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Survey Research Analyst

Survey Research Analyst

Reports to: Director of Analytics

Start Date: ASAP

 

DoSomething.org is a movement to create the most socially active generation in history.

  • We fight for our members every single day. We care deeply about activating our 5.5million members around the world to make impact in their communities.
  • We believe in young people. We believe all young people have the agency to create social change and we provide them with the guidance to make it happen.
  • We don’t hire just anybody. We work hella hard, we move super fast, and we’re a bunch of weirdos. We want people who get excited to come to work at our dynamic office every day.
  • We genuinely stand behind who we are and what we do. No faking it here. Everyone on our staff has their own “why” for coming to work every day. What will yours be?

We have the stability of a 24-year-old organization, but we look, feel, and operate like a tech-forward startup. We’re looking for someone to lead survey design and interpretation, providing internal strategic guidance and positioning DoSomething.org externally as a thought leader in the youth-civic-participation space. In addition to the survey responsibilities, the survey research analyst will assist in the interpretation of the implicit member data DoSomething.org collects.

Your job is to be the most inquisitive person in the room; you don’t always know the answers, but you’ll work relentlessly to to find and communicate them. At its core, DoSomething.org is a data-informed organization. Every strategy conversation begins with “what does the data say?”. As part of this mission, DoSomething.org conducts surveys throughout the year, building panels from our global membership and the broader youth population. A successful candidate will possess strong analytical skills, flawless presentation chops and a steadfast sense of curiosity.

 

What you will do:

  • Survey Research & Analysis
    • Design surveys covering youth, volunteerism, civic participation, and general attitudes
    • Provide statistical and survey support for interpreting results in both technical and non-technical forms
    • Collaborate across the organization to tell data informed  stories in a variety of media (articles, infographics, keynote presentations, video, etc)
  • Data Analysis
    • Work with large, complex data sets to derive actionable insights
    • Solve non-routine problems related to organizational KPIs
    • Visualize and present findings to non-technical staff
  • Strategy and Implementation
    • Utilize data to advise product development with cross-functional teams
    • Contribute to development of a long-term data strategy at DoSomething.org
    • Synthesize data from multiple sources

 

What you'll learn:

  • How to work with data at velocity
  • How to present analysis in a business setting
  • How to synthesize quantitative and qualitative data

 

What we are looking for:

  • Strong sense of curiosity
  • Ability to explain analytical outcomes in lay terms (without condescension)
  • Ability to learn new skills and understand complex problems quickly
  • Survey design, programming, and analysis, including statistical analysis. Experience with SPSS, R, or similar.
  • Ability to turn data/research into compelling stories for external release
  • General computer and presentation skills (MS Excel, Google Slides, et cetera)
  • Experience with web analytics, and/or Looker a plus
  • You are currently learning a new skill that has nothing to do with data analytics
  • Understanding of SQL = +1. Advanced SQL skills = +1 and a cookie.

 

Qualifications:

  • Data is everywhere. If you’ve worked with it at scale and have a solid foundation in statistics, apply. Past successful candidates have come with backgrounds in CS, statistics, mathematics, and economics.
  • Demonstrated analytic, research and/or statistical skills, either through academic research (published? Great!), prior work experience (please share!) or independent projects (built a model to manage your fantasy baseball team? Tell us about it!).

 

Additionally:

  • 3 weeks vacation plus the week between Christmas and New Years (plus Summer Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor day -- office closes at 1:30) fun office environment, a spot on our summer kickball team, occasional brownie bake-offs. Plus, you don’t have to come to work on your birthday (but we’ll probably bake you cookies if you do)!
  • 100% medical and dental premiums covered by DoSomething. Yea, you read that right.
  • Five (or six? We’re losing count.) different ways to make coffee. We also have limitless tea, if that’s more your thing.
  • DoSomething.org is an equal opportunity employer (Although we do reserve the right to discriminate against people who wear white socks with dark shoes...)

 

How to apply:

  • Please include a clear and concise cover letter as part of your application to give us a sense of your written communication skills. In this cover letter, please make clear:
    • 1. Why you'd like to join the DoSomething.org Analytics Team.
    • 2. A brief overview of a relevant initiative you led that enabled better decision-making at your organization.
    • 3. Any other experiences you've had that would make you an asset to our team.
  • At the bottom of your cover letter, please include a response to the following prompt:
    • Imagine you’ve been asked to put out a report on young people's' views on climate change. Design 5-10 survey questions with this in mind - no need to worry about programming logic!


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