Advertised Employing Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Iowa State University Department of Human Development and Family Studies is hiring a Data Engineer to advance the development and implementation of a statewide integrated data system to inform early childhood social policy. The Data Engineer will work with diverse partners including university researchers (faculty, students, and staff), state agency data specialists and program leaders, and national stakeholders. Led by Project Directors Cassandra Dorius and Heather Rouse, the collaborative team engages in partnership-based work with State of Iowa partners in the Departments of Education, Public Health, Human Services, Human Rights, and Management to inform evidence-based policy and practice in the areas of early childhood, family poverty, child welfare, and school readiness (see http://www.hdfs.hs.iastate.edu/ for more information about the HDFS department including faculty homepages). This specific team of investigators specializes in working with large, national datasets as well as state administrative datasets to understand early risk and protective experiences in home and neighborhood contexts, child and family involvement with public service systems such as health or child welfare, and the relations between these experiences and wellbeing outcomes for young children and their families.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 3 years of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Additional years of professional experience;
Expertise in social research methodology and analysis.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.