Data Engagement Specialist

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/09/2018

Start Date

11/30/2018

Application Deadline

10/31/2018

Address

10 Constitution Plaza
Hartford
Connecticut
06103
United States

Description

The Specialist will help the Collaborative build and support a statewide learning community around the use of data to drive planning and policy and increase utilization of our core project- the [[http:CTData.org|CTData.org]] website which provides access to a wide range of data, powerful tools to analyze and present the data, and a place to present “data stories” which bring it to life. As part of a small team, the Data engagement Specialist will have the following duties:

  • Help with curating and analyzing data
  • Envision and create data stories to feature on [[http:ctdata.org|ctdata.org]].
  • Develop, implement and hold training sessions for user groups across the state.
  • Assist in communications with members of the learning community.
  • Support for development of project and funding proposals for the work.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong educational background in social sciences, public policy, or a related field;
  • Strong communication and outreach skills;
  • Experience in analyzing and communicating data;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with staff on projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and within tight timeframes;
  • Commitment to a high quality of work and desire to have a social impact;
  • Curiosity and love of data.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor's degree or advanced degree, or the equivalent combination of training or experience, is preferred but is not a requirement;
  • Interest and/or knowledge of cutting-edge ways to analyze, visualize, or describe existing raw data sets in ways that make them more useful to the general public;
  • Knowledge of principles and applications of social science and public policy, including but not limited to statistics, survey methods, geography, economics, environmental issues, education, and public health;
  • Experience working on public policy issues in Connecticut;
  • Familiarity in using R or Python for data processing.

Position is a full-time or contractor position depending on applicant preference; compensation commensurate with education and experience.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

info@ctdata.org
http://ctdata.org

Please submit your cover letter and resume to info@ctdata.org. The cover letter must explain your interest in the position and preferred start date(s) and describe your relevant experience.


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