Utah State University

Data Manager

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/21/2020 12:21 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-3046
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Exempt
College
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Department
Human Development & Family Studies
Advertised Salary
Minimum $52,500 plus excellent benefits

Overview

Healthy Relationships Utah, a USU Extension initiative, seeks a Data Manager to assist with multiple grant-funded projects. Healthy Relationships Utah facilitates research-based programming/courses for single, dating, married, divorced, and remarried individuals. Venues include High schools, jails, community agencies, etc.

See www.HealthyRelationshipsUtah.org.  

 

The Data Manager (Data Analyst III) will collect, evaluate, and prepare research and other data. This position will prepare statistical and narrative reports and recommendations, and participate in the analysis and interpretation of data as appropriate. The Data Manager will develop, maintain, and ensure quality control of databases and assist in developing and implementing measurement systems (e.g., Continuous Quality Improvement). Additionally, the incumbent will manage technical equipment and applications. The Data Manager must work independently and collaboratively with others, have a service-oriented attitude, be detailed-oriented, and have a strong desire to promote relationship skills.

 

This is a full-time position. Excellent University benefits are included with an approximate value of 45% of your annual salary (see https://hr.usu.edu/benefits/). Continued employment is contingent upon performance and on-going grant funding. 

*This position will be reviewed starting 11/16/2020, and will remain open until filled.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities/Functions

  • Develops, maintains, and ensures quality control of databases, and may assist in developing and implementing measurement systems.
  • Collects, analyzes, interprets, and summarizes data (quantitative and qualitative) in preparation for generation of statistical and analytical reports.
  • Maintains computerized collection and tracking of relevant data.
  • Maintains appropriate records of research methods and results.
  • Designs and/or develops specific databases for collection, tracking, and reporting of data, as appropriate.
  • Utilizes specified statistical software to analyze and interpret research data.
  • Serves as a liaison with outside departments.
  • Submits written and/or oral reports as requested.
  • Develops surveys and interview protocols.
  • Manage technical equipment (e.g., computers, tablets) and applications.
  • Provides troubleshooting and technical assistance to project staff.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of scientific writing.
  • Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  • Ability to prepare research reports and proposals.
  • Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze data.
  • Ability to utilize statistical computer software.
  • Knowledge of research methodology, principles, and procedures.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to manage and complete numerous cyclical projects.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree plus two years of professional experience; or a Bachelor’s degree plus four years of professional experience; or an equivalent combination of education plus professional experience is required.
  • Experience with design and maintenance of Management Information Systems.
  • Knowledge of current best practices and standards for database management.
  • Experience managing the physical inventory of technical equipment (computers and tablets).
  • Experience working independently and collaboratively.
  • Professional experience using and or managing Access database/s.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Proficinet in speaking and writing abilities in English.
  • Ability to work from the Logan campus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with human subjects research and related statistical software programs (e.g., SPSS).
  • Experience with Eventbrite and Mailchimp.
  • Experience with programming and the ability to learn new coding languages quickly.
  • Experience working within an institution of higher education.
  • Experience with family-life education.
  • Experience with network administration.
  • Experience with website management.
  • Proficient with Zoom.
  • Proficient with Qualtrics.
  • Proficient with HTML and VBA.
  • Proficient in Spanish.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile 

2. Contact information for 3 professional references

3. Cover Letter addressing each of the minimum and preferred qualifications to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of application 

 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $52,500 plus excellent benefits

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Department Human Development and Family Studies (http://hdfs.usu.edu) is one of 8 diverse departments and three distinguished centers in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Sciences (http://www.cehs.usu.edu ). The College is ranked in the top 2% among 1200 comparable universities. The department has 30 faculty members, over 500 undergraduate majors, and over 80 graduate students. Extension Specialists within the department and College oversee research-based programs around the state. Their relationship education programs include courses for single, dating, married, divorced, and remarried individuals. Venues include High schools, jails, community agencies, etc. See www.HealthyRelationshipsUtah.org.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

 

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