Supports the continuous improvement and efficacy of Ounce initiatives by providing expertise in data management, cleaning, coding, and basic analysis. Across multiple projects, this position holds primary responsibility for data entry, coding, cleaning, and reporting. The Data Coordinator works closely with other Ounce research and program colleagues to design and maintain datasets—and produce reports—that are accurate, accessible, and actionable for internal and external audiences.
Essential Job Duties
Oversee and actively engage in all stages of data management: organizing incoming data, creating datasets, basic coding of qualitative data, cleaning quantitative data, assessing data quality, preparing datasets for analysis, and data archiving and storage.
Ensure ongoing maintenance, data quality control, and organization of data files.
Create and maintain comprehensive dataset documentation, including codebooks, user manuals, security guidelines, and standard protocols.
Produce reports for internal and external audiences that include data descriptives and basic data analysis using a range of analytic approaches.
Assist with the preparation of data for a range of dashboards, reports, briefs, publications, presentations, conference posters and symposia.
Serve as a resource and collaborator on internal and external data collection, management, and analysis efforts by providing consultation and technical assistance regarding:
coordination of data collection
data tracking, entry, and database design
data documentation and management
In collaboration with research staff, conduct data analysis and develop reports that support the implementation of routines and methods to integrate research, evaluation, and data use into ongoing program monitoring and continuous improvement efforts.
Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)
Bachelor’s degree in statistics, research/evaluation methodology, or related social science discipline.
3 years of data collection/management or research/evaluation experience, including experience in a comparable role and conducting quantitative data analysis using statistical software required; experience with data collection and applied research in direct service or program settings preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.
Knowledge of introductory statistical analysis and quantitative research methodology.
Expertise in dataset design and management principles.
Expertise using SPSS and other statistical/analytical packages (e.g., Stata, R), including writing syntax.
Fluidity with data tracking software (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Access), and other relevant computer-based and technological applications (e.g., Qualtrics) is required; experience in Salesforce, and learning management systems such as Cornerstone strongly preferred.
Exceptional attention to detail is essential, as are strong organizational and analytic skills.
Ability to simultaneously carry multiple complex research tasks and projects to completion, and to efficiently manage fast-paced work that often requires divided attention.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work with an interdisciplinary team as a cooperative and supportive team member to colleagues with a wide range of perspectives and abilities.
Ability to synthesize and represent data and research findings, visually and in writing, for use by multiple audiences preferred.
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
General office conditions. Exposed to moderate noise levels.
Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Required to sit at a desk and focus on a computer screen for the majority of the day.
Frequently required to talk and listen to other individuals.
Must be able to use repetitive wrist, hand and finger movements to type regularly.
Must be able to lift objects up to 5 lbs. in weight.
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.