Social Sciences Data Analyst

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This position serves as a data analyst for the Research Department of Youth Villages and services all YV programs in 13 states. In this capacity, this position will be responsible for creating materials to be used by internal partners (CEO, State Directors, and Program Managers) and external partners (Donors, Government Agencies, and Stakeholders). The position is not a business intelligence position. The role will focus on social services data and requires the ability to account for human error in that data. In this position you will utilize raw data provided by case workers, youth, families, and partnering agencies, to deliver accurate program success and impact. That data will then be transferred into power point to be presented to stakeholders. This position provides for in-depth work with psychological data to help Youth Villages continue to successfully help children and families.



Company Overview
Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 20+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.


If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.


Position Summary

Use SQL, SPSS, Excel, and PowerPoint to create/update reports on demographics, program participation, and outcomes for various internal and external customers. 
Compile and analyze data from electronic medical records database in response to ad hoc requests by internal and external customers.
Create presentations based on customer’s needs/requirements. 
Complete descriptive analysis for projects as directed; work with Research Statistician on multivariate analysis as needed.

Position Specific Competencies


Analytical Thinking

Breaks down problems and issues into sub-components and then assesses the costs, benefits and risks of various options prior to selecting a particular approach.


Innovative Thinking

Looks out for new and innovative approaches that will improve efficiency. Embraces and champions new ideas and encourages others to do likewise. Recognizes and rewards people and teams who are creative and innovative.


Strategic Thinking

Can analyze organizational strengths and weaknesses and then combine these with knowledge of the field, market and organization to develop long-term strategy.



Makes and fulfills commitments. Has established a pattern of working independently, meeting reasonable deadlines, and accepting responsibility for his or her actions. Willingly makes promises and fully intends to keep them. Arrives at work on time and ready to contribute. Shows up for meetings well-prepared. Works with accuracy and efficiency.



Adjusts quickly and effectively to changing conditions and demands. Discusses change as a necessary and inevitable aspect of organizational life as well as an opportunity to learn new things.  Has a similar view and approach to potentially stressful situations.


Work Ethic

Is keenly aware of the time frame in which tasks or projects need to be done. Accepts and mirrors the level of urgency conveyed by manager or customer being served. Puts first priority on the needs of the organization or the needs of its customers.


Education Requirements

Master’s degree in social or physical science or a data-related business field from an accredited university and one or two years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience


Experience Requirements

Competency in research methods required, as is experience with data management and analysis.

Knowledge of SPSS, R, and/or SQL is preferred. 

Knowledge of Youth Villages’ programs is helpful.


Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.


Additional Benefits
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)



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