Center for Civic Impact’s Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) is hiring a Senior Advisor, Economic Mobility, with subject matter expertise in economic mobility issue areas, who is core to the implementation of data management, performance management, and advanced analytics technical assistance to numerous local governments across GovEx’s portfolio. Senior Advisors play a critical role delivering world class client services and resources to city leadership.
To support the implementation of data management, performance, and analytics practices in cities, Senior Advisors serve on the frontline coordinating efforts with mayors’ offices and city leadership. GovEx Senior Advisors are subject matter experts who guide the research and analysis necessary to determine local governments’ facility to use data and evidence in decision making and operational functions. They also work hand-in-hand with city leadership to build and advance its data management, performance, and data analytics practices.
This Senior Advisor will mainly support local governments working towards economic mobility goals. Specifically, the successful candidate will support the Opportunity Accelerator (OA), a partnership initiative among GovEx, Results for America (RFA), Government Performance Lab (GPL) at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Code for America (CfA). OA is designed to work in close partnership with state and local stakeholders to help advance economic mobility outcomes and eliminate racial gaps in outcomes for residents. OA seeks to do this by dramatically improving the impact of government investments in a small number of jurisdictions. OA will help communities to diagnose root causes of problems; design, implement, and evaluate policies and programs; and work closely with placed-based partnerships to accelerate economic recovery.
This position reports to the Center for Government Excellence’s Director.
Civic Impact is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and oppression. Senior Advisors must be willing to think about reimagined government, knowledge, and engagement models through the lens of dismantling these legacies.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide direct, on-the-ground technical assistance to government practitioners implementing data management, performance management, and data analytics programs related to economic mobility issues areas.
Serve as a subject matter and political context expert.
Support GovEx in developing a repository on best practices and new trends in the data usage by government.
Support the development of materials presenting trends and results seen in cities.
Manage day-to-day relationships and communications with cities.
Facilitate city-to-city collaborative learning and other peer networking opportunities.
Work in collaborative teams
Opportunity Accelerator (OA) program development, service delivery, and technical assistance:
Support OA program development, testing, and iteration with GovEx staff and OA partners to ensure a world-class experience for involved cities.
Provide integrated technical assistance to communities working towards economic mobility and racial equity goals in the first year of the initiative.
Support GovEx and OA partners with determining a set of preliminary metrics for local governments.
Assist in the next stage of building foundational knowledge for the initiative, including mapping promising interventions to advance economic mobility technical assistance in data use and data management.
Other duties as assigned
GovEx Senior Advisors are energetic, engaged professionals with outstanding writing and interpersonal skills with:
Master's degree in related discipline
One year related experience
Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) years related experience in economic mobility, as well as, working in public policy, public administration, or a related field, particularly with local government strongly preferred. Graduate degree in public administration, public policy, or a similar field is preferred
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Capacity to thrive in relationships with leaders in the civic sector.
Ability to represent GovEx, Civic Impact, and its partners before mayors and other government officials and community leaders.
Demonstrated success in contributing to the design and implementation of complex initiatives and multi-partnership networks.
Strong understanding of quantitative research methods, and the ability to work with and understand, complex datasets.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and manage external stakeholders and workflows.
Collegial team player with the ability to and interest in working with and through others to get meaningful work done.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and WordPress.
Familiarity with learning management systems, particularly TalentLMS.
Experience using project management and collaboration tools such as Slack
Excellent written, presentation, and research skills.
Capacity to work independently and in a result-oriented work environment.
Familiarity with statistical software packages like STATA, SAS and SPSS.
Knowledge of open-source relational databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL, and open source programming languages such Perl and PHP.
Ability to understand, parse, and manage complex datasets.
Familiarity with Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) such as ArcGIS or QGIS.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move about the work environment.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Data Analyst Working Title:Senior Advisor- Economic Mobility - CCI Role/Level/Range:ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 37.5Hours Exempt Status: Exempt Location: REMOTE (Homewood Campus) Department Name: KSAS, Centers for Civic Impact Personnel Area: School of Arts & Sciences
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