The Connecticut Data Collaborative is seeking an enthusiastic and relationship-oriented Data Coordinator to manage the data governance aspects of a new initiative, the Hartford Data Collaborative. In partnership with agencies and organizations across the city, we are developing an Integrated Data System (IDS) that will link data across agencies and enable communities, providers, researchers, and the government to understand the complex, interconnected issues facing children and families in Hartford, ultimately providing the data to be able to design programs that better meet the specific needs of the community.
The organization that will serve as the backbone organization for the initiative is the Connecticut Data Collaborative (CTData). CTData is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public-private partnership, striving for informed decision-making across Connecticut. We empower an ecosystem of data users by democratizing access to public data and building data literacy skills.
This role entails managing the data governance aspects of the integrated data project as part of the Hartford Data Collaborative (HDC). This role will report to and work closely with the Assistant Director and Executive Director of CTData to manage the efforts to create an integrated data system for Hartford in collaboration with partner organizations. The Data Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day management of IDS (integrated data system) development and implementation efforts, including stakeholder engagement, communication, oversight of the data license request process, and management of formal governance committees and review processes. The successful candidate will be skilled in developing relationships and have an understanding of social science research approaches and content. They will have support from established technical assistance providers, consultants, and peer networks.
As part of a small team, the Data Coordinator will have the following duties:
- Assist with development of foundational documents including IDS governance policies and processes and communications documents.
- Work with CTData and the Steering Committee to develop a data sharing landscape and a data inventory for Hartford.
- Work with the Assistant Director and the Executive Director of CTData to cultivate relationships with staff-members of current and prospective data contributing agencies.
- Manage the administration of the Integrated Data System (IDS).
- Build coalitions of data practitioners at key agencies and data stakeholders in the community to generate understanding of, support for, and participation and use of the IDS.
- Identify other areas in which integrated data would help improve resident outcomes and improve program design and service provision.
- Work with CTData to convene events and meetings that promote the cause of integrated data through education, outreach, and applied examples.
- Educational background in social sciences, public policy, or a related field.
- Strong communication, interpersonal and outreach skills.
- Project management experience.
- Enjoy public and/ or nonprofit entrepreneurial endeavors and welcome the challenges of building new programs across multiple systems partners.
- Understanding of data security, privacy, ethics, and public trust inherent to data sharing.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with staff and outside organizations in health and human services-related fields on data acquisition, integration, management, analysis, visualization, and communication.
- Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and within tight timeframes.
- Commitment to a high quality of work and desire to have a social impact.
- Curiosity and love of data.
- Minimum of a Master’s Degree in field related to social science research including but not limited to applied data science, public health, economics, sociology, public policy, political science, psychology, public administration, education, or another related field.
- Leadership skills: ability to build consensus, create coalitions, and manage multiple project elements while adhering to IDS guiding principles pertaining to ethics, accountability, transparency, and public trust.
- Familiarity with Hartford public agencies institutions including public education, social services, public health agencies among others.
- Understanding of social, racial, and economic context of Hartford. Ability to apply race equity lens to data issues ranging from matching methods to results interpretation.
- Previous experience in nonprofit or public-sector environment or a combination thereof.
- Excellent communications skills including oral and written communication as well as public presentations.
Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter must explain your interest in the position, your preferred start date(s) and describe your relevant experience.