Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #690
For 15 years, the UFW Foundation has mobilized farm workers and their organizations across the country to advocate for more equitable policies, such as immigration reform, pesticide protections, heat standards, hazard pay, and other worker protections.
For 15 years, the UFW Foundation has mobilized farm workers and their organizations across the country to advocate for more...
Data Specialist - Remote
About UFW Foundation: For 15 years, the UFW Foundation has mobilized farm workers and their organizations across the country to advocate for more equitable policies, such as immigration reform, pesticide protections, heat standards, hazard pay and other worker protections. We engage constituents in systemic change to break the cycle of poverty while also providing critical services. In fact, the UFW Foundation is the largest federally accredited immigration legal service provider in the state of California. The organization has staff in California, Washington, Arizona, Michigan, Washington D.C., and Georgia.
SUMMARY: The UFW Foundation is seeking a full-time temporary Data Specialist. The Data Specialist will collect and store data on program expectations, grant numbers, logistics, etc. The Data Specialist will bring technical expertise to ensure the quality and accuracy of that data, then process, design, and present it in ways to help the organization, its funders, partners, and community members make better decisions. The Data Specialist will take responsibility for managing our master data, developing reports, and troubleshooting data issues. To do well in this role you need a fine eye for detail and a deep understanding of the popular data analysis tools and databases. This position reports to Research and Data Analyst.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (This list is not exhaustive):
Collect, extract, process, and analyze quantitative data from a variety of sources.
Commission and decommission data sets.
Conduct ad-hoc analysis and present results in a clear manner.
Data mine using state-of-the-art methods.
Manage master data, including creation, updates, and deletion.
Process confidential data and information according to guidelines.
Process, cleanse, and verify the integrity of data used for analysis.
Provide quality assurance of imported data.
Respond to internal and external data requests in a timely and accurate fashion.
Sift and analyze data from multiple angles, looking for trends that highlight problems or opportunities.
Help develop reports and analysis.
Help manage and design the reporting environment, including data sources, security, and metadata.
Support initiatives for data integrity and normalization.
Other duties as assigned.
May supervise volunteers.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate for this position must have a high level of professionalism and organization. The candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas:
Ability to conduct data analysis for the UFW Foundation utilizing its various data sets, including but not limited to CRM database, texting programs and other platforms used for conducting surveys.
Collaboration. Ability to work with teammates in a professional and solutions-oriented manner.
Clearly communicate findings – through written reports, visualizations and presentations so they are clear and impactful for policymakers as well as lay persons alike.
Dedication to Mission. A genuine interest in immigrant and farm worker rights.
Excellent entrepreneurial work ethic.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Spanish and English.
Experience managing and executing across several communications media.
Flexibility, Speed, and Precision. Ability to adjust quickly to constantly changing priorities with speed, precision, and accuracy.
Si Se Puede (It Can Be Done) Attitude. The embodiment of a personal spirit that promotes confidence, courage and risk-taking.
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS:
In-depth knowledge of California and national databases highly desirable.
ADDITIONAL AND/OR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year or more of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Current California driver’s license and insurance.
Experience as a data analyst or specialist in related field and a demonstrated record of producing successful reports for a variety of audiences. Experience must include the application of quantitative methods and qualitative methods.
Experience with community-based data collection.
Ability to multi-tasks under deadlines and work well under pressure.
Excellent computer skills including proficiency in MC Office applications.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
N/A – see above.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The UFW Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe a strong commitment to equal employment opportunity is more than a legal and moral obligation – it is also a sound business practice to realize the potential of every individual. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all! In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunity to all individuals, employment decisions at the UFW Foundation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Except where required or permitted by law, employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, age, or any characteristic protected by law.
We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for a position fighting for farm worker and immigrant communities! The UFW Foundation believes in second chances. As an organization, we will rely on individualized assessments in the hiring of those with past criminal convictions. The UFW Foundation will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with qualified disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Persons of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, persons with disabilities, persons who have lived in poverty, formerly incarcerated, persons 40 years old or older, and people fluent in more than one language are strongly encouraged to apply for open positions with the UFW Foundation.
This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, counseling, discipline, termination, access to benefits and training. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.
Anticipated end date: 12/31/2023