Data Analyst - NYC’s Public Engagement Unit (NYC)

The Public Engagement Unit is seeking a Data Analyst to support large-scale City initiatives that use proactive strategies including grassroots outreach and new technologies, by helping the unit acquire and effectively apply data. This person will be at the forefront of government analytics and data operations, building the systems and programs to collect and analyze new and existing data sets, as well as provide technological solutions and training to teams of specialists doing direct phone and in-person outreach in a variety of capacities in collaboration with other agencies and organizations. This outreach is primarily aimed at preventing and addressing homelessness, as well as to enroll uninsured populations in lowand no- cost health insurance and increase their awareness of available H+H Hospital services.

 

Director of Research and Development Projects Summit Public Schools (Bay Area, CA)

Do you drive towards results, excel at critical thinking, and have exceptional interpersonal and project management skills? Summit Public Schools is looking for a Director of Research & Development Projects, to lead on 2-4 projects within Summit’s R&D Agenda. As Director of R&D Projects, you will focus on projects related to social-emotional learning, professional development for teachers and school leaders, and developmental evaluation of Summit Learning. You will own the relevant R&D projects from beginning to end, including the scoping of a project, collaboration with researchers and practitioners, and achieving the project outcomes.

 

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PRINCIPAL ANALYTICS PREP ANNOUNCES FOUNDER'S SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS - Principal Analytics Prep (New York, New York)

 Principal Analytics Prep announces the establishment of a Founder's Scholarship for Women in Data Science and Analytics.  The scholarship covers the full tuition of the Certified Data Specialist (CDS) program, a premier data analytics bootcamp in New York City that opens the door for new careers in data science and analytics, and will be awarded to the individual who, in the judgment of the admissions committee, exhibits the highest potential towards creative achievement in the field of data science and analytics.


The Founder's Scholarship for Women in Data Science and Analytics is competitive, and applicants must submit a scholarship application in addition to an online application for the CDS program.  The scholarship application deadline is November 30, 2017.  For more details, please contact the admissions staff at info@principalanalyticsprep.com or 646-808-8018.

Founded in 2016 in the Harvard Business School Startup Studio in New York City, Principal Analytics Prep CDS provides an intensive, 12-week, full-time, hands-on practical training classes on the Three Pillars of data analytics, which include computing, statistics, and business skills, in addition to continuous career counseling and access to leading instructors with deep professional networks.  Principal Analytics Prep is founded by industry thought leader and best-selling author, Kaiser Fung, who was founding director of the Master of Science in Applied Analytics at Columbia University, and whose work has been featured by CNN, Financial Times, New York Times Magazine, FiveThirtyEight, Slate, Daily Beast, Harvard Business Review, BBC and other outlets.

More information about Principal Analytics Prep can be found at principalanalyticsprep.com

Deputy Data and Analytics Director - NYC’s Public Engagement Unit (NYC)

The NYC Public Engagement Unit (PEU) is seeking a Deputy Data and Analytics Director to supervise its growing Data and Analytics team. PEU’s Data and Analytics team supports large-scale City initiatives that use proactive outreach strategies and new technology to connect New Yorkers with vital city services. The Deputy Data and Analytics Director will support existing targeting programs by leveraging data and data-driven tactics to facilitate and improve operations across PEU's programs in partnership with agencies and organizations across the city. The Deputy Data and Analytics Director will oversee systems used by the unit and its partners for outreach, reporting, data collection, analysis, and integration, and be accountable for the quality and applicability of information collected, procured, utilized and reported by the unit.

