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EdPolicyWorks Data Management Specialist


EdPolicyWorks Data Management Specialist

  • R0030620
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Administrative Group
  • The University of Virginia
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 opp ortunity to:

  • Develop and implement systems for effective data management.
  • W ork 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 .* *

Application Instructions

Internal UVA Applicants : Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for EdPolicyWorks Data Management Specialist . Complete an application online and attach:
  • Cover letter,
  • CV/resume,
  • Contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address)

External Applicants: Please visit the UVA job board Workday , complete the application and attach:
  • Cover letter,
  • CV/resume,
  • C ontact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address)

This position is open until filled. For questions about the application process, please contact Margaret We e ks , Academic Recruiter.

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 visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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