ABOUT THE JOB
The ACLU seeks a full-time position of Survey Analyst, Public Opinion Research in the Analytics Department of the ACLU’s National office in New York/Remote*.
ACLU Analytics partners with teams across the organization to enable the ACLU to make smart, evidence-based decisions and bring quantitative insights on our issues to the courtroom and the public. Our team's work ranges from social science research for litigation & advocacy, to analysis & reporting for fundraising and engagement, to building and maintaining our data infrastructure. We strive to ensure the ACLU leads by example in the ethical use of data and technology. This includes maintaining our privacy and security standards, pushing for transparent data practices from government and corporate actors, and helping to steward high standards for algorithmic fairness, accountability, and transparency.
Reporting to the Associate Director, Public Opinion Research, the Survey Analyst will be focused on qualitative and quantitative public opinion research projects to inform the way the ACLU approaches fundraising, advocacy, communications, and supporter engagement. This could include survey and question design, data analysis, stakeholder communication, and presentation.
We read all cover letters and would love to hear why you would like to work at the ACLU, what aspects of our mission you are passionate about, and what you will bring to this role!
*Note: this position may be approved for remote work from a different U.S. location
You will be part of the Engagement Analytics team, and work with team members across Analytics as well as stakeholders in our Fundraising, Digital, Political Advocacy, Legal, and Communications teams. Below is a sampling of projects you can expect to dive into:
- Perform quantitative and statistical analysis of public opinion survey data
- Prepare graphs, tables, and other visual presentations of data for written reports and presentations
- Design questionnaires and write summary reports
- Compile, analyze and interpret public and syndicated polling data
- Work with stakeholders in Communications, Digital, Political Advocacy, and other departments to track and report public attitudes related to ACLU and its activities
In addition to:
- Engage in special projects and other duties as assigned
- Center principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging in all work, embedding the values in program development, policy application, and organizational practices and processes
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance
- Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
- Coursework related to statistics, research design, or survey methodology; or demonstrated work experience in similar fields
- Very strong quantitative, data analysis, and problem solving skills
- Basic understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods and techniques
- Strong written and verbal communication; ability to synthesize quantitative results, visualize data, and summarize findings
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
- Bachelor's Degree in social science (political science, sociology, economics, etc.), statistics, applied public policy or similar field; or equivalent work experience
- Experience with research methods, including survey design and statistical evaluation of data in a work or academic setting
- Experience using SPSS, Stata, R or other statistical package
- Experience using BI tools, like Tableau and Looker
The ACLU values equity, transparency, and clarity in pay. Consistent with the ACLU’s compensation philosophy, there is a set salary for this role. The annual salary for this position is $76,469 (Level J), reflective of a position based in New York, NY, where our National offices are headquartered. This salary will be subject to a locality adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.
ABOUT THE ACLU
The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union – beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.
For over 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBTQ+ community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the ACLU and central to our work to advance liberty, equality, and justice for all. We are a community committed to learning and growth, humility and grace, transparency and accountability. We believe in a collective responsibility to create a culture of belonging for all people within our organization – one that respects and embraces difference; treats everyone equitably; and empowers our colleagues to do the best work possible. We are as committed to anti-oppression and anti-racism internally as we are externally. Because whether we’re in the courts or in the office, we believe ‘We the People’ means all of us.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people; women; people with disabilities, protected veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.
The ACLU makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment provide all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions.
The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.
The Department of Education has determined that employment in this position at the ACLU does not qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.