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No School Violence

Nonprofit

NoSchoolViolence.org is an organisation which uses data to understand and reduce school violence.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Influencer Recruiter

NoSchoolViolence.org is looking for volunteers who can help us to engage with influencers and celebrities who want to reduce school violence. We are seeking volunteers who have experience in similar roles, or who can complete the following steps: • Identifying the main goals of our influencer campaign • Finding influencers who have a similar commitment to the values driving our organisation • Using hashtags and groups such as "Social Book" to identify the right influencer • Contacting influencers and explaining how they can help. If you have a background or you want to learn in this area, then we want to hear from you!

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Grant Researcher/Writer

NoSchoolViolence (NSV) is non-profit community of volunteer data scientists, researchers, students, administrative staff and corporate supporters. Our mission is to create the NoSchoolViolence Research Institute (NRI) whose solutions deliver actionable and measurable violence reduction results. NSV wants to become the free, go-to resource for thousands of American parents, teachers, school safety officers and counsellors. We need support in creating and researching grants. Ideally, you would have some background in grant writing, but we can help train you if you do not.

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Social Media Fundraising Coordinator

School violence will not go away until we better understand its nature and causes. NoSchoolViolence.org is a national leader in bringing new data solution tools to parents and educators so they have better ways of stopping the violence before it begins. Since we are a non-profit, we need support in obtaining funding for our cause. This is a perfect opportunity for individuals who have experience with crowdfunding or are just enthusiastic about raising some money for our organisation!

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Social Media Marketing Volunteer

NoSchoolViolence.org is a national leader in bringing new data tools to parents and educators so we can reduce school violence. Raising public awareness of our work is essential for us to succeed. If you have experience in social media marketing and are enthusiastic about our cause, this position is perfect for you. We are looking for individuals with experience of social media and advertising, and good communication skills. We need a volunteer to fulfil these duties: Skills: Ability to target segments of social media users. * Experience working with social media business suite SW. * Ability to produce artwork and posting copy. * Ability to conduct research and report findings in addressing project challenges. * Use of proprietary tools (Google mail, Google drive, etc.) * Excellent communication skills. * Excellent leadership skills.

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Front-End Web Developer

NoSchoolViolence is in need of someone who can help design our website. You will be working along-side a team of front-end and back-end developers to bring your team’s design to life. On top of web-design, you will assist in uplifting our marketing and media efforts by creating marketing assets. Requirements • proven experience (2+ years) in UX/UI applications and able to create mock-ups and wireframes that a development team can use to build the final site. We are looking for someone whose portfolio includes strong examples of UX/UI design principles and visual design skills with strong attention to detail (we are not looking for a grasshopper here). • Is proficient in Adobe Suite (XD, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects) or other website design/development apps. • Has a solid understanding of marketing/advertising techniques. After all, the content you create will Key Responsibilities • Create a highly function and easy-to-use highly convertible web designs driven by research and data • Strong work ethic, loves design, and has the ability to work independently. • Design useful and delightful experiences with a clean aesthetic. • Help the data team create assets for display • Collaborate with our whole team

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Full Stack Developer

NoSchoolViolence needs a full stack developer to help support the development of a number of data projects. Responsibilities • Collaborate with the team to determine the scope and expectations of the project as well as the recurring sprints • Produce clean, documented, and efficient code based on client specifications • Read, interpret, and strategize around documents • Troubleshoot, debug, optimize, and upgrade project software • Build elaborate testing and CI/CD mechanisms around our pipeline infrastructure • Wear many hats and have the ability, with some guidance, to solve any problems in Python scripting, web development, visualizations, automation, testing, optimization, data science, agile methodology, business analytics, client success, etc. Skills • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or a related field • 2+ years of experience as a Software Developer, Software Engineer, or similar role • Solid knowledge of Python • Excellent communication skills • Highly dependable, self-motivated, and directed • Logical and efficient, with keen attention to detail • Have a knack for writing good documentation • Working knowledge of Agile development methodologies • Experience with software design and development in a test-driven environment • Able and willing to learn new languages and technologies A passion for wanting to use your data skills to improve the social good of our community, particularly as it relates to reducing school violence.

