Community Analyst

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is seeking a Community Data Analyst. The Community Data Analyst will be responsible for communicating to the public on data and research relevant to both the Atlanta BeltLine project and broader social and economic processes at play in BeltLine neighborhoods. They will also develop a standardized template of performance measures that cut across BeltLine programmatic areas; design and conduct empirically rigorous processes for gathering input from neighborhoods, civic and community groups; identify and track data points on project impacts and outcomes; recommend evidence-based solutions, substantiated by local data and recognized best practices; evaluate policies and practices through the lenses of social equity, economic inclusion, environmental sustainability, and climate resilience; interpret data using sound judgment and objectivity through the application of credible methodologies; and present data in graphic format that is clear, intuitive, and appropriate to present in live meeting settings to a variety of technical and community stakeholders.

The Community Data Analyst will play a critical role in collecting and maintaining data on project impacts and outcomes relevant to BeltLine communities. They will cultivate and manage relationships with academic and research communities, as well as other public, private, and non-profit partners, through coordination of data requests and sharing, longitudinal research, publication, and other collaboration.

The Community Data Analyst will join the Planning and Community Engagement team, reporting directly to the Director of Planning . They will collaborate closely with the GIS Manager and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, as well as designated staff who are responsible for overseeing departmental data.

Position Responsibilities

Successful candidates will demonstrate well-honed experience and instincts and a track record in data collection and interpretation, strong verbal and written communication skills. In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate leadership skills and a familiarity with the goals of the BeltLine project, Atlanta neighborhoods, and City of Atlanta planning processes. The Community Data Analyst will develop, monitor, and report on equity measures for ABI to ensure accountability and transparency; assist ABI staff with drafting policy proposals related to equity, sustainability, zoning, land use, urban design, economic development, housing and other related topics; use maps, transparent web-based tools, and other data visualizations to tell the story of the Atlanta BeltLine; and provide public facing resources to inform public disclosure on topics of interest to BeltLine communities. The Community Data Analyst will promote the Vision, Mission and Core Values of ABI while fostering a collegial work environment.

This position will include non-traditional work hours including some night meetings and occasional weekend responsibilities.

Job Requirements
Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning, Urban Analytics, Public Policy, Public Health, Public Administration, Geography, Economics, or related field preferred; three to five years of increasingly responsible experience performing quantitative and qualitative analysis in the fields of planning and community engagement, geography, public health, economics, or related field; and a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro, and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator) is required. Proficiency with data visualization software (such as Tableau), programming languages (such as Python and SQL), database management tools (such as Microsoft Access), and statistical analysis tools (such as SPSS), is desired.

Selection Criteria:

The ideal candidate will possess a skillset in the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of principles, practices, and trends in community development and community organizing and outreach;
  2. Knowledge of the City of Atlanta’s neighborhood planning processes and other community organizations;
  3. Experience preparing web maps, reporting dashboards, and tools for field data collection using ESRI products, such as ArcGIS Online and Survey123;
  4. Proficient with spreadsheets and databases;
  5. Experience interacting spatial and non-spatial data for analytical, mapping, and visualization purposes;
  6. Experience designing effective digital and non-digital surveys;
  7. Understand the impacts of institutional and systemic barriers on marginalized communities and a commitment to integrating equity and inclusion throughout all facets of your work.
  8. Skills in preparing and ability to deliver public presentations as well as written communications;
  9. Ability to independently manage multiple projects;
  10. Sensitivity to concerns around data privacy and use, and an ability to balance minimally invasive data collection practices with statistical rigor;
  11.  Excellent written communication and customer service skills.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to by August 13,2021.