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State Data Manager


Position Title: State Data Manager

Location:  Planning Research and Evaluation

Interested persons should contact: DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES


Deadline for applying:            Until Filled

Starting Salary:                       $68,000.00

Union:                                     Exempt


This position is that of a Data Manager to oversee the development and use of data systems. He or she will discover efficient ways to organize, store and analyze data with attention to security and confidentiality. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of databases and data analysis procedures. The candidate should be tech-savvy and possess excellent troubleshooting skills. This individual reports to a Director or higher level administrator. Work is reviewed through reports, presentations, or projects.


  • Determines data needed to be collected and the appropriate data resources for specific data projects.
  • Formulates, implements, and enforces proper data collection policies and procedures.
  • Trains and educates reporting agencies with data collection tools.
  • Establishes data quality standards and works with reporting agencies to ensure standards are met.
  • Ensures quality data collection techniques are established for reporting agencies.
  • Manages contracts with data collection software vendors.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Education State Exchange Network (EDEN) files are submitted, that errors are corrected, and that files are approved for submission to the EDEN Data Repository.
  • Serve as the SEA contact person for completing the VI data submission plan and ensuring that paper work related to EDEN is completed in a timely manner
  • Ensures data system is operational.
  • Provides access for reporting agencies to submit data.
  • Assists reporting agencies with set-up, testing, and implementation of data collection software.
  • Troubleshoots data submission errors and data error issues.
  • Ensures that all vendor updates are properly installed and rolled out.
  • Performs and documents procedures for data preparation, including data cleaning, standardization and analysis.
  • Develops data collection and evaluation methodologies, including format, design, project criteria and requirements, data compilation, relevancy and usage.
  • Develops and implements evaluation methodology related to various data programs to determine completeness and adequacy of the data collection procedure.
  • Understands and ensures privacy law and standards.
  • Evaluates current systems to improve operations.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual data reports for distribution.
  • Develops ad-hoc reports as necessary.
  • Presents data at conferences and meetings where needed.
  • Develops and maintains a public access or limited access data research portal.
  • Shares data with other State and Federal agencies, as needed.
  • Assists district with data collection requirements.
  • Integrates Data with the Virgin Islands Visual Data System (VIVIS).
  • Consults with staff on data coding problems and assists in developing means to correct the problems.
  • Foster relationships with other state agencies that have interest in Education data (i.e. Department of Human Service, Department of Labor and University of the Virgin Islands).
  • Attend and participate in related Data Meetings around the state/nation (NCES Forum & Summer Data Conference, CCSSO National Conference on Student Assessment, EDFacts Meeting, and SLDS Best Practices Conference).
  • Participate in local meetings (i.e. School District Meetings and District Education Expo).
  • Provides on-going consultation and technical assistance.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Knowledge of district programs, assessments, and data collection procedures;
  • Knowledge of VIDE policies, regulations, and standard operating procedures;
  • Knowledge of structured analysis, design and programming techniques in order to design structures, program modules and write code in conformance with required computer service techniques;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Basic, C++, or Data base systems designs;
  • Sound organizational and planning skills with a solid attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, coordinate, and execute on the details;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and participate in multiple, concurrent projects;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, facilitate groups and meetings;
  • Effective communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills;
  • High level of critical thinking and reasoning skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;


  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with courses in mathematics, statistics, computer application or courses supplemented by successful completion of systems and database design and analysis, and one (1) year work experience in system design knowledge and analysis of two (2) programming languages, one of which must be applicable to the agency assigned.

Interested persons should apply by visiting our website at and select the appropriate application for submission procedures.

Send your complete application package to for consideration.

Application documents required: (1) Completed Application, (2) Resume, (3) Cover Letter, (4) Official College Transcripts, (5) Certifications, (6) Licensures, (7) Three Letters of Recommendation, (8) Police Background Check and (9) Doctor’s Statement of Good Health.



Travel, transportation and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.  Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected candidate.

 “No person shall be discriminated against in employment or in any other educational program or activity offered by the Virgin Islands Department of Education on account of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, handicap, or age.”

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