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Nashville Children's Alliance

DATA SPECIALIST

Nashville Children's Alliance

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Job Summary

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:

Nashville Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the child advocacy center for Nashville and Davidson County. NCA serves all children in Davidson County aged 3 – 17 when sexual or severe physical abuse allegations are reported, with the majority of referrals coming from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) and the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD). NCA is a child-focused, trauma-informed therapeutic environment designed to meet the needs of child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. NCA is involved in child sexual and severe physical abuse cases from the first allegation of abuse until after the case is resolved in court, at absolutely no cost to families. Since 1992, NCA has worked to deliver and coordinate the services required for children to feel safe, begin the healing process, and look forward to bright futures. 

NCA’s mission is to provide healing and justice for children who have been abused or exposed to violence. NCA is located in the Family Safety Center (FSC), a groundbreaking co-working space that facilitates services between the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD), the Department of Children’s Services (DCS), the District Attorney General’s Office (DA), and various nonprofit organizations. In collaboration with these partners, NCA works with children and non-offending caregivers using three evidence-based approaches: forensic interviews, Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) coordination, and trauma-informed therapy.  

OBJECTIVES:

NCA is seeking an enthusiastic Full-Time Data Specialist to implement data tracking and reporting systems for the organization to ensure future funding and to improve our work in serving children and families in Nashville. This person will play a critical role in developing and maintaining NCA’s evaluations and compliance with funders. The Data Specialist will have an opportunity to closely collaborate with program and development staff to support and maintain an evaluation model designed to accurately assess program impact, identify areas for improvement or intervention, and highlight opportunities for learning and replication.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead data collection within the organization
  • Sort and organize data across platforms and systems, including NCAtrak, Google Sheets, Outcome Measurement Surveys, and other platforms
  • Drive data analysis and interpretation with a specific focus on compliance
  • Generate and submit internal and external reports, including synthesizing data received 
  • Maintain data integrity and security
  • Perform additional data requests in a timely manner
  • Prepare data for meetings, presentations, and reporting 
  • Train and assist staff with data entry
  • Interact with stakeholders in a manner that promotes NCA in the community

Qualifications

  • Belief in NCA’s mission and commitment to providing trauma-informed care to children and families 
  • One year experience with database administration, data analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Advanced Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, and Google Slides/PowerPoint skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks with attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills

Additional Information

Benefits

Nashville Children’s Alliance is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  NCA does not discriminate in regard to gender, race, sexual preference, sexual identity, national origin, religion, disability, age, or marital status in the recruitment, selection, or placement of employees.

Nashville Children’s Alliance offers excellent paid time off and recognizes 20 holidays throughout the year.  NCA provides insurance options including medical, vision, dental, and life. Staff members are granted 1.5 hours of wellness time each week, and NCA’s facility is equipped with a gym for employees to use at no cost.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to Dawn Harper at dawn.harper@nashvillechildrensalliance.org with the subject line “Data Specialist”.

This position is grant-funded through June 2026.

Details

  • Date Posted: June 29, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Working Hours: 37.5-40