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Data Management Specialist - Delaware Innovation Space, Inc.

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College / VP Area: Research Office
Work type: Staff
Location: Wilmington
Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time



The Innovation Space is a not-for-profit innovation ecosystem and virtual and physical home for leading science entrepreneurs. The Innovation Space works to “transform science and technology startups into industry-leading companies.” Located on the historic Experimental Station campus in Wilmington, Delaware, The Innovation Space is comprised of 130,000 ft2 of state-of-the-art lab and office space with access to cutting-edge equipment alongside a suite of entrepreneurship programs and opportunities supporting startup growth.

The Data Management Specialist will be seconded from the University of Delaware to the Innovation Space and be a part of the team at the organization. The Data Management Specialist will receive direction from the Director–Learning Experience & Impact Measurement and overall strategic guidance from the CEO/President of the Innovation Space as well as administratively from the Research, Scholarship & Innovation office for UD-specific matters.



  • Maintain the Innovation Space’s data systems, timeline, and plans for implementation according to Innovation Space mission and organizational deliverables.
  • Lead data collection across stakeholder groups and maintain centralized databases including qualitative startup updates, testimonials, and success stories as well as quantitative impact and operations data.
  • Support collection, organization, and report generation for research site operations and governance and operations of the organization.
  • Manage reporting for local, state, and national grants along with those for strategic partners.
  • Support writing and submission of new grant applications.
  • Maintain legal & business-critical document management and retention.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to support data usage in marketing funnel materials such as landing pages, lead-gated content, and impact reports.
  • Track, measure, and analyze marketing initiatives and recommend optimizations to the marketing team.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders in response to data requests.
  • Identify software needs and manage tech platforms supporting data and operations initiatives.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the CEO/President of The Innovation Space.



  • Bachelor’s degree, at least 3 years of work experience in statistics, business analytics, mathematics, or research methods, with a focus on managing data projects.
  • An enthusiasm for innovation and interest in the world of science startups.
  • Experience or interest in data systems and database management.
  • Experience or interest in grant writing and reporting.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and communication skills. Basic visual communication and design experience a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills with particular attention to detail. 
  • The ability to operationalize and execute plans with limited guidance.
  • Ability to work independently or within a team, anticipate issues and needs, and proactively seek resolutions while being resourceful. 
  • Ability to make decisions and exercise discretion, confidentiality, and judgment in keeping with the level of the position.
  • May require occasional evening and/or weekend hours. 
  • Demonstrated understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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