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POLICY ASSOCIATE FOR RESEARCH AND DATA ANALYSIS

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, Inc. (CCC)
New York City Full Time

POLICY ASSOCIATE FOR RESEARCH AND DATA ANALYSIS
Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, Inc. (CCC) is a 73 years-old nonprofit, child advocacy
organization whose mission is to ensure that every New York child is healthy, housed, educated and safe. Our
unique approach to child advocacy is fact-based and relies on partnerships between professional staff and lay and
professional volunteers who serve on CCC’s Board and Advocacy Council, as well as the ability to effectively
engage elected and appointed officials, direct service colleagues, philanthropic partners, and New Yorkers at large.
CCC’s advocacy is grounded in the facts about the conditions in which children live here in New York City and our
understanding and analysis of program and policy approaches that combat disparity and improve child well-being.
This position will support CCC’s data collection and analysis, produce data-driven products, and undertake
qualitative data collection projects on child policy topics when government data is lacking in order to support the
work of CCC and our partners in New York’s government, non-profit, and philanthropic communities.
Responsibilities:
 Conducting outreach to federal, state and city government agencies, universities, and research and policy
organizations to identify data sources and make data requests.
 Collecting and analyzing demographic and programmatic data focusing on all facets of child well-being in New
York City and its 59 community districts.
 Manipulating data to reduce complex information to simple descriptive statistics and mapping data using
geographical information systems.
 Drafting and administering survey instruments to collect qualitative data on discrete policy issues when
government data is lacking.
 Informing the development of new online data visualization features.
 Producing a wide range of products including but not limited to infographics, blogs, and briefing documents
that can be used to advance CCC’s policy, budget, and legislative priorities and engage New Yorkers at large in
speaking up on behalf of New York’s children.
 Participating in coalitions and workgroups to provide research and data support to CCC’s collaborative
approach to advocacy. Presenting data to community based organizations, government agencies, foundations,
and direct services providers, as well as at conferences.
 Supporting CCC’s Community Leadership Course and other community education efforts by helping to prepare
and conduct presentations, materials and trainings for CCC volunteers, direct service providers, and
philanthropic and government partners in CCC’s research and data products including Keeping Track Online.
Experience:
 Experience working with large data sets; collecting, analyzing and organizing data.
 Familiarity with government survey tools (i.e. American Community Survey, etc.), government data related to
geographic units within NYC (Community Districts, Public Use Microdata Series, Neighborhood Tabulation
Areas), and disparities between communities.
 Familiarity with qualitative research methods including surveys and focus groups.
 Experience producing data visuals and explaining data and statistics in non-technical terms.
 Use of SPSS or other statistical software, ArcGIS, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.
 Excellent verbal and written communication and analytic skills.
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.
Qualifications:
 Masters in Public Policy, Economics, Urban Planning or Policy Analysis, or related field
 Requires minimum three years of related and/or applicable experience.
 Must have knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to child and family issues.
 Must reside in New York City.
Citizens’ Committee for Children is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disabling condition.
To Apply: Please send resume, 3 references, a writing sample and a salary history to:
Lorraine Tate, Executive Assistant
ltate@cccnewyork.org

Additional Application Instructions

To Apply: Please send resume, 3 references, a writing sample and a salary history to: Lorraine Tate, Executive Assistant ltate@cccnewyork.org

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