GIS Specialist/Data Analyst

Position Announcement:

SCSJ has an immediate opening for a GIS Specialist / Data Analyst to support SCSJ’s Voting Rights and Justice System Reform teams as well as our grassroots partners across the South fighting on behalf disadvantaged communities to defend and advance their political, social, and economic interests. This role will provide GIS programmatic support, data management, and analysis services to all SCSJ program areas, including state and local redistricting and elections data analytics.


-Conduct quantitative research, analysis, and spatial visualization of data in support of litigation and advocacy in the voting rights, justice system reform, and environmental justice practice areas.

-Provide grassroots community organizations with the data and geospatial information they need to advance their own social, political, and economic interests.

-Analyze redistricting plans introduced by legislative bodies ranging from town councils to state legislatures, and work with clients and the voting rights team to develop redistricting plans at all levels of government for introduction in litigation or the legislative process.

-Work with clients and the voting rights team to analyze potential voter suppression efforts or opportunities for advancing a proactive democracy agenda at all levels of government, and provide data and support for litigation or the legislative process.

-As needed, work with the justice system reform and environmental justice teams to analyze laws and policies that implicate our partners in those practice areas, to both inform litigation strategy and policy advocacy.

-Keep current with emerging GIS, redistricting, and data analytics software and technology.

Preferred Experience:

-Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of experience or Master’s degree required. Certificate or formal coursework in GIS and/or data science preferred.

-Proficient with (or able to learn quickly) GIS software such as ArcGIS, QGIS, and Maptitude for Redistricting, and data analysis software such as Excel and Tableau. Experience with data science programming languages such as Python and R preferred.

-Commitment to SCSJ’s mission, and to building an egalitarian organization guided by principles and practices that promote racial equity.

-Positive attitude towards assignments, friendly disposition, ability to work in a team environment, and strong desire to help staff produce a quality work product.

-Flexibility to respond to rapidly changing priorities and multiple requests from a variety of staff members.

-Ability to approach a project creatively, problem solve, exercise discretion and independent judgment, and work with minimum direction.

Organization Name: 
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Career Level: 
Salary range: 
$50,000-65,000 a year
Job Type: 
Full Time
Triangle Area NC
Durham County
Organization Type: 
How to Apply: 

Candidates must upload a resume and cover letter to the Box Folder:

Please ensure that files are properly labeled with the candidate's name. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Salary and Benefits: 

Salary commensurate with experience, and includes comprehensive health and retirement benefits.