DIFRC | Denver Indian Family Resource Center

Job Announcement: Data Specialist

Job Title:         Data Specialist

Organization:  Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC)

Type:               Full-time

Location:         Denver, CO

Salary Range: $40,000 to $50,000 plus benefits

About Us:       

The mission of Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC) is to strengthen American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and families through collaborative and culturally responsive services. Our vision is to achieve generations of healthy and strong American Indian/Alaska Native children and families.

About the Position:

Denver Indian Family Resource Center is seeking a new member of our team dedicated to helping American Indian and Alaska Native families thrive. The Data Specialist supports our mission by managing DIFRC’s data collection and evaluation systems, which are critical to our success. The Data Specialist works closely with DIFRC staff to ensure that client, community, donor, and program data are collected and stored in an accurate and accessible way in relevant databases.

This position works collaboratively with all team members and departments and reports directly to DIFRC’s Executive Director. 

 Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for collecting, organizing, and entering data into multiple databases, or guiding other staff members in that process.
  • Maintains and improves data workflow processes.
  • Manages existing databases and database management systems to meet needs of the organization. Answers technical and procedural questions from staff and orients team members.
  • Verifies data by completing quality assurance analyses and procedures.
  • Improves data by correcting errors, upgrading data.
  • Ensures data processes and storage comply with requirements and standards.
  • Serves primary contact for external database administrators including Family Resource Center Association, State of Colorado, and Salesforce.
  • Prepares data reports for internal and external use.
  • Protects organization and community by keeping information confidential.
  • Contributes to data operations and organizational success by welcoming related, different, and new requests; helping others accomplish job results.
  • Resolves database problems by troubleshooting, resolving, and/or escalating issues.
  • Improves knowledge of data operations through a variety of ways, such as: attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in an information technology, math, business, or related field OR minimum 4 years’ experience performing a broad range of tasks related to the position requirements.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Detail-orientated.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Computer skills including use of emails, calendars, and data collection through the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check in order to comply with child safety regulations.

Other Preferred Skills or Experience: (NOTE — a successful candidate does not necessarily need proficiency in every area listed below. We are willing to offer instructions for the platforms and processes we use.)

  • Experience in Salesforce.
  • Knowledge of American Indian and Alaska Native cultures; one year experience working with AI/AN families preferred.
  • Experience performing a broad range of tasks within a social service, non-profit, or child development agency providing direct services to vulnerable children, youth, or their families.

Salary and benefits: 

The salary range for this position is $40,000 to $50,000 depending on experience and includes generous health insurance, vision, dental, life insurance, short-term disability, paid time off, and complimentary access to private counseling.

To apply: We are motivated to bring a new staff member onboard and estimate the process will take about four weeks once we receive enough applications. Here is the process:

  • Initial short interview by video or phone
  • Second interview in person with team members (depending on local public health orders)
  • Reference checks
  • Job offer conditioned on background check

Send a resume and letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position to apply@difrc.org with “Data Specialist” in the subject line. We will accept applications until the position is filled. We will notify all applicants when an offer is made. 

Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC) is an equal opportunity employer that values workplace diversity. DIFRC strives to create an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. DIFRC prohibits discrimination of employees or applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual identity, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.