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Thursday, June 18, 2009

P/T - Data Coordinator - StoryCorps

Data Coordinator, Information Technology Department

Education: High school
Location: Brooklyn, New York, 11217, United States
Posted by: StoryCorps
Job Category: Administration, Clerical & Data-entry, Computing & Internet, Database management
Sector: Nonprofit
Last day to apply: July 3, 2009
Last updated: June 16, 2009
Type: Part time
Language(s): English
Job posted on: June 16, 2009
Area of Focus: Community Development, Library or Resource Center, Media and Journalism, Museums and Historical Societies

Data Coordinator, Information Technology Department
Reports to Manager, Information Technology
Status: Part-Time (20 hours per week) Regular


StoryCorps ( is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening. Since 2003, tens of thousands of everyday people have interviewed family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to take home and share, and is archived for generations to come at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Millions listen to our award-winning broadcasts on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and our free podcasts on iTunes. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, creating a growing portrait of who we really are as Americans.

StoryCorps’ Information Technology department is a small and dedicated team of professionals who work closely with all levels of the organization to support our technological infrastructure. The Data Coordinator will work from within the Information Technology department to fulfill statistical reporting needs throughout the organization. (S)he will work closely with IT Staff, Executives, and Department Managers to implement regular and ad hoc reports for StoryCorps’ many initiatives and other statistical needs. This position is part-time (20 hours per week) and reports to the Manager, Information Technology.


• Implement regular and ad hoc statistical reports, as requested by the Executive Team, Program Administrators, and Department Managers
• Create clean, visually pleasing, and presentable reports, highlighting trends in data
• Gather and document data requirements for data-driven projects
• Identify and document organizational workflows and data collection practices
• Collaborate with IT staff and other departments to create new fields, modules, and screens in the StoryCorps archive database and CRM for strategic data analysis
• Work with IT Staff, Executive Team, and Department Managers to conceptualize data needs for program planning and analysis


• Solid organizational skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, as well as collaboratively, as part of a team
• Passion for analyzing and presenting data; experience with quantitative methods is a plus
• Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and/or FileMaker Pro is required; familiarity with Apple Macs is preferred
• Bachelor’s degree or 3-4 years of relevant work experience preferred

How to Apply:
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to and include your last name and “Data Coordinator” in the subject line. Include both cover letter and resume as attachments entitled: “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.” In your cover letter, please tell us how you found out about this opportunity and whether you have applied for a position at StoryCorps in the past. No calls please.

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