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 EdPolicyWorks. The successful candidate will be capable of working independently to conduct well-defined complex data tasks with direction from faculty and senior staff.
How You Will Contribute
The Data Management Specialist may have the opportunity to:
Develop and implement systems for effective data management.
Work with administrative datasets from the Virginia Department of Education, the Louisiana Department of Education, and other educational agencies.
Process, organize, and manage data collected through primary data collection, including survey data, child assessment data, etc.
Conduct and document quality control checks on data.
Create high-quality Stata code to automate and document data processes.
Generate basic descriptive analyses and visualizations for diverse audiences including practitioners.
Collaborate with partner agencies on data intake.
Develop and document systems to meet data security and collaborative needs.
In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
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 Stata; experience in R, SAS, or other statistical software a plus.
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.
Physical Demands: This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
A master's degree in data science, economics, public policy, statistics, psychology, computer science, or a related field.
Experience supporting social science research.
Experience working with education data.
Demonstrated interest in education and or social/policy
Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000 to $66,000 (commensurate with qualifications) with UVA benefits.
**Please note that this is a restricted position and continuation beyond a year is dependent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.**
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
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