Nonprofit organization DataKind is requesting proposals from junior and mid-level data scientists.
DataKind is a global nonprofit dedicated to harnessing the power of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) in the service of humanity. DataKind matches skilled volunteers from academia and industry with visionary changemakers, collaboratively designing innovative solutions to tough social challenges.
People are at the center of our process: DataKind follows human-centered design principles that focus on questions such as “why?”, “for whom?” and “should we?” before we get going on the “what?”. We’ll continue our work until all people and all communities can use digital technology for the outcomes they want to see, with an emphasis on including those who have historically been excluded from the technology sector or will be impacted by the intervention.
DataKind’s success ultimately comes down to the quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of our volunteer data science projects. Our Data Scientist Consultant will support a portfolio of internal and volunteer-led projects using cutting-edge technology to help high-performing organizations nation-wide make an even greater impact. In this highly visible and high impact role, you’ll assist teams with any challenges they might face in building sustainable solutions.
The Data Scientist Consultant will report to the Head of Data Science and will work closely with other staff and pro bono data scientists.
This is a remote consultant role for an estimated 40 hours/week from mid December through end of May 2024 with a possibility of an extension. Due to the collaborative nature of the role, we require that the majority of working hours each day fall between 8am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time.
The Data Scientist Consultant will be responsible for the following in addition to any other projects assigned by their manager:
The consultant should be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet on some nights or weekends with volunteer teams or to help run DataKind events.
$75 - $115/hour
Based on the candidate’s level of experience.
By 12pm ET on Friday, December 1, 2023, interested parties are requested to provide the following:
Strong proposals will be contacted for further discussion. These will be selected based on relevance of past experience and alignment with DataKind’s goals and budget.
DataKind is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups in tech to apply. DataKind does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected category.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.