Organization Overview: The Goddard Riverside Community Center (Goddard Riverside) and the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) are well-established Manhattan community-based agencies that support services to approximately 30,000 New Yorkers. We are two of New York City’s leading human services organizations meeting the needs of children, youth and families, homeless individuals, and older adults throughout Manhattan and New York City. We work every day for a fair and just society where all people have the opportunity to make choices that lead to better lives for themselves and their families.
Program Description: #DegreesNYC is a collective action initiative supported by Goddard Riverside Options Center, aiming to promote educational equity throughout NYC by working with youth leaders and education professionals. Through coalition building, collective action, and data, #DegreesNYC works to reimagine education and promote student-ready campuses.
The Opportunity: The Data and Research Coordinator has the opportunity to make real changes to systems in NYC that directly impact K-16 students and how they navigate pathways. Working with young people from across the city, the Data and Research Coordinator will lead the development and execution of youth-led advocacy for education equity in NYC. The Data and Research Coordinator will develop and coordinate youth-led focus groups to collect data, and will coordinate the analysis of the data to form reports and other tools to advocate for systemic changes in education equity. The Data and Research Coordinator will work with youth Data Fellows to pilot youth-led research, oversee #DegreesNYC’s fellowships, work with institutional researchers, and push advocacy efforts forward within the organization. The Data and Research Coordinator also has the opportunity to support the organization’s fundraising and grant proposals to help increase the size and continuance of youth leadership within the organization.
Purpose of Position: The Data and Research Coordinator sets the vision and direction for the youth-led data collection efforts of #DegreesNYC, a core pillar of the organization, by getting direct input from the Data Fellows and from NYC students participating in research through the expansion of the Data Fellowship. Reporting to the both the Director and Deputy Director of #DegreesNYC, the Data and Research Coordinator directly recruits students to lead and participate in focus groups, and coordinates data analysis. This includes building relationships with organizations and groups within NYC to assist with data collection and analysis. The Data and Research Coordinator presents the data analysis and assists with authoring the annual Data Reports, which are used to create data-informed and youth-led advocacy. Key aspects of the job include setting the vision and direction of the Data Fellowship, building the capacity of these and overseeing its communications, events and advocacy efforts, supporting the Director of #DegreesNYC with fundraising and building a data-informed culture, integrating youth leadership throughout #DegreesNYC and supporting the data fellows, mentees, and members to be the best they can be. The Data and Research Coordinator engages in the field locally and nationally, as well as the larger Goddard Riverside community, participating in Advocacy Meetings and other Goddard-wide communities and events.
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 35 hours/week
Salary Range: $47,500 -$57,000