Data Manager – Research & Evaluation Team

Location: Remote
Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

Job Summary

The Data Manager will oversee data-related research and evaluation efforts to help the NDN Collective ecosystem of organizations understand, improve, and communicate how it advances Indigenous self-determination to build a just and equitable world. This work will include managing data, databases, and data systems to ensure data are current, accurate, secure, and accessible to inform learning, growth, reporting, and storytelling. The Data Manager will report to the Director of Research and Evaluation.

The Position

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and improve data-related policies and procedures, support other teams to create them, and ensure that data and related systems are managed according to them.
  • Coordinate and conduct accurate and expeditious data entry and cleaning, and regularly audit data for consistency, accuracy, integrity, and security.
  • Keep databases updated and synchronized across platforms.
  • Provide data products (e.g., views, queries, data extracts, visuals, review sessions, reports, presentations, etc.) for a variety of audiences in a timely, accurate, and complete manner.
  • Conduct and support data analysis.
  • Serve as administrator for the Domo platform, lead systems integrations, design dashboards in collaboration with teams, and provide training and technical support for users.
  • Manage the ecosystem’s online Indigenous data resource center, including tracking data from the annual baseline analysis.
  • Regularly work to improve data systems, resolve issues, and improve accessibility and use. 
  • Respond to the ecosystem’s requests for data.
  • Help the Research and Evaluation team improve data integrity for public databases that misrepresent Indigenous Peoples.
  • Maintain associated certifications, including a Major Domo certification, stay informed about Indigenous data issues, and attend trainings to improve expertise.
  • Communicate and work effectively and collaboratively with other staff and teams within the NDN Collective ecosystem.
  • Ensure the Director of Research and Evaluation is fully aware of all activities, issues, and progress.
  • Support the Research and Evaluation Team in other areas as needed.

Who You Are

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or equivalent preferred in computer science, database management, a related field.
  • Minimum 3-4 years of data management experience.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, grants management software (Fluxx preferred), CRM software (Salesforce preferred), BI software to create dashboards and perform complex analysis (Domo preferred), and project management software (ClickUp preferred).
  • Experience providing database troubleshooting, technical assistance, and training.
  • Experience providing an outstanding quality of work in a remote environment with minimal supervision.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of databases and associated connectors, data security, data cleaning, data management, and Indigenous data sovereignty.
  • Outstanding data management skills including ability to import/export data, merge datasets, link datasets across database platforms, import data from public databases, write queries and ETL workflows, automate analysis, and troubleshoot.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including creating visuals and using formulas and macros.
  • Ability to organize large amounts of data.
  • Ability to manage software updates, data and database security, confidential information, user access, and permissions.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and provide coaching, technical assistance, and training to data users.
  • Ability to make data accessible to internal and external users through visualizations and reports. 
  • Excellent communication skills. Fluency in spoken and written English required. 
  • Ability to manage complex systems, resources and coworker/team relationships to meet tight deadlines and ensure effective collaboration at all levels of the organization.  
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, methodical approach, attention to detail, and ability to multitask and meet deadlines and objectives.
  • Demonstrated professionalism with good judgment and decision-making capability, grace, a proactive approach, and a sense of humor. 
  • Able to work independently at a remote worksite with minimal supervision.
  • Appreciation of and motivation to advance the NDN Collective mission and vision.

Personal Characteristics

  • ACTIVATOR: You are a self-reliant person and are strong at making things happen by turning thoughts into action.
  • LEARNER: You have strong learning agility and are able to rapidly understand and analyze new situations.
  • COMMUNICATOR: You are an exceptionally strong communicator who can create high-quality materials and deliver compelling messages and presentations.
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: You are ambitious and creative and enjoy the process of building something from the ground up.
  • SOCIALLY & EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT: You are able to work efficiently and respectfully with others. You understand how individuals, groups, and societies work and you build rapport through being trustworthy and empathetic.
  • DETAIL ORIENTED: You strive for perfection and are able to move from the high level of a project to its smallest details.
  • FLEXIBLE: You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are flexible when it is necessary. You are willing to travel when needed.

This position is salaried, commensurate with experience, at a GS 11 level with a salary ranging from $63,000 to $75,000. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance as well as 401(k) retirement plan, a wellness program, personal leave and professional development.

How to Apply

Using the form submission below, include the following attachments:

  • Your resume (FILE NAME: “[LAST NAME – RESUME]”)
  • 2-page document to include: (FILE NAME: “[LAST NAME – COVER LETTER]”)
    • Cover letter explaining your interest in the organization and position
    • Short answers to the following questions:
      • How does your experience working in Indigenous communities inform your current work and your interest in this position?
      • What is your philosophy about research and evaluation?
      • What would you be most nervous about going into this role if you were offered and accepted the position?
      • NDN Collective conducts background checks, is there anything you want to share with us about your background?
      • What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
      • If you have personal or social connections to anyone who works at or with NDN Collective, who do you know and what is your relationship/connection?

As attention to detail is critical for success in this role, only applicants who follow these specific application guidelines will be considered.

Note: Please apply to one position only.

NDN Collective is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination.  It is NDN Collective’s policy to comply with all federal, state, tribal and local laws and regulations regarding equal opportunity. In keeping with that policy, NDN Collective is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination against or harassment of any of our employees or others present at our facilities by anyone, including any NDN Collective supervisor, co-worker, vendor or client.

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