Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

This is an archive of thoughts I had about indicators and the community indicators movement. Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Job Posting: NeighborWorks America Senior Analyst

From NNIP:

Job Description

TITLE: Senior Planning, and Evaluation Analyst
Division: Corporate Planning, Performance, and Strategy (CPPS)
LOCATION: Washington DC


Support Corporate strategies and performance by supporting the Director in strategic planning, corporate performance measurement, scorecard development and implementation, program evaluation and the improvement of coordination and integration of process and data systems across the functional divisions of the organization. Ensure the success of the Corporation’s commitments by assisting in the development of measures for success for special projects, grants and other key strategic programs.


Business owner within CPPS for the day to day management of the NFMC program evaluation consultant team. This requires a strong knowledge and background in quantitative public policy research, the ability to communicate clearly and concisely to venders and senior management. Develop any required summaries and or presentations as may be needed.
Assist in designing and implementing corporate performance measurement tools and systems, conducting analyses for management and key external stakeholders (Board, OMB, Congress).
Coordinates with Director, Data Collection and Special Projects in Organizational Assessment Division (OAD) regarding planning and implementation of data collection procedures for maximum effectiveness.
Assists in annual budgeting process, including all CPPS coordination and facilitation across divisions.
In coordination with Program Measurement Management Consultants, assists in establishing and maintaining efficiencies in data collection, definition, and analysis to ensure continued improvement in the quality of data collected from NWOs and other community development corporations.
Assists in ongoing efforts to develop a data dictionary and establish a standard for definition of data points that will be consistent across use of that data.


Represents CPPS at internal meetings and on task groups as assigned, and represents NeighborWorks® America at conferences and workshops as assigned by CPPS Director.
Ensures collaboration at the corporate level for cross-divisional programs and activities by identifying overlapping efforts.

Collaboration with officers, senior managers and program staff of multiple business units to provide information, interpret data, and support evaluation efforts. Interacts with staff of NWO and community development corporations to provide information, advise, interpret data and provide benchmarking and other tools to enhance their self-analysis.

Undergraduate degree in public policy, business, economics or finance, graduate degree strongly preferred and 6 – 8 years of experience in strategic and business process planning, performance evaluation, statistical analysis or any combination of education and experience that provide the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

At least 2 years experience in managing large complex projects with multiple stakeholders
Ability to work independently and make responsible decisions
Experience in statistical analysis, including multivariate statistics
MS Office products proficiency. Computer skills with database and business intelligence tools
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written skills sufficient to develop reports, explain complex information and make presentations of complex data


Fast paced working environment, extensive computer usage, and ongoing complex evaluative thinking, multitasking on a regular basis, extensive collaboration
Travel approximately 15%

NeighborWorks® America is committed to providing a productive and safe environment. To achieve that goal, we conduct background & reference check investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment.

Equal Opportunity Employment M/D/F/V


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