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Senior Research Associate - Heartland Alliance (Chicago, IL)

The Social IMPACT Research Center conducts applied research for nonprofits, foundations, advocacy groups, governments, coalitions, and the media to help them measure, inform, and grow their social impact. IMPACT also regularly reports on key poverty trends to equip decision makers with sound data to inform public policy. The Senior Research Associate is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of research projects, including administrative functions like fundraising as well as serving as an agency spokesperson and active representative in external contexts. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=HEARTLANDALLIANCE&cws=1&rid=4667

Analyst in Social Policy (Social Security) - Library of Congress (Washinton DC)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division (DSP) is seeking an Analyst in Social Policy (Social Security) to serve the United States Congress by providing expertise on issues pertinent to Social Security (e.g., financing, solvency of trust funds, program impact on beneficiaries, and program design and operations) or related income security programs. Work may include design and evaluation of options for Congress that would change Social Security's existing benefit and financing structure. Analyst duties include preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports on issues of national significance; providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in or leading team research projects and seminars. The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481761400/

Analyst in American National Government (Elections) - Library of Congress (Washinton DC)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division is seeking an Analyst in American National Government to analyze public policy issues related to the regulation and administration of elections and voting in the United States. The focus of the Division’s work in this area is on the role played by various institutions, policies, and procedures in shaping electoral processes and practices. The issues may include, but are not limited to, election administration, voter registration and turnout, apportionment and redistricting, voting rights, and other election policies and practices.The ideal candidate will have experience conducting policy analysis in these areas and must be able to work as part of a collaborative team. Strong writing, research, and presentation skills are essential.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481538900/

Evaluation Data Analyst - VentureWell (Hadley, MA)

We are seeking a data enthusiast with social science chops to help our growing organization manage and learn from its data in order to drive greater social impact. The Evaluation Data Analyst will apply their social strong and growing data skills to collect, wrangle, explore, structure, join, and visualize data from a variety of resources to help us drive greater insights through our data. You will be part of a dynamic team of analysts and evaluators that seeks to make sense of complex data sets and support a variety of stakeholders.

Data Scientist - Lendable (Nairobi, Kenya)

Lendable is a fast-growing funded startup unlocking the potential of Sub-Saharan Africa’s financial markets by providing debt capital to alternative (non-bank) lenders. We are looking for an experienced data scientist to join our team in Nairobi. You will be working closely with our head of data science, apprentice data scientists, and credit team to help our alternative lender clients get access to debt capital. Day to day, you will be coordinating and performing predictive and descriptive analysis of loan portfolios to inform our credit team and advise investment committee decisions. This position is a fantastic next career step for a technician with strong social skills, interested in frontier markets finance, who wants to start moving into management. To apply, email a cover letter and your CV to james@lendable.io

Macroeconomists - Congressional Budget Office (Washington DC)

Macroeconomists with a broad range of macroeconomic skills to construct, improve and use cutting-edge models that underlie CBO's short-term and long-term economic projections; analyze current economic developments; conduct policy analysis; and analyze and write studies discussing trends in the economy. CBO analysts address challenging substantive issues in economics and public policy while working in a collegial environment that provides opportunities for research on numerous topics relevant to the agency's endeavors. They are encouraged to pursue independent research projects related to CBO's broad mission and present this work at conferences and publish it in peer-reviewed journals. Staff construct and improve cutting-edge models that underlie CBO's policy analyses and prepare longer-term CBO studies, shorter-term memoranda, and testimonies. Apply online at www.cbo.gov/careers by November 22 to ensure consideration. CBO will interview at the ASSA Annual Conference. CBO may consider US citizens and noncitizens who are permanent residents of the US seeking citizenship for employment or internships. We are unable to consider people on visas. Contact Nancy Fahey, Washington, DC, 20515, 202-226-2628careers@cbo.gov with inquiries.

