Are you a nonprofit research and evaluation professional with a knack for data analysis and a desire to help shape the field of municipal sustainability? Do you have a strong background in areas like qualitative/quantitative research methods, relational databases, and data visualization? How about a passion for nonprofit impact analysis or network theory? If so, you might be an ideal candidate for USDN’s Data, Evaluation and Research Manager position!
Position Description :
The USDN Data, Evaluation, and Research Manager develops high quality, impactful research and translates data into engaging communications to advance USDN Field Intelligence, steward impact data for grant and member reporting and to support the ongoing development of the field of urban sustainability. The position plays a crucial role in supporting information exchange and collaboration internally amongst staff and externally with members by designing process and data systems, performing research, building and maintaining databases of information about the work and interests of USDN’s local government members. The Data and Research Manager supports USDN by analyzing and presenting data through reports, visualizations, graphics, and spreadsheets, and supports USDN Program Directors focusing on climate resilience, transportation, renewable energy, building energy, climate planning, and equity on a range of research and project support needs
Research Strategy and Project Leadership
Research and Analysis of Local Government Sustainability Data
Visual Presentation of Data and Research
Emergent and Special Projects
Examples of tasks assigned to this position might include:
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate some combination of the following skills, experiences, and abilities:
The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:
Terms of Employment. This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to Information Systems & Technology Director. The compensation range for this position is expected to be between $65,000 – $75,000 annually. USDN offers a robust benefits package, including 100% employer covered health, dental, disability, and life insurance, flexible leave policy, generous paid leave, and 401(k) program.
Location. This is a fully remote, work-from-home position. USDN has no central office but staff collaborate extensively via video call meetings and through periodic in-peron convenings. The candidates must furnish their own quiet office space for conference calls. USDN provides an IT stipend to cover internet and phone use, computer, software, and other home office supplies. Work hours: 9am-5pm Eastern, Central, Mountain, or Pacific Standard Times (flexible); 40 hours/week.
About USDN. The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) supports local governments to implement bold change in pursuit of equitable and sustainable communities. It does this by building the capacity of local governments to act, scaling promising practices and solutions, and harnessing data and insights to advance and influence the field. The heart of USDN’s work is a network of local government sustainability professionals from over 250 cities and counties across the United States and Canada dedicated to creating a healthy environment, advancing racial equity, and building thriving and resilient communities. USDN is powered by a distributed team of 20 people that work together across the United States, and a robust network of trusted partners and collaborators. USDN believes that a diverse, inclusive, and equity-centered climate movement is essential to achieving our ambitious goals for just, resilient, carbon neutral communities. Our work prioritizes those who experience the most vulnerability to climate change, disproportionate exposure to environmental injustice, and the biggest barriers to benefiting from climate solutions.
Urban Sustainability Directors Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage applications from qualified people of all gender expressions and identities, sexual orientations, racialized communities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities. Should you require accommodations through the application process, please let us know.
Application Instructions. We accept applications through an online application program, Breezy. To apply click here. When you apply you will be prompted to provide your contact information (full name, email address, and phone number). You will be required to attach a resume, and to include your cover letter in a text field. Additionally, you will also be prompted to complete a demographic questionnaire. Your responses to the questionnaire are kept separately from your application and help us to monitor and improve our recruitment and outreach efforts, to reach a wide diversity of candidates. If you do not wish to provide responses to the demographic questionnaire, please select the option, "prefer not to answer."