Lead Analyst - UAA Center for Economic Development

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Classification:Administrative Professional 1
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Office of the Provost
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Other, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Join a dynamic team that's passionate about growing Alaska's economy. We're looking for a motivated, self-directed individual who enjoys digging into data and communicating results.

Duties:

15Client Outreach -Network with economic development entities in the state to identify technical assistance or applied research needs. -Independently interface with potential clients to promote the services and programs of CED. -Develop systems to evaluate and report on the success of programs, projects and activities to enhance the long term success of local entrepreneurs. -Aid in delivery of public presentations as requested and in meeting the need to support CED statewide outreach objectives. -Work in collaboration with other CED staff as well as in partnership with other BEI units such as SBDC.Essential
15Grants and External Fund Development Management -Identify and develop proposals for additional sources of funds to support the technical assistance initiatives seeking long term sustainability. -Evaluate RFPs for fit with technical assistance initiatives of the CED and alignment with University of Alaska organizational requirements. -Participate in pre-bid meetings, establish time-lines for bid submittals and monitor process to ensure CED fit and competitiveness. -Perform and/or support editing and production of funding proposals. -Participate in the preparation and distribution of CED reports to funding agencies. -Work closely with CED executive director to assist and advise in the management of all externally funded CED projects. -Work closely with CED executive director to continue to grow external sources of base funding via charitable and sponsorship giving to CED initiatives. Serve as point of contact and ongoing relationship builder with these key funding entities.Essential
30Business Analyst Consultant -Advise clients on economic development initiatives. These may include tribes, nonprofits, businesses, or government agencies. -Independently develop client scopes of work including defining client needs -Independently develop reports, materials or verbal summaries in readily understandable manner for internal team and clients -Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis and summarize findings for feasibility studies, business plans, market analyses, etc.Essential
40Research and Data Analysis -Write reports, materials or simple summaries to support Alaska stakeholders in using relevant data. -Review, collect and analyze regional economic and demographic data relevant to Alaska stakeholders. -Develop research based systems and tools to aid stakeholders in better evaluating outcomes associated with statewide economic development efforts. -Develop compelling visual displays of economic data to be hosted on the CED website. -Oversee the work of others in any of the above tasks.Essential

Join a dynamic team that's passionate about growing Alaska's economy. We're looking for a motivated, self-directed individual who enjoys digging into data and communicating results. The Center for Economic Development leverages the expertise of the University of Alaska to support economic development around the state. Our work spans entrepreneurship programming, technical assistance to communities, applied research, and training for economic developers. The Research Analyst will fill a mission-critical role in turning research and data into actionable insights.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data. Ability to create comprehensive reports. Ability to understand and solve complex* problems. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Strong writing skills are a must!

Required Experience: Evidence of interest in community development, economic development, business administration, entrepreneurship, public policy, or economics. Two years of work experience in a related area.

Typical Education or Training: Bachelor's degree in business, political science, economics or a related field. Master's degree preferred. Will give strong consideration to candidates with a combination of education and experience that demonstrates a clear interest in economic development.

Minimum Starting Bi-weekly Salary: $2,065.60

Application Packet Must Include: Please attach a writing sample from your professional experience or academic training. The sample will be used to gauge your ability to communicate in writing with diverse audiences, often made up of non-specialists. There are no specific requirements as far as length or topic, but we may not have time to review documents longer than 25 pages. Attach your writing sample as an additional document.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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