City Data Fellows Program Manager

Help lead and manage a new program in the Mayor’s Office of Performance & Innovation: the City Data Fellows program! As Program Manager, you will:

  • Use the power of data to improve city government service to our citizens

  • Lead a team of 2-3 data analysts (the “Data Fellows”) that will be embedded in other city government agencies

  • Support the Data Fellows and their agencies in their use of data to improve service delivery and efficiency

  • Propose solutions and guide the Data Fellows in building and testing those solutions

  • Help translate the agencies’ needs into problem statements or technical specifications that the Data Fellows can work with

  • Coordinate with the agencies’ IT staff, the city’s Chief Data Officer, and others in the Baltimore City Office of Information & Technology (BCIT) to ensure data quality and timeliness are sufficient

  • Have the support, guidance, and management of the Mayor’s Office of Performance & Innovation

You should apply if:

  • You’re excited about furthering the cause of data-driven performance in Baltimore city government

  • You have some experience in the public sector, especially in local government

  • You’ve had some consulting experience, or have had a similar experience of working with a client to identify issues and develop solutions

  • You have a technical background - you have a science, technology, engineering, or math degree, or you’ve picked up some data analysis or computer programming along the way in your career

  • You’ve managed small teams

A little about the program:

  • The City Data Fellows program is a new program that will tentatively launch in the summer of 2019, contingent upon the new fiscal year budget being approved

  • The motivation for the new program is to add data and problem-solving capacity to city government agencies

A little about us:

  • The recently formed Mayor’s Office of Performance & Innovation combines the Innovation Team (formerly the Mayor’s Office of Innovation) and CitiStat

  • CitiStat is City Hall’s performance management and accountability team; we use data to measure city agency performance and progress towards Mayoral goals

  • The Innovation Team is currently funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies; we use data and human-centered design to bring new ideas to one Mayoral priority at a time

  • The Innovation Team has primarily focused on recruiting & hiring for the Baltimore Police Department

How To Apply

  • Write a 300 word statement why you should be the City Data Fellows Program Manager

  • Email your resume and 300 word statement to Justin Elszasz, Deputy Director of CitiStat and Analytics Lead for the Mayor’s Office of Performance and Innovation, at with the subject line “City Data Fellows Program Manager”