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The interdisciplinary team at Iowa’s Integrated Data System for Decision-Making (I2D2) includes faculty, professional staff, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students who work closely with government agencies and statewide stakeholders to provide relevant data for decision-making to advance system-level coordination among early childhood services. I2D2 works to transform state administrative data to answer important questions about how our systems are working and improve system coordination and effectiveness for Iowa families. (

We are a motivated, action-oriented team that values communication and collaboration. We function as a blend of virtual and in-person meetings and support a flexible environment and healthy work/life balance. We strive to support one another, celebrate each other’s successes, and leverage each individual’s areas of strength.

The I2D2 Data Analyst will provide valuable support in accomplishing team goals and meeting project deadlines. This position will work closely with I2D2 Administrators, senior data management staff and project analysts to directly maintain data documentation processes, continue development of data screening protocols, and conduct preliminary project analytics. Strong candidates will have excellent organizational and communications skills, meticulous attention to detail, ability to work both independently and as part of multiple project teams, and an enthusiasm for learning new technical skills, methodologies, and processes. 

Example of Duties

  • Maintain and update data documentation, manuals, and user’s guides for existing I2D2 data holdings
  • Extend documentation processes to new data systems that enter I2D2
  • Perform initial data screening of variables and produce suitability documentation for project analysts
  • Create analysis variables following standardized protocols and generate summary statistical information
  • Perform frequency and descriptive analyses for subgroups to support analytic projects and feed I2D2’s Data Drive interactive dashboard
  • Produce summary tables, results visualizations, and supplemental technical data/analytic materials for inclusion in policy briefs, project reports, presentations, and publications

Level Guidelines

  • Individual contributor position with developing professional and/or technical skills working under immediate to general supervision
  • Grasps professional-level knowledge and concepts of field while working in a progressive learning mode
  • Works on problems and issues of somewhat limited scope
  • Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data for which answers are available or can be obtained
  • Responds to inquiries and issues, escalating to manager or higher level workers as appropriate
  • May lead projects of limited scope and complexity
  • May provide guidance to students

Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.  Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:

  • Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
  • Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans;
  • Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
  • Life insurance and long-term disability;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Various voluntary benefits and discounts
  •  Employee Assistance Program;
  • Wellbeing program;
  • This job may also be eligible for flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours and a hybrid working environment.