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LaunchTN job opening — Data and Technology Coordinator

Position: Data and Technology Coordinator

Reports to: Partnerships and Development Manager

Supports: Launch Tennessee Development Team

Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN)  is a public-private partnership that supports entrepreneurship and economic development with a goal to make Tennessee the best state in the country for startups. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit we are uniquely positioned to provide direct investment, while also supporting collaboration among founders, investors, researchers, private sector institutions and government. We foster entrepreneurship, technology advancement and workforce development through capital access, commercialization, mentorship, marketing and partnerships. 

Our core values are:

  • Not just thinking outside the box, but breaking it
  • Putting people first in everything we do
  • Going further together through collaboration
  • Being accessible and inclusive always
  • Being driven to serve
  • Life’s too short to not love what you do!

Position Overview:

Data is essential to helping us meet our goals and drive our organizational mission. We are searching for a well-organized and detail-oriented individual who can work with data to generate insights about our work. The Data and Technology Coordinator will primarily be responsible for aggregating data and developing recurring and one-time reports for internal use and for sharing with external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will also be capable of coordinating efforts to streamline and fully operationalize organization-wide use of technology. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with development team to administer and evaluate survey data for program evaluation
  • Aggregate data and develop recurring and one-time reports for internal and external use (i.e. to satisfy requirements for grant compliance/reporting, to ensure compliance with district, state, and federal policies, regulations, and laws)
  • Maintain spreadsheets and other tools used in data compliance
  • Lead efforts to maintain organization’s database
  • Streamline, organize, and lead efforts to maintain order in organization’s shared drive 
  • Work with other team members and partners to assist in their use of relational database and integrations to improve data-related processes
  • Serve as liaison to organization technology consultant regarding staff utilization of various software applications and platforms 

Core Competencies:

  • Mission-focused: interested in/committed to LaunchTN mission to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state
  • Relationship-Oriented: values people over processes 
  • Collaborative: understands the value of meaningful engagement 
  • Results-Driven: dedicated to shared and measurable goals – creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies for meaningful impact

Additional Responsibilities and Expectations:

Plan and execute all responsibilities with a view toward:

  • Maximizing authentic inclusion, collaboration, and partnership with Network Partners, Ecosystem Builders, and other stakeholders with a focus on user (and team member) experience and empathy for that experience
  • Expanding direct or indirect financial and non-financial resources available to Tennessee companies to enable their formation, growth, and sustainability
  • Acting as an ambassador for and building awareness of our vision to make Tennessee the most start-up friendly state in the nation
  • Exercising creative, critical, strategic thinking through a problem or opportunity to deliver a high-quality outcome
  • Collaborating, seeking feedback before action, and building trust among the team and stakeholders
  • Being decisive and action-oriented
  • Being aligned with our core values

Potential Indicators of Success:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Information Systems, Data Analytics, or a related field (or experience commensurate with desired education)
  • Advanced Excel user
  • G Suite user experience
  • Familiarity with relational database management and integrations (i.e. Airtable platform, Zapier workflow automation)
  • Strong command of technology as a tool for organizational success and an interest in effective utilization of technology
  • Effective communicator who can generate and explain data reports internally and externally
  • Organized and detail-oriented with ability to work with data to generate insights and present information in the form of data reports and dashboards
  • Time management and adherence to deadlines

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. LaunchTN is willing to offer flexibility in work arrangements for the right candidate.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to LaunchTN Development Director Emily Masters: emily@launchtn.org


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