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Data Quality Associate

  • Part Time
  • Washington
  • 19-25 USD / Year
  • Salary: 19-25

Data Quality Associate
Job Details
Job Type

Washington, DC • Learning, Innovation and Data Systems (LIDS)
Position: Data Quality Associate

Department: Learning, Innovation and Data Systems

FLSA Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt

Reports to: Data Quality Supervisor

Direct Reports: None

Date Issued: 07/01/2017

Location: Washington, DC



The Mission

Polaris is leading a data-driven social justice movement to fight sex and labor trafficking at the massive scale of the problem – 25 million people worldwide deprived of the freedom to choose how they live and work.

For more than a decade, Polaris has assisted thousands of victims and survivors through the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, helped ensure countless traffickers were held accountable and built the largest known U.S. data set on actual trafficking experiences. With the guidance of survivors, we use that data to improve the way trafficking is identified, how victims and survivors are assisted, and how communities, businesses and governments can prevent human trafficking by transforming the underlying inequities and oppressions that make it possible.



About Opportunity

Working with the Learning, Innovation, and Data Systems (LIDS), the Data Quality Associate will review raw data generated by Polaris for particular markers, classify the information based on provided guidelines and enter the information accurately into a Salesforce database. This primary task will occupy 90-100% of the Data Quality Associate’s time. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, proven aptitude at using databases, ability to work independently, and be able to appropriately handle highly sensitive, confidential information. Effective and efficient completion of this work contributes to a variety of data products released by Polaris including the Typology of Modern Slavery, the Counter Trafficking Data Collaborative, each annual statistics release, and more. This work also contributes to our ability to elevate the stories of survivors in a way that can truly ignite change to help Polaris and the rest of the anti-trafficking movement press forward toward eradication.




– Maintain data quality by reviewing National Hotline case data for particular markers, classifying the information based on provided guidelines, and entering the information accurately into a Salesforce database;

– Review data to ensure quality, particularly consistency and accuracy, and find effective solutions to discrepancies;

– Commitment to the National Human Trafficking Hotline mission and Polaris values ;

– Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.



This job description provides a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by individuals in this position. Incumbents may be asked to perform other tasks not specifically written in this job.
Required Qualifications

– Deep passion! Mad skills! Low ego!

– Demonstrated ability to synthesize large volumes of material and classify based on established schema;

– Highly organized and detail-oriented with strong analytical and writing skills;

– Demonstrated experience and proficiency working with databases and analytical platforms such as Salesforce;

– Ability to quickly learn and proficiently utilize diverse technologies and systems;

– Emotional maturity and demonstrated discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information;

– Proven ability to deliver results, a natural self-starter who is comfortable working independently;

– Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong focus on direct and open communication and provision of regular feedback.



Preferred Qualifications

· Academic or professional knowledge of human trafficking or related social issues.



Communication :

· Internal: Ability to communicate with supervisors and peers.



Working Conditions:

· Typical office setting.



Physical Requirements:

· Prolonged sitting, chiefly at a computer terminal

· Occasional bending, stooping and stretching

· Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment.

· Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate in writing, in person and by phone.



Organization Background

VALUES: Polaris is grounded in a set of values and organizational beliefs and strives to model and embody these values in all that it does.

We work with humility and a spirit of service. We serve a mission that is bigger than ourselves, and we recognize that we cannot do this work alone. We foster a caring community of mutual support, and we actively pursue collaborations and partnerships to expand our reach.

Victims’ and survivors’ experiences ground our efforts. We honor the dignity, agency, and resilience of victims and survivors of slavery, both past and present. We serve, work alongside, and stand in solidarity with those who have been most affected by modern slavery.

We strive for inclusion and equity. We engage different perspectives to inform our decisions, actions, and positions. We create opportunities that empower individuals of diverse backgrounds and circumstances. We acknowledge the structural inequities that lead to human trafficking and modern slavery, which drives us to create just and equitable solutions.

We approach our work with courage. We promote a culture of inquiry, innovation, risk-taking, and continuous learning. We are resilient and evolve when faced with obstacles or failure. We recognize that what is typical or traditional is not always optimal.

We create positive impact and achieve results. We leverage and cultivate the strengths of our staff, and we work with discipline, integrity, and a commitment to excellence. We embrace a measurement culture to track our progress. We view impact holistically, considering multiple sectors and the effects on individuals’ lives, as we pursue systemic and social change to eradicate modern slavery.




Polaris designs and implements data-driven strategies to prevent and disrupt human trafficking, and restore freedom to survivors. Achieving this ambitious goal requires both trafficking-specific systemic interventions and broader cultural and structural shifts that reduce the inequities that lead to human trafficking. While Polaris alone cannot build a more diverse, just, equitable, and inclusive society, both the success of our work and our organizational values require modeling in the workplace the change we want to see in the world.


This means cultivating a workforce, organizational culture, and priorities that respect and celebrate a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team made up of individuals with different identities, lived experiences, and backgrounds. Within both our team and across every part of our work, we strive to integrate and elevate the full range of survivor voices.


This is a living commitment. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are values to be manifested daily, in the work we do, the decisions we make, and the way that we treat each other and the people we seek to serve. This means creating space where staff can be included, heard, valued, and set up for success, and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, best selves to work. We will not check boxes and consider it done. We will push new innovations and different ways of thinking, and treasure the community built and strengthened by each of our contributions.

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