Truth Initiative Data Scientist in Washington, District Of Columbia
Truth Initiative® is America’s largest non-profit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past. We speak, seek and spread the truth about tobacco through education, tobacco-control research and policy studies, community activism and engagement, and innovation in tobacco dependence treatment. We are a diverse and inclusive organization.
The Innovations Center at Truth Initiative is a cross-functional team that designs, builds, evaluates, and sells leading digital solutions to help people live tobacco free. In addition to delivering cessation solutions, we conduct field-leading, federally-funded research to advance the science of tobacco cessation. The Data Scientist will support our two main products: EX Program and This is Quitting.
The EX Program® is Truth Initiative’s enterprise-level digital tobacco cessation program designed for employers, health systems, and health plans. Developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, it builds on the highly successful consumer platform, EX, launched in 2008 that has helped nearly 1 million tobacco users on their quitting journey. The EX Program is designed for tobacco users across the motivational continuum. It supports users through multiple, integrated modalities which include a website with an online social network, dynamically tailored text messaging fully integrated with the website, email, synchronous live chat digital coaching, and pharmacotherapy decision support and delivery. We provide value to our clients by helping their employees/members live healthier lives and demonstrating that value through a variety of reporting mechanisms.
This is Quitting is Truth Initiative’s vaping cessation text message program designed specifically for teens and young adults. To date, nearly 600,000 young people have enrolled in This is Quitting and results from a randomized trial show that it is the first – and only – intervention to help young e-cigarette users quit. Since we launched the program in January 2019, we have contracted with state and local governments, school systems, health plans, and other youth-serving organizations to deliver a customized and co-branded version of This is Quitting as well as comprehensive reporting about program uptake, engagement, and outcomes among the young people they serve. This is Quitting is promoted nationally through the truth campaign. Key partnerships with Breathwrk and Crisis Text Line provide additional support to users.
WHO YOU ARE
We are looking for a smart and data savvy Data Scientist to join our cross-functional team. This position sits at the nexus of product development and evaluation, marketing, sales, and client success, and thus plays a pivotal role in achieving our strategic objectives. The Data Scientist is responsible for 1) assessing specific business needs related to data analysis and architecting rigorous and elegant processes and analytic plans, 2) conducting statistical analyses using methods appropriate to the business need and overseeing work performed by the Data Analyst, and 3) translating results into actionable insights for stakeholders, both internal and external to Truth Initiative. In addition to being facile with data, well-versed in a range of statistical methods, and adept with data visualization, you possess the interpersonal skills and collaborative style that motivate others to make use of your work. You are resourceful and enjoy devising creative solutions to problems.
Partner with stakeholders across business units (i.e., product, software development, marketing, sales, client success, finance, security, compliance) to develop KPIs, analyses and documentation in a collaborative way, communicating effectively and efficiently at the appropriate level of detail for each audience;
Oversee all reporting functions, ensuring accuracy, integrity, and ease of interpretation;
Consistently meet regular reporting deadlines around varying sets of metrics produced for EX Program and This is Quitting B2B clients, Truth Initiative’s Board of Directors, finance, product, and other stakeholders;
Support client-facing members of the team with routine and ad hoc data analyses to support marketing, sales and client success efforts;
Support internal product development members of the team with routine and ad hoc analyses to inform new feature evaluation, opportunities for product optimization, patterns of engagement, and outcomes;
Develop and maintain infrastructure to support revenue forecasting and modeling;
Responsible for identifying opportunities for increased efficiency, rigor, and productivity related to our breadth of data needs;
Manage the work of the Data Analyst, including mentoring and supporting opportunities for professional development beyond hands-on experience
You should have many of these qualifications, but all are not required:
- Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., statistics, business analytics, data analytics, public health);
5+ years’ experience in data analysis and advanced statistics;
Proficiency with data management, PostgreSQL (or other RDBMS), and a programming language such as R or Python is paramount;
Proficiency with other services in our tech stack, notably AWS, Tableau, Adobe Analytics is a plus;
Experience developing and maintaining data pipelines is a plus;
Strong analytical abilities and experience with data visualization/synthesis;
Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to influence key stakeholders to support proposed strategies, process improvements and operational decisions;
Outstanding execution and project management abilities and a demonstrated ability to prioritize across multiple, often-competing deadlines;
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
Our dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is paramount. Tobacco use disproportionately affects people of color, people from working class backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQ+ community, among others. We believe these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.
Competitive salary with EXCELLENT benefits.
Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume here
mail application materials to:
Attn: Data Scientist
900 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Fax: (202) 204-5214
No telephone calls please.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability.
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