Senior Data Management Specialist
Job ID: R0037053 | Data Analysis | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for one or more Senior Data Management Specialists to join EdPolicyWorks. The Senior Data Management Specialist will support research projects by managing large-scale data sets and creating/implementing structures to ensure data integrity. This position is ideal for detail-oriented individuals with excellent data management skills and research experience involving social science data. Strong Stata skills are critical.

The Senior Data Management Specialist will establish effective, organized data systems, including the cleaning, merging, and maintenance of a variety of large administrative and survey data sets within EdPolicyWorks. The successful candidate may also be given responsibility for more advanced data analytic tasks. The successful candidate will be capable of working independently to conduct well-defined, complex data tasks with direction from faculty and senior staff.

The Senior Data Management Specialist may have the opportunity to:
  • Develop and implement systems for effective data management.
  • Work with administrative data sets 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 6 years of relevant experience (student experience will be considered) or master's degree with at least 2 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A PhD or master's degree in education methods or policy, data science, economics, public policy, statistics, psychology, computer science, or a related field.
  • 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.
  • Experience supporting social science research.
  • Experience working with education data.
  • Demonstrated interest in education and or social/policy.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000 to $80,000 (commensurate with qualifications) with UVA benefits.

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.



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