Innovation Analyst

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Madison Finance Department
Location of position: 
Madison, WI
$60,084.96 – $78,385.32 Annually
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Closing Date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Job Description: 

Our Organization

Although our primary mission is providing financial oversight and budget development for the City, the Finance Department is evolving itself to integrate work across a series of innovative initiatives that are intended to strengthen the City's fiscal condition and lead to better results for Madison's citizens. The Analyst selected for this position will have the opportunity to participate in the development of some of these exciting initiatives, including:

Outcome Budgeting: As a member of the Finance Department team you will play a pivotal role in transitioning Madison's budget process to an outcomes-based process focused on connecting the City's resources with results that matter most to citizens.

Racial Equity & Social Justice: Launched in the fall of 2013, the initiative focuses on eliminating racial and social inequities in municipal government by implementing strategies in three main areas: Equity in City policies and budgets; Equity in City operations; and Equity in the community. As a member of the Budget and Program Evaluation team you will be involved in incorporating these concepts into Madison's budget process.

What Works Cities: In October 2016 Madison was selected as a What Works City. As a participating city, Madison is part of a cohort of 77 mid-sized cities working to use data in a way that improves the lives of their residents. The Finance Department is coordinating the work of the initiative that is currently working to enhance the City's open data program and developing a performance management framework to leverage data in the decision making process.

About Madison

Consistently ranked one of the best places to live in America, Madison offers all the amenities of a large city without all the hassle. Not only is Madison the state capital and home to the state flagship university, it is a thriving city that invests in talent, research, jobs, and culture. Nestled between two lakes, with a total of five lakes within the city's vicinity, Madison is a naturally beautiful city with a variety of outdoor activities for every season. The city facilitates a range of cultural events year-round and takes advantage of its many parks for art, food, and musical festivals.

The Opportunity

The City of Madison's Finance Department is seeking a qualified individual to join our team as an Innovation Analyst. In this role, the incumbent will aid in efforts to infuse data and innovation into the City's budget and business processes. We are seeking team-oriented candidates who thrive in a fast-paced and challenging work environment and who believe that innovation drives results.

To view the full job posting and to apply online, please visit our website: Applications must be received by June 4, 2017 to be considered.