Graduate Fellow, Social Indicators and Equity Report

The Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity is seeking a Graduate Fellow to contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of the City’s Social Indicator and Equity Report (SIER) for the 2020 calendar year.

The SIER is an annual report of the social, economic, and environmental health of New York City and is meant to guide the City’s efforts to reduce disparities and advance equity. The SIER includes:

  Responsibilities

The Graduate Fellow will be responsible for assisting City agencies in identifying citywide data that could be collected and analyzed in order to better measure equity; participating in the collection, analysis, and reporting of agencies’ administrative data across eight domains of equity and five standard equity metrics; and contributing to the digital expansion of the SIER to include data visualization and the development of online data tools.

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaise with City agencies to request and collect relevant administrative data and metrics.
  • Clean and maintain reported data for internal and public use.
  • Conduct descriptive analysis of agency data to identify pertinent trends related to social and racial equity.
  • Imagine and create data visualizations to illustrate the social, economic, and environmental health of the city.
  • Write drafts of SIER sections to describe and explain analytic findings.
  • Manage review process and incorporation of edits in SIER sections.
  • Execute special projects as necessary.

  Skills We're Seeking

Experience with data analysis and visualization.

A curiosity-driven approach to seeking answers to questions that arise in data.

An ability to be detail-oriented and self-driven.

Familiarity with social and racial justice concepts.

Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy, transparency and accountability in all work product.

Highly organized and detail‐oriented.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Proficiency with data visualization and mapping software a plus, but not required.

Commitment to the mission of advancing greater equality and opportunity.

  Education and Experience

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above.

  How to Apply

This is a temporary Administrative Analyst title with a needed commitment of at least five months, starting ideally by mid-April 2020. This position requires a minimum of 18 hours per week with an option to work up to 35 hours per week. The position is subject to the policies and procedures of IOS Staffing.

To apply, please send your resume along with a cover letter including your available start date to Equity@cityhall.nyc.gov with the subject line “SIER Fellow”.