Data guru/ Scientist/ Demographer

Data guru/ Scientist/ Demographer

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About Community Data Platforms

Community Data Platforms believes communities get smarter and stronger by using evidence-based decision-making. CDP supports this mission by building data platforms in communities across the country to help leaders and decision-makers answer their Pressing Questions.

With a five-year goal of serving 100 communities, CDP believes it can support data-driven decision-making among governments, business, and nonprofits, leading to better outcomes among a range of critical community organizations. Communities have pressing questions and CDP’s team and approach develops actionable insights and communicates them clearly by using advanced visualizations. We believe a community data platform is an essential community service.

Working with Community Data Platforms

We’re looking for ambitious and resourceful people to join a rapidly growing start-up serving communities across the country. Benefits include:

  • A culture of intellectual humility and a passion for understanding the world around us (we don’t care who’s right – we care what’s right!)
  • Working with driven and intellectually curious people who are experts in their fields
  • A close-knit team that is devoted to a common mission
  • The opportunity to be involved at the early stages of a start-up with enormous potential
  • Being at the forefront of the big data wave and its application to community-based decision-making
  • Remote working environment – you set your own hours and complete your work on your own time – no micromanaging!

Job Description:

The ideal candidate for this position will be inspired by our mission, can undertake data analysis, and is adept at using large data sets to find opportunities for product/process optimization and using models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action. He/she has experience using a variety of data tools, building and implementing models, using/creating algorithms and creating/running simulations. Must have a proven ability to drive business results with their data-based insights. Must be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams. The right candidate will have a passion for discovering solutions hidden in large data sets and working with stakeholders to improve business outcomes. Position can be full or part-time. Remote work. Huge growth potential for correct candidate.  Competitive salary.


  • Interview and manage data clients
  • Identify opportunities for customers
  • Collaborate in scaling the CDP model to other communities across the U.S.
  • Ability to organize, manage, and complete actionable data projects, which deliver on objectives and schedule
  • Manage junior staff
  • Oversee database creation and manipulation
  • Manage data vendors
  • Write short, actionable stories backed by data
  • Contribute to dashboard and other data visualization effort


  • Post undergraduate (five years)
  • Data analyst experience (three years)
  • Project management experience
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SQL, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets
  • Experience working with and creating data architectures
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications
  • Building and maintaining dashboards and other data visualization tools
  • Customer interviews or management of customer interviews
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams.


  • Curious with a drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques
  • Collaborative and intellectually humble (we don’t care who’s right – we care what’s right)
  • Diligent, hard-working, and conscientious

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