The St. Louis Regional Data Alliance (RDA) seeks a uniquely qualified and passionate Data Architect to understand, organize, and connect St. Louis' government, philanthropic, university, and nonprofit data. The Data Architect will work across local institutions to understand what data they currently house, how it can best be shared for public access, and how this data can be standardized, integrated, and improved to support regional decision making. While initially supported by a 1.5-year grant, the RDA intends to make this Data Architect a permanent part of the RDA's mission to build shared data infrastructure and support strong data actors that use quality data to improve people's lives.
This position will be housed at the University of Missouri-St. Louis' Community Innovation and Action Center (CIAC), which provides leadership and backbone support for the RDA. CIAC has dual offices on campus and in Grand Center, the home of many St. Louis arts, culture, and media institutions.
The Data Architect is responsible for uncovering commonalities, efficiencies, standards, and opportunities across community data to leverage disconnected component parts into a powerful whole. We know that housing and health, personal and population, and state and neighborhood data deeply impact and are impacted by each other. We now need to construct connective tissue to understand these intersections and inform how we use them to improve our community.
The Data Architect's work will be directed by the RDA Steering Committee and may change based on the development of an emerging regional data strategy or associated projects. Nonetheless, the RDA anticipates that the Data Architect will engage in the following:
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