Project Manager & Data Analyst - Cambridge - job 958419

Iowa State University

Date: 07/22/2021

City: Cambridge, Iowa

Employment type: Full-time

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 degree

Clinical degree

Professional 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:


Develops, 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:


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

If 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:

July 29, 2021

Job Requisition Number:


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