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Senior Data Analyst - Human Resources (Program Supervisor)

Date Posted: Sep 5, 2021

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Senior Data Analyst – Human Resources (Program Supervisor)

Location: Fisher Building, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202            

Salary:  $71,234 - $88,346

Reports to: Assistant Director, Human Resources Operations  

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: 

The Senior Data Analyst for Human Resources uses data to identify trends, needs, and opportunities, and prepares reports, visualizations and recommendations to help the District determine what’s working and what needs to change. The Senior Data Analyst is responsible for the ongoing management, analysis, monitoring, and reporting of data associated with the District’s Strategic Plan metrics as well as regular HR-related reporting. The Senior Data Analyst will also help lead the creation and maintenance of aligned data management standards and systems within Human Resources 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 the support of varying special projects tied to the District’s goals. The Senior Data Analyst works with senior leaders to develop plans to collect data, makes recommendations for new areas of research and discovery and designs data visualizations that help drive action and accountability.       

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and/or a minimum of 3 years technical or equivalent experience in mathematics, statistics, or computer science related field.   
  • Demonstrated success in analyzing and interpreting quantitative data and disparate data sources to make recommendations based on findings 
  • Technical proficiency and versatility with the following skills: 
    • Writing code to pull and analyze large and complex data sets (we use R and SQL, but recognize that you may currently code in Stata, SAS, SPSS, or Python)  
    • Working reproducibly (so that colleagues can follow, continue and extend your work) 
    • Performing and interpreting fundamental statistical analyses (i.e., correlation, linear regression)
  • Familiarity with business intelligence applications (e.g., Power BI, Tableau, etc.), data modelling, and dashboard design 
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft/Oracle 9.0+ strongly preferred
  • Strong curiosity about topics in K-12 education; experience working in a large urban school district  
  • Working knowledge of Michigan reporting requirements, including the Registry of Educational Personnel (REP) reporting
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Essential Functions:

  1. Work with teams and team leaders to define clear research questions, create analysis plans, and manage progress for analytic projects. 
  2. Independently and proactively develop research questions, analysis plans and inquiries based on prior business needs.
  3. Regularly collaborate with HR leaders to ensure official employee-related data, current and historic, is accurate and reliable and produce regular reports related to recruiting, headcount and vacancies,
  4. Prepare, review and submit required Human Resources-related reports including the Registry of Educational Personnel (REP), EEO reports, as well as responses to FOIA requests for HR data.
  5. Collaborate with analysts, data architects, data engineers, and developers to improve data models that allow for better data accessibility and data-driven decision making.
  6. Collaborate with the Information Technology team to troubleshoot and test challenges with PeopleSoft HCM; make recommendations for improvement and implement changes to the data infrastructure in PeopleSoft.
  7. Plan and perform statistical analyses and communicate findings that allow the District to understand progress, gaps and opportunities 
  8. Package findings into clear reports and presentations that communicate results and recommendations for a variety of technical and non-technical audiences 
  9. Design, build, and maintain user-friendly reporting tools that integrate multiple data sources using data visualization best practices 
  10. Lead operational management of processes for documenting, updating, reporting, and ensuring delivery of the District’s Strategic Plan metrics 
  11. Manage data collection processes and cleaning to optimize statistical quality, including scheduling and logistics of data collection activities and querying and prepping large/complex datasets for analysis 
  12. Develop and implement an HR data/research request intake process to support ad hoc requests from across the District and external partners 
  13. Author internal and external resources that help District stakeholders access and understand insights and findings from analytic, research, and evaluation projects 
  14. Participate and leverage analyst support protocols, including reviewing colleagues’ analysis code, partnering on quality assessment steps, giving/receiving feedback, documenting code and processes, and sharing breakthroughs 
  15. Implement project management routines that include clear timelines/deadlines and shared expectations for work; clearly communicate progress with appropriate stakeholders, including senior leaders
  16. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

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, gender 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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