Data Management Specialist

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 22, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Non-Profit Organizations & Associations
Institution Type
Outside Academe

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is seeking a strong Data Management Specialist to manage data quality and assist in data gathering throughout the MSCHE organization.  The Specialist will have a broad impact on the organization's developing data management process.  This individual is expected to take the lead in identifying data quality issues by running reports that search for erroneous data, reviewing individual records, and validating uploaded/downloaded data from third parties.  When frequent user errors are identified, the Data Management Specialist will work with the Senior Director for Research and users to retrain or develop processes that minimize data errors.  This role will also maintain regular and complete communication with the IT group regarding any systems related issues.  The Data Management Specialist is also responsible for the integrity of both digital and paper records during the digital formatting transition. 

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Work with all units to ensure data integrity for both digital and hard-copy records.
  • Maintain archival records.
  • Identify causes of poor data quality and communicate findings appropriately.
  • Research, gather, and summarize data findings.
  • Build and support survey administration, analysis, and reporting.
  • Provide superior service to internal customers.
  • Aid staff outside of the research office with data reporting.
  • Complete other related duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates will offer a Bachelor’s degree with high academic achievement in the liberal arts with a minor area of study or successful coursework in Statistics, Institutional Research, Social Sciences, Economics, or other applicable area of study.  A minimum of two years' experience, including applicable internships, is required.  A Master’s degree can be considered in lieu of a portion of the experience requirement.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience with data cleansing, matching, and finding corrupt and redundant information.  He/she will have also have a demonstrated understanding of relational databases, data warehousing, and/or data management.  Experience in institutional research in higher education or equivalent experience a major plus.

This position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and work environment and is based in Philadelphia, PA.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to the following job link:

Green Card or Citizenship required for application.  Visa sponsorship or H1-B transfer not available at this time.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at

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