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Research, Data and Operations Assistant—NKCDC

New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) is a community development corporation committed to sustainable development in housing opportunities, economic development, vacant land strategies, community engagement, and real estate development. NKCDC advances social equity and economic empowerment by nurturing and creating opportunities for residents to live and actively shape their neighborhoods of choice. To that end, NKCDC provides free housing counseling to anyone in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and offers many additional resources to residents and businesses in the Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond neighborhoods.

NKCDC has a strong reputation, both locally and nationally, with longstanding credibility of serving as trusted and valuable partner and collaborator. The organization is currently the only community development organization in the City of Philadelphia that is a chartered member of the NeighborWorks America network. Historically, our approach to arts-based development and vacant land management have been considered innovative and transformative. Our current work using a trauma-informed community engagement model, applying a racial equity lens across the organization, and leading programs at the intersection of health and housing are keeping NKCDC at the cutting-edge of community development. NKCDC draws on the strengths of the communities in Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond — a population of over 62,800, 23% of whom live below the federal poverty level — to make sure neighborhood development benefits all residents. More information can be found at


The Research, Data and Operations Assistant will assist NKCDC in data tracking and data analysis for its many outreach activities, including (but not limited to): SNAP-Ed programming, Community-Based Learning, Healthy Corner Stores, and the various educational activities. The Research, Data and Operations Assistant will primarily use the PEARS system and STARtracks to input, track and provide reports for the agency’s educational activities, along with analyzing the data using statistical or mathematical software to generate descriptive statistics to support the growth and development of overall health and wellness programs. As the Research, Data and Operations Assistant, you will provide NKCDC with the data to drive success across these functions, as well as providing quality assurance to ensure the programs are running efficiently. By working independently and collaborating with the team, you will help connect community residents to healthy food and resources, and will help increase the selection, placement, and marketing of healthy foods to those residents. This person will also assist with some administrative duties.

Reports to

SNAP-ED and Nourish Program Manager


  • Manages the day-to-day effectiveness of program data and evaluation efforts under his/her supervision. 
  • Keeps the Nutrition Educator and Program manager apprised of specific areas requiring attention. Recommends and implements appropriate action on data and evaluation efforts.
  • Leads review and technical assistance efforts on process data entry; develops local level reports.
  • Reviews, cleans, and analyzes process data for state and local level documentation, reports, and projects.
  • Review statistical output for consistency and quality
  • Assists the program manager on state level reports, evaluation projects, and communication pieces.
  • Participates in various subcommittees, as appropriate.
  • Drives continuous quality improvement of programs that aligns with NKCDC’s standards of excellence.
  • Works independently or within a team to ensure that all functions and assignments are completed in a timely and professional manner.
  • To provide high-quality support to the Nutrition Educator and office support as needed
  • Oversees program scheduling, monitor special projects, and ensuring all deadlines are met. Work with manager and other staff members to ensure that administrative tasks are completed and that the program functions efficiently.


  • 1-3 years of experience working in nonprofit or community-based organizations preferred.
  • Candidates with experience in SNAP Education programming a plus.
  • Must be computer savvy, able to access e-mail, electronic calendars and the Internet. Experience required with a variety of software applications including Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with statistical analysis software like SAS, SPSS or similar preferred.
  • Must be able to master software used to maintain a client databases and provide reports. Efficient data entry skills a must.
  • Strong work ethic with excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with diverse programs and people.
  • Willing to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Attention to detail, organized, resourceful and flexible.
  • Spanish proficiency a plus.
  • Proven ability to deal with people in high stress situations with empathy and concern.
  • Both a team player and a self-starter with ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • May need to work off-site or off-hours on occasion as needed.


Competitive salary with excellent benefits including HMO health plan, long- and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid vacation, and 403(b) retirement plan. Salary for this position will be

$45,000/yr. ($865.39 per week), with a full-time schedule, 35 hours per week. This position will be located on-site at our main office, 2771 Ruth Street, Suite 1, Philadelphia, PA 19134.

To apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to, with “[YOUR NAME- NAME OF THE POSITION] ” in the subject line. All candidate resumes are given due consideration and are kept on file for one year, but we cannot always respond personally due to the high volume of inquiries.

NKCDC provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, race, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, religion, language, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or physical ability.