Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. (RISI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer — people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. We are interested in your ambitions, personal experiences, great ideas, and passions, and believe that everyone’s unique story and perspective adds value to our organization.

Open positions

  • Placemaking Fellow (15-month term)
    This position, which will last through April 2024, is responsible for a new initiative that combines bringing placemaking strategies to three micropolitan downtowns with efforts to build vibrant technology economies in those places.
  • Data scientist
    This role aids internal and external research and consulting through data specification design, analytics, mapping, and tool development. They also help the MDA infrastructure team with updates, methodologies, database and information
  • Community manager
    This role is responsible for supporting communities looking to develop their digital economy ecosystems through our technical assistance process. This is a strategic role and a catalyst to support communities in their work to
  • Head of data products
    This role will lead the Mapping and Data Analytics team, part of our research program, and be responsible for ensuring effective planning and execution of data analysis and products — including project and customer requirements