Fields: social work, data analysis, statistics, policy, advocacy
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
About the Organization: The Connecticut Association for Human Services is a nonprofit policy and program 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1910. Its mission is to end poverty and engage, equip and empower all families in Connecticut to build a secure future. CAHS works to reduce poverty, improve the outcomes of children living in low-income families, promote race equity, and build family economic success through outreach, education and policy work. CAHS houses CT KIDS COUNT, which tracks key indicators of child and family well-being throughout the state. Much of our CAHS’s advocacy and policy agenda is based on KIDS COUNT and other data. A key strength of CAHS is our ability to collaborate and partner with others. We bring together diverse interests – concerned citizens, policymakers, human service providers, corporate and labor leaders, academics, state, municipal and other local and regional advocacy and service provider non-profit organizations.
About the Position: As a member of the CAHS policy team, the Policy Research and Data Policy Analyst is responsible for supporting the CAHS policy agenda through such activities as identifying relevant data sources, developing and submitting policy research proposals, analyzing data, and contributing to special policy projects.
• Undergraduate degree in education, social welfare, public policy, public health or a related field with coursework in research and data analysis. Graduate degree preferred.
• Familiarity with analytical software programs (e.g., STATA, SPSS, IPUMS, Excel)
• Detail-oriented, independent and passionate about social justice – with the ability to work on multiple projects under tight timelines
• Able to perform with a flexible work schedule; including some evenings during legislative sessions and prior to major events
• Committed to the well-being of working families and their children and to the elimination of racial and ethnic disparities in CT
• Prefer prior experience in child advocacy, education, early childhood, public health or a related field with knowledge of the structure of CT government, as well as knowledge of state and local issues relating to children and families.
Estimated Salary: $45,000 – $50,000
Deadline:August 31, 2018
Connecticut Association for Human Services