform data validation, backup, and recovery procedures and monitor the data integrity and availability.

                     Create and maintain data reports and dashboards that provide insights and analysis for the organization.

                     Manage the external data vendor relationships that support the various database platforms.

                     Stay updated with the latest trends and technologies in data management and recommend improvements and enhancements.



                     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

                     At least 5 years of experience in data management, database administration, or data engineering

                     Proficient in SharePoint implementation, maintenance, and security.

                     Power Platform knowledge a plus.

                     Proficient in database infrastructure and integrations concepts including middle ware tools, API integrations, and automated exports and imports.

                     Experience migrating data from on-site fileservers to cloud services.

                     Experience in file server management and file storage solutions.

                     Experience in data quality, data security, and data backup and recovery.

                     Experience in file security and permissions, related to services such as SharePoint.

                     Understanding of Data Loss Protection concepts.

                     Experience in data reporting and dashboard tools such as Power BI.

                     Experience in working with external data vendors and managing contracts and SLAs

                     Excellent communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills

                     Ability to work independently and as part of a team.



Work Schedule

This position is 5 days a week, Monday through Friday. The hours are 9am to 5pm with occasional outside-of-hours work, weekdays and weekends, as needed for emergencies and after-hours implementations that cannot be performed during work hours due to service interruptions. It is also expected that the person will monitor and respond to e-mails and phone calls after hours and on weekends in emergency situations.



Salary range:  $89K - $112K (based on level of experience)



The Central Park Conservancy’s work is guided by the belief that Central Park, and all public parks, must be managed and actively protected as an inclusive and democratic space for all.


Working closely with our New York City partners, we will always strive towards creating and sustaining a sense of belonging for all visitors and advocating for equitable and accessible public use of the Park.


In service of this belief, we are committed to fostering a workforce and organizational culture that is as diverse as Central Park itself and the dynamic city it serves.


Safety Requirements:

Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and follow federal, state, and local safety regulations. Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities. Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways, etc.). If an employee discovers a potentially dangerous condition, he/she/they should alert other employees and notify his/her/their supervisor immediately.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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