Data Analyst, National Equity Atlas

Firm: PolicyLink

Payment: Paid
Start Date: Jul 1, 2020
Category: Community Development
Contact: Sarah Treuhaft
Posted: Jul 1, 2020

PolicyLink is seeking one or more part-time consultants to contribute research and data analysis to support on our National Equity Atlas and Bay Area Equity Atlas projects. Begun in 2010, the National Equity Atlas partnership between PolicyLink and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) at the University of Southern California is working to provide equity advocates, practitioners, and policymakers with deeply disaggregated, actionable data and cutting-edge analyses to inform campaigns and initiatives to advance racial equity and inclusive prosperity. Our work spans three arenas: 1) producing new comparative research on the state of equity and the potential benefits of equity in American cities and metros; 2) providing tailored data and research support for community campaigns; and 3) democratizing equity indicators via the National Equity Atlas, Bay Area Equity Atlas, and other local data tools.

The ideal candidate is passionate about producing data and research that is relevant and actionable for those working on the frontlines to advance racial economic equity. They are skilled at analyzing data, producing compelling data displays and maps, and writing about data analyses in an engaging and accessible way.

The position will require a mix of skills: familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research strategies, an ability to use statistical and mapping software, experience in statistical analysis and testing, and an ability to make all this relevant to communities and organizations. The analyst should be familiar with Census data and administrative data. The analyst will help conduct basic analyses as well as statistical analyses and should be able to build graphs, maps, and other materials for reports and presentations. The analyst may also engage in qualitative interview work, coordinate with community-based research partners, and engage in report and article writing.

The ideal candidate holds a Master’s Degree in planning, policy, or related social science with at least 2 years work experience conducting research to support policy development, advocacy, or organizing. They have excellent writing and research skills and enjoy working independently.

PolicyLink is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in its workplace.