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Data Management Specialist

Program For Environmental and Regional Equity Los Angeles, California

The Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)/the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) is a research unit headed by Professor Manuel Pastor and situated within the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. Founded in 2007, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) provides forward-looking, actionable research to support community-based organizations, funders, and other stakeholders working towards social, racial, economic and environmental justice. In 2008, PERE incubated the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) to remake the narrative for understanding, and to shape the dialogue, on immigrant integration in America.

PERE/CSII produces data-driven analysis and rigorous research to inform movements and policy; leads convenings and communications that deepen and broaden our reach into key audiences; engages in strategic collaborations that leverage our strengths for broader impact; and models an effective, sustainable, and racially-just research center. 

The data management specialist will require a mix of data skills, however, they must have familiarity with quantitative research strategies and an ability to use statistical software, preferably using syntax in SPSS. The data management specialist should have experience working with large publicly available datasets (like Census microdata and summary files), strong data intuition data, and be very detail oriented. The data management specialist will help upkeep our extensive database of indicators, explore new technologies to apply in our work, conduct statistical analyses, and should be able to build graphs, charts, and other materials for reports and presentations in a way that accurately conveys the information.

The ideal candidate holds an undergraduate degree in statistics, applied economics, or a related field and experience working with large datasets.

This is a grant-funded position.

Required Documents and Additional Information:

  • Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
  • USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.


Minimum Education: Related undergraduate study, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 1 year, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Minimum Field of Expertise: Working knowledge of personal computer software including database, spreadsheet, graphics and desktop publishing programs.



REQ20072974 Posted Date: 04/08/2019

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