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At the Trust, we believe it is our privilege to work on behalf of the Chicago region and the people who call it home. Our guiding light is service to our community, our donors, and our nonprofit partners – and we aim to be better and do better with every step we take.

Manager, Data and Analytics (Hybrid)

  • Job Tracking ID: 512298-818118
  • Job Location: Chicago, IL
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 22, 2022
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Application Deadline: Until filled

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Job Description:

Position Summary:

With the Senior Director of Learning and Impact implement and enhance the learning and evaluation functions at The Chicago Community Trust to improve the effectiveness and impact of its strategies, investments, and operations.

Position Responsibilities:

As a community foundation, the Trust is an advocate, funder, investor and fund raiser. These functions are strengthened through the strategic use of internal, externally sourced and publicly available data. The successful candidate with partner with staff across the organization to support the use of data and analytics to improve daily decision-making, long-term planning, and the impact of the Trust resources.

Learning and Knowledge

  • Work with the Senior Director for Learning and Impact and Qualitative Data Manager to inform the implementation of a learning agenda for the Trust, synthesizing programmatic and operational data from across the Trust to facilitate collaborative learning.
  • Serve as a thought partner to staff as they strive to develop insights and share learnings with leadership, grant recipients, and community partners.
  • Work with program staff to develop strategies to aggregate impact data at multiple layers (e.g., department wide, strategy & component). This includes but is not limited to grants, partnerships, initiatives, and strategies across the organization.
  • Contribute to the culture of continuous improvement through reflection on current practices and impact; refinement of strategic approaches, processes, tools, and data collection methods; shared meaning making of findings with staff, grantees, and the broader community.
  • Collaborate with the Qualitative Data Manager and Learning and Impact staff to regularly integrate qualitative and quantitative data into decision making across the Trust.

Data and Analytics

  • Compile and graphically represent relevant administrative and programmatic data to inform the Trust’s impact tracking and reporting.
  • Collect and analyze metrics to measure the Trust's progress against its strategic priorities.
  • Support staff in the development of impact measures, reporting protocols and the creation of meaningful reports to drive activities in alignment with strategic goals.
  • Monitor the integrity of the information gathered at the Trust and help determine how to translate data into easy to understand, actionable reports.
  • Extract data and conduct analysis of publicly available datasets
  • Produce reports, maps and presentations for use by staff and partners.
  • Synthesize and summarize findings of outcomes measurement across grant strategies and internal departments. Present findings to leadership, staff, and partners. Extract data and compile data from public portals
  • Provide training and coaching to grantees and staff on the development of outcomes metrics aligned with theories of change, data collection strategies, and basic data analytics.
  • Lead the design and adoption of databases and software applications for data analysis, mapping and visualization.

This description should not be construed to contain every function or responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job.

Experience and Skills:

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in quantitative social sciences preferred.
  • 3+ years of work experience in evaluation, data analytics, visualization and GIS mapping.
  • Experience conducting evaluations and analytics projects.
  • Strong communication, presentation, data analytics, and data visualization skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently. Must be honest, dependable and able to meet deadlines.

Related Necessary Skills:

  • Experience performing quantitative analysis using original data collection and publicly available datasets.
  • Expertise with data analytics and data visualization using tools such as ArcGIS, Tableau, Python, R or PowerBI.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint specifically), web-based applications and databases.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, effectively, and efficiently.


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Trust is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at if you require a reasonable accommodation to complete this application.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are fundamental to achieving our impact

The Chicago Community Trust’s vision is a Chicago region where equity, opportunity, and prosperity abound. We acknowledge the specific role discrimination and systemic barriers based on race, ethnicity, and other varied identities and differences have played in limiting opportunities for too many. A commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is at the core of who we are, the decisions we make, and the actions we take in our work to strengthen the communities we serve and advance our strategic focus to close the racial and ethnic wealth gap. Click here to learn more about our strategic plan.


The History of The Chicago Community Trust

The Chicago Community Trust was founded in 1915 by Norman and Albert Harris, father and son duo of the Harris Trust and Savings Bank (now BMO Harris Bank). The Trust was the fourth community foundation ever created. There are now 750 community foundations in Canada and the U.S.

As our region’s community foundation, the Trust unites generous donors, committed nonprofits and caring residents to effect lasting change that moves our entire region forward. Our approach centers on tackling the region’s immediate needs and addressing the root causes of deep-seated issues to realize a more prosperous future for all who call metropolitan Chicago home.

For more than 100 years, donors have entrusted their philanthropic resources and visions to our stewardship. Guided by our deep knowledge of the community, we fund, lead, convene and collaborate to address the greatest and most critical needs facing the Chicago region. From the $22 million raised to help with unemployment relief in the Great Depression to spearheading an effort to help people keep their homes during the foreclosure crisis of the Great Recession to $35 million raised for the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, which supported nonprofits serving our most vulnerable neighbors, Chicagoans have put their trust in us.

In 2019, we announced we would focus our discretionary spending over the next decade on working to close Chicago’s growing racial and ethnic wealth gap. The Trust envisions a Chicago region that’s stronger and more prosperous because everyone—regardless of race, ethnicity, or zip code—has equitable access to the opportunities and resources they need to succeed and live a fulfilling life.

With assets of more than $3.7 billion, the Trust, in partnership with its donors, distributes more than $600 million in grants each year. The Trust Team seeks to match the passion and commitment of donors, grant recipients, residents, and community leaders that continue to work tirelessly to make the Chicago region one where all have the opportunity to realize their dreams.

Our Culture

Equity is core to who we are, the decisions we make, and the actions we take. We strive every day to foster an environment that ensures the inclusion of diverse perspectives and ideas. As the Chicago region’s community foundation, we believe that it’s important that we reflect and serve the breadth and diversity of our community as we work to achieve our mission of a thriving, equitable, and connected Chicago region.

Working at the Trust

Our Well-Being

Compensation Philosophy: The Chicago Community Trust is committed to providing a fair, consistent, and competitive staff compensation program that will attract, develop, and retain high-performing employees at all levels. The Trust’s program is designed to encourage and reward employees for leveraging their skills, abilities, and performance toward the attainment of individual, team, and organizational goals. 

Benefits: The Trust offers a competitive benefits package: including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, retirement planning, and employer paid Life and AD&D. The Trust also offers sick, vacation, personal days and paid holidays, as well as several types of paid and unpaid leaves (including paid parental leave) for our team members. 

Our Investment in Ourselves

Professional Development: Our success is a result of our people. We believe in fostering a culture of continuous learning to help colleagues be successful in their current role and future opportunities.

Wellness Program: We believe in a healthy life/work balance and offer a hybrid work model of 3 days in-office/2 days remote, a fitness center located on our floor, and 24-hour access to employee assistance (EAP) counselors for you and any member of your family. 

Commitment to DEI

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is at the core of who we are, the decisions we make, and the actions we take in our work to strengthen the communities we serve and advance our strategic focus to close the racial and ethnic wealth gap.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Our Strategic Plan

The Trust brings together generous donors, committed organizations, and caring residents to effect lasting change that makes our region better for all. We’ve made a 10-year commitment to closing Chicago’s racial and ethnic wealth gap.

Our Work