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MAPSCorps | Chicago, IL
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MAPSCorps


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March 2, 2020
January 31, 2020
At least $60,000Commensurate with years of experience

Organization

MAPSCorps (Meaningful Active Productive Science in Service to Communities) is a nonprofit organization that provides youth with meaningful employment and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) training opportunities through an innovative technology-based community asset mapping program.

The MAPSCorps mission is to train youth to produce high-quality data about community assets that everyone can use to improve the human condition. MAPSCorps aims to address the gap in reliable data about assets in high poverty communities while providing meaningful employment for youth.

During the summer, MAPSCorps participants (primarily high school and college students) walk their communities, observing, collecting, and analyzing data about public-facing businesses and organizations (“assets”). Throughout the program, youth prepare a public health-focused research project to present at the program’s culminating event. After the summer program, the data collected by youth is processed and published on the MAPSCorps website and the Chicago Department of Public Health’s Chicago Health Atlas. The data are publicly available at no cost for noncommercial purposes.


Job Description

The Data Manager reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing policies for MAPSCorps data systems. The Manager oversees MAPSCorps’ data processing, reports, and data products with support from seasonal and temporary staff/interns as needed.

During the data collection (mapping) period (typically in the summer), the Manager will supervise seasonal Data Coordinators to ensure efficient data processing and high-quality data. The Manager also manages the MAPSCorps data requests process and mines the MAPSCorps dataset to provide reports and data visualizations to management and partners.

The Manager will also work closely with MAPSCorps’ technology partner(s) to maintain and optimize the MAPSCorps database, data collection tools (i.e., MapApp), and website (for annual data publication). In addition, the Manager will guide and support efforts to train MAPSCorps youth on basic data analytics and visualization techniques. Due to the start-up nature of the organization, the Manager will also occasionally contribute to other organizational activities, such as helping with organizational events, initiatives, and programs.


Responsibilities

Strategic

  • Lead the design, development and implementation of MAPSCorps’ data systems (e.g. database, data collection tools, analysis and reporting)
  • Optimize MAPSCorps’ data model for effective data management and analysis
  • Maintain oversight and adherence to data governance policies and procedures 
  • Become an expert on MAPSCorps’ data collection application (MapApp) and admin tool and develop recommendations for improvement
  • Work with external technical partners to implement technical improvements
  • Interact with external partners and communicate effectively about data and data insights in strategic partnership meetings

Tactical

  • Prepare, test, and ensure high level of accuracy of the MAPSCorps data sets
  • Perform data analysis to identify trends, correlations, and patterns in MAPSCorps data sets
  • Prepare relevant and impactful reports and data visualizations
  • Manage external data request process, including tracking and reports
  • Develop, document, implement and audit processes and procedures
  • Supervise Data Coordinators during mapping period
  • Support program efforts to educate youth in gaining valuable data and analysis skills
  • Assist Program Manager and Executive Director with other essential MAPSCorps tasks
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications

  • 2-5 years of experience in a data-related role (e.g., data analyst, systems analyst, data manager) working in database systems and using SQL to query data
  • Knowledge of web apps and technology stacks and their interrelatedness with databases and data management
  • Proficiency working with and analyzing large amounts of data
  • Experience with data visualization and reporting techniques and tools (e.g., Power BI, Tableau)
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to be candid, forthright, and ask tough questions regarding data systems, policies and processes, always helping to move the organization forward
  • Strong attention to detail and project management skills
  • Passion for building a community-engaged organization with a commitment to deliver high-quality data and meaningful work experience for youth
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work on a dynamic mixture of tasks, no matter how big or small
  • Excellent written, verbal and oral communication skills
  • Experience with software to create maps (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS) is highly desired

Organization

MAPSCorps (Meaningful Active Productive Science in Service to Communities) is a nonprofit organization that provides youth with meaningful employment and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) training…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Managerial

Benefits

Compensation & Benefits

Salary: Minimum salary of $60,000, commensurate with years of relevant experience.

Benefits: Health care, dental, FSA, 401(k), remote/flex work schedule, paid family leave after 1 year of employment

Vacation: Two weeks paid vacation in first year of employment, plus 12 paid holidays

Professional development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives

Compensation & Benefits

Salary: Minimum salary of $60,000, commensurate with years of relevant experience.

Benefits: Health care, dental, FSA, 401(k), remote/flex work schedule, paid…

Level of Language Proficiency

English - fluent

English - fluent

How to Apply

Application Instructions

Members of populations that are underrepresented and marginalized in technology and data are encouraged to apply. We strive to build a team that is inclusive of diverse experiences and perspectives.

To apply, visit https://apply.workable.com/mapscorps/ and click on “Data Manager.” No phone calls, please.


Application Process

We will accept applications through January 31, 2019 and will review applications on a rolling basis. The application process will take three to four weeks, including the following steps:

  1. Application Screening – We will review applications and conducts screening calls.
  2. Data Challenge – We will invite selected applicants to complete a data challenge. Applicants will have 48 hrs. to respond to the data challenge via email.
  3. In-person Interview - We will interview final candidates. Interviews will take 1-1.5 hours, including an applicant data challenge presentation, analysis whiteboarding, behavioral questions and Q&A.
  4. Application Selection – We will select a final candidate.

MAPSCorps is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about MAPSCorps, please visit our website at MAPSCorps.org and watch the MAPSCorps video at MAPSCorps YouTube.

Application Instructions

Members of populations that are underrepresented and marginalized in technology and data are encouraged to apply. We strive to build a team that is…

Location

5307 South Hyde Park Boulevard, Unit 2N, Chicago, IL 60615

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