Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) Senior Implementation Advisors (JHU REQ: Senior Research Data Analysts) are core to the implementation of data management, performance management, and data analytics in all of the cities and governmental organizations GovEx’s portfolio. Senior Advisors play a critical role delivering world class client services, trainings, and resources to city leadership.
Senior Implementation 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 cities’ 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 Deputy Director.
Specific Responsibilities for Senior Implementation Advisors include:
Provide direct technical assistance to city practitioners implementing data management, performance management, and applied analytics programs
Serve as a subject matter and political context expert
Support Center Directors in developing a repository on best practices and new trends in the data usage by governments
Develop curriculum and resources to support workshops, trainings, and courses developed by GovEx’s training center
Organize on-site trainings and workshops held with academic, government, or nonprofit partners
Lead on-site and virtual workshops and training sessions on data management, performance management, and data analytics
Facilitate city-to-city collaborative learning and other peer networking opportunities
Support the development of materials presenting trends and results seen in cities
Manage day-to-day relationships and communications with cities
Identify and recruit new government partners for technical assistance and training
Supervise data analysis and maintenance
Work in collaborative teams
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Master's degree in related discipline required.
One year related experience required.
Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Experience working in public policy, public administration, or a related field
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Energetic, engaged professional with outstanding writing and interpersonal skills.Familiarity with statistical software packages like STATA, SAS and SPSS and
Ability to create data visualizations in D3.js, RStudio and/or Tableau
Capacity to thrive in relationships with leaders in the civic sector
Ability to represent the Center and its partners before Mayors and other city officials
Strong understanding of quantitative research methods, and the ability to work with and understand, complex datasets
Familiarity with statistical software packages (e.g., R, STATA, SPSS)
Commitment to a collegial workplace
Ability to work independently and in a result-oriented environment
Excellent writing skills
High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, or comparable software
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 Implementation Advisor Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 5/37.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60006654-KSAS - Centers for Public Excellence Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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