Project Associate - Market Street Services, Inc.
Date Needed: May 20, 2019
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Position Type: Full Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree
Experience: 3-5 Years
How to Apply/Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Descritpion & Details:
Founded in 1997, Market Street is a trusted partner in facilitating community, workforce, and economic development strategies, helping communities proactively shape their own future. Supported by insightful research, analysis, and community input, the holistic strategies we deliver recognize the intersection of economic opportunity and quality of life. We guide our clients to innovation and implementation, because tomorrow's great communities challenge today's status quo. Over the last 20 years, our team has worked in more than 165 communities in 34 states and abroad. While each project is very different from the next, the cornerstone of our work is the belief that economic development is about improving the lives of all individuals.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities Craft compelling and insightful narratives on community, workforce, and economic development trends that impact our client communities using public, proprietary, and qualitative data.
Conduct interviews and facilitate focus groups with community and business leaders from our client communities.
Create informative data visualizations that inspire stakeholders.
Prepare and deliver engaging PowerPoint presentations for clients and other audiences.
Work with other team members to complete other project tasks as assigned by internal deadlines.
Moderate travel to attend key meetings with clients and community leaders.
Personal and Professional Abilities
Passionate about contributing to the improvement of cities, counties, and regions.
Team oriented personality and consistently acknowledges other team members’ contributions.
Possesses excellent analytical, writing, and computation skills and enjoys data analysis.
Significant familiarity with government data (U.S. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, etc.)
Receptive to suggestions for changing or improving the way work is accomplished, whether from project manager, senior management team, CEO, or other team members.
Comfortable making suggestions to management regarding process and product improvements.
Able to work independently to meet time-sensitive/critical deadlines for clients.
Effective listening and questioning skills.
Excellent writing and proof reading skills.
Able to travel overnight up to twice a month for client meetings and professional development.
Education and Experience
Minimum Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred.
Undergraduate or graduate-level coursework in math, economics, statistics, research methods, urban planning, and public policy preferred.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Experience in interviewing, meeting facilitation, public speaking, and presentations and instruction preferred.
Experience with ARC GIS, statistical programming languages, or impact analysis software preferred but not required.
2-5 years prior experience analyzing communities and relevant data in a professional setting is preferred.
This position will have strong potential for promotion to the position of Project Manager; interest in strategic advisement and project team supervision is preferred.