Job Title: 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 highly intelligent, motivated 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 work – 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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