Data Management Specialist

College of American Pathologists

Data Management Specialist

Northfield, IL, USA

Req #539

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Who we are?As the worlds largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. In 2020, the CAP was recognized as one of the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces for the fifth year. The CAP was also recognized as a socially responsible employer by Center for Companies That Care for the sixth year.

Our Culture

CAP employees make a meaningful difference by partnering with colleagues customers and members on challenging and rewarding work

CAP provides its employees with an energetic and collaborative work environment and encourage opportunities to further develop their skills—offering reimbursement for educational programs and participation in events that enhance your skills

We offer a generous compensation and benefits package, 401K, and more

T he Data Management Specialist is responsible for:

Supporting the systematic program evaluation process for CAP Learning programs, including data collection, data analysis, and reporting activities.

Analysis and reporting of evaluation results in support of evaluation studies.

Teaming with other CAP Learning colleagues.

Communicating with internal customers.

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Evaluation and Reporting and/or Senior Director, Education Portfolio and Evaluation assisting in the development and implementation of data analysis and reporting procedures.

Working with guidance in situations requiring analytical, interpretive, evaluative, and constructive thinking.

Providing input into strategic planning for data management processes.

Primary duties and responsibilities of the Data Management Specialist:

Use technology to support the management and maintenance of evaluation data including development and implementation of tools/techniques to manage data flows and produce needed results.

Support analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, including creating data codebooks.

Prepare accurate and timely data-rich reports using various tools including SPSS, Tableau, Microsoft PowerPoint, EXCEL, ACCESS, and Word.

Create reporting templates according to specifications.

Ensure deliverables are produced on time and within budget.

Meet with internal customers and the education team regarding data analysis and reporting needs for educational programs.

Support ongoing tracking of annual evaluation metrics and trends across the full portfolio of CAP education offerings.

Knowledge / Skills Required / Preferred


Strong communication (verbal, written, listening) skills

Strong organization skills and attention to detail

Service focus and business acumen

Strong team player


Understanding and knowledge of basic data-related theories and methods

Experience with organization of data, including database structures, record layouts, and file structures

Awareness of implications various data formats and structures may have for analysis and reporting

Skills in importing data and setting up data files for analysis from a variety of file formats, including awareness of data cleaning issues

Basic quantitative analysis skills (i.e., descriptive statistics such as means and frequencies)

Experience analyzing data and preparing detailed reports to support organizational decision-making


Experience using SPSS to create and run basic data analysis syntax.

Skilled in the use of Tableau to manage and create data dashboards.

Experience using Access software as well as EXCEL (including features such as macros, pivot-tables and charts) to manage, clean and analyze data and create data-rich reports that include data visualizations.

Proficient in the use of PowerPoint to present data summaries and results.

Education / Experience


Bachelor’s Degree


Minimum of three years data analysis and reporting experience in a professional environment

Experience in a healthcare environment preferred

Related certifications:


Additional Criteria


“The College of American Pathologists requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, The College of American Pathologists will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.”

Equal Opportunity Employer The CAP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, ancestry, disability or genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, order of protection status, homelessness, or any other characteristic protected by federal law and the applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act Equal Employment Opportunity Employee Polygraph Protection Act

Other details

Job Family Non-profit management

Pay Type Salary

Northfield, IL, USA