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Requisition ID: 2022-4755

# of Openings: 1

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Category (Portal Searching): Program Management & Support

Position Type: Benefited Full-Time

Job Classification: Exempt

Percent of Time or Hours per Week

College: E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs

Department: Human Development & Family Studies

Advertised Salary
Minimum $60,000, commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Healthy Relationships Utah, a USU Extension initiative, and the Utah Marriage Commission, are seeking a Data Manager/Programmer to assist with multiple grant-funded projects. The Data Manager will collect and analyze data as well as prepare statistical and narrative reports. The Data Manager will program, maintain, and ensure data integrity of databases and implementing measurement systems, including Continuous Quality Improvement tools, programming dashboards, etc. Additionally, the incumbent will manage technical equipment and software applications.

Healthy Relationships Utah facilitates research-based programming/courses for single, dating, married, divorced, and remarried individuals. Venues include High schools, jails, community agencies, etc. See The Utah Marriage Commission provides resources for engaged and married couples in Utah. See

This is a full-time position. Excellent University benefits are included with an approximate value of 45% of your annual salary (see Continued employment is contingent upon performance and on-going grant funding. The Data Manager must work independently and collaboratively with others, have a service-oriented attitude, be detailed-oriented, and have a strong desire to promote relationship skills.  Office space will be provided in Logan Utah. Remote work, if approved, must follow USU policy 330.


  1. Programs, maintains, and ensures quality control of databases and measurement systems.
  2. Collects, analyzes, interprets, and summarizes data (quantitative and qualitative).
  3. Designs and/or develops specific databases for collection, tracking, and reporting of data, as appropriate.
  4. Programs and manages surveys.
  5. Prepares data visualizations and reports.
  6. Manage technical equipment (e.g., computers, tablets) and applications.
  7. Provides troubleshooting and technical assistance to project staff.
  8. Creates and maintains documentation of tasks, processes, and protocols.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree plus two years of professional experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Professional experience using and or managing Access database/s.
  • Experience with design and maintenance of Management Information Systems.
  • Knowledge of current best practices and standards for database management.
  • Experience managing the physical inventory of technical equipment (computers and tablets).
  • Experience working independently and collaboratively.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent English speaking and writing abilities.
  • Ability to work from the Logan, Utah campus.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience with human subjects research and related statistical software programs (e.g., SPSS).
  • Experience with programming and the ability to learn new coding languages quickly.
  • Experience with Power BI and/or Tableau.
  • Experience working within an institution of higher education.
  • Experience with family-life education.
  • Experience with network administration.
  • Experience with website management.
  • Proficient with HTML and VBA.
  • Proficient with Qualtrics.
  • Proficient in Spanish.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of data science.
  2. Ability to gather and analyze statistical data.
  3. Ability to prepare research reports and proposals.
  4. Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze data.
  5. Ability to utilize statistical computer software.
  6. Knowledge of research methodology, principles, and procedures.
  7. Project management skills.
  8. Ability to manage and complete numerous cyclical projects.
  9. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Fundamental Abilities

Within the scope and complexity of each position’s responsibilities, each incumbent is expected to possess and demonstrate the following abilities:

  1. Communicating: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
  2. Problem solving: Analyzes information and evaluates results to select the best solution and solve problems.
  3. Monitoring: Measures performance of self; makes improvements and takes appropriate corrective action.
  4. Critical Thinking: Comes to well-reasoned conclusions, solutions, and approaches to problems.
  5. Team Building: Works to create a team-based environment. Consistently demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers.
  6. Active Listening: Gives full attention when others are speaking; listens to understand, asks questions as appropriate, and does not interrupt.
  7. Service Orientation: Actively seeks opportunities to help others.
  8. Conflict Resolution: Acts professionally when encountering customers who, at times, may be frustrated.

Core Characteristics:

As representatives of Utah State University and primary contributors to its mission, all employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  1. Take initiative.
  2. Maintain confidentiality.
  3. Be accountable.
  4. Behave ethically.
  5. Be honest and trustworthy.
  6. Demonstrate a strong work ethic.
  7. Be inquisitive.
  8. Be detail oriented.
  9. Be self-motivated.
  10. Efficiently manage multiple tasks.
  11. Be a team player.
  12. Be committed to improving USU.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Contact information for three professional references
  3. Cover letter addressing each of the minimum and any preferred qualifcations that apply, and specifically, the availability to work on the Logan, Utah campus – to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $60,000, commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities.

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (http:/ is one of 8 diverse departments and 3 distinguished centers in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Sciences ( The College is ranked in the top 2% among 1200 comparable universities. The department has 30 faculty members, over 500 undergraduate majors, and over 80 graduate students.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is only one of 137 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481,

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695,


In its programs and activities, Utah State University does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions), national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by university policy or local, state, or federal law. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

USU Title IX Coordinator
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Director
Old Main Rm. 161

For further information on notice of non-discrimination:

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights


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