Data for Impact Fellows

Posted by Data for Impact on December 21, 2015

Data for Impact Fellows is a dynamic, year-long fellowship program focused on data-driven decision making for public agencies and nonprofits. We are recruiting the most talented, data-obsessed college graduates we can find to spend a year helping these organizations to increase their capacity to use and manage data. Fellows will also develop their own base of skills that will be invaluable to a modernizing sector and receive extensive training, including a certificate program developed by The Consultation Center, Inc. of the Yale University School of Medicine.

We are offering the following positions in Philadelphia:

PolicyLab in partnership with the Scattergood Foundation (2 positions available)
These fellows will seek to enhance the collaboration between the behavioral health and child welfare systems in Philadelphia. This project aims to monitor how child welfare and behavioral health information are used between the systems, track what services children in child welfare use, and increase communication between government agencies and providers. This project also seeks to make recommendations to alleviate the barriers faced by children in child welfare as city agencies work to increase access to quality behavioral health services.

Office of Housing and Community Development – City of Philadelphia
The fellow will assist in making an affordable housing development database fully operational to include updates to the City’s PolicyMap platform and standardized reporting. This will enable OHCD to better coordinate with other City agencies and development partners in targeting a range of affordable housing and mixed-use development projects in areas of highest need. It will also enable OHCD and its partners to ensure that other housing and community development projects and programs are leveraged in and around these developments for maximum impact.

Intellectual disAbility Services: Infant Toddler Early Intervention – City of Philadelphia
The fellow will do a close analysis of where and when families in need drop out of early intervention behavioral health programming, how we can minimize this loss of contact and develop effective strategies to reconnect with these families of eligible young children. This will include analyzing data on the demographics of the families with whom we lose contact at a higher rate.

Office of Supportive Housing – City of Philadelphia
The Emergency Assistance and Response Unit attempts to provide assistance to but a The fellow will conduct a close examination of the post-assistance outcomes of recipients of emergency housing assistance, which is aimed at households who would be homeless without receiving aid. This analysis will gauge the effectiveness of programming and enable the City to set up more effective anti-homelessness programming based on a successful model in New York City.

Benefits for fellows include:

  • A living stipend, healthcare coverage, and an education award through the AmeriCorps VISTA program
  • Intensive training from leading experts in data management, performance management, and evaluation
  • A training certificate from our academic partner: The Consultation Center, Yale University School of Medicine.
  • Working in a learning community with a cohort of peers
  • Participating in career planning, networking, and professional development programming
  • Spending a year making substantive and lasting impact in critical social service organizations

Data for Impact Fellows is offering 5 positions in Philadelphia and 2 positions based in New York City, all beginning in late February 2016. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who hold a bachelor’s degree at the time of application. Applicants may apply for multiple positions. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis, so we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible. For full descriptions of projects, benefits, and to apply, visit our website:

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