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Data Manager

About Building Bright Futures

Building Bright Futures is a nonprofit that works to improve the well-being of each and every child and family in Vermont, from the prenatal period through age 8. We bring together a robust network of policymakers, early childhood professionals, educators, health and mental health providers, business leaders, families, and other stakeholders to share insights and problem-solve through regular meetings of 12 Regional Councils, 7 Committees moving forward the work of Vermont’s Early Childhood Action Plan (VECAP), and a 23-member State Advisory Council. We empower and elevate family and community voices as partners in decision-making. We also centralize and disseminate early childhood data to inform policy through Vermont’s Early Childhood Data and Policy Center at

About the Position

The Data Manager will join BBF’s Data and Policy Team and the Vermont Early Childhood Data and Policy Center at to meet our goal of making data-informed decisions in Vermont’s early childhood system. Using evidence to inform policy is a key way to improve the well-being of children and their families across Vermont. is a critical tool for answering policy questions by centralizing data from across the complex early childhood system. The Data Manager will support BBF in the execution of all data and evaluation activities, policy and early childhood data integration efforts, and some administrative tasks directly related to our data efforts. Detailed responsibilities are listed below.

The Data Manager position is full-time (1.0 FTE) with a competitive salary and flexible work schedule with the potential to be a 0.8 FTE. Candidates need to be available for regular meetings and events during the workday and occasional evenings and weekends. This is a home-based position with the option to work in BBF’s Williston headquarters. The Data Manager receives supervision from the Research and Data Director. 

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range $58,000 – $65,000 annually. Benefits include generous paid time off, health insurance, dental insurance, and retirement.

Responsibilities Include:

Managing complex data projects including but not limited to BBF’s keystone report, The State of Vermont’s Children; data dashboards through Vermont’s Early Childhood Data and Policy Center; and Vermont’s Early Childhood Data Development Agenda

  • Manage the production of The State of Vermont’s Children annual report: outreach and iterative communication with key data stewards and regional partners, compiling data from national and state datasets, ensuring accuracy of data, working with the graphic designer, updating narratives to reflect current data, and presenting  the report through the annual briefing
  • Continuously update data, indicators, and content on Vermont’s Early Childhood Data and Policy Center through partnership with Agency Data Stewards and the Research and Data Director
  • Collect, vet, and update publications to ensure access to the most recent evidence and data to inform policy
  • Support the development of data briefs, data requests, and evaluation efforts to support continuous quality improvement (CQI)
  • Support the execution of deliverables under BBF’s federal and state grants (needs assessments, data integration efforts, etc.)
  • Support the development of data gathering tools (surveys, focus groups, interviews), analyses, and interpretation of both quantitative and qualitative data

Administration and Operations

  • Communicate with stakeholders, speakers, and data stewards about upcoming data initiatives and webinars, including Early Childhood Grand Rounds
  • Serve as the BBF staff member supporting the Data and Evaluation Committee 
  • Work with BBF Leadership Team to compile data for grants, funding proposals, and reports
  • Support Data Team in documenting the impact of the Building Bright Futures Network through survey development and streamlining processes

Desired Expertise

Our lived experience impacts how we self-assess our skills, experience, and qualifications. In particular, data have shown that candidates who are people of color, LGBTQ+, women, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and others with minoritized and marginalized identities may not apply to jobs when they do not believe they meet 100% of the requirements and expected responsibilities listed in the job descriptions. Some responsibilities and skills are teachable and can be learned on the job. If you can imagine yourself in this position and meeting most of what we are looking for, please apply.

  • Project Management: Proven ability to manage multiple complex data projects simultaneously, develop appropriate timelines and deliverables, carry out task management, and engage in consistent communication with internal and external teams about progress and implementation with attention to detail. 
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with public speaking and facilitation. Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to create positive, trusting, professional relationships with diverse colleagues internal and external to the organization.
  • Problem-solving & Analytical Skills: Support collaborative problem-solving, conflict resolution, analytic thinking, and strategic planning.
  • Team and Action Oriented: Candidates should be able to work as part of a small team in an interative way and have the ability to think strategically with a high degree of creativity, initiative, self-directed problem-solving, and independent judgment.
  • Data: Experience with compiling data and coordinating data efforts, qualitative data methods (including information-gathering through focus groups and interviews), and thematic analysis preferred.
  • Education: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, political science, community development, child development, maternal and child health, social policy, or related field. 
  • Tools: Experience with, or an ability to quickly adapt to, technology that supports collaborative and virtual work, including Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Slack, Zoom, NVIVO, and SurveyMonkey preferred.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references by Monday, June 12, at midnight. Please send application materials as one PDF labeled: lastname_firstname_Data_Manager to: Position is open until filled. 

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