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Research Data Coordinator

University of Massachusetts Boston
UMass Boston

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 520830
Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Institute Community Inclusion
Pay Grade: 26
Date opened: 26 Sep 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 27 Oct 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

General Summary:

The Research Data Coordinator with the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) will implement quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation projects that support employment, community life engagement, and inclusive postsecondary education outcomes for individuals with disabilities under the supervision of senior research staff. The incumbent will support survey development; field test protocols; and manage quality assurance and follow-up procedures for data collection, including reliability procedures. They will develop and implement sampling plans, conduct interviews, coordinate data entry, perform literature searches, conduct analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, assist in producing reports and editing manuscripts, and will manage posting of data to web-based databases for online display. This position can be based outside of Boston.

Examples of Duties:

Conduct literature searches and synthesize information to provide a clear overview of relevant issues in a research area; based on research areas or questions, use all available resources including on-line databases, annotated bibliographies or narrative summaries and other library resources.Work with team in developing data collection instruments, survey forms and interview protocols to address research questions identified in the grant and developed by the research team.Conduct and coordinate qualitative and quantitative data collection; arrange and conduct field tests of data collection instruments by identifying subjects and collecting feedback from subjects and data collectors; implement data collection instruments; conduct interviews and maintain communication with subjects; maintain data quality by screening data as it is delivered and conducting phone or personal follow-up with sources.Ensure coordination between data collection and data entry and analysis to ensure accuracy and quality; coordinate data entry resources and database design and maintenance; plan for data analysis with Data Analyst and consultant as appropriate.Manage posting of data to web-based databases for display. Coordinate with web programmers to ensure accurate online display of data.Conduct and/or coordinate qualitative and quantitative data analysis for projects; prepare and manage analysis requests.Assist in report and presentation development by developing slides and graphs using presentation graphics software; preparing summary reports of data and project findings according to project needs; preparing written summaries including brief reports, institute briefs, working summaries; assisting with journal article and monograph writing; editing manuscripts for accuracy and readability according to varying audiences (family, professional and consumer).Considers and implements best practices related to inclusion and the supports available for individuals with disabilities and individuals from diverse linguistic and socioeconomic backgrounds.Provide support for grant development.Perform other duties as assigned.Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Special Education, Human Services, Rehabilitation or a closely related social sciences field and a minimum of one year of work experience in at least one of the following areas: 1.) conducting social sciences research as a member of a project team; 2.) providing direct supports to people with disabilities or families with disabilities; or 3.) work in the field of public policy that directly relates to people with disabilities or families of people with disabilities is required. Familiar with web based databases. Hands on experience with SPSS or similar software preferred.

  • Knowledge of and experience in the use of Microsoft Office software including, word, power point and excel.
  • Working knowledge of statistics, data management and data analysis.
  • Familiar with content management systems for web-based data.
  • Ability to function in a team and communicate with a wide variety of professional and non-professional staff to obtain necessary data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to formulate independent decisions, participate in long and short-range planning and project needs and prioritize tasks assigned.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong commitment to the accuracy and completeness of data.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong commitment to customer service.
  • Application Instructions:

    Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

    Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.

    Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

    Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link:


    Salary Ranges

    This is an exempt union position. This is a grant funded position with a current end date of Jun 30, 2024, subject to renewal contingent on funding and university needs.

    All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.UMass Boston is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact the ADA/504 Coordinator Andrea Haas or 617-287-5148.

    Applications close: 27 Oct 2023 Eastern Daylight Time


    Working at University of Massachusetts Boston

    The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library, with easy access to downtown Boston. 

    The second-largest campus in the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

    UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a growing student body of nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s eight colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. The University Honors Program serves 300 students who thrive on intellectual challenge. Enriched courses probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application.

    UMass Boston’s diverse student body provides a global context for student learning, and its location in a major U.S. city provides connections to employers in industries such as finance, health care, technology, service, and education, offering students opportunities to gain valuable in-school experience via internships, clinicals, and other career-related placements.

    More than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaperradio stationart gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams — offer a rich campus life. Students live throughout Greater Boston and in apartment communities just steps from the campus, and enjoy the rich amenities, cultural attractions, and educational opportunities that make the city the biggest and best college town in the nation.

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