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Data and Research Coordinator

For Advance Vermont

Advance Vermont, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of Vermonters who have completed education and training after high school, seeks a professional passionate about using data to inform decision making and drive statewide change.

The Data and Research Coordinator will take the lead on all things numbers, from tracking indicators of postsecondary attainment via Advance Vermont’s data dashboard to informing the organization’s policy agenda to creating the state’s first comprehensive database of post-high school education and training programs.

The ideal candidate will enjoy manipulating large spreadsheets and data sets, have excellent research and analytical skills, and the ability to make complex information understandable and accessible to the public.

The position comes with competitive pay and excellent benefits, including health, dental, retirement, and paid time off. Remote work is an option.

Jul 15, 2021
Experience/Skills and/or years of specific experience: • At least two years of experience in data and research related roles. • Experience compiling, handling, and analyzing large data sets; interpreting and communicating statistical material into information useable by a target audience. • Experience writing analytical/research reports and materials. • Ability to translate data into non-technical written and verbal communications. • Excellence using statistical software, spreadsheet software, or relational database software. • Proficiency using data visualization tools to create interactive and static representations of data (Tableau preferred). • Understanding of how to design survey instruments and facilitate focus groups • Strong inter-personal skills, including experience collaborating effectively with internal and external professionals. • Ability to anticipate, clarify and manage multiple needs of internal and external constituents. • Proficiency in project management, project execution, and problem solving. • Ability to initiate and manage numerous projects simultaneously; meet deadlines; perform effectively under pressure. • Ability to work independently, self-start, exercise judgement, set goals, expected outcomes and priorities, and carryout complex tasks. • Ability to work in a collaborative environment. • Basic skills in operating computers, keyboard, standard office equipment, and standard office software (Microsoft Office preferred). PREFERRED • Knowledge and familiarity with prek-12 school systems, postsecondary education and training programs, financial aid and admissions procedures, state and national trends, and services available. • Understanding of adult workforce development system, labor market information, state and national trends, and services available. • Proficiency with website editing (WordPress preferred). • Experience managing vendors and contractors.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field
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