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C4J Data Analyst 

About the Organization As a research and action organization, Center for Policing Equity (CPE) produces analyses identifying and reducing the causes of racial disparities in public safety. Using data-driven approaches to social justice, we use science to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change.

We are research scientists, race and equity experts, data virtuosos, and community trainers. We use data to build a more fair and just system. We partner with law enforcement and communities. Our aim is to bridge the divide of communication, generational mistrust, and suffering. But most of all, we are the path that science can forge towards public safety, community trust, and racial equity.

Location Remote  
Close Date  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Position Description

The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) is looking for a skilled Data Analyst for our Compstat for Justice Program (C4J) with an unwavering passion for social justice issues. C4J is a new initiative aimed at providing recommendations and strategic services to law enforcement agencies in support of their efforts to reduce racial disparities in policing outcomes within the communities they serve.

The Data Analyst will be an integral part of CPE's C4J service delivery model. They will analyze primarily quantitative data collected from law enforcement agencies to conduct analyses. The aim of the analyses is to identify departmental needs and aid the department in implementing recommendations to enhance racial equity in the provision of public safety. Additionally, the Data Analyst will be responsible for continuously iterating on a data-driven 'Needs Assessment' for each agency and C4J Implementation frameworks based on data and insights gathered from each C4J development site. This position will report to the Senior Data Analyst. This role is expected to travel up to 20 percent of the time.

Key Responsibilities

  • Use quantitative data to answer C4J research questions
  • Perform data pre-processing/wrangling tasks to prepare the data for analysis
  • Execute on the data analyses required for the Needs Assessment phase of C4J
  • Document all code developed to conduct the analyses
  • Produce compelling data visualizations
  • Design and run regression models and provide interpretation of the results
  • Conduct quality assurance checks to ensure there are no errors in the analyses of other team members, or the interpretation of the output
  • Conduct meticulous quality control and record-keeping procedures to ensure the highest levels of data integrity
  • Translate findings into recommendations, strategy, and change management practices for partner agencies to employ
  • Communicate findings from analyses to internal and external stakeholders, including other team members, law enforcement agency leaders, and community members
  • Conduct project post-mortem and lead continual process improvement for data analysis following each C4J implementation


  • Bachelor's degree required; specialization in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, or other quantitative fields is preferred
  • 2+ years of experience working in a Data Analyst, Business Analyst or similar role with a focus on performing advanced regression techniques, to include multivariate regression, multilevel (hierarchical) modeling, and/or Bayesian inference
  • Possess end-to-end data expertise including data sourcing, merging, cleaning, restructuring/wrangling, and visualization
  • Proficient in using R and/or Python for statistical programming
  • Ability to produce markdown notebooks with Jupyter and/or RMD/Knitr
  • Expertise in interpreting syntax across statistical software platforms (including, but not limited to, R, Python, SAS, Stata, and/or SPSS)
  • Ability to explain analysis findings in clear terms that can be understood by non-technical audiences
  • Experience producing high quality slide decks, reports, or interactive data visualizations to communicate findings (i.e. PowerPoint, Google Slides, Canva, Tableau, R Shiny, Qlikview, D3.js, etc.)
  • Comfort with collaborating across a remote, geographically distributed team
  • Experience working with clients and managing internal and external relationships
  • Experience using SQL to query relational databases (desired, but not required)
  • Mixed methods experience and/or experience analyzing qualitative data from surveys, interviews, and focus groups (desired, but not required)
  • Experience working with geographic data/GIS shapefiles (desired, but not required)
  • Advanced degree (desired, but not required)

Application Submission Guidelines

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • CV/resume
  • Cover Letter

EOE Statement The Center for Policing Equity strives to build a diverse team that is inclusive of multiple perspectives and welcoming for people of all backgrounds. Women and members of underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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