Researcher (Data Analyst)

  • National Council on Crime and Delinquency
  • Madison, WI, United States
  • Jan 29, 2018
Full time Non-profit-Social Services Social Services Entry Level Research

Job Description

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) works to improve social systems that serve society’s most vulnerable individuals and families. Our research and training help these systems achieve better outcomes for maltreated and neglected children, juvenile justice–involved youth, incarcerated individuals, and vulnerable adults.

The research and analysis team is critical to NCCD’s work, using research skills for immediate, real-world impact. This entry-level position provides general support for the important research and analysis projects carried out by NCCD. The responsibilities for this position span a wide variety of research activities, such as collecting data, programming surveys, coding and summarizing quantitative and qualitative data, analyzing statistical data, and compiling reports on data sets. You will also have an opportunity to work with our clients on data sharing agreements to ensure the security of data transfer, management, and communication. Some travel may be required.

NCCD values and promotes opportunities for professional development for employees to advance their knowledge and responsibilities. You will gain experience in a variety of areas, including:

  • Querying databases to generate analysis files
  • Conducting simple statistical analyses
  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Writing reports
  • Developing tools/instruments and protocols
  • Presenting research findings to clients




The salary range for this entry/junior level position is upper $30Ks – upper $40Ks, depending on qualifications and experience. NCCD’s comprehensive benefits package includes no-premium cost share for employee medical coverage, generous vacation and paid holidays, and a relaxed environment with support for work schedule flexibility where possible. Other benefits include dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance; sick leave; retirement plans; and more. Learn what the City of Madison offers residents by watching this short video.

More About Research

Our research work is mission driven and guided by the themes of systems and community collaboration, prevention, racial parity, gender responsiveness, and equitable treatment. We collaborate with community, state, and federal partners, as well as local and national foundations.

More About NCCD

We are a century-old nonprofit organization of 100-plus motivated and mission-driven employees with offices in Madison, WI, and Oakland, CA.

At NCCD, we value and look to support diversity and inclusion, both in our external work and among staff. While we take pride in the serious impact of our work, our casual workplaces inspire teamwork and offer balance to the workday. Through monthly staff lunches and other regular events for learning and socializing, NCCD offers opportunities for staff to have fun and build camaraderie. For a peek inside NCCD, visit our photo gallery.

EEO Statement

NCCD provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of age, religion, sex, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, color, sexual orientation, race, national ancestry, or any other protected category.

How To Apply

If using and building your research skills to effect system change piques your interest, apply at the link above referencing "Researcher (Data Analyst)" in the Position Desired field. Please note that an employment application is required for consideration.


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  1. Bachelor’s degree in social science or technical field such as math, computer science, statistics, or engineering required.
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge in programming, with the ability to use critical thinking and logical structures to inform coding choices. Experience with SPSS and/or SQL highly desired.
  • Basic understanding of database structures, data dictionaries, and codebooks.
  • Knowledge of child welfare, juvenile justice, education, adult criminal justice, and/or adult protective services is a plus.
  • Comfortable and skilled with communicating in meetings, through writing, and interpersonally.