Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Demographers and Survey Exports

Posted: 3/17/2020 (Employment)

Viewpoint Consulting is seeking a scholar (or team of scholars) to support a peer learning project focused on helping foundations and other philanthropic organizations effectively collect, analyze and use demographic data on the groups they support and the communities they impact through their grantmaking.  The project needs support around best practice with respect to survey design and analysis for capturing race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age and other key demographic factors.  The support will be delivered through

1)    Presentations to groups of foundation staff thru webinars and possibly in-person meetings on basic issues related to demographic data collection

2)    Preparation of FAQs sheets on good practice around demographic data collection in general and on hard to see populations

3)    One-on-one coaching with smaller cohorts of individual foundation staff

The project will ultimately produce a guide and potential training curriculum on demographic data issues that reflect the unique processes, systems and cultures of foundations.

*Required experience*

·      Expertise with demographic survey design

·      Familiarity with current issues and concerns related to demographic data on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity and their intersection

·      Presenting to lay (non-academic) audiences on demographics

*Preferred experience*

·      Familiarity with nonprofit and/or foundations

·      Experience with using demographic data in applied settings

Initial Contract would be time and materials for

·      Three presentations over six months

·      1 FAQ fact sheet

·      8-10 hrs of one on one or small group coaching

If you are interested in being considered, please contact Kelly Brown at

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Location: Viewpoint Consulting, Minnesota (Open until filled)