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Position: Data and Technology Solutions Specialist

In this position, one will become part of a vibrant team bringing together data, science, and programmatic initiatives for the benefit of children. This role focuses on multiple aspects of building data integration processes that support continuous improvement, program delivery, and novel analysis - and ultimately data sovereignty among families while helping architect and build a community network that promotes comprehensive outcomes in children. Specifically, one will provide technology and data integration support across platforms to implement and inform child-, family-, and community-serving initiatives within Children’s Institute and among partner organizations, schools, health care, and human service providers. Analyze data and disseminate information/reports for strategic programmatic decision-making and agency-wide information technology goals. Develop understanding of programs, services, and initiatives to effectively formulate new technology and database management solutions, in conjunction with existing data platforms, that meet program/service goals and produce positive outcomes. You desire a career aligned with our Mission, Vision, and Core Values:

Our Mission: Joining together to raise every child’s complete wellbeing
Our Vision: Supportive communities where every family can raise children who thrive as they live, learn, and play.    
Our Core Values:
Racial and Social Justice: We work collectively to be anti-racist and to promote social justice by removing barriers to equity and ensuring inclusion of all people.
Children and Families First: We honor and value children, youth, and families as experts in their own lives, and promote success in all areas of well-being. 
Transformation with an Engaged Presence: It is our duty to participate with cultural humility, always learning, reflecting, and applying new understandings to strengthen the systems and communities that health, learning, and growth depend upon.
Partnerships Are Essential: We team with community partners, shoulder-to-shoulder, to develop and deliver measurably effective solutions to serve children, families, and providers.
Interdependence of Research and Practice: We believe that taking action informed from lived experience, research and practice achieves outcomes that children, youth, families, and communities desire similarly.
Ethical and Responsible Use of Resources: We are good caretakers of resources and relationships that benefit children, including the ethical use of data. 


  • Assess, select, and roll out updates and new technology solutions including those to support tracking and communications, screening event management, and other program management needs.
  • Support technology use on Get Ready to GROW applications – service transactions, reports, portal, exports, data integration.  
  • Utilize pre-existing and develop new competencies in organization platforms including, but not limited to: Microsoft Office 365 tools, COMET (www.comet4children.com), DocuSign, Calendly, ConstantContact, as well as others used by partners and community (MyWayFinder, UniteUs, The Garage In, iCarol, EPIC, etc.).  
  • Use existing (and develop new) competencies in data integration standards (ex. HL7, etc), data integration with EPIC, informed consent best practices, data security and privacy (HIPAA, FERPA, GDPR, etc.).  
  • Support design of database, data warehouse, analytics technology approach, and data integration needs. Meet with project participants to help formulate project goals and determine protocols and information gathering methods. Maintain records and conduct correspondence with a variety of agencies and officials that provide sources of information. Assist in design, development, and programming of systems needed to meet optimum data presentation goals. Prepare reports and recommendations based on information gathered.
  • Conduct statistical analyses using a variety of applications, interpret results, prepare and disseminate reports. Evaluate research protocols and objectives.
  • Develop SQL queries, procedures, and other scripting codes (Python or R) to assist in the maintenance and validation of data systems.
  • Design, develop, and maintain online dashboards in support of reporting for Get Ready to GROW (and CI) that are human-centered and responsive to partners’ needs; may also include supporting the operation of research data warehouse.  
  • Routine project-related administrative tasks. Maintain ongoing communication with project partners and participants to facilitate timely data collection and sharing in compliance with project requirements. Support communication needs as appropriate.
  • Know and support CI strategic priorities.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, data analytics, data science, software engineering, or related field and some graduate level course work in that field, and 3-5 years’ experience in the analysis and dissemination of information; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of programming and statistical programming packages required.  
  • Familiarity with a variety of data sets – financials, sales, marketing, clinical
  • Familiarity with Master Data Management processes
  • Excellent organizational and analytical abilities
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact directly with clients and represent CI
  • Expertise in BI tools and data visualization – understanding of how data sources can connect and be implemented for analysis and modeling  
  • SQL and proficiency in database structures
  • Developing people-first solutions and processes (e.g., Agile, Human-Centered Design)


  • Master’s degree
  • Extensive experience implementing a database technology in support of a Data Warehouse – Snowflake, Redshift, Oracle, SQL Server, BigQuery, Teradata-Relevant
  • Experience with relational database solutions, such as MySQL, HIVE, Access
  • Experience with cloud data services such as AWS and Microsoft Azure
  • Expertise with setting up and building ETL and data pipelines using SQL, Python Spark, and tools such as databricks, SSIS, etc.
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel, XML, R programming, and other statistical and data visualization tools (e.g., SPSS, Tableau)
  • Regression, Clustering, Data mining, Machine learning, Decision Trees, Classification, Association rules, Predictive modeling, and Blockchain technology
  • Holding or working toward a data management certification, such as DAMA Certified Data Management Professional, Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer, IBM Certified Data Architect, HL7 Certification or TOGAF 9.

How to Apply: 

All applicants must apply online. 

Click here to apply. Search for Job ID 242064

For questions, please contact Joseph McFall, Ph.D., Managing Director of Data and Science, at jmcfall@childrensinstitute.net or (585) 295-1000, ext. 243.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Children’s Institute is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.