Job Description: Strategic Performance Analyst

Company: Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Job Category: Not Specified
Job Type: Not Specified
Salary: Not Specified

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Strategic Performance Analyst

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation


Position Description



Position Title:                Strategic Performance Analyst

Department:                  Strategic Investment & Policy

Reports To:                    Strategic Performance Director, strategic investment & policy

Position(s) Supervised:  n/a

FLSA Status:                 Exempt



Position Summary


The Strategic Performance Analyst will work to advance data-informed decision making, build the capacity of divisions and partners to pursue analytics and innovation, and leverage these skills to provide innovative solutions to complex problems.  The Strategic Performance Analyst will identify opportunities and improvements in business processes with respect to data governance and management, apply statistical knowledge to recognize patterns, and make valuable discoveries leading to insights or improvements that have a significant impact on the organization.





The Analyst will spend a majority of their time in these activities:

  • Support the emerging focus on the use of data and innovation to inform decisions.
  • Build systems and processes to leverage data for better transparency and decision making.
  • Create and maintain data dashboards to provide insight into conditions.
  • Contribute to ongoing data governance and data management efforts.
  • Research program measurement and evaluation techniques and consult on the application.
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative research and analyses assessing conditions to help develop innovative, responsive solutions.
  • Perform secondary data analysis for internal and external customers including the diagnostics of problems and identification of appropriate solutions.
  • Work cross-functionally to develop meaningful performance measures for their service delivery and identify data sources and collection methods for performance measures.
  • Use a structured approach to develop targeted, measurable outcomes and improvements in the cultivation of program key performance indicators.
  • Assist in developing agency-wide infrastructure that informs divisions on status and performance 
  • Work to identify, scope, gather data for, execute, and prepare statistical, narrative, and visual reports for projects that assess conditions and help provide solutions
  • Other duties as assigned.





Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of experience in data management, economics or economic development evaluation, information systems, or a related field. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management Information Systems, related field or commensurate experience in economic development, business, finance, public policy, or economics. 
  • Master’s degree preferred.


Skills and Talents: 

  • Understanding of how economic development programs operate.
  • Understanding of database theory and practice.
  • Strong understanding of data analytics and data management best practices.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills.  
  • Exceptional research, writing, and communication skills required.
  • Strong project management, organizational skills and attention to detail.



Other Requirements                                           


  • National and state-wide travel will occur on an occasional basis, less than 20% of the time.  Travel is anticipated to include day and overnight travel.
  • Based on the responsibilities of this position, this position may need to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.