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Community Data Analyst VISTA

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New Jersey Community Capital | New Brunswick, NJ

New Jersey Community Capital

Published 5 months ago

September 2, 2019
September 2, 2020
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Interested in cutting-edge community development and neighborhood revitalization? Passionate about supporting groundbreaking community development and affordable housing? Do you hope to be a vital member of a mission-based organization making valuable contributions to communities? If so, we have a yearlong opportunity for you!

We have partnered with AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) to offer a one year service learning

opportunity for you to bring your passion and perseverance where you can have an impact. You will be working

alongside community members to advance local solutions.

What you’ll do

As a Community Data Analyst VISTA, you will assist in our effort to create visibility and enhance awareness of the

extraordinary work we do. Your work will potentially result in an improved policy and regulatory environment that

will help reduce poverty and increase intergenerational wealth. Working with our Community Asset Preservation

Corporation (CAPC) team, you will:

•Provide on-going oversight of community data collected to ensure that data is complete and accurate.

•Update properties as needed by linking to the appropriate geographies for community level data analysis.

•Create a plan for keeping data current and relevant on an annual or quarterly basis with feedback from staff, develop protocols and systems for updating and using the community develop data collected.

•Develop a process for collecting and incorporating historic data with a focus on data trends and those data points that are included in the CAPC Social Impact score.

•Analyze current strategy used by CAPC staff to determine whether the current score is providing reliable analysis and if there are missing pieces of the CAPC mission that are not being captured.

•Participate in CAPC staff meetings and report on community impact on the property and aggregate level.

•Work with staff to provide community level and property level data for marketing materials.

•Work with Director of Operations to develop an outline of how data is entered, managed, and used at theorganization.

•Begin to develop contact and information needed in the Data Standard Operating Procedures document.

While you will work with our CAPC team, you will also play a critical role in enhancing our overall infrastructure to effectively manage and sustain our policy- and systems-building efforts by expanding our ability to conduct data-driven research. The byproducts and impact of your work as a member of this invaluable VISTA team will live well beyond your time here with NJCC. Your work will enable NJCC to significantly expand its role as one of New Jersey’s foremost thought leaders in community development.

The skills you'll need

We’re looking for people who are motivated and driven to develop their career. To be successful in this role, you’ll:

• Have a passion for community service and a strong customer service attitude.

• Be curious and independent.

• Have completed some college level coursework in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Urban Policy

or Planning, Economic Development, or related courses.

•Be experienced with social media platforms and website development.

•Have superb interpersonal communications skills and the ability to establish rapport with divers groups easily.

•Be able to demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft office and Adobe Creative Suite.


AmeriCorps VISTA provides a living allowance to cover the cost of food, housing, and other basic necessities during your service. Amounts are low because you are expected to live at approximately the same economic level as the people you are serving. The living allowance stipend for this position varies based on location but starts at an annual allowance of $14,136 paid bi-weekly. (Federal income tax deductions are withheld from the living allowance. No state, county, or city tax deductions are withheld. However, you are responsible for paying those taxes, as appropriate.) AmeriCorps provides options for health care benefits, child care benefits, and a relocation allowance. Additionally, each member is eligible for either an Education Award of $5,920 or an $1,800 cash stipend at the end of the full year of service.

Interested in cutting-edge community development and neighborhood revitalization? Passionate about supporting groundbreaking community development and affordable housing? Do you hope to be a vital member of a mission-based…

Details at a glance

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New Jersey Community Capital

108 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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