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Youth Job Center (YJC) is a dynamic and growing organization that serves youth and young adults in the greater Chicago Area. The agency provides job-readiness training, youth development and advising to youth and young adults for success in the workplace. Founded in Evanston in 1983, YJC has expanded into Chicago providing services to youth in area high schools.

IT and data analyst, half-time

The IT & Data Analyst reports to the Director of Finance & Administration and has responsibility for data and IT support. Candidate must be responsive and able to help others at YJC deliver measurable, cost-effective results that make YJC's strategic vision a reality.

Primary Responsibilities

Data & Systems Management:

  • Develop and maintain YJC databases
  • Generate reports for senior leadership team, funders, etc. including quarterly and annual reporting
  • Analyze organizationl performance data identifying opportunities for improvement in data management and reporting
  • Modify reports, queries, forms as necessary to track short, intermediate, and long term outcomes
  • Create and maintain updated policies and procedures for data management system
  • Report on and analyze organizational performance data from ETO identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Partner with program managers to support end users of the YJC participant database to ensure data accuracy, data entry consistency and frequency
  • Provide support to the Director of Finance & Administration for additional data, reports and compliance for City, State and Federal grants
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks

Technical Support:

  • Act in a supporting role to the outside IT vendor in keeping the IT hardware, software, network in good operating condition
  • Communicate regularly with executive management and all users of information services and systems
  • Develop and maintain all written documentation including system and user manuals, license agreements, standard operating procedures, and best practices
  • Oversee IT equipment for the agency working with IT contractor to identify and resolve issues


  • Bachelors degree preferred with a minimum of 3 years of data and experience, preferably in nonprofits
  • Expertise in computer technology and software, including Microsoft Office, internet search engines, and other project management programs

Specific Technical/Job-Related Skills

  • Strong knowledge of database systems, including Efforts to Outcome (ETO), Salesforce, Illinois Worknet
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and project-management skills
  • Self-directed, able to work in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems, determine solutions
  • Protect confidentiality and operations
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to