The Innovation and Analytics Officer position will be focused on providing citywide oversight of metrics and data analytics to facilitate strategic utilization of data. Once the data has been analyzed and understood, the Officer builds actionable thoughts and processes to be used throughout the enterprise. The Officer will be the guru for business analytics and will have the skills, knowledge of the technologies, and practices for continuous iterative exploration and investigation of past business performance to gain insight and drive business planning.
Must be able to work across the organization to foster an improved culture of innovation, accessibility, efficiency and accountability. This includes the following: acting as methodology expert and facilitator for the most critical innovation teams across the city, supporting them in "raising the bar" of their aspirations. Responsible for training other managers to perform these roles as well as allowing them to support innovation in their respective departments. Will provide insights; strategic innovation; promote open innovation; and introduce group tools and processes that encourage creative thinking.
The Innovation and Analytics Officer will work in a collaborative manner with the Information Technology department to foster high-performing project teams dedicated to achieving innovative and inspiring results.
The successful candidate will have experience in policy analysis, data analysis, strategic thinking, research, policy development, and public process facilitation skills and experience. Direct experience working on innovation and data governance. Demonstrated ability to analyze complex problems, develop and present recommendations, write reports, produce requests for proposals, and implement changes.
Resumes and cover letters will only be accepted electronically. To be considered an applicant for this critical role or to request a full job description, please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, please call 908-541-0390.
- Master’s degree in a relevant field (including engineering, business administration, computer science, political science, public administration, urban planning, or related field) and eight or more years of experience in increasingly responsible positions in a progressive, complex and fast paced organization or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated project management, including administrative, planning, and organizational skills, and demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage multiple complex projects involving competing interests and objectives. Ability to manage consultants, and delegate and coordinate complex assignments.
- Demonstrated ability to handle complex projects of a confidential and/or sensitive nature. Track record of creative project implementation and documented return on investment.
- Experience in policy analysis, data analysis, strategic thinking, research, policy development, and public process facilitation skills and experience. Direct experience working on innovation and data governance. Demonstrated ability to analyze complex problems, develop and present recommendations, write reports, produce requests for proposals and implement changes. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to assume responsibility, to prioritize and resolve problems, to work under pressure, to pay close attention to detail, to coordinate tasks to completion and provide quality control for responsiveness and customer satisfaction. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate and interact with the public and all levels of personnel within the city in a positive and cooperative manner. Superior knowledge of computers and applications including word processing, spreadsheets (Excel), email and Internet. Valid driver’s license. Have and maintain acceptable background information, including criminal conviction history and motor vehicle record.