Center for Civic Impact’s Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) is hiring a Senior Advisor who is core to the implementation of data management, performance management, and advanced analytics technical assistance to numerous local governments, including participants in What Works Cities and 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 position reports to the Center for Government Excellence’s Director. Remote candidates considered.
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 & Responsibilities
Provide direct, on-the-ground technical assistance to government practitioners implementing data management, performance management, and data analytics programs
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 governments
Support the development of materials presenting trends and results seen in cities
Manage day-to-day relationships and communications with cities
Supervise data analysis and maintenance
Facilitate city-to-city collaborative learning and other peer networking opportunities
Work in collaborative teams
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. Require highly specialized advanced knowledge, education and/or training in a specialized field of study to conduct research.
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: 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.
At least 2 years experience working in public policy, public administration, or a related field, particularly with local government
Special 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
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
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and WordPress
Familiarity with learning management systems, particularly TalentLMS
Experience conducting analysis using Excel, R, Tableau, or other visualization tools
Experience using project management and collaboration tools such as Slack
Excellent written, presentation, and research skills
Commitment to a collegial workplace
Capacity to work independently and in a result-oriented work environment
Knowledge of how to create data visualizations in D3.js, RStudio, or Tableau
Familiarity with statistical software packages like STATA, SAS and SPSS and
Knowledge of open-source relational databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL, and open source programming languages such Perl and PHP
Familiarity with Amazon Web Services
Familiarity with Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) such as ArcGIS or QGIS
Classified Title: Sr. Research Data Analyst Working Title: Senior Advisor - CCI Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm; Up to 37.5 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60006654-KSAS - Centers for Civic Impact Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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