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Data Analyst, Creative Vitality Suite™

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Data Analyst, Creative Vitality Suite™

Date of Description Revision July 9, 2019

About WESTAF

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) is a nonprofit organization that weaves together technology, thought leadership, and innovation to energize, network, and fund public sector arts agencies. As one of six regional arts organizations in the US, it provides advocacy, policy, arts programming, and professional development services to the state arts agencies in its 13-state region. Through its technology programs, WESTAF serves arts organizations and artists in every state. WESTAF has taken an entrepreneurial approach to address the needs of the arts and culture field by developing technology products and providing software as a service (SaaS). The income generated from these services enables WESTAF to elevate the arts and culture field through a number of initiatives.

 

Summary of Product

The Creative Vitality™ Suite (CVSuite™) is a software as a service data tool designed to facilitate research and analysis of the impact of arts and culture on the economy. The data in the tool are derived from national, authoritative sources that provide information on creative jobs, industry earnings, industry revenues, and the concentrations of jobs. The tool also contains detailed information on cultural nonprofits. With customizable, quantitative information on the creative sector, arts agencies, tourism bureaus, downtown development associations, real estate developers, community investors, and other organizations can demonstrate and speak to the local economic benefits of creative businesses and talent.

 

Summary of Position

The Data Analyst plans, implements, and coordinates much of the day-to-day activity pertaining to the CVSuite system. The Analyst administers the product and oversees the development and technical maintenance of the CVSuite system. The Analyst will work with clients in the creative industries and must understand creative economy data. This position will conduct data analyses, and understand and adjust data methodologies. The Analyst will be able to understand how to create narratives with data. The Data Analyst should be able to use data to tell a story. This position must be able to able to see important patterns in the data.

The Data Analyst must be able to conduct agile and scrum processes to ensure that technical and business operational goals are established and met for the CVSuite product. The Analyst will produce research and reports using CVSuite data and provide data visualizations for the project.

The Analyst will work with the Business Coordinator, whose charge is to onboard new clients and execute the sales and business development goals of CVSuite. The Analyst will work closely with the Director of Business Strategy to meet the revenue goals for this earned income product.

Finally, the Data Analyst of CVSuite is WESTAF’s creative economy expert and will have an integral role in supporting WESTAF’s strategic plan.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with data analysis or economic data research. This individual will have knowledge of or interest in the creative economy and creative economy concepts.

 

Essential Functions

  • Plans, implements, and coordinates the daily operations of CVSuite system.
  • Understands creative economy data streams and is able to query and analyze product data for clients.
  • Acts as a product knowledge expert for CVSuite with the inherent understanding of the business rules of the system and the data methodology utilized.
  • Maintains the inflow of data into the system to ensure it is systematically cleaned and updated. Prioritizes and scrubs the product backlog for the system.
  • Troubleshoots technical issues of the CVSuite system; documents and escalates bug fixes to the technology teams and follows through to the completion of the task.
  • Recommends product development features to ensure continued customer satisfaction and to meet business strategy and business operation goals.
  • Assists with software development by generating bug tickets, creating specs for larger enhancements, testing issues as they are being resolved, and planning releases.
  • Works closely with the Business Coordinator to provide information and resources for client/sales questions.
  • Represents WESTAF as an expert and thought leader on matters relating to the creative economy.
  • Serves as the initiating source of the short-term and long-term vision for the CVSuite product.

If you have many of these skills, but not all of them, we encourage you to apply. We love to teach those who are willing to learn.

 

Reporting

This role will report to the Director of Business Strategy.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 2+ years working with teams.
  • Experience with economic data analysis and data methodologies.
  • Moderate math and statistical skills.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Moderate computer science/coding skills.
  • Ability to develop key performance indicators.
  • Ability to create visualizations of the data.
  • Ability to utilize business intelligence and analytics tools.
  • Experience managing a SaaS product preferred.
  • Experience with Jaspersoft and proficient experience with Excel or other spreadsheet programs.
  • Experience with agile and scrum processes.
  • Experience with data wrangling, analysis, and visualization.
  • Familiarity with statistical tools (i.e. Excel and R) is a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail, aptitude for executing and prioritizing tasks independently, and the ability to rapidly shift priorities.
  • Solution-oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and communicate solutions.
  • Aptitude for completing work objectives under limited supervision.
  • Strong emotional intelligence and the ability to communicate complex issues verbally and in writing.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

