United Way of Salt Lake’s mission is to build powerful partnerships that achieve lasting social change. We implement data-driven, equitable practices to eliminate barriers to success and create opportunities and solutions that assist people to achieve their goals, dreams, and human potential. Our workplace is fast-paced, progressive, innovative, friendly, and adaptive; our core values are: Relationships, Results, Equity, and Continuous Improvement. At UWSL, we believe in celebrating success, learning from failure, and setting ambitious goals. Our wages are competitive, the benefits package is comprehensive, and perks like flexible schedules and staff parties make every day unique.
Core to its work, UWSL convenes and facilitates outcomes-focused partnerships that exist to change conditions of well being for entire populations. The Data Manager leads efforts to make population and program/strategy-level data available to these partnerships in order to facilitate data-driven decision making. This position guides the collection, organization, understanding, and use of these data and maintains key external relationships in order to maintain data access.
Partnership & Capacity Building
- Work with partners and team members to assess the adequacy of our current approaches to measuring change at scale, and work to develop new measurement frameworks that unearth structural inequities within education, health, housing, transportation, financial, and other systems that impact the well-being of youth and families.
- Work with partners and team members to design and coordinate analyses to understand the impact of multi-partner collective impact initiatives and assess the contributions of each.
- Identify and act on opportunities to develop new data measures, to disaggregate data, and to shape public perception around data sharing.
- Work with partners and team members to make data more accessible to our many stakeholders and to integrate qualitative data (including insights from community members most impacted by our current systems) into decision-making processes.
- Build capacity of partners and team members to access, analyze, and share qualitative and quantitative information that informs their theory of change.
- For assigned projects, identify and prepare data content, including charts, graphs and narratives for partners, our board, and public communications and presentations.
- Liaise with state agencies, counties, districts, and schools to determine ways of working together, design data sharing agreements, and secure, organize and visualize data.
- Ensure that, at least annually, UWSL has accurate and up-to-date disaggregated data on each of the outcomes and indicators around which it convenes partners.
- Participate in external data committees as agreed upon with supervisor.
Communication and Engagement
- Understand what data are available to help us describe our shared impact and contribution to it.
- Be a go-to resource for identifying what types of data could help us tell our story and engage others in our work.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Continuous improvement. Confidence and humility to ask questions, admit and address challenges, “fail forward,” and learn and test continuous improvement tools and techniques.
- Technical Skills. Ability to anticipate the impact of emerging technologies and make adjustments to adopt new technologies (and to expand knowledge within the technologies they know well); and to build capacity among others to access, understand, describe and use data and technology platforms.
- Project Management Skill. Ability to define a project’s scope, resource requirements, dependencies, steps, and timelines and to manage against these, while also attuning to relationship management needs.
- Integrity. Gains the trust of others by taking responsibility for own actions and being vulnerable; stays current on the rules and regulations that govern their area of responsibility; maintains and respects confidentiality of sensitive information; and recognizes and learns from mistakes.
- Strategic Mindset. Ability to anticipate future needs/realities; to help stakeholders strategize around what data might help them move key work forward; and to draw connections across people, plans, and conversations.
- Communication. Ability to write and speak with diverse stakeholders; to discuss complex data topics in ways that are appropriate to the audience; and to use qualitative and quantitative data to tell stories that inspire action.
- Adaptability. Ability to operate with curiosity and confidence when things are uncertain or the way forward unclear. Ability to deploy new skills and try new approaches, as conditions change or opportunities emerge.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in a relevant field. Master’s Degree preferred.
- Two years data and research experience, including analysis, reporting, and visualization.
- Experience working with Tableau preferred. Proven ability to visualize data in user-friendly ways required.
- Experience contributing to performance measurement strategies that include quantitative and qualitative data.
- Experience designing, coding, and analyzing survey data.
- Experience organizing data in relational databases and complex spreadsheets. Advanced Excel skills.
The employee regularly communicates with internal and external stakeholders and is required to communicate clearly, in oral and written formats and must be able to exchange accurate information. The employee must be able to transcribe, read extensively, prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer and other standard office machinery. The employee is required to regularly travel to locations outside of UWSL facilities to set-up and deliver presentations both (in person, in hybrid environments, and online).