Senior Data Analyst (Census 2020) - United Way Bay Area

The Senior Data Analyst, Census 2020 is a grant-funded, 12-month opportunity to make an impact on one of the most important processes in our country. The Senior Data Analyst, Census 2020 will be responsible for ensuring the UWBA and our regional partners can deliver a data-informed outreach campaign and fulfill our reporting requirements as ACBO.

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About UWBA:

The United Way Bay Area (UWBA) is leading a network of corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, and individuals to create lasting change for Bay Area residents and families. With a history that spans over 90 years and programs that tackle the issue of local poverty from every angle, UWBA is uniquely positioned to mobilize and motivate all sectors of the community toward the vision of ending the cycle of poverty.

As UWBA responds to cultural shifts in the workplace, fundraising, and digital communications, it is guided by core values of innovation and results-driven creativity. Through a variety of existing and emerging initiatives, UWBA seeks to both strengthen and reimagine its work at all levels in order provide more and better opportunities for struggling Bay Area residents.

About Census 2020:

The decennial Census is a constitutional mandate and is one of the most important processes conducted every 10 years. Census data is used to allocate billions of dollars in federal funds to support our country’s infrastructure and determine political representation at all levels of government. It is also an opportunity for every individual in the United States to be counted.

United Way Bay Area’s (UWBA) mission is to be the catalyst that inspires people to invest in each other to strengthen our communities. We envision a strong, vibrant and inclusive Bay Area where neighbors collaborate to create opportunities for everyone. We activate individuals and organizations to break the cycle of poverty.

Our goal is to ensure that every person in the Bay Area is counted in the 2020 Census. UWBA was selected by the California State Census Office to serve as the “Administrative Community-Based Organization” (ACBO) for Region 3, which includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Solano counties.

Our role is to provide regional coordination, serve as a conduit between local, regional, State, and National census outreach efforts, provide funding & technical assistance to support trusted messengers, support strong data collection and evaluation, and ensure equitable coverage across geographies and hard-to-count communities.

As ACBO, the UWBA will be using the Statewide Outreach and Rapid Deployment mapping platform, an ArcGIS tool known as SwORD, as the backbone of all data management. We will be utilizing SwORD to report on the outreach efforts of our subcontractors, take snapshots of regional outreach efforts, identify gaps, and provide recommendation on rapid response. SwORD offers maps and high-quality data to inform and help coordinate outreach, and as ACBO we need to ensure we are using the tool as effectively as possible across our region.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage SwORD (State census data collection portal & mapping system) for ACBO and subcontractors

  • Train, study, and serve as go-to expert and technical support across Region 3

  • Update & analyze data to describe activities and identify gaps

  • Provide training and technical assistance to subcontractors, county partners and funders in the region

  • Build reports, templates and tools for census partners and subcontractors across Region

  • Ensure data is accurate by putting quality control measures in place

  • Work on a regular basis with the California Complete Count office (CCC); advocate for resources and support from CCC office

  • Lead or support the larger Bay Area data collection effort to ensure a proper post-census evaluation and real time coordination of outreach efforts

  • Understand and work with the census tech tools and the associated data collection needs/process

  • All other Census and ACBO duties as assigned

Who You Are

  • Strong GIS/mapping skills

  • Strong data analysis & evaluation skills

  • Experience building easy, streamlined data collection tools and processes for non-technical partners

  • Experience with training and providing technical assistance for others, especially nonprofits

  • Process and detail orientation

  • Effective written and oral communications skills with an ability to provide clear presentation at internal and external meetings, convening and events.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a related field

  • Experience in local government, city planning, and/or public health a plus


$67,000 - $70,000 Exempt

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

UWBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender (including actual or perceived gender, and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, religious affiliation, veteran status, national origin, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local law. UWBA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please let us know. If the reason you need an accommodation is not obvious, we may ask for documentation confirming your functional limitations.

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