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Data Analyst, Triage Response Team 

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 Triage Response Team (TRT) with an unwavering passion for social justice issues.

Reporting to the Quantitative Research Methodologist the TRT Data Analyst will use their skills to analyze quantitative data collected from public safety organizations and community surveys to measure racial/ethnic disparities and to understand the factors that cause these disparities. They will share their findings with the TRT team and work together to interpret findings to provide meaningful recommendations to our partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of our partners data landscape
  • Communicate limitations and make recommendations informed by thorough and thoughtful review of data
  • Perform data pre-processing/wrangling tasks to prepare the data for analysis
  • Using Python and R analyze data including descriptive statistics, and regression models.
  • Provide interpretation of the results
  • Document all code developed to conduct the analyses
  • Conduct quality assurance checks to ensure there are no errors in the analyses of other team members, or the interpretation of the output
  • Conduct quality control and record-keeping procedures to ensure the highest levels of data integrity
  • Create metrics, graphs and tables for reports, presentations
  • 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
  • Collaborate with colleagues across teams to share lessons learned and ensure strong processes for applied data analysis across the organization.


  • Bachelor's degree required; specialization in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, quantitative social science, 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
  • Ability to interpret 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
  • 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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