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TITLE: Data Manager

SUPERVISOR: Senior Policy and Data Analyst

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: minimum Bachelors’ Degree

SALARY: dependent upon experience


Whole Child Strategies, Inc. empowers neighborhoods and communities disproportionately affected by poverty to self-determination in addressing barriers that hinder children from graduating on-time, career and college-ready – providing funding, critical supports and coordinated efforts around collective accountability, public advocacy and community development. Our vision is that all children will graduate high school on time, college and career-ready through support of revitalized neighborhoods, accountable neighbors, and sustainable systems.


Whole Child Strategies’ (WCS) Data Manager is primarily responsible for ensuring that data and information flows timely and securely to and from partnering organizations, schools, the neighborhood, as well as within WCS. The Data Manager collects, interprets, and reports data (quantitative and qualitative) to support the development of the Strategy both internally and externally. The Data Manager will also support the design, implementation, and maintenance of WCS data management systems. This role also supports the WCS Team with developing and communicating data related to the Strategy to the public and partner organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Data Manager will be responsible for supporting the WCS team in the following categories of work. The responsibilities listed are not exhaustive but demonstrative.

  • Assist with determining the kind of data to be collected and identifying the resources to collect that data.

  • Assist with organizing, implementing and enforcing data collection and storage policies and procedures.

  • Design and implement data collection trainings for school staff to ensure that school data is accurate.

  • Collect, maintain, and analyze data that follows WCS data management plans and procedures.

  • Ensure that school staff and partner organizations know and understand how to make use of Strategy data.

  • Assist with designing data collection methodologies for partners that are in line with WCS desired outcomes.

  • Routinely review data for inconsistencies or anomalies that could skew analytical results.

  • Help shape and execute strategies and tactics for pursuing policy goals.

  • Draft reports, memos, briefs, and PowerPoint presentations to communicate findings and recommendations to a wide array of stakeholders.

  • Draft and develop special reports and analyses upon request.


  • Must possess good numerical and analytical skills.

  • Must have a thorough understanding of the principles of data management and administration.

  • Must be proficient at digesting and analyzing large amounts of data.

  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Must have the ability to communicate, both in writing and orally, technical information in a way that is understandable to people without technical training.

  • Must have the ability to work under consultative or self-initiated direction to assess and produce relevant, standard, or custom information (reports, graphs, charts, and tables) from structured data sources.

  • Must have the ability to attend, and lead as appropriate, training sessions and site meetings related to assigned responsibilities.

  • Must have the ability to ensure the validity of all data presented to staff.

  • Must have the ability to work both independently and in collaboration with colleagues to meet individual and team goals.

  • Must have the ability to show sensitivity and discretion regarding confidential matters.

  • Must be able to think critically.

  • Must be able to accomplish assignments/tasks with little or no supervision.

Send resume and cover letter to Natalie McKinney at njmckinney@wcstrategies.org with Data Manager in the subject headline.