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Data Specialist

Salt Lake City, UT

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Not applicable
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
High School Diploma
$51,000 to $60,000 per year

Published on 6 Feb 2023

Expires on 6 Feb 2023

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Data Specialist


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. 



The Data Specialist supports the Senior Data Manager in leading efforts to make program/strategy-level data available to internal stakeholders and partnerships to facilitate data-driven decision making. This position guides the collection, organization, understanding, visualization, and use of these data.  

Please upload a resume and cover letter to your application. Applications will start being reviewed on January 30th.  



  1. Data Management: Understand what data is available to help us describe our impact. Identify and act on opportunities to develop new data measures and disaggregate data. Be a go-to resource for identifying data to better inform programs and strategies.  
  2. Data Infrastructure: Support the collection, organization, and reporting of data in Salesforce. Support team members in accessing and inputting high-quality, program/strategy-level data. 
  3. Analysis: Use basic data analysis skills in Excel to make meaning out of data, create relevant data comparisons, and assist team members in making data-driven decisions. Integrate qualitative data (including insights from community members most impacted by our current systems) into reporting, data visualization, and decision-making processes. 
  4. Visualization: Work with partners and team members to make data more accessible to our stakeholders. Manage and develop Tableau dashboards to visualize data. Train team members on how to navigate dashboards independently.  
  5. Reporting: Develop standard and ad hoc reports using program/strategy-level data to inform impact reporting, proposal development, and continuous improvement efforts. 



This is a full-time, exempt position with full benefits. $48,900 – 66,500. salary to commensurate with experience. 



  • 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. Technologies include: Salesforce, Tableau, Asana, and Excel. 
  • Data Analysis Skills. Ability to make meaning out of data by creating relevant comparisons and completing data analysis to demonstrate the impact of programs and strategies on target populations.  
  • 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.   
  • Continuous Improvement. Confidence and humility to ask questions, admit and address challenges, “fail forward,” and learn and test continuous improvement tools and techniques. 
  • Adaptability. Ability to operate with curiosity and confidence when things are uncertain or the way forward is 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.  
  • Two years data and research experience, including analysis, reporting, and visualization.  
  • Experience working with Tableau. Proven ability to visualize data in user-friendly ways required. 
  • Experience organizing data in relational databases and complex spreadsheets. Advanced Excel skills. Salesforce experience preferred. 
  • Experience identifying meaningful measurements for strategy or program-level data, including quantitative and qualitative data. 
  • Experience designing, coding, and analyzing survey data.  


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 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).