Numbers Talk: The Data Center Is Hiring

NEW ORLEANS – The Data Center, who says they are the most trusted resource for data about greater New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana, are looking for new members to add to their number crunching team.

         Founded in 1997, The Data Center said they are fully independent and experts at bringing data together from multiple sources, uniquely able to step beyond the limits of analyzing data from just one perspective and take a 360–degree look at issues that matter most to our region from the government, business, nonprofit and community perspective.

         In these ways The Data Center said they realize its mission to build prosperous, inclusive and sustainable communities by making informed decisions possible.

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         Currently, they’re looking for data analysts who would report to their Executive Director.

         Job qualifications include:


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         Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in economics, public policy or other relevant field with minimum 2 years work experience,

         Demonstrated competencies in or demonstrated ability to quickly learn: Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; statistical software packages such as SPSS; ESRI ArcGIS; Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver; Google office products,

         Demonstrated very strong attention to detail (specifically mathematical), strong data analysis skills, good information design skills, and excellent proofreading skills,

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         Demonstrated skills at organizing files and information, conducting research, and processing/ managing large amounts of data,

         Ability to juggle multiple projects and prioritize work products to meet deadlines and accommodate the needs of the larger team,

         Willingness to take direction and work closely with co-workers and contractors to create, edit, and produce/publish many and varied types of documents, reports, and analyses,

         Experience working as a part of a team and a passion for the mission of The Data Center,

         Must reside in the greater New Orleans area or Southeast Louisiana, and be available to attend frequent in-person meetings,

         No outside business interests that may conflict with the organization’s goals and objectives and not explicitly approved by the Executive Director


         Essential functions include:


         30% – Assist in the development, expansion and implementation of new indicator creation, including relevant research of data sets and quality assurance. Conduct literature reviews particularly on economic trends to inform the development of products and published materials.

         30% – Assist in the collection, processing, analyzing and/or geocoding of data sets from a wide array of sources for inclusion in products and publications.

         10% – Implement quality assurance processes for the creation of products and publications that support The Data Center’s brand.

         10% – Collaboratively create and produce high-quality technical publications, or pieces of publications, including web pages, maps, PowerPoints, and printed materials.

         5% – Document the standards and processes for product development and finalization.

         5% – Assist in answering ad hoc data requests received via “Ask Vicki,” and ad hoc data analyses associated with grant or contract supported endeavors.

         5% – Assist in the researching and assessing technology decisions.

         5% – Assist in organizing logistics of convenings including arranging meeting rooms, A/V equipment, food planning, and more.


         Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Starting date is negotiable, however, filling the position by March 2015 is preferred. Applicants should email a full resume complete with current software competencies, and names and contact information for three professional references, plus a cover letter describing career goals to

         Please state “Data Analyst” as the subject line. 

         Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. No phone calls please.

         Nonprofit Knowledge Works is an equal opportunity employer.

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