AAPI Data, a nationally recognized publisher of demographic data and policy research on Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, is pleased to announce a new opening for a data and community partnership specialist, a full-time staff position that can be held remotely anywhere in the United States.
The AAPI Data project at the University of California, Riverside seeks a program specialist in data and community partnerships for a variety of projects and initiatives, working in close coordination with the co-directors, senior researchers, staff of AAPI Data, as well as partners that include community organizations, research centers, government agencies, private philanthropy, and news organizations. The Data and Community Partnership Specialist is responsible for helping to build user-friendly data tables, mapping tools, and other data visualization tools for a variety of audiences and partners, and to organize workshops and briefings that enable partners to make effective use of these tools.
The Data and Community Partnership Specialist is expected to demonstrate excellent project management skills, possess a track record of overseeing multiple streams of work, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. A strong attention to detail, and the ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines are required. This is a two-year position, with renewal based on performance and the availability of additional funding. This position is intended to work remotely, from home. The budgeted salary for this position is about $75,000. A writing sample will be required of all shortlisted candidates.
This job posting is part of a new growth phase for AAPI Data (AAPI Data 2.0), which recently expanded its leadership team with the addition of a Dr. Ninez Ponce as senior researcher and Dr. Janelle Wong as co-director.
AAPI Data’s reputation—among journalists, government agencies, community organizations, and scholars—is built on data, research, and narratives that are accurate, compelling, and timely. Over the next few months, the team expects to add two new full-time staff members and a research fellow that will enable the program to better serve community organizations, policy makers, journalists, researchers, and the general public. Since 2018, the program has organized its work along the principles of DNA: Data, Narrative, Action, aiming for meaningful improvements in policies, practices, and investments that serve AAPI communities.