Research and Data Intern
Position title: Research and Data InternDepartment: Entrepreneurial ServicesReports to: Data AnalystsDate: March 2018About JumpStart Inc.JumpStart is a non-profit venture development organization that unlocks the full potential of diverse and ambitious entrepreneurs to economically transform entire communities. We provide a combination of funding and high-impact assistance for entrepreneurs and small business proprietors while also managing the Northeast Ohio ESP Network, a collaborative group of entrepreneurial support organizations located throughout Northeast Ohio.JumpStart has also built a national reputation as a champion for greater diversity—winning numerous awards, including the 2017 Ohio Martin Luther King Jr. Economic Opportunity Award, for our strong commitment to economic inclusion. We strive to find new ways to connect with entrepreneurs and small business proprietors in traditionally underserved communities, and we also believe in creating/maintaining a diverse internal team to maximize our own performance as an organization. Thus, we are actively seeking applicants who will bring racial, ethnic and/or gender diversity to this role.Key to JumpStart’s success is its expertise to leverage the skills, background and creativity of its inspired team to transform entrepreneurial aspirations into actions with measurable impact. JumpStart associates take great pride in making JumpStart a highly demanding yet incredibly fun place to work.Job detailsThe Research and Data intern will collaborate closely with JumpStart’s Data Analyst and Entrepreneurial Services Program team to support data driven evaluations of its programs, especially the ESP, specifically through in-depth reviews of current data and reports. This project will provide the intern a unique opportunity to better understand database structuring, learn the SQL and R programming languages, create data visualizations, and get an introduction into grant reporting. In addition, the intern will be expected to be intellectually curious in their approach to internal and external data. This position is for a full year for sixteen to 20 hours per week.Responsibilities• Assist with collection of outcome metrics for JumpStart programs. This will include creating and reviewing surveys in Qualtrics as well as engaging with key stakeholders to ensure consistent and complete tracking of data.• Assist with the evaluation of reporting metrics for JumpStart programs. This will include reviewing reports of data before they are sent to JumpStart staff and key stakeholders as well as assisting in the creation of visualizations of data using Microsoft excel, PowerBI, Tableau, and R.• Support JumpStart team with gathering financial and entrepreneurial data, data entry, and analysis on an ad hoc basis.Position responsibilities:• Must be intellectually curious and willing to ask questions.• Current graduate or undergraduate student in statistics, economics, computer science or a related position. Applicants in other majors that can demonstrate background with quantitative analysis or research are also encouraged to apply.• Proficiency in conducting research and background programming and managing data sets preferred.• Prior use or knowledge of computer languages, database systems and/or statistical analysis packages gained through previous experience or classroom background is preferred.• Strong technical skills, including proficiency with Microsoft office suite.• Excellent oral and written correspondence skills.A 3-5-page writing sample demonstrating the results of a quantitative research project is required in addition to resume.JumpStart’s Core Values and Key Cultural BehaviorsRESULTS DRIVEN• Act with a strong sense of urgency and focus where there is the greatest return on effort• Have enormous energy and the expertise to energize others• Strive for continuous improvement while being mindful that perfection can be the enemy of goodENTREPRENEURIAL• Pursue promising opportunities and be prepared to succeed or fail fast• Be open to good ideas from anywhere• Embrace change as an opportunity, not a threatACTIVELY INCLUSIVE• Be intentional, open and inviting to engage ambitious entrepreneurs and stakeholders with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives• Be knowledgeable about issues of race, gender and economic equality• Seek opportunities to introduce inclusive approaches in our thinking and actionsCUSTOMER FOCUSED• Seek out and respect our customers’ voices and needs to achieve our longterm mission• Wow them with solutions to their problems• Deliver on commitments each and every timeTRUSTWORTHY• Treat people fairly and with respect• Be open and honest with each other in a constructive way• Instill confidence that everyone will deliver on their commitmentsCOLLABORATIVE• Hold each other accountable for our actions• Listen to and consider the wisdom of the people at the table• Involve others to multiply our effectiveness and generate best outcomesThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. The qualifications listed above are representative of the min knowledge, skill, and/or expertise required. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform the key functions of the job according to specific company qualifications. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the required functions. JumpStart Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive pay & full benefits (medical, vision, 401k, paid vacation).
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