Research Associate/Data Analyst II, DataSpark

University of Rhode Island ยท Kingston, RI

Data + Analytics
Education
$58544 - $75000 Per Year
Posted 2 weeks ago
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The position(s) are full-time calendar year, limited to 12/31/2023 with anticipated renewal.

BASIC FUNCTION:

Compile, analyze, aggregate, and disseminate a variety of data pertaining to education, workforce, health, child welfare, demographics, housing, public safety, community assets, and other public policy issues. Collaborate with coworkers on data product development and administrative duties. Support relationships with various external stakeholders. Work to complete timely, accurate, high quality project deliverables.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Acquire data and information from various sources. Clean, format, organize, and document data files and use these data to perform a variety of quantitative analyses. Prepare data for import into the RI DataHUB by the DevOps team. Apply GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to create maps that enable data interpretation at many levels of geography. Use longitudinal data to produce a variety of compelling products (reports, charts, maps, visualizations) in formats appropriate for a variety of audiences. Compile and use relevant literature. Produce both technical and informal writings about data. Prepare indicators to populate web tools. Support the process of Data Story development through data analysis, stakeholder meetings, and narrative development.

Contribute to planning and design of projects. Communicate with consultants (when applicable.) Participate in software and product related “sprint” planning as required. Evaluate projects and generate lessons learned. Coordinate with supervisor(s) on project priorities.

Perform data management activities including dataset documentation. Assist with minor office and administrative tasks.

Contribute to social media and other outreach and dissemination activities.

Attend and contribute to meetings with community groups and other organizations. Provide “good deeds” data products.

 

LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:

Personal computers and printers; word processing, database management, and project management software. Statistical software and GIS.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor’s degree in public policy, planning, mathematics, or related field.

2. Demonstrated experience with data analysis.

3. Demonstrated experience with visualization (including, statistical software and GIS).

4. Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

5. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

6. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to a wide variety of audiences.

7. Demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities.

8. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.

9. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Master’s degree.

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ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Environmental Conditions    
The physical environment is a climate-controlled office with occasional in-state and out-of-state travel. Requires significant desk-time and computer use.

For complete details, including required and preferred qualifications, and the application process itself, please visit the URI jobs website at https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for job posting (SF01463)

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 2, 2022. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 23, 2022. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (December 23, 2022) may not be given full consideration.


APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY.
The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. 
Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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