Quantitative Analyst - Reproductive Healthcare (Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning)

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Upstream USA · Remote (USA)

Data + Analytics
Health & Well-Being
$68,784 - $97,297 Per Year
Posted 4 weeks ago

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Organizational Summary

Upstream USA is a fast-growing, national nonprofit working to expand opportunity by reducing unplanned pregnancy across the U.S. We envision a future where patient-centered contraceptive care is an integral part of primary care in all settings, for all people. In this future, patients are screened for their contraceptive needs; are offered patient-centered contraceptive counseling, free from bias and coercion, provided by knowledgeable providers and support staff following evidence-based guidelines; and can receive any contraceptive method of their choosing, during the same visit if they want, without logistical barriers.

Upstream promotes health equity by partnering with health centers to provide training and technical assistance to increase access to contraception, and address disparities and biases in contraceptive care. Surveys of patients getting care at Upstream-trained health centers consistently show that patients feel listened to, heard, and are able to access the contraceptive method of their choice. Our work empowers patients to decide if and when they want to become pregnant, a critical step towards improving maternal health, as well as positive outcomes for parents, children, and their families.

To meet the growing needs in our country, Upstream has launched a national expansion to transform contraceptive care in more than 700 health centers across the United States by 2030, reaching 5 million women at risk for unplanned pregnancy. Already, our work with more than 125 healthcare partners in nearly forty percent of the country helps to integrate much needed contraceptive services across the spectrum of healthcare, including primary care practices.

Upstream is funded primarily through philanthropic individuals and foundations, and does not accept funding from pharmaceutical companies. Upstream’s budget has grown from $1.7 million just four years ago to approximately $40 million in 2022. Upstream’s work has also garnered attention from many leading publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, CNN, Vox, Forbes, and Marie Claire.

Position Summary

The Quantitative Analyst will report to the Senior Advisor for Research and will work on multiple monitoring, evaluation, and learning research projects, supporting data collection, analysis, and dissemination. This position represents an opportunity to contribute to organizational learning regarding the implementation and outcomes of an initiative focused on women’s reproductive health.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Data analysis to understand the progress of Upstream’s program in subsets of healthcare organizations
  • Analyze and interpret both qualitative and quantitative data, to include data cleaning, coding and descriptive analytics, using the appropriate methodologies and software for each.
  • Compile quantitative and qualitative data from electronic, hardcopy, and in-person formats, downloading data from public sites or submitting data request applications when necessary
  • Produce literature reviews, environmental scans, and other high-level information summaries
  • Help design quantitative and qualitative data collection instruments (for example, surveys, interview guides, and observational protocols), and coordinate implementation
  • Prepare and revise data summaries, report sections, and other data-focused written products
  • Develop and maintain data dashboards and other data visualizations
  • Serve as liaison to other teams and staff, to build understanding, develop solutions for data-focused needs and contribute to cross-disciplinary tasks
  • Performs additional duties as required

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

Upstream celebrates and fosters an inclusive work environment and encourages people of all identities, perspectives and backgrounds to apply.       

  • Master’s degree in a social science field and specific knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Minimum of three years direct experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis, and reporting
  • Skilled in writing code using standard quantitative and/or qualitative data analytic software
  • Skilled in using spreadsheets and other MSWord or Google suite and Windows applications
  • Experience producing data visualizations, including graphs, tables, charts, dashboard displays, and infographics
  • Excellent organizational skills, commitment to accuracy, attention to detail, and robust quality assurance
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and capacity for teamwork and collaboration across roles, responsibilities and skill sets
  • Flexibility and ability to produce work on short timelines and with evolving priorities
  • Upstream USA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Policy requires employees to have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or, if applicable, request a medical or religious exemption.
  • All Upstreamers must also be able to attend work-related in-person meetings and functions as needed.
  • In our hybrid work environments, there is a basic expectation that our Upstreamers will ensure that their work from home setups will have reliable access to phone and Internet to ensure connectivity to their teams.
  • At Upstream we gather for moments that matter for training, teaming and connection. Our teams come together for occasional in person meetings and organizational retreats. As part of our hybrid work practices, this travel expectation will be applicable for all Upstreamers, even those based remotely.
  • Engage in EDI learning & development, community engagement, and culture building activities up to 5% FTE (i.e., 2 work hours per 40 hour work week). Examples include attending training, conferences and summits, volunteering time, participating in local community events, mentoring and learning, participating in Communities of Belonging or Culture Council, developing language acquisition, learning universal design principles, and using professional development benefits for EDI topics, among other activities.


The ideal candidate will embody and embrace our core values which serve as our operating principles:

  • We keep our mission at the center; our mission to expand opportunity by reducing unplanned pregnancy guides our decisions, actions and purpose
  • We trust each other; we are reliable, empathetic, compassionately direct, and confident in each others’ ability to do the same
  • We work every day to build an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture; we respect the backgrounds contexts and experiences of individuals, teams and partners in our interactions
  • We bring joy to our work; we create opportunities to celebrate, connect and strengthen relationships with one another.

Travel Requirements

This role will require up to 15% of business travel. All Upstreamers can expect a minimum of 8 days of business travel per year to attend 1-2 annual organizational retreats and two annual team/department meetings.

Upstream Benefits

Upstream USA offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long and short term disability, 401K with a match, generous vacation, personal, sick and holiday time off, parental leave, professional development, a fitness and cell phone allowance for all full time employees and part time employees who work a minimum of 24 hours per week.  

Hiring Range

The hiring range for this role is $68,784 to $97,297.20. Final offers for this position will be based upon several factors including the scope of the role, market compensation analysis, position requirements, candidate’s experience level and capabilities, specific candidate geographic location, internal pay equity considerations and will be made within the parameters of Upstream USA's compensation framework and philosophy.

Hiring Process

Candidates who advance in our preliminary review process will have an opportunity to discuss the position, their employment background and lived experience with a member of our talent acquisition team by telephone. Those who advance to subsequent steps in our interview process may participate in up to three rounds of meetings by Zoom or in person and in a thought exercise/case study assignment. Each round could consist of multiple meetings with various Upstreamers.

EDI Vision Statement

Internally, we envision promoting equity by reducing disparities in the Upstream talent lifecycle and engagement, cultivating a diverse workforce and inclusive culture, and fostering power sharing when we make decisions.

EDI Guiding Principles

Through Equity, both in the workplace and in contraceptive care, we address root causes that enable disparities to occur, acknowledge that different resources and opportunities may be needed to reach fairer outcomes, and implement systems-level changes that are sustainable over time.

Through Diversity, we acknowledge, respect, and celebrate the collective mixture of differences and similarities of Upstreamers and our community partners. At Upstream, we value the diversity of identities at all intersections, while at the same time centering racial diversity.

Through Inclusion, we succeed at creating a culture of belonging that embraces differences in identities and experiences by building trust, joy, and psychological safety. We cherish and elevate these differences through power-sharing in how things get done internally and in service of our mission.

Communities of Belonging

Serving as employee resource groups for Upstreamers, Communities of Belonging assist in advancing our equity, diversity, and inclusion journey. They assist in instilling organizational values in our work and support our EDI vision. Open to all employees, Communities of Belonging

create opportunities for leadership development, community engagement, support, and resource mobilization.

Upstream Careers

At Upstream, we embrace diversity. We nurture it and we thrive on it because it benefits our organization, our partners, and our community. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain exceptional people, and to create a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential.  Upstream is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. Learn more  about working at Upstream, our values, and our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Upstream USA participates in E-Verify.

Upstream Headquarters

2 Oliver Street, Suite 402, Boston, MA 02109


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