Applied Microeconomist/Modeler, Long-Term Analysis - Congressional Budget Office (Washington DC)

Applied Microeconomist/Modelers to conduct analyses of long-term budgetary issues and to assist in the development and use of CBO's long-term microsimulation model. Responsibilities include developing and maintaining CBO's long-term microsimulation model, constructing and improving models that underlie CBO's policy analyses, performing detailed analyses of proposed legislation, and preparing longer-term CBO studies and shorter-term memoranda and testimonies. CBO analysts address challenging substantive issues in economics and public policy while working in a collegial environment that provides opportunities for research on numerous topics relevant to the agency's endeavors. They are encouraged to pursue independent research projects related to CBO's broad mission and present this work at conferences and publish it in peer-reviewed journals. Staff construct and improve cutting-edge models that underlie CBO's policy analyses and prepare longer-term CBO studies, shorter-term memoranda, and testimonies. Apply online at www.cbo.gov/careers by November 22 to ensure consideration. CBO will interview at the ASSA Annual Conference. CBO may consider US citizens and noncitizens who are permanent residents of the US seeking citizenship for employment or internships. We are unable to consider people on visas. Contact Nancy Fahey, Washington, DC, 20515, 202-226-2628careers@cbo.gov with inquiries.
 

Health Economist - Congressional Budget Office (Washington DC)

Health Economists to contribute to a variety of projects, analyses, and modeling. The successful candidate will contribute to developing new studies and to designing and improving the state-of-the-art analytical models that underlie them. CBO analysts address challenging substantive issues in economics and public policy while working in a collegial environment that provides opportunities for research on numerous topics relevant to the agency's endeavors. They are encouraged to pursue independent research projects related to CBO's broad mission and present this work at conferences and publish it in peer-reviewed journals. Staff construct and improve cutting-edge models that underlie CBO's policy analyses and prepare longer-term CBO studies, shorter-term memoranda, and testimonies. Apply online at www.cbo.gov/careers by November 22 to ensure consideration. CBO will interview at the ASSA Annual Conference. CBO may consider US citizens and noncitizens who are permanent residents of the US seeking citizenship for employment or internships. We are unable to consider people on visas. Contact Nancy Fahey, Washington, DC, 20515, 202-226-2628careers@cbo.gov with inquiries.

Public and Private Mandates Analyst - Congressional Budget Office (Washington DC)

CBO's estimates of the costs of federal mandates provide the Congress with important information as it considers proposed legislation. The Public and Private Mandates Unit works closely with Congressional staff; industry and business groups; and representatives of state, local, and tribal governments. The analyst's portfolio will be determined at the time of hiring and could encompass a variety of program areas, such as income security and labor, justice, homeland security, general government and administration, and veterans benefits. Candidates must have a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or a similar degree in a related field. Candidates must demonstrate strong quantitative and research skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing, to accurately interpret and analyze legislative proposals, and to work well under tight deadlines. Apply through the link. Contact Nancy Fahey, Washington, DC, 20515, 202-226-2628careers@cbo.gov with inquiries.

Data Science Manager/Director - Slice Technologies & Unroll.me (San Mateo, CA)

Slice is looking for a Data Science Manager/Director to lead our Measurement Science Team.

The Measurement Science team operates on one of the richest commerce data sets in the world. We are responsible for building models to allow us to generalize from our Slice panel of millions of shoppers to the broader US online buying population of hundreds of millions of shoppers.  In order to do so, we resolve any discrepancies between our data and other sources of truth data.  This includes developing methods that will quantify biases in our user panel, weighting and projecting our data, identifying sources of data loss and data errors, developing statistical methods for data imputation and normalization, and determining methods to improve data validity.  These solutions underlie all of our e-commerce market research products.

Slice was founded by proven entrepreneurs and offers the best of both worlds: a start­up with the backing of an established global company that is revolutionizing the internet services landscape. Currently, it is the most cited source in e-commerce. Learn more about Slice Intelligence at www.sliceintelligence.com and on twitter @SliceIntel.

https://careers.slice.com/featured-jobs/?gh_jid=764490

Research Analyst - U.S. Federal Reserve (NYC, NY)

