Research Analyst

Oakland, California, United States | Policy & Services | Full-time


Are you an experienced data project manager who wants to make a difference in the lives of 116,000 Alameda County residents every month? Are you passionate about using the power of data to drive business decisions and policy change? Do you want to apply your analytics skills to helping one of the Bay Area’s top non-profits — and a nationally recognized leader in hunger relief — amplify their community impact? If so, the Alameda County Community Food Bank may be looking for you as our next Research Analyst.

The Research Analyst is responsible for performing analyses with organizational and external data, as well as creating and managing data products (e.g. dashboards) to monitor organizational data. They work cross-functionally with our Research, Operations, Programs and Information Technology departments managing data-related projects and delivering analyses, platforms and products that translate data into insights. This role requires considerable experience in geographic information systems software, business intelligence tools, data cleaning and statistical analysis techniques. As part of the Research Department, this position also supports our advocacy team in using available data to create visualizations, maps and analyses that support our policy agenda. The Research Analyst works under the supervision of the Associate Director of Research.

The 2016 Feeding America Food Bank of the Year, Alameda County Community Food Bank is a well-established and multi-faceted organization serving 1 in 5 Alameda County residents. Our organization’s success is built on bold decision-making, a culture of equity and inclusivity, and an environment that embraces innovative thinking. Our new vision aims to provide 120 million meals annually through food distribution, government assistance enrollment and forceful legislative advocacy – while also looking beyond meals to examine and improve the impact of our efforts in our community. We have received Charity Navigator’s top rating for 12 consecutive years, ranking us among the top one percent of charities nationwide.

With our new strategic plan, we are setting a bold trajectory for the long-term work required to dismantle the systems that perpetuate poverty, including racism. Our staff regularly engage in conversations about race, class, power and privilege as part of our organizational commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Please learn more about our efforts at


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • At least 3 years’ of professional experience in an analytical role as primary function of position.
  • At least 2 years’ of professional experience with data project management as primary function of position.
  • Exceptional analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Fluent in SQL and advanced proficiency in R, QGIS, Tableau and Excel.
  • Familiarity with MS Navision a plus.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including fluency in Excel queries and pivot tables.
  • Demonstrated ability to work responsibly and ethically with highly confidential information.
  • Demonstrated ability to create translational products — using complex data to derive actionable insights and make recommendations that drive meaningful business impact.
  • Ability to communicate complex data problems and issues clearly and effectively (verbally + written) to diverse audiences and stakeholders — including comfort presenting in a group setting.
  • Established track record of supporting inter- and intra-departmental data sharing and utilization.
  • Familiarity with data privacy rules and regulations preferred (e.g. HIPPA/IRB).
  • Knowledge of low-income Alameda County populations, service providers and community-based organizations preferred.
  • Bilingual preferred, but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in quantitative discipline preferred, but not required.


 Personal Attributes and Values

  • Passion, enthusiasm, focus, and creativity around Alameda County Community Food Bank’s vision, mission and values of community, leadership, transparency, and diversity.
  • Impeccable integrity and honesty.
  • Ability to empathize with our clients in a compassionate and respectful manner.
  • Desire to contribute to a respectful team culture centered on open communication, sharing, listening and recognition of team members at all levels.
  • Strong work ethic with an orientation towards innovation and process improvement.
  • Innovative self-starter and problem solver with a bias towards action.
  • Interest in issues related to hunger and poverty.
  • Ability to work both independently with people of diverse backgrounds/circumstances.


Physical Requirements

This is work is mostly located in an office environment, but may involve occasional local and overnight travel. Physical abilities necessary in the performance of this job include: sitting for prolonged periods; using a computer to accomplish the duties of the position; ability to be on the phone listening for prolonged periods; talking, hearing, writing, reasoning, interpreting; mobility to move throughout the food bank in performance of duties; bending, lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds on occasion; good interpersonal communication skills to facilitate assignments.


Benefits and Compensation

This is a full-time, non-exempt position working Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (one-hour unpaid lunch, a 37.5 hour work week). The hourly wage is $35.88 per hour (approximately $69,966). We offer an outstanding benefit package including:

  • Medical (100% coverage for employees, 93% coverage for dependents)
  • Dental (100% for employees and their dependents)
  • Vision (optional)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (optional)
  • Commuter Benefit Account (optional)
  • Supplemental life, ADD & LTD insurance (100% coverage)
  • 403(b) plan available on the first day with employer match after 1 year of service
  • Employee Assistance Program (100% coverage for employee and dependents)
  • Generous vacation, sick and holiday leave accruals

 If you meet these qualifications and want to join our mission, please submit your resume and answer our application questions by clicking the apply link below.


Note: ACCFB does not have the resources to sponsor visas, nor is this position eligible for the H-1B program.


Alameda County Community Food Bank honors our differences and is committed to creating a workplace that celebrates and reflects the diversity of our Community. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. ACCFB provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ACCFB complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the ACCFB has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Posted: October 21, 2019