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Statistical Analyst - Social Work Research & Public Service

Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at University of Tennessee

Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024
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Statistical Analyst (1 Position) – CSW:

Social Work Office of Research and Public Service

Salary Range: $65,000 - $70,000

The University of Tennessee Knoxville, College of Social Work, through the Social Work Office of Research and Public Service (SWORPS) is accepting applications for a Statistical Analyst for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Title IV-E Evaluation and Fidelity Monitoring Project. Reporting to the Implementation Research Scientist, the Statistical Analyst provides reporting, analytical, and data management support for the alignment of current practice data reporting requirements and requirements of newly introduced evidence-based programs (EBPs). The person in this position will be tasked with the development of fidelity monitoring monthly reports that blend administrative and outcome survey data for newly implemented EBPs and support agency-wide efforts in performance management, promoting implementation of EBPs, and supporting evidence-gathering activities. Essential functions include, acting as the lead informatics specialist and interface between the applied research team dedicated to the project and external stakeholders (agency continuous quality improvement unit and providers tracking EBP implementation data), closely working with the Implementation Research Scientist and external and internal stakeholders on improvement efforts, making data accessible and relevant to day-to-day practice, independently presenting findings to internal and external stakeholders inspiring the use of data by all levels of staff, customizing data collection systems, creating reports which have an impact on continuous improvement, and providing technical assistance. This position requires a passion for providing data in ways that is meaningful for practice and advanced technical and analytical skills.


Key Areas of Responsibility

The following job duties include, but not limited to:

Data Management, Analysis, & Reporting

- Oversee the management and analysis of all data related to EBP implementation and tracking of targeted outcomes for child and family safety, permanence, and well-being. This includes data gathered by project team researchers, as well as collaboration with external stakeholders including population of providers implementing EBPs to ensure data effectively flows into data analytics platform/dashboards and, as needed to allow informed decisions by leadership.

-Investigate and determine the best ways to resolve complex data management issues with data extracts received/data harvested from a variety of sources.

-Identify and resolve errors in data and data collection processes and lead efforts in maintenance of data integrity, including developing protocols and guidelines that support data quality and data audits.

-Perform data analysis using modeling methods to answer questions about level of implementation of EBPs and targeted outcomes (provider level and aggregate).

-Identify appropriate data points for continuous quality improvement with little guidance.

-Bring data to life by developing user-friendly reports to engage and meet needs of different internal and external stakeholders (e.g., produce regular funder and compliance-related reports, design and updated data collection tools, analyze and visualize outcome and output data (in graphs, charts, infographics, dashboards) to tell a clear, compelling, and accurate story, and provide data in usable formats.

-Perform targeted data analysis and deeper dives in specific priority areas or areas of concern.

Data Interpretation & Use

- Guide various stakeholders in learning from data to strengthen practice (e.g., regularly communicate with external and internal stakeholders and support interpretation of data to identify strengths and areas in need of development, collaborate with project team members to host participatory, action-oriented conversations around data at meetings with external stakeholders, etc.).

-Partner with project staff and external stakeholders in implementing data-driven improvements, integrating feedback and requested adjustments following meetings and dashboard-style data presentations.

Knowledge Translation & Dissemination

- Contribute to professional, publishable reports and presentations to guide decision making and continuous quality improvement efforts.

-Contribute to peer-reviewed publications synthesizing research/project work.

-Participate in the development and delivery of ongoing technical assistance/training activities offered to agencies/providers to support effective implementation of EBPs.


Master’s or Doctoral degree in Analytics, Statistics, Public Health, or related field. Doctoral degree preferred.

Required Work Experience

-Minimum of 3 years of job experience in data analysis in applied research setting, exceptional proficiency in use of data reporting and data visualization tools such as Microsoft Power BI or

Tableau, and demonstrated experience communicating findings clearly to a variety of audiences both orally and in writing. (Minimum of 2 years of job experience if relevant educational coursework/internships).

-Fluency in participant confidentiality and data security protocols.

-Strong written, oral, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills.

Preferred experience

-Advanced expertise in statistical analysis and predictive modeling

-Experience managing data quality processes

-Working knowledge of child welfare and/or implementation science

Exempt Position: Market Range, 11.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday with occasional weekends, evenings, and overnight travel.

WORK LOCATION: Remote- Knoxville, TN (position is remote with occasional state-wide travel in TN)

Application Process: Interested individuals should provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required and preferred qualifications, a resume, and complete contact information for 3 professional references. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


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Primary Location



Social Work Research & Pub Svc


Campus/Institute Knoxville

Job Posting

May 2, 2024, 12:17:07 PM