COMPENSATION

  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Paid vacation (10 hours/month).
  • Paid sick leave (8 hours/month).
  • Paid holidays (11 per year).
  • Health insurance provided at no-added-cost to the employee.
  • Dental coverage provided with $15 employee contribution.
  • RTD Ecopass.
  • Retirement plan with 401k matching opportunities.

 

WESTAF is an equal opportunity employer : All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

TO APPLY

This position must be filled as soon as possible. Early applications will receive preference. Submit a resume and cover letter detailing your experience and qualifications for this position to staff@westaf.org with the subject line “CVSuite Data Analyst.” No phone calls, please.

 

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Grants Coordinator

Position Description – WESTAF
Grants Coordinator

About WESTAF

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) is a nonprofit organization that weaves together technology, thought leadership, and innovation to energize, network, and grow to fund for public sector arts agencies. As one of six regional arts organizations in the US, it provides advocacy, policy, arts programming, and professional development services to the arts agencies in its 13-state region. Through its technology programs, WESTAF serves arts organizations and artists in every state. WESTAF has taken an entrepreneurial approach to the needs of the arts and culture field by developing technology products and providing software as a service (SaaS). The income generated from these services enables WESTAF to elevate the arts and culture field through a number of initiatives.

About the Position

The Grants Coordinator works closely with the Director of Social Responsibility and Inclusion and the Director of Public Policy to manage the WESTAF Regional Touring grant through the TourWest and IMTour programs. TourWest supports the presentation of out-of-state touring performing artists in underserved communities through grants to qualified presenters in the 13-state WESTAF region. In addition to adhering to rules and regulations of federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (the Endowment), the coordinator will provide feedback and customer support to applicants and grantees and liaise with regional and national touring and presenter networks. The Grants Coordinator will also maintain the Independent Music on Tour (IMTour) website, which provides visibility and performance opportunities for independent musicians in the western US.

Essential Functions

TourWest:

  • Understand and enforce National Endowment for the Arts (the Endowment) policies related to TourWest/IMT grants.
  • Maintain data and all records related to TourWest grants over multiple years.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Social Responsibility and Inclusion to establish and manage policies related to the TourWest grant program.
  • Manage TourWest application cycles, grant panels, and final reporting.
  • Oversee and facilitate TourWest-related events, including the annual state arts agency performing arts and consortia director convening.
  • Represent TourWest and present on touring and presenting topics at regional and national workshops and conferences.
  • Provide technical support to TourWest grantees on their grant applications and projects
  • Financial management including budget, audit reporting, and reporting to the Endowment.

IMTour:

  • Manage state-sponsored funds to ensure compliance with the partnership agreements between the states and IMTour grants and programs.
  • Maintain and adhere to guidelines and policies for the IMTour grant program (federal and state arts agency funds).
  • Process grant applications for IMTour funded grants and generate grant letters and contracts, create files for IMTour grantees, and provide feedback to roster applicants.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience with grant administration and/or familiarity with the field of touring and presenting is preferred.
  • Expert skill level for in MS Access, Excel and Google Sheets.
  • A moderate degree of familiarity with online systems, general technology, and both PC and Mac hardware and software.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent customer service abilities and communication skills.
  • Strong project coordination and organization skills.

Compensation

  • Salary: $43,000 to $45,000 depending upon experience.
  • Paid vacation (10 hours/month).
  • Paid sick leave (8 hours/month).
  • Paid holidays (11 per year).
  • Health insurance provided at no-added-cost to the employee.
  • Dental coverage provided with $15 employee contribution.
  • RTD Ecopass.
  • Retirement plan with 401k matching opportunities.

WESTAF is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applications are due by July 15, 2019. Please send a resume and cover letter detailing your experience and qualifications for this position to staff@westaf.org with the subject line “Grants Coordinator.” No phone calls, please.