Data Management Specialist
Job ID: R0028723 | Data Analysis | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development seeks a Data Management Specialist to support the Preschool Development Grant Birth-5 (PDG B-5) and Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Project (VKRP) within the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). This position will assist in analysis and reporting needs, as well as using data for systems improvements, to help our team offer high-quality and equitable birth to five experiences for children across Virginia.

VKRP is a partnership between the University of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Education, and school divisions across the Commonwealth. VKRP partners with the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) to provide a comprehensive picture of students' skills at the beginning and end of both pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. VKRP uses a web-based assessment and reporting system that provides critical data about young children's school readiness skills in the areas of literacy, math, social skills and self-regulation.

The Data Management Specialist will establish effective, organized data systems, including the cleaning, merging and maintenance of a variety of large administrative and survey datasets within CASTL. Primary categories of this work are data collection, management and analysis, data reporting and data use for continuous improvement. The successful candidate will be capable of working independently to conduct well-defined complex data tasks with direction from faculty and senior staff.

Required Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in data science, economics, public policy, statistics, psychology, computer science, education or a related field.
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience. Student experience will be considered.
  • Strong coding skills in SPSS, Stata, R, SAS or other statistical software.
  • An understanding of data confidentiality principles to ensure data security.
  • Flexibility to work both independently with minimal supervision and cooperatively within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work across multiple projects at the same time while meeting regular deadlines.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A master's degree in data science, economics, public policy, statistics, psychology, computer science or a related field.
  • Experience with using RMarkdown (or other reporting technology) to efficiently create analytic reports for stakeholders and internal teams.
  • Experience with Tableau and/or SQL Server reporting services.
  • Expertise with coding/programming of Excel workbooks.
  • Commitment to diversity and equity (e.g., demonstrated through scholarship and/or service to historically underrepresented and underserved communities).
  • Familiarity with statistical syntax (i.e., the ability to go beyond software menus).

Anticipated Hiring Range: $55,000-$65,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This position is open to remote work.

This is a restricted position and continuation is based on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per university policy.

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  • Recruiting talented and diverse doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff.
  • Recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce and providing an inclusive and supportive environment in which staff and faculty are recognized as integral to the success of our work.
  • Promoting a culture of integrity, mutual respect, excellence, collaboration and innovation.

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