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Data Manager

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Work type: Full-time
Location: TCU Main Campus
Categories: Managerial / Administration

Job Summary: The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) strives to help children suffering from the effects of early trauma, abuse and/or neglect. Through research, the Purvis Institute helps to deepen an understanding about the complex needs of these children and how to help them overcome social, behavioral, and emotional challenges. Through various outreach initiatives, the KPICD trains professionals in Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI), a research-based, holistic model developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross.
The Data Manager is responsible for data management for projects aimed at improving the evidence base and implementation of TBRI within collaborating service-provider agencies. This position will office on campus.
Duties & Essential Job Functions: 1. Oversees data management and works closely with the research liaison and external evaluators to implement procedures for collecting and scoring data from participating stakeholders.
2. Assists Project Director in managing day-to-day operations of research/evaluation projects by resolving issues with funders and staff and other administrative units on campus; identifying and coordinating project issues; advising executive project director on needed actions.
3. Assists in preparing grants, budgets, and progress reports by gathering data, studying trends and providing information, reviewing actual revenue and expenses against budgets; recommending improvements.
4. Monitors expenses by gathering and reporting budget information; processing payments of bills and invoices, travel reimbursement, time and effort record-keeping, scheduling and reconciling expenditures.
5. Maintains grant-funded equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment, making recommendations for change
6. Develops and maintains a MIS for keeping track of information from the field and of raw data.
7. Tracks these data through processing stages to final computer files for research/evaluation/administration.
8. Data management – collecting, logging, correcting, editing, tracking, and cleaning – is the programmatic responsibility of his/her team.
9. 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.
10. Participates in preparing technical reports, quarterly performance reports, Institutional Review Board Protocol Review Requests, and publications of findings.
11. Provides appropriate and timely responses to data requests or queries.
12. Adheres to federal/ institutional departmental grant and research policies and guidelines.
13. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience: • Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology, Data Analytics, Information Systems, Statistics, or related field; OR
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three (3) years of experience in data collection and analysis using programs such as SAS, 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.
• Experience with administrative services dealing with budgets and accountability
• Experience with conducting data analysis in programs such as SAS, SPSS, Excel
Preferred Education & Experience: • Experience in the field regarding child welfare; caseworker experience.
• Experience in grant compliance and reporting.
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training: • None
Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training: • None
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: • Knowledge of Federal and State grant related programs
• Knowledge of basic accounting processes
• Knowledge of basic keyboard and ten-key techniques
• Knowledge of database management principles
• Knowledge of descriptive statistics and data cleaning/validation
• Knowledge of specific challenges faced working in the child welfare field.
• Skill in the use of Microsoft Office to include Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
• Skill in use of survey tools such as Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, Doodle
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Ability to develop and maintain productive collaborative relations
• Ability to explain complex problems both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to design processes for collecting, analyzing, and checking data for administrative and research purposes
• Ability to manage multiple administrative tasks simultaneously
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations): • 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 Environment: • 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.
AA/EEO Statement: As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

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