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The Financial Clinic Data and Policy Associate in Brooklyn, New York

After 13 years, The Financial Clinic has demonstrated a “gold standard” model for building financial security for working poor families. A high-performing organization with a focus on results, the Clinic has put over $80 million back in the pockets of more than 40,000 customers, supported more than 400 organizations in 30 states embed financial security actions into their program models, and successfully launched several policy campaigns in support of working poor families.

The Financial Clinic is looking for a Data Associate who is excited to support its well-established services in New York City and its national expansion. Working closely with the Research & Policy and Services Departments, the Data Associate provides programmatic and administrative support for the Department leads and the Chief Program Officer. He or she should have quantitative analytical skills and be detail- oriented enough to complete research and data-associated tasks. In addition, the Data Associate will be supporting the Clinic’s lasting change work including policy, advocacy, and communications. The Data Associate must be creative and enjoy working within a small staff that is mission- and results-driven.

The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment and maintain professionalism in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Data Associate must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a variety of priorities and requests.

Requirements

Reporting to the Clinic’s Chief Program Officer, the Data Associate will have the following responsibilities:

Data & Evaluation

  • Provide administrative and technical supports with respect to ongoing evaluations and data analysis.

  • Translate spreadsheets of information into weekly progress reports and corresponding pivot charts/tables. Build reports and analyze data in multiple data systems: FEMS, Change Machine (Salesforce), and Google Analytics.

  • Perform weekly data queries to support services staff staff and track contract deliverables.

  • Draft periodic narrative reports for funding partners' contract and support development team for data to support funding proposals.

Writing

  • Draft internal documents such as memoranda, environmental scans, best practice papers, and marketing materials.

  • Work closely with Policy Manager on supporting the Clinic's National Policy Agenda.

  • Communicate with external partners through email.

  • Update the Clinic’s Data Guide periodically.

  • Assist senior staff with public-facing materials such as PowerPoint presentations.

Analytics

  • Collaborate with the Change Machine team on data architecture impact on future data collection.

  • Work closely with various Clinic’s Advisory Groups and staff to ensure successful periodic phone calls and other events.

  • Become the day-to-day point of contact for partner organizations for policy priorities.

Personal Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff and external site partners.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; clear writing skills are especially valuable.

  • Proven analytical and reasoning abilities.

  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.

  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective in the face of ambiguity.

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

  • Dedication to and interest in the Clinic’s mission to build financial security for working poor Americans.

Software Qualifications

  • Experience working with Asana or a similar project management application.

  • Extensive Microsoft Excel expertise beyond the ability to perform basic formula functions and capacity to create pivot tables/charts. Ideally, past experience with VBA, sumproduct formulas, index match formulas, and vlookups.

  • Experience with Stata cleaning data sets, creating variables, and merging data sets.

  • Familiarity with Python and SQL ideal but not required. Must be interested in learning and becoming proficient in both within 6 months of start date.

  • Proficient in Salesforce with experience building reports, report types, dashboards, and using process builders or possess an understanding of relational databases or other CRM Tools.

  • Experience with Tableau ideal but not required.

  • Proficient/Familiar with Google Documents; Google Calendar; Microsoft Office; Adobe Acrobat; and Social Media web platforms.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required, ideally degree is in Economics, Statistics, Math, Business/Finance or policy-related fields.

  • Master’s Degree a plus.

  • One year in a professional environment, preferably in a non-profit organization, is preferred but not required.

Benefits

  • Starting salary: $45,000.

  • Excellent benefit package: includes medical, dental, life, 401(k), transportation subsidy, and more

  • Ample vacation time: four weeks of paid vacation accumulated during the year plus 12 federal holidays

  • First Fridays: work from home every first Friday of the month

  • Summer Fridays: we end our work day every Friday during the summer at 2pm

  • Professional Development: After 10 years as a high-performing nonprofit, we still operate like a fun startup with opportunities to contribute and grow

Fun work environment: we work out of a beautifully designed open workspace that promotes team building. We schedule monthly socials to celebrate staff birthdays and have been known to throw surprise parties.

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