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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 270051-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

This position serves as the coordinator of the data enterprise at the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP). IRP is a nonpartisan research institution dedicated to producing and disseminating rigorous evidence to inform policies and programs to combat poverty, inequality, and their effects in the United States. Among other data resources, IRP develops and administers the Wisconsin Administrative Data Core (WADC), one of the richest collections of linked state administrative data in the country. This position will serve as the first point of contact for researchers wanting to use WADC data, assist in the development of research projects utilizing IRP data resources, coordinate training and research support for data users, oversee IRPs many data sharing agreements, and represent IRP at meetings and conferences. In addition, they will work closely with IRP leadership and the Data Science Team Manager to carry out continuous quality improvement efforts for data services processes and documentation, build and maintain relationships with external data owners, engage in outreach to potential data users, and pursue additional data resources and funding for the data enterprise.

Responsibilities: Plans and coordinates the administrative, operational, outreach and promotional activities related to research studies that may be collaborative and independent. Serves as a subject matter expert.
  • 20% Coordinates the daily activities and contracts related to one or more research program(s)
  • 10% Assists in the development, coordination, and facilitation of trainings and workshops for internal and external audiences to disseminate research program developments and information
  • 10% Plans, develops, and implements processes and protocols to support research aims
  • 20% Serves as a unit liaison and subject matter expert among internal and external stakeholder groups, collaborates across disciplines and functional areas, provides program information, and promotes the accomplishments and developments of scholars and research initiatives
  • 5% Monitors program budget(s) and approves unit expenditures
  • 25% Develops policies, procedures, and institutional agreements on behalf of the program
  • 10% Identifies and assists in developing sponsored project and data sharing opportunities, applications, and proposals to secure funding and new data resources or technologies
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:">Diversity and Inclusion


Master's Degree
In data science, social science, public policy or related field preferred


Experience and expertise conducting quantitative analysis with large, complex databases required; experience with administrative data preferred

Knowledge of research and evaluation methods and experience supporting rigorous quantitative social science research required

Project management experience required; budget management experience preferred

Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

Ability to remain highly organized, attend to detail, manage a variety of tasks, and meet dynamic deadlines required

Outstanding interpersonal skills with ability to cultivate relationships and work collaboratively with diverse research teams including faculty, affiliates, staff, and students, as well as external data partners and sponsors (e.g., governmental agency and nonprofit administrators) required

Experience writing and implementing grant proposals or contracts preferred

Knowledge of poverty and social policy research or experience working in a social policy setting preferred

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $58,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The ideal hiring salary for this position will be between $85,000 and $100,000 for experienced candidates. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.

Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best-qualified applicants. Thus, your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the types of skills and relevant work experience listed above.


Hilary Shager
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See">RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Research Program Coordinator(RE123)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:">

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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