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Director of Data Science for NoSchoolViolence.org

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NoSchoolViolence.org, a federal non-profit, is using big data and the data sciences to reduce school violence. It has been in place for 2 years, has won an Elastic Humanitarian award, and is being sponsored by Microsoft, Google, Alteryx, Tableau and Elastic (Elastic Stack).

22 data science volunteers are currently creating The Lantern, an app that provides parents, teachers, and schools a way of correlating observed adolescent behaviors to various types of violence associated with them. The app scans thousands of school violence documents, research papers, and clinical reports to identify behaviors that have consistently occurred in over 400 school shootings and then to connect them to 25 types of school violence. Lantern’s goal is to serve as an early warning indicator for concerned parents and teachers so that their combined concerns triggers an interaction to prevent further violence escalation.

We need a new data science director for the project because our prior director has fortunately had to move on. We need an experienced director who has managed multiple teams using machine learning and NLP (Python and BERT). Hopefully you will be able to make sure the teams have the right processes in place to achieve their goals. Additionally, experience with complex system buildings would be ideal as well technical understanding of quantitative modeling in building big data systems. And most of all, our new data science director understands how important reducing school violence is to America’s future. You will also be working closely with the founder of NoSchoolViolence.

Our groups meet weekly for two hours and individual teams work on their own. Your time commitment could be as little as two hours or as much as five hours per week attending group and team meetings. We need your help, we promise it will be a rewarding experience, and we want to welcome you aboard. Thank you.

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Mission Statement

NoSchoolViolence is a Seattle-based behavioral research-data analytics organization. Its goal is to develop a variety of proactive approaches to reducing school and youth violence. Its data analytics, social science research, administrative, and school outreach teams reside in Seattle, Washington, while other virtual volunteers live elsewhere in the U.S., the UK, Europe and India.


The organization is a federal 501 (c) (3) (EIN: 82-1796339) and Washington state 501 (c) (3) (UBI# 603562651). Current partners include Microsoft, Elastic LLC, Alteryx, Washington State Capital Region ESD 113, Seattle Data for Good and the Seattle General Assembly. Conversations are in progress for partnerships with Google, Facebook, UNICEF, the CDC, university adolescent violence programs, and the Gates Foundation. To learn more about the Microsoft-NoSchoolViolence Partnership Program see: https://youtu.be/CrK3cXkw02c In 2017. NoSchoolViolencereceived an Elastic Humanitarian Award for its proof of concept search app- The Lantern-https://youtu.be/RTGx3D0ibEo.

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy


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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Information Architecture
  • Software Development
  • Python
  • Analytics




  • 2-5 hours weekly

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