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Data Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director 

Salary: $43,000 – $50,000 (Based on experience) 

Work Schedule: Full Time 

Location: Raleigh, NC preferred (Remote considered) 

In response to disproportionately high levels of unemployment and low-wage work in Black communities, the National Black Worker Center Project (NBWC) – a national network of Black worker centers – launched in 2011. We support and incubate worker centers that empower Black workers to advance their rights and improve the quality of jobs in key employment sectors through policy change and creation. We provide education and opportunities to mobilize around the impacts of low-wage work and unemployment in Black communities and work to prevent racial discrimination in hiring and other employment practices and policies.  Through our network, we intervene in the labor market to improve racial and economic employment conditions. Our network consists of membership-based, and member-driven organizations that mobilize through a lens of joyous militancy, utilizing leadership development, organizing, policy advocacy, Black culture, and strategic communications to build power to address the Black job crisis.  


The Data Coordinator (DC) position is a full-time role reporting to the Executive Director. This position is responsible for understanding the internal system-related needs of the organization; developing sustainable systems that promote data-driven strategies, collaboration, and innovation; guiding organization-wide strategy using data-driven insights and best practices; overseeing data its collection and flows organization-wide, and empowering teams to make data-driven decisions with purpose and confidence. He/she/they will be responsible for maintaining the accuracy and integrity of member, partners, and donor data. The DC is expected to exhibit effective project management, data management, communication, analytical, and problem analysis skills. Attention to detail, accuracy, and discretion is required. 

Overview of Responsibilities: 

  • Efficiently collect, organize, store, and analyze data with attention to security and confidentiality 
  • Produce various data-related reports for internal and external consumption 
  • Develop and enforce data management policies – establishing rules and procedures for data sharing with management and external stakeholders 
  • Design and build data structures based on organizational needs, goals, and objectives 
  • Maintains responsibility for all NBWC data systems – ensuring they are secure and protected from potential breaches or malicious attacks 
  • Create, implement, and monitor constituent engagement that reflects the individuals’ communication preferences and meets the NBWC’s organizational goals  
  • Provide recommendations to executive leadership based on evaluation of data collected 
  • Proactively identify opportunities and target prospect groups to communicate with and/or solicit.  
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategies for innovative ways to acknowledge, cultivate and engage contacts.  
  • Provide immediate, articulate, and thorough responses to inquiries.  
  • Creates and schedules email ladders and extracts key data for direct mail initiatives.  
  • Assumes primary responsibility for ensuring optimal use of database functionality to support departmental/program goals.   
  • Conducts database maintenance activities, including permissions activities, end-user training, and maintenance of training records. 
  • Support staff in the daily use of data systems and ensure adherence to organization standards. 
  • Make recommendations for software, hardware, and data storage upgrades. 
  • Recommend and initiate data safety measures to protect the organization’s data. 


  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study or equivalent combination of education and work experience is desired. 
  • Experience working with underrepresented and/or historically marginalized communities, preferably in political or organizing settings. Understanding of how power and privilege can show up in data—both in access to data and the data itself. 
  • Strong database skills are required with at least one cycle of experience administering voter contact tools. 
  • At least two (2) years of experience in data management/data analysis, preferably in a non-profit organization 
  • Familiarity with modern database and CRM technologies, preferably Every Action, Action Network, and Network for Good 
  • Strong understanding of data analysis procedures 
  • Organic love and enthusiasm for all things data – collection, management, and analysis  
  • Proficiency in digesting and analyzing large amounts of data 
  • Streamline data collection and analysis to ensure fast access to metrics 
  • Analytical mindset with problem-solving skills 
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. 
  • Must be comfortable using spreadsheets and should have a working knowledge of pivot tables, filters, text to columns, and creating simple charts using Excel or a similar tool.  
  • Must be comfortable and able to present data in understandable ways, including visualizations, historical context, and more.  
  • Candidates must have a willingness and aptitude to seek out and learn new technical skills. 
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills, with attention to detail. 
  • Must be a self-starter.  The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of persistence and resourcefulness in solving technical and data problems. 
  • Other duties as requested by Executive Director 
  • Must be able to work individually and in groups. 

All NEO Philanthropy staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Requests for medical and/or religious exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be considered on an individual basis, to the extent required by law. 


National Black Worker Center Project is a project of and fiscally sponsored by NEO Philanthropy.  NEO Philanthropy provides a robust benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, and pet insurance. NEO also administers FSA, Commuter benefit, and 401k retirement plans and has generous Paid Time Off and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  

NEO is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Your cover letter should speak to your experience, why you are choosing the National Black Worker Center, and how you can support the mission. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. 

Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements.