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University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) - Data Management Coordinator (Hybrid Opportunity) in Amherst, Massachusetts

Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) - Data Management Coordinator (Hybrid Opportunity)

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Work type: Staff Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:Dean - Social & Behavioral Sci


Categories: Administrative & Office Support, Analytics/Programming/Data, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

The National Science Foundation Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) Data Management Coordinator is responsible for data management, assists in knowledge base website development, and assists the Data Sovereignty Working Group with Traditional Knowledge (TK) labels.

Essential Functions

  • Supports the Center’s Research Working Groups by serving as the point person for research data collection and management.

  • Utilizes data to create reports and presentations for CBIKS researchers, staff and internal and external stakeholders.

  • Manages the Center’s online knowledge base.

  • Formulates techniques for quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy and legitimacy of materials.

  • Collaborates with other University offices to ensure data management and intellectual property compliance.

  • Devises and implements efficient and secure procedures for data handling and analysis.

  • Assists the Data Sovereignty Working Group in development and use of TK labels in CBIKS database.

  • Establishes rules and procedures for data sharing with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Creates and enforces policies for effective data management.

Other Functions

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Bachelor’s degree with experience in data collection, reporting and analysis.

  • Experience managing websites or databases.

  • Excellent organizational skills and acute attention to detail.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and maintain productive relationships.

  • Ability to coordinate and work well with faculty and staff from a variety of disciplines and constituents within and outside the University.

  • Ability to ensure compliance with rules, policies, and procedures governing assigned activities.

  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office and the ability to quickly learn grant related systems related to position success.

  • Proficiency with online application protocols.

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Experience with Drupel.

  • Understanding of Indigenous communities.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Typical office environment.

Additional Details

  • This is a 5-year, term-limited position. Continuation of the position is contingent upon grant funding.

  • May supervise graduate and undergraduate assistants.

  • This position has the opportunity for a hybrid work schedule, which is defined by the University as an arrangement where an employee’s work is regularly performed at a location other than the campus workspace for a portion of the week. As this position falls within the Professional Staff Union, it is subject to the terms and conditions of the Professional Staff Union collective bargaining agreement.

Work Schedule

  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Salary Information

Level 26

PSU Hiring Ranges (

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with the application, please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Sep 6 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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