Center for Biological Diversity
  • 16-May-2017 to 15-Jul-2017 (MST)
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature and to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.


We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

The Center is currently looking for a full-time Data Analyst. This position is located in Tucson, Arizona.

General position overview:

The Center seeks an experienced Data Analyst to design, populate, migrate, maintain and upgrade primarily multi-user desktop database systems used to aid work related to endangered species, communications, membership and other issues. The Data Analyst will analyze and report data trends and create systems allowing trained but nontechnical users to add, edit, query and analyze data. Managed databases will include large, permanent systems (both commercial and created) as well as small, temporary systems for short-term use. The Data Analyst will also advise/help staff in the development and maintenance of their own databases.

Main duties:

  • Implement analytic directives from senior staff and develop written reports as needed.
  • Assemble, clean up and analyze data from multiples sources and in a wide variety of formats.
  • Develop and implement data collection, analysis and quality-control protocols.
  • Track data collection and storage efficiencies and identify process-improvement opportunities.
  • Evaluate and improve in-house data-sharing techniques among staff and assist with Center projects that involve online data publishing.
  • Analyze user-reported database problems to determine corrective action.
  • Identify, analyze and interpret trends and/or patterns in large and complex data sets.
  • Optimize query performance.
  • Conduct structured testing to confirm functionality and performance.
  • Shares duties with IT department as needed.

Essential qualities, qualifications and skills:

  • Minimum bachelor's degree in relevant fields.
  • Four years or more experience working in data analysis and database design.
  • Expertise using Microsoft Access and Excel.
  • Expertise in ETL software, primarily SSIS.
  • Extensive experience using structured query language.
  • Experience with data-mining software and techniques.
  • Demonstrated analytic and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with programming and scripting languages, such as VBA or Visual Basic.
  • Proven experience consolidating information and statistics to produce concise reports, tables and figures from large raw datasets.
  • Experience with online data publishing.
  • A passion for, and experience with, data analysis within the context of environmental protection.
  • A demonstrated ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • The ability to balance multiple tasks and deadlines in a busy environment.

Benefits package:

  • Paid generous medical, dental and vision plan.
  • Paid STD and LTD.
  • 403(b) plan with opportunity for match.
  • Generous time-off policies.
  • Relaxed work atmosphere and dress code.


Application process:

Please apply by submitting a cover letter, a resume, a writing sample and three to five references with your application. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Center for Biological Diversity
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