PROGRAM KNOWLEDGE ANALYST
The Fetzer Institute announces an opening for a Program Knowledge Analyst to assist in the capture, storage, and analysis, of materials and output produced by the Institutes programs. The purpose of this position is to draw up innovative insights from the data, make visible new connections, bring to light heretofore unseen links between and among domains of knowledge and collections of facts, generate new associations between bodies of fact, spark new questions, create designs that model new hypotheses, and bring to light what is latent to enable leadership to direct future strategy of the Institute. Qualified applicants will possess a masters degree in information or library science or a relevant discipline and a minimum of five years experience.
The Fetzer Institute is a private operating foundation with an endowment of approximately $420 million that support its mission to foster awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global community. The Institute was founded by John E. Fetzer (19011991), a broadcast pioneer and owner of the Detroit Tigers, who was deeply influenced by many spiritual traditions and who held a keen interest in the relationship between the inner life of spirit and the outer life of service in the world.
The Institute comprises a board of trustees, a staff of 65, and 16 advisory councils that help shape its work. The Fetzer Advisory Councils represent diverse sectors of work: Design; Education; Information and Communications; Humanities; Arts; Law; Social Sciences; Non-Governmental Organizations; Governing; World Religions and Spiritualities; Natural Sciences; Engineering; Labor, Trades, and Crafts; Business; Health; and Sport and Embodied Spiritual Practices. For more information on our advisory council structure and recent work, go to www.fetzer.org .
The successful candidate will possess:
A masters degree in information or library science or a relevant discipline and a minimum of five years experience working with information systems, technology, and relevant software programs or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent conceptual, analytical, and critical thinking skills and the ability to process a great deal of information with attention to detail and accuracy while observing the broader meaning in context of the Institutes work.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to translate research and evaluation concepts and results into language that can be readily understood by a diverse audience.
The ability to solicit ideas and interactions from others, and work in a consultative, collaborative mode.
A team-oriented work style, respect for diversity, and the ability to relate to highly qualified individuals.
The ability to support and assist others under pressure in a well-organized, calm manner.
High ethical standards and a healthy sense of humor.
A commitment to the mission and goals of the Institute.
Key responsibilities of the Program Knowledge Analyst include:
Working with the Research Design & Evaluation team as well as the Information Systems and Communications teams to develop information and knowledge-based systems to collect, analyze and present to appropriate audiences the research results, data, reports and other materials that are created or produced to further the mission and work of the Institute.
Facilitating the planning and implementation of data visualization systems and projects to create and produce information, materials, and presentations.
Developing and creating new questions, hypotheses and insights to analyze and present research, results, reports, and other materials.
Working with the Information Systems & Services team to research, develop and implement appropriate technology for the creation of information management systems.
Working with the Communications team to identify and present key themes, threads and other findings and research questions to relevant audiences via the Institutes information channels.
Supporting and assisting the Program team by addressing questions, hypotheses and insights arising from the information, knowledge, and visual design systems.
Assisting the Research Design & Evaluation team in the collection, organization, coding, and filing of materials (paper and digital) generated as part of the Institutes external work and internal processes. Assisting in basic research, analysis, and evaluation of the same.
The Program Knowledge Analyst is part of the Research Design & Evaluation team and reports to the Director of Research Design & Evaluation.
The Fetzer Institute offers a competitive salary and excellent working environment. We encourage applications from people representing diverse backgrounds. Qualified candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to:
The Fetzer Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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