EdPolicyWorks Data Management Specialist
Job ID: R0030620 | Data Analysis | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for one or more Data Management Specialists to join EdPolicyWorks. The Data Management Specialist will support research projects by managing large-scale datasets and creating/implementing structures to ensure data integrity. This position is ideal for detail-oriented individuals with excellent data management skills involving social science data. Strong Stata skills are critical.


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.

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 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.**

Physical Demands

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.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Working here.

Careers at the University of Virginia reflect a wide breadth of professions, ranging from teaching to administration, IT professionals to financial analysis, research to grounds management, and talent recruiting to facilities management, among many others. Every person here — faculty, staff, student, healthcare professional — helps to advance our world-class institution, encompassing a larger mission of discovery and service.

Quality of Life

Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the nation’s most charming and picturesque places to live and work. Our area boasts many excellent restaurants, wineries and craft breweries; historic sites; Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; and a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods, as well as urban and rural locations. Public transportation is excellent, and you’re just a short drive from the beach or Washington, D.C.

Safety Photo

UVA Health Quality & Safety

At UVA, delivering the highest-quality, most advanced and safest healthcare to our patients is our top priority. That’s why we never stop striving to make our best better. As a leading healthcare institution, our goal is to be the safest place in America to receive care and to work, because patient and team member safety is essential to providing the best healthcare. The COVID-19 pandemic remains a fluid situation. At UVA Health, we've been on the frontlines since the beginning. Nurses, researchers, doctors — we've all been doing our part to halt the virus. This effort is part of our longstanding commitment to provide care you can count on.