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Iowa State University Project Manager & Data Analyst in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Project Manager & Data Analyst

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:Master degreeClinical degreeProfessional experience directly related to working with vulnerable communities, the delivery of mental health services and interventions, and working with families in community mental health settings.Background in substance use and their linkages to health, human development, and the clinical and social contexts of substance use.Interest in spatial patterns of substance distributions and densities, as well as interest in effective delivery of substance use treatment.Demonstrable experience in data visualization and technical or grant writing.Experience working with GIS, STATA, Tableau, and R.

Job Description:

SummaryDevelops, promotes, and delivers program(s) in an academic, research, administrative, or other setting. Coordinates program services and activities. Responsible for daily operations.

Example of Duties

  • Serve as a member of the Public Science Collaborative core team, working with the Co-Directors to ensure team progresses on deliverables identified in project contracts.

  • Manage the complex administration of a team of 20 faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students from multiple universities/locations, actively managing over $3 million in current grants and contracts.

  • Direct cohorts of students’ and interns’ workloads regularly, monitoring progress of multiple teams working on multiple grants with tight deadline-driven deliverables.

  • Supervision responsibilities include setting team meeting agendas, verifying time sheets, ensuring accurate capture of project documentation, and supervising the completion of assigned tasks. Must facilitate trainings to support team members skill development related to engagement in field and virtual settings, data and design of research projects, clinical outreach and trauma.

  • Identify and reveal trends, patterns and relationships in data from multiple systems and display them in a variety of graphic techniques.

  • Leadership in project research design including development of highly confidential interview protocols of potentially at-risk members of society, recruitment strategies, coding schemes, analytic strategies, and plans for dissemination to address policy-relevant questions with vulnerable populations.

  • Prepare highly technical documents, visual presentations, and oral presentations that detail complex procedures and results from data management, data profiling, and analysis to diverse audiences at many levels of data-literacy.

  • Support development of analytic reports for funders, State of Iowa stakeholders, and academic audiences.

  • Act as a liaison between clinical providers and the State of Iowa.

  • Provide internal and external trainings on topics related to substance use, trauma, and community well-being.

Candidates must have prior experience working with GIS, STATA, and Tableau. Candidates will also need to exhibit a high degree of confidentiality.

Level Guidelines• Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision to support ISU’s mission and department or work unit goals• Applies senior-level professional knowledge and expertise to work requiring greater latitude• Solves moderately complex problems and regularly exercises judgment to determine appropriate action• Regularly exercises judgment to resolve problems and determine appropriate action on a broad set of issue and problems. May provide recommendations regarding problems/issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices• Responds to complicated inquiries, provides training, and provides direction to lower-level staff• May provide supervision for one to two other staff (i.e., leads a small work team)• May lead projects for which well-defined practices and procedures may not exist• Provides guidance to students

Appointment Type:Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:August 31, 2024

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS809

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: July 19, 2021

Posting Close Date:

Job Requisition Number:R5659

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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