Data Scientist

Food Bank
Data Scientist

Maryland Food Bank seeks to hire a junior-level data scientist who will provide analytic expertise to help further our goal of ending hunger in Maryland. The Maryland Food Bank is in a period of dynamic growth and expansion in its strategy, vision, and mission. This is a new position, based in our Baltimore location and reporting to the Vice President of Learning, Measurement and Evaluation.

End date
Opportunity type
Administration (e.g., Finance, IT, HR)
Job responsibilities

Program evaluation:
This person will help design, execute, analyze, and present findings from internal studies to improve services and alleviate the causes of hunger for Marylanders. This person will work closely with a small team to design data collection plans using multiple sources, clean and manage both quantitative and qualitative data, perform statistical analyses to test hypotheses and develop compelling visual presentations of findings. These programs are guided by logic models that specify necessary inputs, activities, and measurable outputs connected by theoretically sound program plans; the person in this position will analyze clients outcomes and conduct needs assessments using data dashboards, Tableau, ArcGIS, Excel, and other applications suitable to documenting impact.

Experience working with data from Census Bureau surveys such as the American Community Survey and an understanding of survey sampling and weighting.
Promoting a culture of data science. This person will work on projects, both internal and externally focused, that will help build a culture of decision-making based on rigorous data collection and analysis. This will include participating in a cross-enterprise data working group, providing analytic support for internal decision-making, and preparing presentations and papers for external distribution.

WORK LOCATION: hybrid remote/on site

Application qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Social Science, Economics, Information Science, or a related field. Two to five years of data analyst experience preferred
• Experience manipulating and analyzing data with either Python or R
• Experience using SQL databases
• Must be a self-starter, with the ability to take on tasks with minimal supervision
• Ability to collaborate with diverse teams
• Superior oral and written communication skills, with the ability to present complex information in a straightforward manner

These skills are also valued:
• Background in applied social science work
• Experience with geospatial data
• Experience with text manipulation
• Coursework or other background in inferential statistics
During the interview process, please be prepared to share links to Tableau, Excel, Github, Esri/ArcGIS, or other accessible projects you have worked that display your skills and creativity.


Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
403(b) Retirement Plan

How to apply

Please submit your Cover Letter and Resume to: [email protected].

About the organization

The Maryland Food Bank is a non-profit organization leading the movement to end hunger in Maryland. We have an extensive network of community and organizational partners across the state that distribute food to the Marylanders who need us.
For more than four decades, the Maryland Food Bank has been our state’s leading food assistance organization, delivering food to underserved communities and marshaling the collective impact of more than 1300 community-based organizations. MFB strives to help the approximately 2 million food-insecure people in Maryland today get access to healthy food, as a means of enabling brighter futures. In late 2018, MFB expanded its core mission to include efforts to address the root causes of hunger, with the goal of helping more Marylanders become financially stable and food secure.

Additional information

The most important qualification for all Maryland Food Bank employees is their commitment to our mission: “Feeding people, strengthening communities, and ending hunger for more Marylanders.”