Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 18-Sep-2017 to 17-Oct-2017
  • - United Way of Central Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Upper $40’s
  • Full Time
  • Complete Benefits Package Available

Lead research and analytical projects conducted by the Strategic Information Department in support of the organization's goals and objectives.  Acts as a liaison between the Strategic Information Department, internal partners (fundraising, volunteer center, marketing, and community impact) and external partners (including United Way's 85 partner agencies).

Position Duties & Responsibilities
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. 

• Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to define and design analysis projects
• Collect, manage and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data to draw conclusions and make recommendations
• Conduct in-depth data analysis and interpret results using standard statistical tools and techniques
• Collaborate with stakeholders to develop, analyze and communicate reporting mechanisms that provide ongoing updates for various initiatives and programs Understand Key Performance Measures and Indicators that drive organizational measurement, reporting and analytics across key data sources and functions
• Develop and implement research designs, inclusive of methodology and appropriate statistical methods for analyzing data on assigned projects
• Liaise with United Way partner agencies to facilitate understanding of and compliance with United Way data reporting requirements
• Pinpoint trends, correlations and patterns in data sets to support business decision-making
• Prepare and present research results and related implications and recommendations both in writing and verbal communications based on a demonstrated understanding of the given audience and research objectives.
• Research and analyze existing and emerging community needs and initiatives to inform UWCI program strategy
• Identify and utilize relevant external data and studies to inform our research strategies, validate our thinking and maximize efficiency.
• Create on-line surveys and assist in analyzing data from survey research projects
• Assist with program evaluation and data analysis for UWCI programs and initiatives
• Utilize GIS tools such as ArcGIS to create maps and provide understanding of variables in a given geographic location
• Lead efforts to collect, organize, scrub, validate, and otherwise prepare large data sets from multiple sources for research projects
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge and expertise with traditional and new research methods, analytic techniques, and technologies
• Perform special assignments and other work, on an as-needed basis

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily and be present in the office while performing those functions. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. United Way also values innovative thinking, and a successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within the team to achieve goals and objectives.  The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, and flexibility and adaptability. The individual will also maintain knowledge of trends in his/her area of responsibility and reviews literature to understand key issues.

Education and/or Experience
• Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree preferred. Work experience may substitute for education requirements on a case by case basis.
• 3-5 years of relevant experience is preferred.
• Strong analytical skills, including expertise in the modeling and analysis of data is required.
• Working knowledge of SPSS, SQL or relational database concepts and other business analytics tools is preferred.
• Must possess a high level of computer proficiency and knowledge of various computer software, with particular skill in Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint.
• Functional knowledge of Esri products suite, including ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online
• Demonstrated ability to effectively link data across systems, and assure data accuracy, completeness, and integrity.
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are general representations of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to touch and handle objects. The employee frequently stands or walks.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Office setting, with sustained use of a computer.
• The noise level in the work environment is minimal to moderate.
• Maintains personal/professional competency and works to create an environment of courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in all interactions both internal and external to the organization.

Core Competencies
United Way of Central Indiana's team is evaluated on the following core competencies:
• Courage
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence
• Thinking Strategically
• Stakeholder Experience
• Effective Communication

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