RESEARCH & DATA ANALYST

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Competitive compensation depending on experience.

Published

08/30/2018

Address

1910 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles
California
90026
United States

Description


Position Summary


Advancement Project California is seeking an experienced Research & Data Analyst (“Analyst”). The ideal candidate should have at least two years of nonprofit, philanthropic or governmental experience focused on key social and racial justice issues. The Analyst will report to the Manager of Research & Data Analysis and is responsible for conducting research and data analysis for a variety of organizational projects and initiatives, as well as for community-based, government and foundation initiatives.


 


The successful candidate must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice, documented project management skills, a track record of overseeing multiple streams of work at the same time and be comfortable working in a fast-paced and changing landscape of priorities and responsibilities. A strong attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines are required.


 


Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to


  • Conduct research and data analysis for Advancement Project California program areas, strategic initiatives, and partners.
  • Coordinate with staff and external partners to design and deploy the most effective research and data analysis to move policy for more equitable outcomes.
  • Communicate findings – through written reports, visualizations, and presentations – so they are clear and impactful for policymakers and the lay person alike.
  • Participate in organization-wide planning, development, and communication activities, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.


Qualifications


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function assigned satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 


  • Sincere and demonstrated commitment to advancing social and/or racial justice progress for the highest-need communities.
  • A minimum of two years of experience as a researcher in a related field and a demonstrated record of producing successful reports for a variety of audiences. Experience must include the application of quantitative and qualitative methods. Community-based research experience preferred.
  • Two years of experience with geographic information systems in a professional setting. Experience working with PostgreSQL and PostGIS highly desired. Competency in SQL required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in public policy, law, or the social sciences preferred. Competency in statistics is required. Equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential job duties may be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new research methods and software. 
  • In-depth knowledge of California public datasets highly desired. 
  • A high degree of diplomacy, professionalism, sensitivity, and respect for the confidentiality of certain data and projects are required.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse communities, leaders, and staff.
  • A strong attention to detail is required.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to take on responsibilities independently with only general supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task under deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Excellent computer skills, proficiency with MS Office applications. 
  • Must be able to travel locally and statewide. 


Salary


Competitive compensation depending on experience. Includes full health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.


 


To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to: 

 

Jorge Jimenez

Director of Human Resources, Finance, and Administration hr@advanceproj.org

To be considered, your cover letter and resume must arrive in a single PDF file with the position title, department name, and your name in the title, separated by commas. For example Research & Data Analyst, Research & Data Analysis Department, Jorge Jimenez.pdf. Free PDF software is available online to create, edit, and merge PDFs; e.g., Sedja. 

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Benefits

 Includes full health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

hr@advanceproj.org
http://advancementprojectca.org

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to: 

Jorge Jimenez

Director of Human Resources, Finance, and Administration hr@advanceproj.org

 

To be considered, your cover letter and resume must arrive in a single PDF file with the position title, department name, and your name in the title, separated by commas. For example Research & Data Analyst, Research & Data Analysis Department, Jorge Jimenez.pdf. Free PDF software is available online to create, edit, and merge PDFs; e.g., Sedja. 

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  


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