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Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Research Analyst

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce


Job Summary

Serve as Coordinator on a team that manages a wide range of research initiatives and projects in one of Middle Tennessee’s leading research and information organizations. The research analyst develops, organizes, implements, and uses data and systems for a wide array of high-impact research studies and reports used in the Nashville region by business, elected and government officials and other community stakeholders. Research involves a broad cross-section of demographic, economic and community topics and a variety of research processes, methods, sources, and tools. The research analyst interacts daily with internal and external customers to provide the highest quality research that demonstrates rigor, ingenuity, and innovation.

Job Responsibilities


  • Perform data collection, analysis, and communication of findings on economic and business indicators, demographic data, and a wide range of community data as needed to meet the work plan of the Research Center and to satisfy requests/inquiries for research from Chamber clients, customers, and stakeholders. Required to exercise sound judgment and discretion in providing appropriate materials or assistance, especially where confidential information is involved.
  • Use various data sources, tools of analysis, and demonstrate innovation as needed to accomplish research output.
  • Provide research as needed for Economic Development marketing programs and other Economic Development inquiries as these arise.
  • Provide project-specific research to internal Chamber theaters and programs as identified by the Vice President of Research, the Chief Economic Development Officer and the Chamber’s CEO.
  • Assist with activities of the Chamber Business Conditions Council including meeting logistics.
  • Establish, implement, and evaluate internal response/evaluation systems to assess whether research is provided in a timely and accurate manner to internal and external clients.
  • Maintain an active interest in advancing in skills and knowledge through reading and learning from professional materials and involvement with national, state and local professional research organizations in the community and regional research field.


Project management is a consistent and on-going aspect of this position. The research analyst works closely with the VP of Research in developing and implementing projects, specific products and initiatives including, but not limited to, developing and leading projects and initiatives, selecting participants and recruiting volunteers as needed, making assignments, developing timelines and budgets, identifying deliverables and tracking performance and results.



  • Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited university with a bachelor’s degree in a field of study useful and relevant for community or economic research.
  • Candidate must exhibit substantive on-site experience in an academic, work, or intern setting that is suitable for the research work of the Nashville Area Chamber.
  • Candidate must have demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with data from primary and secondary research that exhibits commitment to professional research in demographic, economic or community field.
  • Candidate must have experience in work settings that demonstrate commitment to high quality output and results comparable to those required by research at the Nashville Area Chamber.


  • Excellent analytical and research skills and interests.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to produce work without error
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to general audience
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to engage and fully utilize expertise of community and research resources.
  • Professional demeanor.
  • Ability to exercise mature judgment and tact.
  • Ability to professionally interact with diverse groups of people and information.
  • Preference for team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Self-motivated and directed.
  • Interest and curiosity about information and data accompanied by desire for continuous learning and professional development.
  • Ability and flexibility to prioritize and work on multiple assignments.
  • Ability to appropriately use research methods and tools to accomplish project goals and output.
  • Familiarity with demographic and economic data sources including, but not limited to, Census, BLS, and BEA.


  • Occasionally lifting light objects (less than 24 pounds).
  • Intermittently walking, standing, bending and carrying.
  • Requires use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire regulations.
  • Manual dexterity, visual and auditory acuity needed.
  • Some repetitive motion is involved.
  • Work is performed in an office or computer room.
  • Work may require visits to businesses, elected officials, economic and Chamber partners in the Middle Tennessee region, and other research partners as needed.
  • Position requires travel out of the Middle Tennessee region less than five percent of the time.
  • The Chamber does not currently have a teleworking policy. All staff work full-time in the office.

Additional Information


The current benefit package includes basic group life insurance, short term disability, long term disability, and holidays. In addition, the Chamber offers health insurance at standard Chamber rate, dental coverage at the standard Chamber rate, vision coverage at the standard Chamber rate, and eligibility for the 401(k) program.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: December 6, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 01/03/2023
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk, M-F 8:00-5:00