As part of its newly formed Advanced Analytics team, GovEx is seeking a Data Scientist. The GovEx Data Scientist will partner with municipal governments to use large and diverse volumes of data to deliver actionable insights on a variety of problems that matter to cities and their residents. In addition, the Data Scientist will help build the capacity of governments to pursue and complete data science projects independently.
The Data Scientist will play a critical role in the scoping, execution, and implementation of data science projects for What Works Cities. GovEx supports the work of over 90 cities and growing through this initiative. As such, this position offers a unique opportunity to help many municipal governments leverage information management, statistics, and computer science skills; and maintain an analytical methodology to surface viable opportunities and apply appropriate techniques.
GovEx’s Data Scientist also assists in providing training and other educational supports to select city partners furthering their own analytical capabilities and enhancing their impact. In addition, the Data Scientist contributes to published content about innovative solutions to pressing municipal problems, and creates high-impact resources and training materials to support the adoption of advanced analytical practices in government.
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Education Project Manager
The Education Project Manager is a critical member of the GovEx team, especially our efforts to increase the capacity of governments to use data. The Education Project Manager plays a central role in GovEx’s growing training program by planning and developing curricula for government staff; designing, launching, and ensuring success for new courses; and managing a range of activities associated with in-person and online trainings in coordination with GovEx Senior Implementation Advisors, who lead technical assistance efforts with our clients.
The Project Manager will work individually and collaboratively to build innovative learning experiences that improve our partners’ ability to use data. While the primary focus will be developing new online learning experiences, the Project Manager will also collaborate on in-person learning exercises and experiences. Our ideal Project Manager has three to five years experience creating and managing digital learning programs for adults, as well as collaborating with diverse teams and clients to see projects through to completion at a fast pace.
The Education Project Manager position requires a high level of self-motivation, initiative, and demonstrated success working within a dynamic organization. While GovEx offers workplace flexibility, this position involves working at the GovEx office on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University. Occasional travel is also required (20-30%). This position reports to the Associate Director of Training and Education.
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GovEx seeks a part-time (20 hours per week) Research Associate who will play a central role in designing, conducting, and sharing research. This role may transition to full-time in Spring 2018.
The Research Associate will support the Director of Applied Research on a wide range of projects across sectors, strengthening cities’ ability to leverage research and developing approaches tailored to the challenges of civic work. Qualified candidates must flourish in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment.
Specific responsibilities for a Research Associate include:
- Prepare research plans and designs, including methodologies for quantitative research
- Conduct analysis for research projects using the appropriate methodology
- Collect, clean, and analyze data from city governments, national surveys, longitudinal studies, etc.
- Prepare, disseminate, analyze qualitative data collection instruments
- Recruit, prepare, and interview key informants
- Conduct literature reviews from appropriate sources
- Summarize project results
- Present findings to GovEx team and external partners in the form of research papers at professional conferences, blog posts, or journal articles for publication
Learn more and apply for our Research Associate position here!