Data Analyst


Founded in 1945, the San Diego County Taxpayers Association seeks a full-time Data Analyst to join our team to support the President & CEO, Operations Director, and Policy Analyst.

This position also requires experience, discretion, and the flexibility and agility to juggle multiple competing projects and priorities at any one time, while meeting tight deadlines. Excellent organization, immaculate attention to detail, and quantitative skills are required. Occasional nights and weekends may be necessary.

The SDCTA Data Analyst, under the supervision of the Operations Director and the Policy Analyst, will:

  • Develop, test, and implement a database infrastructure

  • Perform data cleansing, merging, calculations, and analysis

  • Compile data from multiple sources into a usable format for a variety of projects

  • Develop methods and processes used for data extraction and long-term performance analysis

  • Handle and standardize large datasets, transforming them into meaningful reporting deliverables

  • Review and abstract relevant data from files and databases

  • Code data elements

  • Create summary charts and tables

  • Ensure databases are monitored, reconciled and data input completed necessary to enable analysis

  • Develop quantitative and qualitative research designs and methods for studies

  • Assist in research and establishment of project metrics

  • Record project metrics in detail and update as they change

  • Develop instructions and record thorough notes to create a process operational manual for data collection and analysis

  • Present findings to staff, offering data-driven recommendations to increase efficiency

  • Cultivate academic and other partnerships to develop and manage a trusted database of municipal and related data with which researchers could perform data analyses

  • Provide semi-weekly updates and presentations to Staff

  • Assist with administrative and meeting support duties as assigned

  • Prepare and coordinate needed materials for meetings and take meeting minutes

  • Policy analysis and research support as needed

  • Event planning and execution support as needed

  • Membership management support as needed

  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with data manipulation and analysis

  • Experience working with data analytics-driven solutions

  • Strong interest and curiosity in public policy and discussion in San Diego County (working knowledge of regional databases a plus)

  • Ability to gather and interpret information and to develop, recommend, and implement solutions

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive relationships and to work well independently

  • High personal work standards

  • High level of professionalism and ability to work well with internal and external stakeholders and board members

  • Ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion

  • Fast and accurate typing and data processing skills

  • Self-starter and self-motivated professional who is able to handle and prioritize several tasks and meet deadlines

  • Experience with Google Office Suite, Microsoft Office, and Salesforce

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Quantitative Field

  • Experience with statistical software such as Stata

Benefits Include:

  • Salary range $45,000 - $55,000 based on experience

  • Paid health and dental insurance plans for employee, as well as Paid Time Off, 401k matching program, and Gradifi program

How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to