Each year the Bank’s Research and Statistics Group seeks roughly twenty exceptional college graduates with a strong background in economics, mathematics, and statistics to enter its Research Analyst (RA) program. RAs generally stay in the position for two years. RAs are primarily responsible for: Assisting economists conduct current analysis and other short-term research on monetary policy, bank regulation, payments systems, financial markets, and the state of the U.S. and global economies. Assisting economists plan and execute long-term research on a wide range of applied and theoretical topics. Many RAs have the opportunity to coauthor scholarly articles.

https://www.newyorkfed.org/research/careers/research_analysts/index.html

Associate Director - InterMedia (Washington, DC)

Qualified candidates will have a wide range of well-developed methodological and organizational skills to design, implement and/or manage complex data collection projects. Experienced in managing/leading a team of researchers, the preparation, quality control and implementation of fieldwork through data management, analysis and delivery of final products to clients, providing and guiding the production of insightful, actionable analysis and reports for clients.

The ideal candidate should be able to pro-actively plan and prioritize multiple projects, experienced and skilled in hands-on management of all aspects of project management, exceptional analytical and writing skills and knowledgeable in the subject matter of at least one of the company’s main thematic sections including financial inclusion, services for the poor, health and media. This position is located in Washington, DC.

This position requires up to 35% international travel.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in political or social science, market research, or international affair and minimum of 10 years of experience executing research projects in a market or social science focused environment; or a Master’s Degree and 7 years of such experience; or a PhD and 4 years of such experience.
     
  • Experience:

 At least 4 years of experience in the design and management of multiple, varied research projects, including field research in developing countries, within prescribed budgets;

 Demonstrated ability to collaborate with specialists in multi-country, mixed-methodology projects in challenging environments;

 Proven skill in managing project budgets, personnel and contractual issues;

 High and consistent excellence in the crafting of finished, insightful analysis and visualization of data, on schedule and within budget;

 Excellent written and presenting skills and a confident communicator with the ability to collaborate with specialists on multi-country, mixed-methodology projects.

 Demonstrated ability to manage and mentor more junior researchers;

 High proficiency in advanced multivariate analysis and quantitative and the use of qualitative analytical software including SPSS and NVivo equivalents and/or demonstrated success in Monitoring and Evaluation;

 Foreign language fluency relevant to InterMedia research and specialized IT skills including GIS software are advantageous;

 Knowledge of and/or experience in work related to Financial Inclusion, Digital and/or mobile money is advantageous.

Compensation commensurate with experience. We invite qualified candidates to email a brief cover letter, resume and salary history to ADWash@intermedia.org. No phone calls please. Due to the high volume of responses to our ads, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Research Manager - InterMedia (Washington, DC)

InterMedia specializes in nationally representative surveys in developing countries and fragile states. We have our headquarters in DC and a branch office in Nairobi, Kenya. We implement bespoke research designs, for example intercept interviews with North Korean defectors, to get quality data from hard-to-reach populations. Our biggest client currently is the Gates Foundation, for whom we run annual tracking surveys in Africa and Asia on financial services for the poor, especially mobile money. We also do surveys to inform polio vaccination campaigns for Harvard and Unicef and a variety of assessments and evaluations for international development projects across sectors.

"I am looking for an Associate Director of Research to take on significant responsibility for project management and delivery of analysis and reporting to our clients. I would ideally like to recruit a professional social scientist with a PhD and 4 years of experience at managing research projects. We’re also recruiting for a Research Manager with an MA and three years of experience. Mainly we are looking for generalists with a solid grasp of quantitative and qualitative methods and good analytical and writing skills. I attached the job descriptions with more details.”

Research Manager – should havea proven track-record of managing complex, large scale, multi-method research programs. This position helps to manage field research teams, liaise with clients, develop and maintain research documentation, produce and adhere to project schedules, and ensure delivery of high quality data and analysis and project deliverables on time and within budget. This position also assists in developing new business proposals and practice areas. The Research Manager position is located in Washington, D.C. and expected to travel internationally (30%).

