Data/Research Analyst Senior Associate

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $65,000
Maximum: $75,000

Published

05/30/2018

Address

Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Description

Position Summary and Essential Functions

This position’s primary responsibilities are to assist Knowledge Sharing team members in conducting quantitative and qualitative research on community development financial institutions (CDFI). The position’s essential functions are assisting with the following: implementing online surveys and cleaning survey data; developing data cleaning processes; building and maintaining databases; producing tables, charts, and figures for OFN publications; producing OFN Member Peer Comparisons; responding to information requests from OFN staff, as well as external parties; processing transaction-level data for GIS mapping; improving OFN’s data visualization efforts; and researching topics requested by Knowledge Sharing team members.


Position Responsibilities

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Implements online surveys, including OFN’s annual Member Survey; drafts communications with CDFIs.

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Oversees the Annual Member Survey process and continuously improves its efficiency, including but not limited to: programming the survey software, conducting the survey, providing assistance to respondents and extensive cleaning of survey data.

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Conducts survey data validation by reviewing Members’ audited financial statements and tracking survey responses; develops data validation processes.

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Interacts with OFN Members to ensure high quality survey responses and seeks input on survey designs and processes.

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Develops and maintains the historical annual Member survey database using MS Access; creates queries in response to internal and external data requests.

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Coordinates layouts for tables, charts, and figures used in publishable reports including the annual Side by Side publication, OFN Member Peer Comparisons, Inside the Membership, and Member Reviews.

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Collects and validates transaction-level data for OFN’s CDFI Coverage Map website (a web-based GIS platform); drafts communication to increase Coverage Map participation.

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Uses data visualization software (e.g., Tableau, GIS) to disseminate OFN’s research to internal and external audiences.

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Responds independently to information requests from OFN staff as well as external parties and participates on projects as a Knowledge Sharing representative. 

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Researches topics requested by Knowledge Sharing team members.

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Writes blog posts and other materials related to OFN’s research.

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Performs other activities as requested by Knowledge Sharing team members. 



Education and Experience

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Bachelor’s Degree or 5-7 years of work experience in lieu of a degree; Master’s Degree a plus

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      3+ years experience in data analysis using Excel experience with Access or another database software are required

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      3+ years direct experience in quantitative research required; experience in qualitative research is highly beneficial

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Experience with statistical software is required (e.g., R, SPSS); experience with Wincross is a plus

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Experience with ArcGIS software is required

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Experience with online survey software such as Survey Monkey, Qualtrics and/or similar software a plus

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Experience with data visualization software (e.g., Tableau) is preferred

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Experience or volunteer work in nonprofit or small office environment a plus



Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Extensive knowledge of financial statements is essential, understanding of non-profit financial institutions’ financial statements is a plus. 

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Proficient with MS Office Products; advanced Excel and beginner Access required

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Strong organizational skills, patience, and attention to detail required

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Strong analytical skills as well as written and verbal communication skills required

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse constituents is required

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Ability to work independently or in team environment is required

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Ability to manage multiple tasks in effective and efficient manner required

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Knowledge of and commitment to community development is highly beneficial; interest in learning about the community development finance field is required

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Limited travel required less than 10%

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      No extraordinary physical requirements beyond ability to travel

<img src="//:0" alt="*" height="11" width="10">      Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position 


Supervisor: VP, Research            FLSA Status: Exempt                  


EOE/V/D/AA Compliant

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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