DataArts is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower the nonprofit arts and cultural sector with high-quality data and resources to strengthen its vitality, performance, and public impact. We accomplish this by equipping arts and cultural organizations to collect, learn from, and use data effectively; by building critical infrastructure for the sector and being a trusted source of high-quality data and knowledge that advances cultural initiatives; and by convening and coordinating a national coalition for cultural data, dedicated to collective learning, leadership, and action.
Over the past twelve years, we have collected over 50,000 data profiles from more than 16,000 organizations, compiling one of the richest sources of longitudinal data on the financial, operational, and programmatic activities of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in the United States. In the coming years, as DataArts continues to build this dataset, we seek to develop our research, analysis, and reporting capabilities, with an eye towards meeting the field’s evolving needs for quantitative and qualitative resources and insights and contributing new knowledge that will advance the arts and cultural sector. The Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation (Senior Research Manager) is a new position that will lead these efforts and will aid DataArts in developing new areas and approaches for standardized data collection for cultural nonprofits, grantmakers, and arts advocates, framing useful research questions, and identifying emerging areas of inquiry.
The Senior Research Manager is a new position, reporting to the Vice President, Director of Programs and Products, and will lead survey design, data analysis and interpretation, and delivery of the organization’s research services. This position offers a terrific opportunity to blend experience in advanced data fielding and analysis with a proven desire and ability to understand and communicate the meanings and implications of that data to a range of audiences. The Senior Research Manager will provide expertise in research design and sampling (including applied quantitative and qualitative methods), analyzing quantitative datasets (e.g., merging coding, and conducting a variety of statistical analyses); and providing thoughtful written and visual interpretations of the data. S/he will manage the ongoing review and improvement of our flagship survey, the Cultural Data Profile, and will manage the development and reporting of integrated field surveys conducted on behalf of national arts service organizations. The Senior Research Manager will also identify and forge strategic research partnerships that will connect DataArts with recognized experts in relevant areas of inquiry. With input from the senior leadership team, the Senior Research Manager will develop the organization’s research agenda, priorities, and service offerings to the field.
The Senior Research Manager will also oversee program and product evaluation and other internal learning initiatives as part of DataArts’ commitment to customer-centered value creation, continuous improvement, and data-informed decision-making. S/he will provide direction and leadership to the DataArts research team (including full-time Research Manager and Research Associate, and part-time contracted Research Advisor and graduate research fellows and interns) in executing those priorities to meet the specific research and analysis needs of our clients, generate earned revenue from contracted studies, and advance the reputation of DataArts in the field.
The ideal candidate will have an identified area(s) of research interest, academic credibility, have worked in a research or consulting firm, and will also have a demonstrated knowledge of the cultural field and arts management.
Evaluation and Survey Design
Thought Leadership and Networks of Influence
To apply: Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae which includes a list of papers, publications, and presentations, and a one-page statement describing your area of research focus/interest to email@example.com.
DataArts is an equal opportunity employer with a policy of inclusiveness and nondiscrimination, and is committed to providing a workplace that is free of discrimination of all types, and that is free from abusive, offensive or harassing behavior. DataArts also maintains a drug-free workplace. ADA/EOE
Please forward cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org referencing "Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation"
Salary: Commensurate with skills and experience, includes generous benefits package
Schedule: Monday - Friday
Date: November 14, 2016