Data Scientist—Madison, WI, or Oakland, CA

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Data Scientist—Madison, WI, or Oakland, CA

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 older adults.

NCCD is looking to hire a data scientist to work with cross-agency project teams. The data scientist will help these

teams leverage large data sets and perform advanced analytics to drive system improvement efforts.

More About NCCD

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

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 work day. 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.


NCCD’s comprehensive benefits package includes no-premium cost sharing 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, pension, sick leave, life/

long-term disability insurance, and more. Learn what the city of Madison offers residents by watching

this short video. Read about relocating to Oakland here.

More About Data Science

NCCD combines data analysis expertise with extensive content knowledge to provide insights to social service agencies about how to improve outcomes for the individuals and families they serve. The data scientist will work with the research and analysis team, the social services practice team, and the technology services team to manage projects that integrate and use data from multiple social service agency databases.

The data scientist’s specific tasks will include researching statistical learning models for data analysis, working with analytic platforms such as R or Python, and identifying which data are available and relevant.

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.

Join Us

If you have a passion for data and would enjoy seeing it used to improve social service systems, email your resume and cover letter to us at Include “Data Scientist” in your subject line, and let us know your desired salary and where you saw the ad for this position.

Visit our website at for more information.

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