Accountable to: Ending Hunger 2.0 Director
Department: Ending Hunger 2.0
Employment Status: Exempt
Hours: Full Time
The data insights manager is primarily responsible for research, data collection, analysis and evaluation in support of Great Plains Food Bank’s network of partner agencies, programs, new initiatives, and solutions to address hunger and its root causes. The data insights manager will also manage a client data system with a diverse network of partner agencies. With our values of passion, service and innovation at the forefront, this position will advance the mission of Great Plains Food Bank to end hunger together and our vision of a hunger-free North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota.
Core Accountabilities and Essential Duties
- Research, Evaluation, and Analysis
The data insights manager is responsible for planning and managing projects that deliver strategic insight, improvements in client outcomes, and impact evaluation.
- Manages timeline, budget, resources, tools, and collaboration (if relevant) for execution of research studies end to end.
- Supports partner and program evaluation, streamlining data collection and analysis.
- Utilizes technology to identify needs and opportunities within the organizational service area.
- Works with key stakeholders to develop and manage comprehensive database of all hunger-related data.
- Collaborates on written or visual reports communicating methods, findings, and other relevant information.
- Client Data System Management
The data insights manager leads all efforts to operationalize a unified, client database system with the Great Plains Food Bank’s network of partners and programs to ensure our network has accurate, real-time data about the clients served.
- Develops short and long term project strategy and executes on activities with adherence to budget, timeline, and organizational goals.
- Secures, trains and supports partners who utilize intake tool.
- Identifies ongoing funding in support of client data system.
- Capacity Building
The data insights manager supports the organization in streamlining data collection and analysis across all departments to ensure continuity and accuracy.
- Supports data requests for fundraising, strategic tracking, and other organizational needs.
- Provides subject matter expertise for client data collection efforts.
- Implements quality control practices to ensure organizational data has high fidelity and transparency.
- Leverages data visualization tools to support GPFBs internal and external communication.
- Staff Development and Direction
The data insights manager builds upon the strong culture of the organization and its people to form a cohesive, skilled, high-performing, engaged, and values-driven team through coaching, training and professional development opportunities.
- Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises the work and progress of any AmeriCorps VISTA(s) members.
- Recruits and manages volunteers for associated projects/programs.
- Fosters engagement by creating a supportive environment, promoting strong communications, recognizing achievements, and motivating and challenging team member by building on their strengths and providing opportunities for growth.
Education, Experience and Requirements
Successful candidates for this position must hold a Bachelor’s degree in related field with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in project management, program evaluation, and research methods. Experience in database systems and data analytics preferred. Valid driver’s license, ability to travel statewide and flexibility to attend meetings and events in evenings and/or on weekends required.
Skills and Competencies
- Strong communicator that possesses excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Tableau, Service Insights on Meal Connect, and related applications.
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multi-faceted demands and deadlines
- Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
- Experience with formal and community based participatory research methods
- Critical thinking skills to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
- Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others
Competitive compensation and benefit package, including both traditional and nontraditional benefits. Opportunity to contribute to a culture and environment that values equity, diversity and inclusion; and to join a team that believes that together, we can and will solve hunger.
Contact for more information and application
Taylor Syvertson, Ending Hunger 2.0 Director