Research Analyst

Date Posted: August 30, 2017

Job Description

The Research Analyst is responsible for supporting the Research Director and other staff in research, data analysis and writing related to the three issue areas of the Children’s Campaign (child health, early childhood development and learning, and K-12 education), as well as other emerging issues that affect the well-being of Colorado children.

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Chandra Bezjak at apply@coloradokids.org. Please include in your cover letter where you heard about this position. We review applications on a rolling basis—so it is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible. The Colorado Children’s Campaign encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Our Story

The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child well-being in health, K-12 education, and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child well-being and organizing an extensive statewide network of dedicated child advocates.

As the leading voice for Colorado’s children at the State Capitol and in communities across the state, the Children’s Campaign has been at the forefront of hundreds of policy wins for kids. Among the numerous laws and programs we’ve helped establish are the Colorado Preschool Program, Child Health Plan Plus, and the Reading to Ensure Academic Development (READ) Act. The Children’s Campaign is committed to integrating values of diversity, equity and inclusion into daily work with intention, action and humility in order to advance racial and economic equity within our organization, our networks and partnerships.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collect, analyze and provide interpretation of data about the well-being of Colorado’s children from state and national sources;
  • Assist in data collection and writing for the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! publication;
  • Create materials that influence and support the Children’s Campaign’s policy and research agendas, including data visualizations, presentations, newsletter articles, briefs and fact sheets;
  • Review state and national research and/or policy reports related to the Children’s Campaign’s issue areas and report findings to the appropriate team members;
  • Maintain the Children’s Campaign’s data on the KIDS COUNT Data Center website;
  • Work closely with the policy and research teams and communications staff to produce written reports on Children’s Campaign issue areas;
  • Work closely with the Research Director, Communications and Outreach Director, It’s About Kids Network Manager and other team members to present data and research to the Children’s Campaign staff, local communities, state legislators, and other interested parties in Colorado;
  • Support Children’s Campaign teams in analysis of internal data and surveys;
  • Other duties to advance the mission of the Colorado Children’s Campaign, as needed.

Job Requirements

  • B.A. or equivalent experience and at least one year of related work or internship experience in research analysis, social science, public policy, or a closely related field;
  • Experience working with data from government data sources such as the American Community Survey, the Decennial Census, the National Center for Education Statistics, and others;
  • Ability to create graphic representation of data using Excel, PowerPoint or other programs;
  • Experience with Geographic Information System data mapping tools such as ArcGIS preferred, but not required;
  • Ability to analyze and translate statistical information into language accessible to policymakers, press and the public;
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills;
  • Ability to travel statewide for occasional presentations;
  • Strong written and verbal skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and manage projects successfully;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives including but not limited to: colleagues, partners, stakeholders, and supporters;
  • Flexible, innovative, energetic, and able to work as a member of a larger team;
  • Ability to work with colleagues in an inclusive manner that demonstrates openness to differing perspectives and experiences;
  • Commitment to supporting a culture of continuous improvement and organizational excellence;
  • Commitment to the mission and work of the Colorado Children’s Campaign.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Full-time position
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Colorado Children’s Campaign is an equal opportunity employer that values workplace diversity. The Children’s Campaign strives to create an inclusive work place that embraces diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. The Children’s Campaign prohibits discrimination of employees or applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual identity, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.