Coleridge Initiative


About the Coleridge Initiative

Do you love data, and what you can do with it? Interested in informed public policies based on actual evidence? If so, we invite you to explore exciting opportunities with the Coleridge Initiative, Inc.

The Coleridge Initiative is a not-for-profit start-up, originally established at New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress. The Coleridge Initiative became fully independent in August 2020. We are at the forefront of transforming the empirical foundation of social science research and policymaking in the United States.

The Coleridge Initiative works with government agencies to break down the barriers to accessing confidential data. We set up and manage a secure computational research platform, the Administrative Data Research Facility (ADRF), to promote access to sensitive and confidential microdata (fully secure and de-identified). We then train analysts and researchers how to access and use this data. We have already worked with over 100 federal, state, and local agencies and trained over 500 agency staff.

When you work at the Coleridge Initiative, you will join a driven team connected by common values of mutual respect and collaboration. Your work will contribute to democratizing data to improve social policy. Currently, the Coleridge Initiative team is working 100% remotely and will remain remote for the next year or so. We accept applications from across the US.

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In addition to competitive salaries, the Coleridge Initiative provides a comprehensive benefits package: 

  • Generous paid time off including: vacation, personal, sick leave, and federal holidays;
  • Comprehensive medical and dental insurance for employees and dependents;
  • 403(b) retirement plan with a company-funded matching percentage after a one-year period;
  • Annual performance raises based on your success in advancing the mission of the organization;
  • Family and medical leave.

Diversity & Inclusion

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. The Coleridge Initiative is deeply interested in building an inclusive, diverse team.

Available Positions