The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative—to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.
LDF’s litigation, public policy, and public education programs in the substantive areas of political participation, criminal justice, economic justice, and education, seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, a fair and just judicial system, economic opportunity, and quality education.
LDF seeks a full-time Data and Research Analyst to assist LDF attorneys and other staff, including paralegals, fellows, and student interns, to make thoughtful, evidence-based decisions and bring quantitative insights on our issues to the courtroom, legislative halls, and public. The Data and Research Analyst will apply cutting-edge empirical methods from the social sciences to quantitative research questions that inform LDF’s litigation and non-litigation advocacy, and voter engagement work. This includes partnering with LDF attorneys and other staff to shape research questions, conduct analyses, and translate the results of statistical models and hypothesis tests for a non-technical audience. In 2021 and 2022, this role will have a special focus on voting rights and the upcoming congressional, state, and local apportionment and redistricting processes. The Data and Research Analyst will report to a senior member of the litigation or policy team as appropriate.
This position will be remote until September 2021. Beginning October 2021, any candidate selected should be prepared to report to work in the office location assigned to this position.
This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.
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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to you without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, age, veteran status, medical condition or disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law.