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Job Title: Data Management Specialist
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Organization: University of Virginia, Equity Center
Posted: 11/27/2023
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Informatics
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Charlottesville,  VA    USA
Compensation: 75-90K
Position Description: The Equity Center at the University of Virginia (UVA) is seeking a Data Management Specialist as part of the launch of an important initiative at UVA to study and reduce gun violence in the broader Charlottesville area.

The Equity Center resides in the Karsh Institute of Democracy and this Data Management Specialist position will work with researchers and partners at UVA and in the Charlottesville community to build on a research-practice partnership to understand the problem of gun violence and assess solutions within our local context. The Data Management Specialist will (1) help document local sources of data, identify potential for integrating data across sources, and evaluate data gaps; (2) work with community partners and UVA researchers on procedures for data sharing and governance and collaborate with impacted communities to ensure ethical data use; (3) evaluate alternatives for and contribute to the creation of resources, workflows, and infrastructure to support data- driven interventions and research to reduce gun violence.

This position will be primarily involved in data management and data stewardship and report to Michele Claibourn, Director of Equitable Analysis at The Equity Center, and will work collaboratively with the equitable analysis team. Gun violence is a problem of public and civic health, and its solutions need to combine comprehension and intervention. The position will be part of a broader effort that seeks to make UVA and Charlottesville a place to take action locally while nurturing a national conversation about what localities can do to confront the problem.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with at least six years of relevant experience. Master’s degree with at least two years of relevant experience.

Required qualifications:

Knowledge of key data management concepts, frameworks, and tools, including documentation standards, data formats, and metadata. Understanding of and commitment to following best practices with regard to data privacy and sharing, along with the legal and ethical questions related to use and sharing of data. Experience with database management, schema and querying. Familiarity with data integration and data engineering principles, how different data systems could be coordinated and connected with each other, including building the infrastructure to make those connections. Demonstrated ability and continuing willingness to develop relationships on sensitive and complex issues and be a trusted partner with city, county and community groups and UVA faculty. Must have a commitment to serve communities by reducing racial and socioeconomic inequity.

Preferred qualifications:

Experience in data collection, analysis, interpretation and visualization or an eagerness to develop those skills sets while in the role. Familiarity with theory and research on the structural, historical, and/or policy foundations of racial and socioeconomic inequalities via past research, courses, work, or lived experience. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of and experience working with Charlottesville and Albemarle County organizations committed to redressing racial and socio-economic inequalities.

Organization Description: The University of Virginia’s Karsh Institute of Democracy is dedicated to a future in which democracy’s aspirations and reality are aligned. We work tirelessly to understand, defend, and invigorate the institutions, practices, and cultural underpinnings that are the foundations of democracy. Through robust interdisciplinary scholarship, research and teaching, and vibrant programs and partnerships designed to engage the public and influence policy agendas, we are shaping a thriving democratic future.

The Karsh Institute’s Equity Center was founded in 2019 to ensure that the University of Virginia could serve not only as an anchor institution, but also an authentic community resource and collaborative partner in local efforts to redress inequity. The Equity Center seeks to strengthen the way UVA interacts with members of the surrounding community by focusing on mutual respect, youth power, and community-based research.

Closing Date: 2/27/2024
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Contact Name: Michele Claibourn,  Data Management Specialist
Contact Location: 201 W. Main St. Suite 3

Charlottesville   VA  22903
United States
Contact Location: 201 W. Main St. Suite 3
  Charlottesville   VA  22903
  United States
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