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Data Sciences Officer

National CASA/GAL Association

Data Sciences Officer

Location: Seattle, WA, Atlanta, GA or Washington, DC, or possible remote if outside these areas       

The National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children fulfills society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified and compassionate adult will fight for and protect the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. The mission of National CASA/GAL, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, establish permanence and can thrive. Today, only 45% of children in the system who have experienced abuse or neglect have access to a CASA/GAL volunteer. The National CASA/GAL organization is committed to ensuring 100% of these children have access to a CASA/GAL volunteer.

Position Summary

The Data Sciences Officer will be responsible for directing the ongoing development of research data platforms and associated data and analytics within National CASA/GAL. The Officer will utilize and provide data-driven analytics and insights to guide fact-based decision making, with the goal of maximum growth optimization and organizational reach. The position will enhance the capability of the organization through advanced data and analytics techniques and technologies to identify eligible children and to create the organization needed to serve every child. As part of the leadership team, the Officer will contribute to strategic planning, organizational development, and effort prioritization. The Data Sciences Officer should have strong data analytics skills, a proven track record of leading data analytics informing strategy and decisions across a large, variable national organization, strong operational skills to drive efficiency and speed, strong project management leadership, and a solid vision for how data and analytics can proactively accelerate the work of the organization in its mission of serving all children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop a data and analytics strategy to enable business outcomes and growth
  • Ensure data are relevant, appropriate, and managed and evaluated effectively
  • Develop key performance indicators
  • Evaluate child/family and network program data to provide accurate and informed meaningful conclusions
  • Identify and convey important data and trends
  • Develop best practices across the end-to-end delivery of data and analytic solutions and driving an increased level of metrics management and accountability
  • Execute the strategy and design base influenced by data analytics to build a future-ready foundation that can scale and pivot with needs
  • Contribute to the organization’s development and growth (both new program and organic growth) using advanced analytics in proposal development as well as by designing specific analytics for use in guiding strategy and growth
  • Interface and partner with key organization stakeholders across the National CASA/GAL membership network to understand needs and expectations
  • Maintain deep knowledge and points-of-view on innovative technologies, tools, platforms, and partners relevant to use and application of data analytics to inform organizational growth and development

 Experience, Qualifications and Abilities 

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, public administration, public policy, sociology, political science, economics, statistics, mathematics, or related field. Master’s degree preferred
  • 7-10 years of progressive work experience in a similar or related position, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 7+ years developing and working with data analytics leading to strategy and growth decisions
  • Experience with large, complex national organization with non-profit experience helpful
  • Background in child welfare or human services helpful
  • Working knowledge of advanced statistics and data modeling techniques, including regression and classification techniques, as well as use of techniques and tools appropriate for analysis of both structured and unstructured data
  • Programming expertise using SAS, Stat, R, Python, SQL, or a similar language
  • Proficient in data visualization tools and data collection systems
  • Ability to derive relevant insights from diverse sources of data, both quantitative and qualitative, including published sources, syndicated data, and proprietary data, and then translating those insights into specific strategies and recommendations
  • Ability to advise leadership in clear language about results, recommendations, and new directions
  • Strong oral, written, and presentation communication skills as well as critical thinking skills

Salary and Benefits

National CASA/GAL offers a competitive salary plus benefits, and generous paid leave including vacation and sick leave. This is a full-time exempt position.

Organizational Values

Adaptability ◦ Collaboration ◦ Integrity ◦ Respect ◦ Quality ◦ Service ◦ Stewardship

Diversity and Inclusion

National CASA/GAL is committed to creating an inclusive culture, respectful of diversity in its many forms. The rich and varied personal and professional backgrounds of our staff make National CASA/GAL a dynamic and rewarding organization in which to build a career.

National CASA/GAL is headquartered in Seattle, WA with additional offices in Washington D.C. and Atlanta, GA and is committed to an inclusive and welcoming workplace environment.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to with subject line of Data Sciences Officer.

National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children