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The John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at the Graduate School of Education seeks a Research Data Manager to contribute significantly to the Centers research projects, primarily working as a member of a new, multidisciplinary University-District collaboration, and reporting to senior research staff. The Research Data Manager will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a data archive, including the day-to-day processing of new and revised school districts data sets, database construction, data management, data documentation, and supporting teams of researchers by fulfilling data requests. This will be a full-time responsibility for the first year of the new collaboration. Once the data archive and related processes are operational, this positions time will be split between ongoing data management for the collaborative and research analysis on various Gardner Center projects.
Prioritize and extract data from a variety of sources such as notes, survey results, medical reports, and laboratory data, and maintain its accuracy and completeness.
Determine additional data collection and reporting requirements.
Design and customize reports based upon data in the database. Oversee and monitor regulatory compliance for utilization of the data.
Use system reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and eliminate root cause for data problems or justify solutions to be implemented by others.
Create complex charts and databases, perform statistical analyses, and develop graphs and tables for publication and presentation.
Serve as a resource for non-routine inquiries such as requests for statistics or surveys.
Test prototype software and participate in approval and release process for new software.
Provide documentation based on audit and reporting criteria to investigators and research staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Experience working with Stata, SAS, SQL or a similar statistical and/or data management software
Demonstrated understanding of California K-12 education
Ability to plan and execute quality assurance/data validation systems for large data sets
Experience providing data support in a school district
Interest working in applied research and with community partners
Advanced degree preferred
Education & Experience (Required):
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Required):
Substantial experience with MS Office and analytical programs.
Excellent writing and analytical skills.
Ability to prioritize workload.
Certifications and Licenses:
Sitting in place at computer for long periods of time with extensive keyboarding/dexterity.
Occasionally use a telephone.
Rarely writing by hand.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Some work may be performed in a laboratory or field setting.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu .
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check prior to working at Stanford University.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position; all candidates must be eligible to work in the US.
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