FreeFrom is looking for a Data and Research Associate for a full-time associate-level position based in Los Angeles, California.

About FreeFrom

The FreeFrom team is made up of queer, trans, im/migrant, and BIPOC survivors. We envision a world in which all survivors are able to build the wealth and financial security necessary to support their individual, intergenerational, and community healing—enabling them to thrive.

At FreeFrom, we are already modeling the types of comprehensive support we are setting out to achieve through this work. We are committed to the financial security of survivors by paying all staff living-wage salaries, providing flexible work schedules, offering financial coaching and a savings matching program, designing survivor-informed practices, and actively engaging staff in the development of new policies and best practices. Starting from within, we are building an ecosystem of support rooted in respect for the wisdom of survivors who always know best what we need and how to innovate solutions to meet those needs. 

FreeFrom is also a team of nimble innovators. We intentionally cultivate a spirit of creativity and experimentation in our work, understanding that we must be willing to try new approaches and apply new frameworks in order to solve a systemic problem like intimate partner violence. 

About the Position

FreeFrom is looking for a bilingual, detail-oriented, analytical, spreadsheet-loving Data and Research Associate to join our team. This individual will work closely with our Director of Data and Research and Data and Research Specialist to collect, clean, analyze, and present data to support our programs, measure our impact, and expand the knowledge base around economic abuse and what systems of support for survivors should look like.

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who thinks critically, collaboratively, and creatively about data and how it can be harnessed to advance social justice.


  • Work closely with the Director of Data and Research and Data and Research Specialist to conduct data cleaning and analysis in support of FreeFrom’s programs, initiatives, and efforts to measure impact; 
  • Partner with FreeFrom’s program teams to develop and implement a working calendar for regular data analysis and internal reporting;
  • Present data and conclusions in an accessible, aesthetically pleasing, creative, and compelling way; 
  • Assist with writing research questions and designing and editing surveys in collaboration with the Director of Data and Research and Data and Research Specialist;
  • Draft internal and external reports, as needed, in partnership with the Director of Data and Research, the Data and Research Specialist, and the rest of the FreeFrom team; and
  • Monitor relevant research and reporting on gender-based violence in the U.S. and internationally.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Statistics and data analysis background, both quantitative and qualitative (academic or other professional experience);
  • Proficiency in SPSS (and/or another data analytics package such as STATA, R, etc.);
  • Experience conducting literature reviews (considering a range of sources from academic publications to grey literature);
  • Proven ability to present data in an accessible and compelling way; 
  • Fluency in Spanish (must be able to read and write in Spanish, analyze open-ended data in Spanish, and support some translating/coordinating translation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English);
  • Skilled with Salesforce (specifically reporting) a plus;
  • Strong people skills, emotional intelligence, and ability to collaborate and work well with others; 
  • Outstanding speaking and interpersonal communication skills (written and oral); 
  • Proven commitment to advancing social justice (experience working in the movement against gender-based violence a plus); 
  • Must bring enthusiasm, creativity, patience, and flexibility to the work; 
  • Excellent organizational skills, with high accuracy and attention to detail; 
  • Ability to work quickly and adapt to evolving strategies and circumstances; 
  • Comfortable with taking risks and otherwise bucking trends and traditional approaches to data collection and analysis; 
  • Commitment to FreeFrom’s mission, innovation, and the highest standards of activism; and 
  • Strong advocacy skills and an egalitarian, feminist, survivor-centered philosophy. 

How to Apply

Send a descriptive cover letter, resume, sample 1-5 page visual representation of data analysis and conclusions that you contributed to (e.g., infographic or study conclusions, etc.), and the contact information for 3 professional references to Kirkley Doyle, Director of Data and Research, via email at: in a single PDF attachment with the subject line “Data and Research Associate Application.” Please include your name and preferred pronouns on all documents. 

Folks who are queer, trans, non-binary, people of color, parents, are/have been system impacted, have different abilities, are immigrants, and anyone who has experienced systemic oppression or gender-based violence are encouraged to apply. 

For this role in particular, written and oral Spanish fluency is required given the volume of open-ended Spanish data we collect. However, we encourage you to apply if this job sounds like a good fit for you and vice versa, even if you don’t feel as if you meet all of the other qualifications/requirements.


Los Angeles, CA


  • Applications reviewed on rolling basis, beginning on November 1st, 2021
  • Anticipated start date: ASAP

Employment Type

Exempt, full-time position

Salary and Benefits

  • $85,000
  • Benefits include: 
    • 100% covered health, vision and dental insurance
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Gender-based violence paid and protected leave
    • Unlimited paid vacation
    • Unlimited menstrual leave
    • 401k with a 5% employer match
    • Life insurance
    • Long-term disability
    • Building wealth stipend
    • Personal and professional growth stipend
    • Technology stipend
    • Vacation stipend
    • Additional optional benefits including legal, accident and pet insurance

Position Reports To

Director of Data and Research