Data Specialist

Los Angeles, CA
YouthSource Center /
Full-time /
The Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1968 to enrich the lives of youth, seniors, homeless populations, economically disadvantaged families, and under-served individuals in South Los Angeles by providing and facilitating a variety of essential educational services, social services, cultural activities, vocational opportunities and economic empowerment opportunities.

Brotherhood Crusade envisions a South Los Angeles devoid of health disparities, disenfranchisement, and poverty- associated adverse public health conditions. We believe that South Los Angeles can be a safe, thriving, culturally relevant, and inclusive community that provides all residents equitable access to human and social services and continually improves their quality of life. Our mission is to remove and/or help individuals overcome the barriers that deter their pursuit of success in life; effectuate academic and vocational success; provide opportunities for personal, social, and economic growth; promote access to artistic excellence and cultural awareness; increase financial literacy; facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life; and promote health and safety.

Job Summary:
The Data Specialist will be required to fully understand the MEL(Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Protocol) measures, identify inconsistencies in data, assist team members who are measuring and recording participant progress with respect to critical success indicators, assess & analyze data, and similar advanced duties.

Reports directly to the Senior Vice President and facilitates execution of the Senior Vice President’s instructions with respect to entering data into the organizations system or funders required system.  This requires knowledge of the Brotherhood Crusade’s evaluative efforts which are guided by MEL and characterized by one of our core principles: “those who choose to lead, should never cease to learn”.  

You will assist in collecting pertinent data and working with the YouthSource Center staff for monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual audits. The Data Specialist will be responsible for transferring data from one source to another through data entry equipment, word processing, or verbal recordings. The ability to accurately type and at a fast speed is highly desired.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
•This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Data Specialist Duties and Responsibilities
•Entering data into appropriate fields; databases, records, and files
•Transferring data from paper formats via computer, recorders, or scanners
•Handling numerical data accurately; creating spreadsheets
•Organizing spreadsheets with large numbers
•Curating data directly from speech or interviews with youth, families or staff
•Updating databases or records with new information as it becomes available
•Correcting and modifying inaccurate files and records
•Typing data directly and accurately
•Complying with security backups and regular checks to ensure data is saved and stored properly
•Summarizing data for standardized reports
•Viewing and verifying confidential or private customer/client information; protecting the information and identities of customers/client
•Verifying data by correctly checking and comparing source documentation
•Organizing paper formats, paper backups, and material source files as needed

Data Specialist Requirements and Qualifications
•Accurate and precise attention to detail
•Strong written and verbal communication skills
•Excellent time management skills; able to prioritize
•Skilled knowledge in generating process documentation
•Assists YSC team members when needed to accomplish team goals
•Fast and accurate typist
•Understands data confidentiality principles and follows them to the letter
•Associate's degree, or bachelor degree in business, administration or related field not required but preferred
•Prior experience handling data entry responsibilities or equivalent experience in a related field
•Highly organized multitasker who works well in a fast-paced environment
•Willingness to learn and to grow with the organization
•Self-directed and able to work without supervision
•Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly of Excel spreadsheets
•Pays strong attention to detail
•Knowledge of touch-typing system preferred
Physical Requirements: 
•Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computers, projectors, scanners, copiers, facsimile machines, calculators, etc.
•Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle
•Must be able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body
•Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree 
•Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving instructions, assignments or directions to subordinates or assistants
•Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, applications, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, presentations, requisitions, forms, evaluations, budgets, etc., using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak before groups of people with poise, voice control and confidence 
•Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables 
•Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in standard English 
•Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide 

$55,000 - $60,000 a year

The Data Specialist for our organization is much more than someone who is good with numbers.

Must possess a valid California Driver's License.

Due to our in-person and in office work with LAUSD, City of LA, County of LA and other work partners that require our team to be vaccinated we require that all potential candidates must be COVID-19 vaccinated with either, Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.

The successful candidate will be required to report to and work from the office complex at least five days a week. Offices are traditionally equipped with computers, telephones, desks, chairs, and office machines. Additionally, each office offers an instructional classroom from which orientations and trainings are conducted.

Benefits and salary will be negotiated based on experience, education, and the needs of the program.

This program is unique in that the successful candidate may be working with individuals who, heretofore, have never been exposed to the subject matter and, as such, may not readily adopt the precepts or methodologies. Moreover, these clients may exhibit stress-related emotions such as tension, frustration, and anger. The successful candidate must understand this phenomenon and possess a psychologically stable profile and a demeanor that minimizes the opportunity that these emotions will escalate to conflict.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform in this job.

Excellent full benefits package.

Must be available to work Monday- Friday from 9:00am – 5:30pm.

There may be occurrences when a work or community event occurs on Saturday and/or Sunday. Your work schedule will be flexed to accommodate this change and you will be notified in advance.