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Data Analyst & Visualization Consultant

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Reflective Democracy Campaign
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San Francisco, CA
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Published 11 days ago

Reflective Democracy Campaign Seeks Data Analysis & Visualization Consultant to Support Groundbreaking Research on the Demographics of Political Power

The Reflective Democracy Campaign (RDC) investigates the demographics of power, documenting both the enduring problem of white male political over-representation, and the rise in electoral gains by women and people of color. The RDC database is the nation’s only comprehensive resource tracking the race and gender of elected officials and candidates at the city, county, state, and federal levels. RDC translates our insights into compelling, user-friendly reports that engage the media and movement organizations, and shape the public conversation about race, gender, and democracy.

RDC seeks a consultant to analyze our data set – including a 2021 update – and create data visualizations for our upcoming report that will examine the demographics of political power since our launch in 2014. The consultant will also finalize the RDC Data Library, which will present our current and historical findings including raw data sets. The ideal candidate will combine excellent attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and a passionate interest in democracy and the demographics of power.

Actions & Processes

The consultant will directly engage in the following actions & processes:

  • Download, manipulate, and upload raw datasets in .csv and .xlsx formats
  • Analyze raw data into initial snapshots
  • Create presentations using raw data and snapshots
  • Create visualizations of snapshots and raw data into user-friendly graphs and tables
  • Connect RDC raw data to external/partner resources
  • Conduct external research to support in-depth correction of incomplete data entries
  • Spot check raw datasets for inconsistencies
  • Conduct quality control/review of data and narrative reports 
  • Actively contribute to strategic discussions and creation of RDC reports and other content
  • Conduct analysis in response to external inquiries (media, movement organizations)

Skills & Expertise      

Core Skills (required):

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel: Sort and Filter; Excel Functions and Formulas; Data Linking; VLookup; IF statements; Graph and Chart Creation; and Pivot Tables
  • Knowledge of basic statistics
  • Basic statistical writing capabilities
  • Attention to detail and ability to quality control large datasets
  • Media literacy and external research capabilities

Enhanced skills (desired)

  • Experience/Proficiency in Data Visualization Software such as Tableau
  • Experience in coding languages such as R, Stata, or Python 
  • Experience with multivariate regression statistical analysis 
  • Basic graphic design proficiency (for social media purposes)


Position Details

  • This is a contract position
  • The position is virtual, location is entirely flexible
  • The position will last 4 months, starting by August 1, 2021, with potential extension
  • Time commitment estimated at 15-20 hours/week with potential for more during pivotal crunch times before report releases
  • Compensation structure: $4,000 monthly budget, structure and approach to be negotiated (hourly, project fee, retainer). 

Reflective Democracy Campaign Seeks Data Analysis & Visualization Consultant to Support Groundbreaking Research on the Demographics of Political Power

The Reflective Democracy Campaign (RDC) investigates the demographics of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 2, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

Contract position with budget of $4,000/month

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
San Francisco, CA 94126, USA

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