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Data Analyst/Scientist

Data Analyst/Scientist

locationTexas, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/12/2024
Full Time

Data Analyst/Scientist- Remote

Are you passionate about harnessing the power of data to drive meaningful change? Are you ready to make a Are you a seasoned data wizard, ready to wield your analytical prowess for the greater good? Are you passionate about leveraging data to empower communities and drive positive change? If so, we have an opportunity that might be your perfect match.

Houston in Action operates on the belief that we can do greater things together than we can apart and that the more influence our communities have over the systems and services meant to support us, the better we are to lead the lives we want to live. Houston in Action membership comprises representatives of community-based organizations, grassroots leaders, academic and research institution staff, and philanthropic partners. We bring together community partners in the private and public sectors, including government, health, and business.

Best-in-Class Benefits and Perks:

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by a competitive compensation of $70-80Kannually, depending on experience, and an extensive benefits package including:

  • Comprehensive health coverage: Medical, dental, and vision insurance provided.
  • Robust retirement planning: 401(k) plan available with employer matching up to 6%
  • Financial security: Life and disability insurance for added protection.
  • Flexible financial options: Health savings and flexible spending accounts offered.
  • Well-being and work-life balance: Paid time off, flexible schedule, and remote work choices provided.

Plus, we work to maintain the best environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where everyone feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.

The Houston in Action team cultivates our deep experience across diverse backgrounds and passions to strengthen the non-profit network in the Greater Houston Area. We use data to inform strategic advice to our team members, affiliated campaigns, and our network of partners. We are looking to expand our capacity and research efforts around what motivates people to vote and volunteer for a campaign, whether or not existing modeling accurately reflects our target communities, drilling down to effective tactics and messaging for our campaigns, and whether our campaigns are successful or not. We work in response to the needs of our partners, mission, and funders.

We seek a Data Analyst/Scientist with strong technical skills and a creative thinker. We are looking for an individual who isn't afraid of messy data (we are in the non-profit sector) and is passionate about helping non-profits develop non-partisan issue-based and electoral campaigns succeed. We need a confident subject matter expert comfortable in a production-oriented environment.

To thrive/succeed, you should have:        

  • Proven track record in leveraging data-driven solutions to enhance social outcomes, with a preference for a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Skilled at anticipating inquiries from internal teams and external partners while maintaining objectivity in analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to extract insights from imperfect or incomplete data while recognizing and addressing potential data quality issues.
  • Prior experience in political campaigns, nonprofit organizations, or political consulting is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with the current technology stack, including AWS (S3), SQL, Redshift, Python, GitHub, and Google Looker Studio, is preferred.
  • Knowledge of statistical programming languages, such as R, and experience with ShinyApps is preferred.

Your responsibilities as the Analyst/Scientist will include:        

  • Lead the end-to-end development and deployment of data products and services using Python, Redshift, SQL, and other relevant programming languages.
  • Oversee the predictive modeling process from design to deployment, ensuring accuracy and efficiency.
  • Design and assess field experiments using various methodologies and provide actionable recommendations based on findings.
  • Mentor and manage a data analyst, leveraging your expertise to foster their professional growth.
  • Ensure data integrity and modeling outcomes meet quality standards, collaborating with the team to preprocess, aggregate, and analyze data as necessary.

This position is a full-time, permanent role. Houston in Action has a physical office in the Houston, Texas Museum District. Staff currently work remotely, handling responsibilities including in-person meetings and events. We are open to candidates outside of Texas but must be willing to become familiar with Texas politics.

Additionally, we are working towards building a culture of data rooted in racial equity. We acknowledge this work is about people and communities; each number represents incredible efforts and people. Our work is rooted in love for our communities and our people. We spent many years of conversations, building trust with our partners, building systems, and building capacity internally and externally. It is time for our data system to grow and evolve as our network grows and becomes more familiar with data.

A culture of data rooted in racial equity means that groups collect data for themselves in ways that are helpful to them and their communities first, and it is our responsibility to create systems and data visualizations that honor that intent. To embed this intent into our everyday work, we include the following job responsibilities around equity and inclusion:

  • Constantly learning & actively participating in programs, training sessions, and discussions regarding racial inequities, exclusions, and oppressions.
  • Appreciation and willingness to work with and advocate for people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Work with historically marginalized racial groups in the U.S., particularly Black, Indigenous, Latinx groups, AAPI, LGBTQ+, youth, and women, to ensure that data practices and outcomes serve their communities.

Ready to make a difference?

If you're ready to take your data expertise to the next level and make a meaningful difference, apply now for this fantastic opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.