Center for Government Excellence Analysts (JHU REQ: Research Data Analysts) are core to the implementation of data and analytics practices in all What Works Cities and across GovEx's portfolio. Analysts play a central role in the Center's research, analysis, and administrative operations.
To support the implementation of data and performance management in at least 100 US cities and a number of international cities, GovEx is seeking a dynamic individual with a deep interest in helping governments leverage data and analytics.
The Analyst will support the work GovEx undertakes with with Mayors' offices and city leadership. He or she will play a central role in the Center's research, analysis, and administrative operations, including facilitating city assessments and supporting the establishment of open data and performance management services.
This position reports to GovEx's Director of Open Data and Director of Analytics.
Conduct analysis of city data
Provide research and analytical support to GovEx Directors, Senior Advisors, and city service teams
Assist cities by supporting and providing coaching of their analytical work and other needs
Perform routine administrative functions as needed, including scheduling and document management.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in business, finance, accounting, or other related field with three years' experience working in public policy, public administration or a related field.
Special Skills and Traits:
Excellent writing and research skills
A commitment to a collegial workplace
Ability to work independently and in a results-oriented workplace
High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and WordPress
An understanding of quantitative research methods, and the ability to work with, and understand, complex datasets
Familiarity with statistical software packages (e.g., R) and databases (such as MySQL), and open source programming languages such Perl and PHP, is a plus.
We seek energetic, engaged professionals with outstanding writing and interpersonal skills.
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