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Program Associate I - Data Analyst, Research & Evaluation

Date Posted: Aug 5, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Program Associate I - Data Analyst, Research & Evaluation                        

Location: Central Office, Fisher Building 3011 West Grand Blvd 10th Floor Detroit, MI    

Salary: $55,346 - $71,714 (annually)

Reports to: Senior Director, Research & Evaluation

Bargaining Unit: OSAS

Benefits Eligible: Yes

In accordance with the Agreement between Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors (OSAS) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced.

Position Summary:

As a member of the DPSCD’s Research & Evaluation team, the Data Analyst will work with the Senior Director to support the implementation and monitoring of progress on the strategic plan, as well as support ongoing school and district data management and analytic support needs. The Data Analyst will be specifically responsible for key tasks associated with the ongoing management, analysis, and reporting of data associated with strategic plan metrics and other critical school and district-level performance and operations metrics.  Data Analyst will also be significantly involved with helping to create and maintain aligned data management standards and systems within and across departments; supporting the design and implementation of improved data management, access, and reporting systems throughout the district; and helping to build strategic data capacity through supporting special projects tied to the district’s goals.    

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess and provide evidence of a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or an equivalent higher education agency; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must have demonstrated expertise with writing code to analyze data and version control, performing and interpreting fundamental statistical analyses (correlation and regression), and generating visual reports.
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong technical skills in areas that would build the capacity of the district, such as expertise with data or database management, statistical analysis, data visualization or other business intelligence platforms and methods will be most competitive.
  • Experience in data science and analytics is required, specific experience with or understanding of Michigan education accountability data and systems a plus. 

Essential Functions:

Retrieve, clean, merge, organize, analyze, and document large and/or complex datasets.

Create user-friendly dashboards and compelling reports that allow the district to understand progress, gaps and opportunities.

Responsive fulfillment of internal and external custom datasets & analysis.

Support the design and execution of data systems for key district initiatives such that the district is able to assess the effectiveness of its work and investments.

Participate in team data functions, including reviewing colleagues' analysis code, giving feedback, and sharing breakthroughs.

Implement project management routines that support teams in breaking down projects into key tasks with owners, developing timelines and shared expectations for work, and communicating progress with appropriate stakeholders.

Significantly support day-to-day operational management of processes for documenting, tracking, updating, reporting/visualizing, and otherwise ensuring delivery on tracking and reporting of all Strategic Plan metrics.

Provide analytic support on developing, planning, testing, & refining advanced predictive analytic models, tools and reports in support of better anticipating and addressing student, staff, and other critical needs in support of strategic plan priorities.

Support development and maintenance of internal & external (public-facing) resource tools and archives – including but not limited to: useful reference guides and resources, original publications and digital products (interactive visualizations, videos, blog posts, SM-shareable facts and statistics, etc.), curated regular publications with targeted content for targeted groups, other.

Help design systems, policies, and procedures to streamline core district functions, minimize duplication of efforts and redundancies, and ensure alignment with school needs.

Provide training, technical support, and direct consultative support across divisions.

Provide analytic and reporting support in including but not limited to querying, cleaning, merging, analyzing, and visualizing large and complex data sets to reveal movement trends.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director.

 

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.

 

External Applicants

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.

 

Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.

 

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.

 

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.

 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.

 

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