Research and Analytics Specialist

Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
Cedar Rapids, IA
Date Posted:  August 11, 2022
Closing Date:  September 25, 2022

Do you love collecting, analyzing and presenting data? Do you thrive on uncovering trends within the data and presenting actionable steps to improve performance? Do you geek out about creating dashboards and data visualizations? And, honestly, wouldn’t you love to join a team recently named one of CBJ’s 2022 Coolest Places to Work?

The Economic Alliance is looking for a Research and Analytics Specialist and if that piques your interest, you probably want more detail on what that means. Here’s the essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Collects, analyzes and presents community and regional data to show business and economic trends
  • Collects, analyzes and presents internal data to support organizational and operational goals and strategies, strategic planning exercises and member performance reports
  • Tracks digital marketing data, uncovering trends within the data and presenting actionable steps to improve performance
  • Supports development of dashboards and other data visualizations to report metrics
  • Creates and maintains databases containing information related to community demographics, economic indicators, community development, and other related areas
  • Reviews and analyzes information from Chmura, LOIS, COLI and other databases in work activities
  • Prepares financial assistance applications on behalf of and in conjunction with members and/or development prospects; for successful applicants, provides support through administration of financial assistance contract
  • Finds and provides information needed to support business attraction and retention efforts of the Economic Alliance and ICR Iowa
  • Researches and applies new or best practice methods to emerging trends and technologies and communicates this knowledge clearly and concisely
  • Supports research and data requests from internal customers and certain Economic Alliance members
  • Designs and executes surveys; analyzes and compiles collected data to assess customer opinions and preferences
  • Develops individual grant proposals in accordance with each grant-making organization’s preferences and guidelines