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Career Opportunity: Data Specialist

POSITION TITLE: Data Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Administration

REPORTS TO: Director of Administration


The Nonviolence Institute seeks an experienced and thoughtful Data Specialist to work closely with the Executive Team to produce data that shows NVI’s effectiveness and impact its services offer the community. The Data Specialist ensures that all data collected and managed is done so with integrity and using sound data collective principles. The Data Specialist oversees the development of new databases, monitors database performance, interprets raw data, and turns it into usable feedback and applications.

The Data Specialist will oversee the organization-wide data management system. The focus of this position is to track, analyze, and present client progress and overall program success. The Data Specialist will also assist NVI staff and outside stakeholders to cultivate data capacity, manage data points received, and evaluate data to be used to assess program efficacy. They will also work closely with community partners, national data experts, and other community liaisons in relation to collecting and evaluating comprehensive data. The Data Specialist’s main endeavor is to help NVI improve outcomes via proper data management.


· Conducts thorough data analysis of organizations programming information

· Oversees and maintains organization’s data collation program software and storage system

· Ensures data is stored in a secure, centralized database

· Confirms data is accurate and complete

· Verifies and extracts data from various internal and external sources to create desired outcomes of NVI’s programming success

· Performs regular data integrity and quality audits

· Creates and presents evaluative data reports

· Troubleshoots data collection and storage issues

· Develops protocols, and trains staff on data collection and retrieval processes

· Maintains relationships with individuals and organizations providing critical data

· Prepares data for NVI Staff to be used in reports, presentations, and other communicative modalities

· Uses Data to educate on trends and outcomes

· Assists in grant writing and preparing reports

Other Duties As Assigned



· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

· 2+ years’ experience as a data specialist

· Ability to read, interpret, and verify data from multiple formats

· In-depth knowledge of data retrieval and storage systems

· Ability to work independently on projects

· Knowledge of computer hardware and software systems and peripherals

· Excellent communication and report-writing skills

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

· Experience with end-user training and support

· Strong attention to detail and a high level of organization

· Ability to meet timely deadlines

· Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills

· Demonstrated proficiency with Office 365, including Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel

· Demonstrated ability to form and manage partnerships and work collaboratively with diverse individuals and organizations

· Commitment to the Institute’s mission, vision, and guiding principles

· Commitment to the study and practice of nonviolence

· Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required

· Be available during nontraditional working hours, including nights and weekends


· Experience with Grant Writing and Grant Implementation

· Experience working in the nonprofit sector

· Experience working in urban communities; underserved communities

· Ability to speak a language in addition to English


The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time position with benefits.

SALARY: $50,000 to $60,000 commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY: Please send a letter of interest (cover letter) and resume to: “Data Specialist” at


· All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

· A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.

The Nonviolence Institute is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity and equity and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment.

Nonviolence Institute Background:

The Nonviolence Institute (“the Institute”) seeks to teach by word and example the principles and practices of nonviolence, and to foster a community that addresses potentially violent situations with nonviolent solutions. The Institute has helped to significantly lower violent crimes in the Rhode Island core cities, particularly youth violence. The institute has five core programs that are designed to intervene in and prevent street-level violence and create safe spaces within all types of communities: Nonviolence Training, training adults and youth in nonviolence; the Street Outreach Workers, an acclaimed intervention and outreach program; the Victim Support Center; the Youth Employment & Education Program, and Adult Reentry.

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