• Data Systems Manager

    Propeller: A Force for Social
    Job Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Data Systems Manager

    Position Overview

    The Data Systems Manager will coordinate the execution and refinement of Propeller’s monitoring and evaluation plan, supporting the programs team in the collection of high-quality data in order to effectively report on our impact as an organization and evaluate the success and opportunities for improvement. The Data Systems Manager will also be responsible for the design and implementation of our data collection systems and reporting on our impact both internally and externally. This person will work closely with Propeller’s Senior Storytelling Manger and Programs team leadership to ensure effective systems and procedures are implemented to successfully capture, analyze, and relay the impact of our programming. 

    Major Responsibilities & Outcomes 

    Data Systems

    • Administer and build out Propeller’s data capture systems, including Salesforce, Form Assembly, and Dropbox.

    • Ensure connectivity and efficiencies are in place for data systems to interact successfully.

    • Codify, train, and work closely with relevant departments and Propeller consultants to ensure management and upkeep of data systems to ensure accurate and comprehensive programming data.

    Data Collection

    • Determine quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods for grant requirements, including outcomes, benchmarks, methods of measurement, logic models, etc.

    • Manage annual data capture calendar, strategy, and timelines to ensure comprehensive data capture.

    • Monitor and evaluate programming for achieving Propeller’s internally developed and funders’ contractually designated objectives. 

    Data Analysis

    • Regularly summarize and internally distribute findings with graphics and narratives to drive decision making across organization. 

    • Manage internal metric reporting, evaluating and compiling data for quarterly analysis.

    • Proactively identify key programs and theme areas for evaluation and analysis.

    • Develop compelling, factual, quality reporting materials, including supporting on narrative reports and proposals as necessary.


    Critical Competencies

    • Personal qualities of emotional intelligence and maturity, humility, and unwavering commitment to Propeller’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own the responsibility of data systems monitoring and evaluation.

    • Able to build and administer database systems. Interest in applying existing database administration skills to Salesforce. Other comparable data systems include Access, SPSS, etc.

    • Able to execute on data collection processes, research, program evaluation, and data analysis initiatives.

    • Analytical skills – Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data. Able to generate reports based on findings. Able to conduct complex analysis and make recommendations.

    • Organization, planning, and attention to detail – Plans, organizes, schedules, and budgets time in an efficient, productive manner. Precision and quality focused, methodical, with great patience and attention to detail. Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.

    • Interpersonal skills -- Able to tune into others’ feelings, thoughts, and motivations and earn trust by consistently demonstrating integrity, authenticity, and professional competence. Takes responsibility for resolving inquiries from teammates with accurate, consistent and timely responses.

    • Minimum of a BA; Masters Degree in related field preferred

    • (Preferred) Experience with writing quality data-driven reports with 100% accuracy.


    Compensation: Competitive salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Propeller also offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance; long- and short-term disability insurance; retirement, paid time off, and professional development.

    Start Date: Summer 2020

    To Apply

    Application Directions: Apply here by presenting your resume and cover letter OR short-answer responses to the questions below. In your cover letter, please explain how you heard about Propeller and your interest and qualifications in the position.

    • What will be your greatest strength in this role? In what way will you need to grow the most to be successful in this role? (2-4 sentences)

    • Share a successful project or initiative you led related to database management, program evaluation, data collection, or reporting that makes you proud. (2-4 sentences)

    • What gives you energy in your current work? What drains your energy in your current work? (2-4 sentences)

    • Why do you feel it’s important to build an inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem in the city of New Orleans? (2-4 sentences)

    • What are your salary requirements? (1-2 sentences)


    About Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation

    Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting social innovation in New Orleans. Our mission is to grow and support entrepreneurs to tackle social and environmental disparities. We envision a powerful community of diverse entrepreneurs and stakeholders working together for a more equitable future where everyone can lead healthy, fulfilling lives free of racism, poverty, and other systems of oppression. 

    Our strategy is to build a critical mass of businesses and nonprofits working to tackle disparities in our five areas of focus: community economic development, education, food, health, and water. Propeller challenges inequitable systems that perpetuate racial disparities in our five areas of focus by working at the institutional level in partnership with entrepreneurs committed to racial equity.

    Propeller and its Ventures have received local and national recognition in The New York Times, TIME, Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Wired, Forbes, The Advocate and The Times Picayune. To learn more about Propeller, visit gopropeller.org.

    Propeller is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Women and candidates of color are encouraged to submit applications. 

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