Project Associate, Full-Time or Part-Time

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Project Associate, Full-Time or Part-Time

The Data Foundation is a non-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C. that seeks to improve government and society by using data to inform public policymaking. Our research and educational activities proactively and rapidly address relevant, emerging data-related needs in the country with the goal of devising realistic solutions, accelerating policy coordination, and advancing innovation. The Data Foundation values diversity and transparency in pursuit of an equitable, data-informed society.

As the country’s leading data policy think tank, the Data Foundation supports informed dialogue and thought leadership on emerging strategies and applications for accessing, using, and applying data in ways that are useful for decision-making. By collecting, sharing, and using data in new ways, government and society can become more effective, more efficient, and more open.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Data Foundation is currently seeking a support staff who can help perform administrative, operational, and organizational tasks that support the mission of the organization. The Project Associate role works closely with analysts and directors to support events, research and policy projects, communications activities, and use of the association management system.

This non-supervisory position may be based in Washington, DC or virtual in the United States, with expectations for and EDT work schedule.

The Data Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Support events sponsored by the Data Foundation to provide lay-accessible dialogue about relevant concepts and issues, including promotion and planning (25%)
  • Use available tools to support social media engagement, email distribution, website updates, and other basic public communication activities (20%)
  • Coordinates with relevant staff to update and maintain the association management system, relevant contact lists, and other records for organizational funders and supporters (20%)
  • Participate in the development and publication of weekly newsletters to members of the Data Coalition initiative (10%)
  • Support relevant research and policy priorities of the organization (10%)
  • Complete other projects and assignments relevant to fulling the organizational mission (15%)

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Willingness to work in a non-partisan capacity
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, particularly through written materials
  • General interest in the organization’s mission related to data policy, evidence-based policymaking, statistical policy, evaluation policy, science policy, or privacy policy
  • Ability to multi-task on numerous projects, large and small, in both collaborative and independent situations
  • Demonstrated research and organizational skills
  • Basic knowledge of social media, marketing tools, graphic design, and web editing

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Applicant must have at bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The Data Foundation offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience and education. The position is budgeted at $38,000 for full-time; part-time applications will also be considered.

Individuals interested in this position should email a (1) cover letter explaining your interest in the position, (2) cv or resume, and (3) contact information for three references to careers@datafoundation.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of the email. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled with initial reviews beginning on September 5, 2021. Multiple positions may be filled from this posting.