Eager to flex your data skills for good? Each month, we do a roundup of job and volunteer opportunities through DataKind as well as other organizations around the world!
DataKind Volunteer Opportunities
Three DataCorps Projects - Multi-month, East Coast / West Coast U.S.
We're excited to be launching three new DataCorps projects and are now recruiting volunteer teams up for the challenge. Each volunteer will donate 5-10 hours a week for several months. Preference given to those on the East Coast and West Coast, though we will consider all applicants that apply!
Apply by July 28th >
DataKind DataDive - Aug 4-6, Seattle
We’re thrilled to be returning to Seattle to host a DataDive August 4-6 and are looking for data pros of all backgrounds to roll up their sleeves and work side by side with experts from #GivingTuesday, USA for UNHCR and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help use data to unravel tough questions and prototype new solutions.
Upcoming Events and Conferences
DataKind's Jake Porway speaking on SSIR webinar - Aug 2
Survival of the Connected: The Power of Collaboration for the Nonprofit Sector
“Survival of the fittest” is out. “Survival of the connected” is in. We are living in an era where digitization and automation are transforming how we work together, including in the social sector. Nonprofits of all sizes are now seeking out partners across geographies to execute a shared vision in real time.
Beyond DataKind - Our Top Picks to Get Involved
Enter the GenH Challenge
The GenH Challenge is a social innovation prize competition uniquely incentivizing global entrepreneurs, innovators, and people on the front lines of health to join forces and tackle some of the world’s toughest health challenges. The competition includes a $1 million prize purse, providing up to $250,000 plus other incentives, to support pioneers in community health and their breakthrough ideas.
Register by Oct 4 >
GatherIQ App: Turn Data Into Good
GatherIQ™ is a crowdsourcing community of volunteers who aren’t afraid to dig into some data. Offer a fresh perspective that can turn the world’s most challenging social issues into solvable puzzles. The app brings together the power of SAS® software, the talents of everyday problem-solvers and the life-saving causes of nonprofits around the world. You don’t need to be a data scientist. Or spend hours of your time. Just get involved.
Learn more >
Mapping Campaign to Fight Malaria - Ongoing, Virtual
DigitalGlobe is part of a malaria mapping consortium along with Gates Foundation, Clinton Health Access Initiative, PATH, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, MapBox and University of California-San Francisco. We’ve got an ongoing crowdsourcing campaign to map every household across more than 500,000 sq km in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Laos, Cambodia, Guatemala and Honduras. The data will be used to inform a wide range of malaria planning and interventions on the ground in these countries, and the data will be publically available in OSM.
Give back >
#Data4Good Job Round Up
DataKind is Hiring!
- Our Community Engagement Manager will ensure that our vast network of data do-gooders is active, productive, and happy.
- The Finance & Operations Manager will be tasked with keeping DataKind's accounting systems in line and streamlining solutions to manage budgets, time and expenses, ultimately making our processes more efficient so we can spend more time doing what we do best – applying data for good.
Other Great Organizations Hiring Too…
- Statistician at Abt Associates - Silver Spring, Maryland
- Senior Software Engineer at Crisis Text Line - New York, NY
- Advanced Analytical Consultant at UNC Health Care - Chapell Hill, North Carolina
- Data Scientist and Senior Data Scientist at Enigma - New York, NY
- Big Data for Social Good Analytics/ Technical Team Lead at GSMA - London, UK
- Principal Architect, Data for Development for DIAL – U.S., South Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa
- Director of Data Services at GuideStar – Washington, D.C.
Build Your Skills
beyond.uptake Data Fellows program - kicks off August 2017
At social sector organizations, there is often only one technical director responsible for managing the organization’s data. Many are self-taught data scientists making large-scale decisions through data but without much training or support from their resource-strained organizations. beyond.uptake provides data-for-good professionals with the tools and community they need to solve big problems in the social sector.