Data Quality Associate

Position: Data Quality Associate

Salary: Commensurate with Experience  

FLSA Status: Part-time, Nonexempt (12 – 29 hours a week)

Reports to: Data Quality and Reports Manager

Location: Washington, DC



Polaris knows that human trafficking is a complex business and in order to end it, we need tools to understand the scope, size, and systems of modern slavery. We cannot effectively eradicate an industry that generates $150 billion in profits and victimizes some 21 million people if we don’t fully comprehend the trafficking networks that are leading people into forced labor or commercial sex against their will. We’re building the most accurate maps possible of human trafficking networks, using publicly available information and insights learned from hotlines. We look beyond seemingly isolated incidents and reveal nationwide patterns that lead us to the top of the human trafficking pyramid. Using this information, Polaris then designs campaigns to disrupt human trafficking networks. Attacking these networks at their core gives more survivors the chance to reach the help they want and need, and prevents vulnerable people from becoming victims of modern slavery. With the right tools, we can root out and eradicate modern slavery to create a world where all people are free.


Working with the Data Analysis Program (DAP), the Data Quality Associate will review current and past hotline case notes 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.



  • Maintain data quality by reviewing current and past case data for particular markers, classify the information based on provided guidelines, and enter the information accurately into a Salesforce database;

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

  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • 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; and

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

  • Authorization to work in the US.


Preferred Qualifications

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



  • Subject to a criminal background check;

  • Subject to a probationary term contingent on training performance; and

  • Request for three professional and/or personal references.


Values Statement

The work of Polaris is grounded in a set of values and organizational beliefs that provide a common starting point for all of our activities. At Polaris, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about combating all forms of human trafficking and who will strive to embody and model these values within the Polaris community and in the anti-trafficking field. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with these values and our mission statement before submitting your application. You can find a full description of our values here.