The core responsibilities for this role include data collection, cleaning, exploration, analysis, and visualization to uncover insights, answer policy-related questions, and innovate creative solutions to help local governments solve problems that matter to leaders and residents. The analyst will develop high-impact tools, resources, and training materials to support the establishment of data management, performance management, and data analytics practices in cities around the US. In addition to possessing a strong understanding of quantitative analysis methodologies, Civic Impact is seeking an intellectually curious analyst committed to unlocking the value of data for the public good.
Civic Impact is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and oppression. The Quantitative Analyst must be willing to think about reimagined government, knowledge, and engagement models through the lens of dismantling these legacies.
This position reports to the Centers for Civic Impact Data Scientist.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct analysis of city data using advanced quantitative methods in mathematics, statistics, and computer science.
Collect, clean, explore, analyze, and visualize data.
Readily identify and leverage public open data sources (like the U.S. Census) and other research data sources.
Provide coaching and training for cities in support of their analytical work
Provide research and analytical support to the Center’s Data Scientist and other Civic Impact team members
Serve as a subject matter expert to support the development and delivery of academic offerings via Civic Impact’s GovEx Academy.
Create leading-edge resources, including reports, tutorials, guides, blog posts, videos, etc., governments can use to advance their open data, performance management, and data analytics practices.
Collaborate with other analysts, data scientists, researchers, policy experts, and other technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Perform routine administrative functions as needed, including scheduling and document management.
Maintain clear lines of communication with Civic Impact’s Data Scientist, leadership, and others on the team
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Three years related experience. Additional education (Master's level) may substitute for required 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 experience required for the respective job.
Bachelors’ degree in mathematics, statistics, data science, computer science, engineering, information science, or related field
An understanding of quantitative research methods
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel (Pivot table, Macro, and Solver)
Strong knowledge of data visualization frameworks such as Tableau, PowerBI, or D3.js
Knowledge of open-source relational databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL
Familiarity with Arcgis Online and Operational Dashboard or QGIS
Familiarity with public sector data, policies, and stakeholders
Ability to work independently, with self-initiative, and in a results-oriented workplace
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work with, and understand, complex datasets - including protocols for optimizing data hygiene and working with sensitive data
Experience with version control software (GitHub)
Familiarity with Amazon Web Services
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, and G Suite and its applications
Experience using project management and collaboration software
Excellent attention to detail and a systematic approach to problem solving
Excellent oral, written, and research skills
Commitment to a collegial workplace
Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
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 work environment.
Classified Title: Research Data Analyst Working Title: Quantitative Analyst, Centers for Civic Impact Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195.00-$62,225.00; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 37.5 Hours Exempt Status: Exempt Location: REMOTE (Homewood Campus) Department Name: KSAS, Centers for Civic Impact Personnel Area: School of Arts & Sciences
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