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Web Developer

NoSchoolViolence is looking for an outstanding Web Development team to be responsible for the coding, innovative design and layout of our NoSchoolViolence website. Web developer responsibilities include building our website from concept all the way to completion from the bottom up, fashioning everything from the home page to site layout and function. Responsibilities • Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices • Create website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS practices • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs • Create and maintain software documentation • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our site • Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities • Cooperate with web designers to match visual design intent Requirements • Proven working experience in web programming • Top-notch programming skills and in-depth knowledge of modern HTML/CSS • Familiarity with at least one of the following programming languages: WordPress, PHP, ASP.NET, JavaScript • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices • Adequate knowledge of relational database systems, Object Oriented Programming and web application development • Hands-on experience with network diagnostics, network analytics tools • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process • Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem-solving skills • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines and budgets with business acumen • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques.

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Data Visualisation Volunteer

NoSchoolViolence.org is revolutionizing the way we understand and reduce school violence. We research police and social responses to school violence in order to create new types of databases. In order to do this, we are completing case study analyses of every school shooting since 1990. Our new database will provide data visualization insights from pattern analysis, treating each shooting as an ecosystem of interrelated elements. This is a radically different approach to school violence data because 99% of existing data on school violence are trend reports and provide no ability to analyse school violence patterns. We are seeking research assistants for this project. Our teams of researchers need support in cleaning up our data sources and using them to create effective visualisations. Ideally, you will have experience of data visualisations (scatter, line, bar and box plots, maps, and histograms) as well as knowledge of analytics (clustering, classification, timeseries, linear and polynomial regression). We also assume that you have background in using Alteryx and Tableau together in order to produce effective data visualisations.

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Domestic Terrorist Researcher

NoSchoolViolence is working with the National Institute of justice to correlate school violence perpetrators with Domestic terrorists. We are conducting a rigorous research and evaluation project targeted toward developing a better understanding of the domestic radicalization phenomenon and advancing evidence-based strategies for effective intervention and prevention. This includes research efforts that explore the radicalization of Americans, particularly a certain school violence group of perpetrators, to white nationalist extremism, and those exploring emerging militant left-wing movements, to identify and advance evidence-based strategies for effective intervention and prevention. We need help to conduct this research, so please apply if you are interested.

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Covid-19 School Re-Entry Researcher

NoSchoolViolence.org needs a special research team willing to drill deep to discover historical events in which children were taken from schools for various reasons and then returned to face re-socialization pressures. We study the nature, causes, trends, and patterns related to school violence and we know no national initiative is currently focused on the emotional toxicity children face currently and whether school violence events will increase when schools reopen and if so, how to recognize what will trigger them. Teachers and schools need all the help they can to anticipate these new levels of violence. If selected you will be working with a team that will first gather pertinent data, then analyse it for adequacy, create a spreadsheet, and finally work with our data visualization team to create a free app that parents, teachers, and schools can use to better anticipate what they might experience. Volunteers with historical, psychological, sociological, ethnographic and behavioural science research experience are encouraged to respond. We look forward to working with you.

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Research Volunteer

NoSchoolViolence.org is a non-profit research institute focused on developing a better understanding of school violence and converting our research into actionable insights and programs. We are a different type of institute because we are developing big data apps to reveal unknown patterns and trends underlining school violence. We need researchers committed to investigating educational, psychological, social, economic and cultural factors having a significant role in school violence. We are developing databases that provide data visualization insights from pattern analysis, treating each shooting as an ecosystem of interrelated components. This is a different approach to school violence because 99% of existing data on school violence are trend reports having little ability to analysed in terms of what causes school violence patterns. If you are interested in getting involved, all we ask is that you have access to a laptop or desktop computer, and that you can spend 3-5 hours weekly working on this project. Please do not contact us unless you clearly have that time available. If you have any possibility of having to step back from the project, then please do not apply. We can help train you if you do not have experience with research.

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