Center for Government Excellence Implementation Advisors, Cities are core to the implementation of data management, performance management, and data analytics in all 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 100 US cities, Implementation Advisors serve on the frontline coordinating efforts with mayors' offices and city leadership. GovEx Implementation 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.
GovEx Implementation Advisors are energetic, engaged professionals with outstanding writing and interpersonal skills.
Specific responsibilities for Implementation Advisors include:
Provide direct, on-the-ground technical assistance to city practitioners implementing data management, performance management, and data analytics programs
Serve as a subject matter and political context expert
Support GovEx Directors in developing a repository on best practices and new trends in the data usage by governments
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
Supervise data analysis and maintenance
Work in collaborative teams
Bachelors' degree required (Statistics, Mathematics, Finance/Accounting/Economics, Computer Science). Masters' degree may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula (18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience). Seven years related experience required, preferably within undergraduate higher education environment. Formal knowledge of statistics highly desirable.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience working in public policy, public administration, or a related field
Capacity to thrive in relationships with leaders in the civic sector
Ability to represent GovEx 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
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