September 26, 2022

CI:Now is hiring a Research Coordinator II (posted 9/26/22)

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. Combining the best of both the nonprofit and academic worlds, CI:Now’s core staffing is housed at the UT Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in San Antonio. The position is currently hybrid with at least two days per week in office.

Working closely with a wide array of local nonprofits, public agencies, funders, and collaboratives, the CI:Now team provides timely, trustworthy, useful data to inform the decisions and actions of people working to improve community conditions. Visit our website at to learn more about our work.

We are the San Antonio partner in the  National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a network of local data intermediaries in more than 30 U.S. cities. Coordinated by the Urban Institute, NNIP connects independent partner organizations that share a mission to ensure all communities have access to data and the skills to use information to advance equity and well-being across neighborhoods.

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Visit to apply. The position is open until filled.

Also see our posting for a Training Specialist!

The long:

This position gathers community data, helps execute analyses, develops narrative content to describe analysis results, and helps maintain and update online data tools. CI:Now’s portfolio varies depending on current local need, but can include community report cards; program- and community-level outcome measurement; program evaluation; management, analysis, and visualization of large administrative and survey datasets; integrating administrative data; and community needs and assets assessments.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Researches extant data availability and acquires and compiles data for further processing and analysis
  2. Cleans, analyzes, integrates, and critically examines quantitative and qualitative data to identify important or unexpected patterns, relationships, and trends to communicate to partners
  3. Develops appropriate online or paper-based tables, charts, maps, dashboards, narrative summaries, or other products to meet partner need
  4. Maintains confidential records of collected data, ensures accuracy and integrity of data, and develops and maintains metadata
  5. Drafts publications and presentations to communicate CI:Now’s work and findings to the local, state, and national field
  6. Other duties as assigned to democratize data and support community partners in data-informed decision making

CI:Now is looking for someone who:

  • Shows strong written and oral communications skills, including demonstrated skills in accurately communicating data and technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Has solid knowledge of MS Office (particularly Excel) and internet and literature searches
  • Has a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) and experience in a relevant field like data science, applied research, public health, urban planning, statistics, or epidemiology
  • Preferably has experience with one or more of the following: R, SAS, or other statistical software; Tableau; Adobe InDesign; qualitative analysis software; ArcGIS

The ideal candidate would be highly detail-oriented, work well both collaboratively and independently, and be good at finding and telling the story in the data. They would have a high tolerance for constant change, a knack for getting clarity out of ambiguity, and a passion for using data to strengthen equity and help others improve community conditions. A sense of humor is always welcome!

The position is housed with CI:Now at the School of Public Health in San Antonio (part of UTHealth Houston) and offers excellent benefits. Salary will be based on education, experience, and skills within a range of about $46,000 to $70,000.

To apply, please visit the UTHealth job posting. Please share this announcement with any interested parties.

About UTHealth

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.

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