Key Requirements:

  • Education:  Bachelors or Master’s degree in social science, market research, global finance, or similar relevant subject.
     
  • Experience:

 3+ years’ experience in managing the implementation of multi-country quantitative surveys and qualitative research;

 Experience in performing integrated research – preferably with knowledge of large-scale nationally representative quantitative surveys and qualitative methodologies and analytical approaches;

 Experience in managing and supervising large research teams conducting fieldwork as well as simultaneous managing quality control/spot-checking teams and reporting and analysis teams;

 Experience in data analysis and in writing clear, insightful and compelling reports;

 Ability to implement multi-country project plans including logistics, cost and quality control routines, and to mentor other researchers;

 Solid project management skills with an evidenced track record.

 An understanding of survey research and applications for non-profits, foundations and NGO’s, in the international development and related sectors.

 Fluency with targeted research initiatives for strategy, communications, advocacy, usability and measurement and evaluation.

 Excellent at analyzing data, ensuring accuracy, logical consistency and value-added insight;

 Ability to collaborate with specialists on multi-country, mixed-methodology projects.

 Data visualization and presentation-building skills.

 Proven experience in producing and publishing actionable research and analysis that has received coverage within the research and development community; and a

 Willingness to travel internationally (approximately 30%).

  • Desirable:

 Strong applied knowledge of multivariate quantitative and qualitative analysis and reporting preferred;

 Command of analytical software such as SPSS or STATA with experience in statistical modeling and analysis;

 Background in mobile money/financial services for the poor, or impact evaluation for large government and philanthropic clients; relevant domain knowledge to intuitively interpret and analyze field data,

 Experience in questionnaire design and data entry procedures;

 Program monitoring and evaluation experience is advantageous; and

 Foreign language skills, preferably Hindi or other South Asian language.

 Familiarity with issues related to financial inclusion in South Asia.

InterMedia offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and a supportive work environment. We invite qualified candidates to email a cover letter, resume, salary history and links to any relevant work to: RM@intermedia.org or fax to 866-500-4095. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please. EOE/M/F/V/D.

Safety Data Fellow - U.S. Department of Transportation (Washington, DC)

We are seeking to build our capacity to undertake innovative data analysis to inform policy decision making for safety.  This position will enable a candidate with strong data analytics to help policy makers at the highest level in the USDOT fulfill the Department’s mission to reduce fatalities in transportation. Please help us find good candidates. This opportunity is offered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. For questions, the contact is Barbara McCann barbara.mccann@dot.gov. Note that since this is a gov position, only US citizens qualify.

Data Scientist - HSBC (NYC)

Top candidates will have a STEM Background; Business & Data Domain Knowledge (understanding of banking/financial services, data wrangling, exploratory and multivariate data analysis, data modeling, feature engineering, supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms); Programming / Engineering (e.g. Scala, R, Python, PuTTY for Linux) / (e.g. Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark); and Google Big Query stack is a nice to have (i.e. Tensorflow); and Tools / Frameworks (e.g., Anaconda, H20.ai, Spark MLlib, pandas, NumPy, Scikit-learn, ElasticSearch).  HSBC is looking for someone with a deep passion for solving hard problems and a willingness to do whatever it takes to advance their projects.  This is a position with great potential to have a wide impact.  

Anyone interested in applying should send their resume and cover letter with the email subject: "QMSS - HSBC Data Scientist" to all of the following people: Matthew Sattler at matthew.j.sattler@us.hsbc.com; Christopher Jen at christopher.l.jen@us.hsbc.com; and Greg Eirich at gme2101@columbia.edu.

Political Analyst - YouGov (NYC)

As a political analyst/senior political analyst, you will work with our clients to design survey and modeling programs, set research goals, manage the logistics of projects, and report results. You’ll analyze and interpret opinion and modeling data, and advise our clients on how to apply our learnings. You should be as comfortable discussing the finer points of survey design and methodology as you are explaining those points to people without a technical background.

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