Duties & Essential Job Functions:
- Oversees the data management unit and will work closely with the research liaison and external evaluators to implement procedures for collecting and scoring data from participating stakeholders.
- Develops and maintains a MIS for keeping track of information from the field and of raw data.
- Tracks these data through processing stages to final computer files for research.
- Data management – collecting, logging, correcting, editing, tracking, and cleaning – is the programmatic responsibility of his/her team.
- Proactively organizes on-going data review throughout the course of the study to ensure timely and appropriate identification of errors, trends, discrepancies, and to resolve problems with data flow.
- Participates in preparing technical reports, quarterly performance reports, Institutional Review Board Protocol Review Requests, and publications of findings.
- Provides appropriate and timely responses to data requests or queries.
- Adheres to federal, institutional, and departmental research policies and guidelines.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Minimum of three (3) years of experience in data collection, program evaluation, assessment and research, including experience using evaluation and community-based research to inform program development and knowledge of and experience with program evaluation principles, theories, concepts and practices.
- Master’s degree.
- Experience in the field regarding child welfare; caseworker experience; understands and has worked in child welfare field
- Knowledge of database management principles and various data architectures, including experience with Microsoft Access.
- Knowledge of descriptive statistics and data cleaning/validation, as well as experience with a statistical package (e.g., SAS, SPSS).
- Ability to explain complex problems both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to effectively delegate activities to obtain desired results.
- Ability to deliver successful outcomes from large scale, long term thematic research projects.
- Ability to design processes for collecting, analyzing, and checking research data.
- Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
- Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
- Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
- Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
- Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
- Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
- There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
- The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
Advertised: June 30, 2020 Central Daylight Time
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