Position Title: Quantitative Research Analyst

Salary: $20 per hour, approximately 10 hours per week (fluctuating to equal 40 hours/month)

Location:  Remote, possibility to work on-site if desired

Deadline: June 18, 2019

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's leading advocates on behalf of constitutional rights and liberties.  Founded in 1951, as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with more than 180,000 members and supporters, and eight offices statewide. We work in the courts, in the legislatures and on the streets to advocate for racial and economic justice, free speech, freedom of religion, privacy and equality before the law for all New Yorkers. For more information, please visit our website: www.nyclu.org.

DESCRIPTION:

The NYCLU is seeking candidates for a part-time Quantitative Research Analyst to support our litigation, legislative and advocacy work. The position will report to the Data & Research Strategist in the communications department, but will work on projects with staff across the organization on topics including criminal justice, immigration, and education.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Quantitative Research Analyst will assist in advancing the NYCLU’s mission by perform the following duties:

  • Data cleaning, coding, and formatting;
  • Creating basic data visualizations;
  • Building structured datasets from unstructured and semi-structured sources;
  • Monitor and review quantitative records requests (FOILs);
  • Extract and transcribe relevant data and information from document productions; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The ideal candidate for this position is a person who is passionate about social justice issues and the NYCLU’s mission. They must have experience in quantitative work and the ability to work meticulously with close attention to detail. Specifically, the candidate should have:
  • A bachelor’s degree in the social sciences with a strong quantitative component (e.g. courses in statistics/quantitative research methods) OR a bachelor’s degree in math/computer science with a strong understanding of social science research methodology.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (VBA/Macro experience is a plus).
  • Working knowledge of at least one of the following languages: STATA, SPSS, R or Python. Under certain circumstances and depending upon license restrictions, data skills in another language may substitute those listed.
  • Experience with dataset creation or management is a plus;
  • A detail oriented, inquisitive, and analytical mindset; and
  • A demonstrated commitment to working with advocacy groups or community organizations on social justice or civil rights issues.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants can email their cover letter and resume to apply.comms@nyclu.org with “Quantitative Research Analyst” in the subject heading. Please include in your cover letter (1) why you are interested in the position, and (2) relevant experience working with data.  

The NYCLU is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants regardless of race, sex, gender identity, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or record of arrest or conviction.  We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the population that we serve.  

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