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Applied Research Coordinator

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Early Impact Virginia

Are you passionate about supporting excellence in service to others? Are you looking for an opportunity to be a part of a high-functioning, mission oriented organization?

Come join Early Impact Virginia, a private non-profit organization, dedicated to building strong, high quality early childhood home visiting services throughout Virginia. As a part of Families Forward Virginia, Early Impact Virginia works together with partners both within the organization and across the state to fulfill our mission. Become a part of our team where we operate with the core values of Respect, Integrity, Champion, Collaboration, and Excellence.

We are seeking an experienced and outstanding person to be our Applied Research Coordinator. As a highly dynamic organization, Early Impact Virginia continues to grow to meet the increasing needs of our partners by leading multiple high profile activities, including development and implementation of a data warehouse to support statewide reporting and data integration. The Applied Research Coordinator will work closely with program model and state agency evaluation, research and epidemiology teams to foster a data sharing culture designed to improve coordination, decision-making, generation of new actionable information, and accountability across the state’s multiple models of home visiting.

Ideally, the successful candidate will be SAS proficient, have a Master’s degree, 3-5 years of relevant experience, knowledge of early childhood home visiting, maternal/child health and/or child and family welfare services. This position requires someone who is highly organized, energetic, has an ability to problem solve, embraces an “all hands on deck” work environment, and is able to communicate complex information across multiple audiences. Must be ready to hit the ground running.

• Foster a data sharing culture within stringent data privacy parameters to improve coordination, decision-making, generation of new actionable information, and accountability across the state’s multiple models of home visiting.
• Enhance EIV’s internal data and applied research capacity, including building out EIV’s in-house capacity around:
o Data identification (figuring out the right data for specified tasks or questions that need to be answered)
o Data access (gaining access to or sharing already existing data)
o Data collection (gathering new data that doesn’t already exist)
o Data management (establishing effective, user-friendly systems for matching/linking different data sets, cleaning data to improve accuracy, and organizing data so it can be more easily found, analyzed, and used)
o Data analysis (generating meaningful, usable information from data)
o Data use (applying statistical findings to such purposes as informing decisions, garnering better understanding of and buy-in for initiatives or policies, writing more compelling funding proposals)
o Data messaging (using data to convey urgency, need, value, impact through narratives and visualizations)
o Other data capacity elements.
• Ensure accurate and timely reporting for MIECHV-funded home visiting programs and for state Uniform Indicators across home visiting programs through the data warehouse.
• Conduct Annual Data Collection process using REDCap to capture service level and organizational data from all home visiting programs in Virginia.
• Coordinate and staff the ongoing development of a multi-component data warehouse to help facilitate the establishment of uniform indicators across Virginia’s home visiting models to produce annual data ‘dashboard’ and outcome reports.
• Attend weekly data system project meetings with EIV Early Childhood Data Consultant and data solution vendor during data lake development phases and serve as lead staff member on development of specifications for ETL scripts, User Acceptance Testing, pre-production QA, SAS report code, and other technical aspects of development.
• Facilitate the Data Action Team to help ensure more efficient collaboration with partners.
• Provide strategic support to Virginia’s home visiting programs in expanding their data capacity.
• Participate on home visiting needs assessment development and implementation (once every three years).
• Serve as primary point of contact for interfacing with external data consultants to address EIV data capacity objectives.
• Meet regularly with supervisor to schedule, track, and exchange updates on projects and tasks.
• Ensure all data initiatives comply with Federal, state, and any other data security and privacy requirements.

Required Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • SAS expertise required. Proficiency in additional data analysis tools including, but not limited to, REDCap, SQL, and/or Tableau preferred. • Knowledge of maternal/child health, early childhood home visiting and/or child welfare preferred. • Knowledge of health equity and disparities in maternal/child health and child welfare. • Ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels of proficiency with data and technology is essential. • Experience with complex project management and multiple stakeholder needs. • Proficient with Office 365. • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail a must. • Ability and desire to work independently • Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to thrive in a fluid, entrepreneurial environment • A positive attitude and the passion and drive to achieve extraordinary results Required Experience and Education: • Master’s degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years equivalent experience required. • At least 3 years of experience in data analysis and reporting using SAS, including a strong command of statistical and data analysis tools and methods. • Strong track record of project management and completion of tasks within established deadlines. Value Based Success Criteria:  Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems.  Sees opportunities for creating problem solving while staying within the parameters of good practice.  Addresses issues in an open, constructive, professional manner, and supports others approaching issues in the same manner.  Takes calculated risks to improve performance, experiments with new ideas, methodologies, and procedures.  Sets clear, meaningful, challenging, and attainable group goals and expectations that ae aligned with those of the organization.
$58,000--$82,000 commensurate with experience
Very generous benefits including flexible, family friendly work environment. An Equal Opportunity Employer It is the Families Forward (Early Impact Virginia) Policy to provide an equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identify and sexual orientation), national origin, disability or genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected characteristics as established by law. Families Forward hires only U.S. citizens and Non-citizens who are legally authorized to work in the United States.
How to apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to Laurel Aparicio: laparicio@earlyimpactva.org
Posting Organization:
Early Impact Virginia