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CI:Now is hiring!

Update: we’ve filled this 2017 position. Thanks for your interest!

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The short:

Community Information Now (CI:Now) is hiring a new full-time Research Coordinator II to join a small team of passionate, innovative, community-minded data and community engagement geeks housed at the UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio.

CI:Now is a source of local data and information for community improvement:  we collect, analyze, visualize, and communicate data and information that planners, service providers, advocates, and residents use to transform neighborhoods and solve community problems.  CI:Now works closely with many strong local organizations and place-based initiatives that both need and generate data related to education, health, employment, housing, crime and safety, the natural environment, and civic vitality.

We’re making our world better. Join us!

The long:

This position requires both independent judgment and good teamwork in data acquisition, integration, management, analysis, visualization, and communication.  CI:Now’s portfolio varies depending on current local need, but can include integrating administrative datasets; developing community report cards;  program- and community-level outcome measurement; program evaluation; management, analysis, and visualization of large administrative and survey datasets; and community needs and assets assessments.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Meets with partners/clients to understand unmet data needs and determine how best to meet those needs (e.g., by acquiring new data, creating new query/report from existing data, adding/changing fields, communicating information differently). Assists the Director in scoping projects and developing budgets and proposals
  2. Cleans, analyzes, integrates, and critically examines quantitative and qualitative data to identify important or unexpected patterns, relationships, and trends to communicate to partners. Develops appropriate online or paper-based tables, charts, maps, dashboards, or other products to meet partner need
  3. Assists in developing publications and presentations to communicate CI:Now’s work and findings to the local, state, and national field
  4. Participate in establishing and sustaining internal project management infrastructure and processes to ensure the continuous delivery of high-quality data and other products to the community and CI:Now partners

CI:Now is looking for someone who:

  • is highly detail-oriented and skilled in the acquisition of secondary data, dataset and metadata management, and data visualization and communication/storytelling;
  • is able to work independently and as part of a team, to mentor junior staff and interns, and to contribute to the evidence base and the national community of practice through the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership and other networks; and
  • understands the challenges of collaboration and has a high tolerance for change, a knack for getting clarity out of ambiguity, and a sense of humor.

The ideal candidate has at least a master’s degree in data science, applied research, public health, urban planning, statistics, epidemiology, or a related field, but a bachelor’s degree may suffice with demonstrated skills and experience.  S/he is familiar with local, state, and national secondary datasets and their strengths and limitations. Solid knowledge of MS Excel is absolutely required. Not required but a big plus is a strong working knowledge of one or more of the many other kinds of tools CI:Now employs: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL, or equivalent relational database application; SPSS, PSPP, STATA or equivalent statistical application; ArcGIS or other robust GIS application; and WordPress.

This position does occasionally require evening or weekend work to accommodate the schedules of community partners and residents.  Salary will be commensurate with education, experience, and skills within a range of about $52,000 to $77,000.

The position is housed with CI:Now at the UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio and offers excellent benefits. For more information, please visit the UTHealth HR site at or call 713-500-3130.  UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

To apply, please visit the UTHealth job posting. (Please note that the posting contains boilerplate language regarding clinical research duties; the actual responsibilities for this position are described above.) Please share this announcement with any interested parties.