Birmingham is having a glow-up! One of Conde Nast’s 22 must-visit cities in 2022. Top Ten mid-sized cities. Thrillist called us “an affordable American city you should totally move to!” 

Birmingham has been recognized as a national food destination, a top city for home buyers, and a top city for millennial entrepreneurs. Vacant buildings are being restored to their former glory and new businesses are moving in. Birmingham—a key city of the Civil Rights movement—is now home to bold tech startups and minority-owned ventures making their mark on the world. 

Do you love great cities?

Are you passionate about cities and equitable entrepreneurship?

Do you want to leverage your data skills in a city with a long history of disruptive innovation in civil and business spaces?

Are you ready to use your data know-how to drive impact and growth?  

REV Birmingham, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to create vibrant commercial districts, is seeking a Research & Data Manager to conduct data collection, analysis, and reporting in support of our mission.

Our vision is that Birmingham is the most vibrant urban market in the Southeast where everyone can realize their dreams. Our work supports local businesses, impacts public policy, creates great experiences and strengthens historic places, leading to job creation and economic growth in Birmingham. We are driven by the core value that community leads and design feeds. We examine the pieces of a community and work with stakeholders from business owners and neighborhood associations to government and nonprofit partners to formulate a vision and design strategies that fuel it.

Currently, we focus our work in the City Center, The Switch—Birmingham’s innovation district—and Woodlawn: all mixed-income communities with strong community engagement and historic commercial buildings. 

Outside our focus districts, REV provides technical assistance for local entrepreneurs and small businesses interested in growing their business in Birmingham and developers and investors who are contributing to the city’s renaissance. 

Position Summary

The Research & Data Manager will…

  • coordinate economic development and research projects, programs and initiatives, including a key emphasis on the collection and analysis of market data to enhance the marketing of target districts downtown, the Switch and Woodlawn and key sites in districts;
  • support the recruitment of new tenants and developers;
  • build and maintain a research library and database, contributing written and visual content to various reports;
  • and support the application of data to drive outcomes aligned to the strategic objectives of the organization;
  • support REV program creation, execution, and evaluation, as well as fundraising, communications, and advocacy efforts.

The Manager should be passionate about data-driven decision making and equally passionate about urban living in one of the most vibrant markets in the Southeast. 

Salary range: $50K to $70K

Full Job Description

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Atticus Rominger, Chief Strategy Officer, at No phone calls please. REV Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer.