Data Manager, Collections Assistant IV, Ithaca, NY

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University is the world’s largest public opinion archive. We are seeking an individual with an interest in working with data to join our team. The Roper Center offers a dynamic work environment with competitive pay and the opportunity to advance professionally.

The data manager plays an integral role processing public opinion data for the Center. Duties will include accurately processing incoming surveys, preparing and reviewing data and metadata for dissemination and preservation, preparing syntax and migrating data between ASCII and statistical packages, including SPSS and STATA; creating and reviewing metadata for the full description of surveys in the data archive; processing special sample collections; and providing quality control and related documentation for all data processing in the archive.

This position will work closely with data providers to ensure that complete data and metadata are provided and that they are accurately submitted to the archive.

The data manager will also provide basic reference support for the Roper Center; referring questions to the Archivist, the Director of Members and Communications, or Associate Director, where appropriate.

Required Qualifications: Formal training beyond a high school diploma of one to two years of college coursework, or Associates degree with at least one year of experience managing digital data collections; Experience with a statistical package, such as SPSS, SAS, or STATA; Independent problem solving skills; Conscientious attention to detail and accuracy; Excellent interpersonal skills; Good written and oral communication skills; ability to work closely with an IT team.

Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate coursework in the social sciences; Work with a digital collection, preferably quantitative or statistical data; Interest in Public Opinion Poll data.

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Background check may be required. No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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