Programs Analyst

Staff Position Description

TITLE: Programs Analyst
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Programs
LOCATION: Chalmers Center, Lookout Mountain, GA
PREPARED BY: Russ Debenport
DATE: November 2018

POSITION SUMMARY: Put your awesome analytical skills to work for real impact in people’s lives. Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, the Programs Analyst contributes information and insights for poverty alleviation programs in the U.S. and Majority World.  This team member is responsible for turning program data into usable information for internal and external stakeholders. Your analysis will enable better decision-making and continuous improvement so Chalmers’ programs will achieve impact in the lives of people who are poor. The Programs Analyst serves as a Programs Team member and contributes to bringing Chalmers’ ideas to life in local church communities.


  • Commit to pray and advocate for the poor and the church in light of the mission of the Chalmers Center

  • Develop three-dimensional data sets and flat data from a variety of source systems (CRM, point of sale, LMS, and surveys) for ongoing report production

  • Develop data collection methods for assessing program training networks and outcomes based on program logic model frameworks

  • Produce scheduled data analytics that support program staffing, budgets, and program system support (people, process, and technology) for effective program delivery 

  • Assure program integrity in international program environments through measuring financial controls, scholarship grants, and training validation processes

  • Administer the monthly international scholarship grant process in order to properly fund training efforts

  • Provide reports for external audiences including denominations, NGOs, and church networks. Create data collection methods and analytics for pilot projects with potential partners

  • Contribute quantitative data for grant proposals and reports

  • Support the strategic planning process for the Programs Department through forecasting program growth, budgeting, and capacity planning to achieve strategic goals


  • Commitment to the Vision & Mission of the Chalmers Center

  • Adherence to the Lausanne Covenant, a statement of Christian belief

  • Can thrive in a team where humble listening, courageous action, and dependence on the Holy Spirit is the norm

  • Experience with three-dimensional databases, data cubes, and business intelligence software (e.g., Tableau, SAS, Microsoft Access)

  • Expert-level use of Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets

  • Ability to take initiative and problem solve

  • High School diploma required and 5 years of analyst experience, Bachelors degree preferred

  • Domestic and international travel up to 5%


Why you’ll love working with Chalmers:

  • Working with friendly, passionate, mission-focused co-workers

  • Integrating your knowledge and professional skills with your faith

  • Collaborating in an office where ideas are freely shared and valued

  • Receiving generous benefits, including 401K with 3% match and family medical, dental and vision insurance with significant employer HSA contributions

  • Practicing freedom to work where you get things done best (flexible locations pending supervisor approval)

  • Free hot and cold beverages and snacks

  • Annual paid staff retreat

  • We have a record player

  • Enjoy working and playing in one of the best mid-sized cities in America

    • Outside – Named Chattanooga “Best Town Ever” based on readers votes

    • National Geographic Adventure – Chattanooga is one of the “Best Adventure Towns in the US to Live + Play”

    • New York Times – Names Chattanooga 1 of 45 cities worldwide to visit

    • Travel + Leisure – Named Chattanooga as one of the five “Next Great Escapes” and calls Chattanooga a “cultural find”

*Benefits are reviewed regularly and subject to change

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