Data Analyst (Research and Evaluation)

Philadelphia, PA, US
Jun 26, 2019
Data Analyst (Research and Evaluation)

Central Office

Job Number: 4600181982

Start Date:

Open Date: 06/26/2019

Closing Date:

Job Summary
Provides administrative and analytic support to internal and external constituents. Designs, modifies, develops, maintains and implements data software and tracking systems. Creates reports/dashboards, develops automated metrics dashboards of key business metrics at requested frequencies and provides ad-hoc data analysis. Trouble shoots, maintains databases and serves as a resource to District personnel and representatives of external organizations.
Essential Functions
All Specialties
  • Fulfills data requests from upper District management, media sources, outside benchmarking organizations, government agencies, and other internal and external customers; refines requests for information to provide management with improved decision making capabilities.
  • Designs, implements, maintains, validates and analyzes data maintained in databases to ensure accuracy; identifies areas where data quality requires improvement and collaborates with team members to resolve issues.
  • Prepares analytical data reports for multifunctional purposes on a regular and ad hoc basis; identifies maps and integrates new data sources.
  • Troubleshoots and provides end-user support for databases in the assigned division.
  • Creates reports utilizing the District's data warehouse.
  • Serves as a resource for development projects.
  • Provides data and technical support to various administrative offices and schools to enable them to make data driven decisions.
  • Furnishes data to external constituents to inform and foster positive relationships.
  • Develops reporting tools that capture pertinent academic and climate indicators such as school-wide and student-level performance data.
  • Develops clear, simple, visual displays of data that inform high-stake decisions.
Office of Research & Evaluation Specialty
  • Defines, develops and conducts studies to determine the effectiveness of programs funded by public and private funds, innovative curricular and instructional programs, and teacher training and in-service programs.
  • Selects samples for studies and develops and refines the methodological approaches to be used; identifies data and information requirements; determines analytical and evaluative criteria to be utilized, including which measurement instruments are most appropriate.
  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets student and school level data to meet grant requirements.
  • Manages the consent process for student level data sharing.
  • Works with external evaluators to meet grant reporting requirements.
  • Attends and contributes to project status meetings.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree program from an accredited college or university.
  • Three years of full-time, paid, professional experience with database technology, educational data reporting and analysis and/or educational performance data.
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Talent in collaboration with the assigned office.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of:
  • various databases such as Filemaker Pro, MS Excel and MS Access.
  • reporting applications such as Crystal Reports and District mainframe Disystems.
  • Google docs.
  • applied statistics and using information to change behaviors and outcomes.
  • administrative policies and practices.

Demonstrated ability to :
  • create and generate reports through Crystal Reports or other District reporting tools, analyzing data from the District's mainframe system.
  • manipulate data using various spreadsheet applications such as MS Excel.
  • prepare statistical reports using statistical software such as STTA, SPSS.
  • meet multiple deadlines in a fast paced and demanding work environment.
  • work independently in a fluid environment as part of a team to accomplish goals.
  • think analytically and logically.
  • support administrators in the attainment of District goals and objectives.
  • operate a personal computer.
  • express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal staff and external partners.
  • give attention to detail.
  • apply problem solving skills in the maintenance of databases/ tracking systems.
  • be passionate about educational equity.
  • be passionate about using quantitative analysis to drive policy.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Research & Evaluation Specialty
Demonstrated knowledge of:
  • standard research and evaluation methodology and procedures as applied to research and evaluation design.
  • best practices for data security.
  • measurement theory and practice.
  • statistics as applied to research and/or measurement.
  • electronic data processing methodology and software for the collection and manipulation of data, statistical analysis and report generation.

Demonstrated ability to :
  • conduct assigned phases of research projects utilizing standard measurement instruments.
  • analyze data and prepare reports.
  • coordinate the work of clerical and paraprofessional office staff.
  • use word processing, spreadsheet, databases manipulation and graphics on a personal computer.
  • present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Additional Job Information: This is a 12-month, non-represented position. The salary grade for this role is 4024.

DISCLAIMER: Interviews may be conducted to determine how well a candidate meets the established criteria. Please note that not all qualified candidates may be selected for an interview. Additional factors, including, but not limited to, disciplinary action, ability to follow directions, punctuality, and professional conduct will be considered in the evaluation process.

The selected candidate must have no pending disciplinary action or anecdotal record on file and have not been subject to any disciplinary action within the past eighteen (18) months. In addition, the candidate must have an excellent record of attendance and punctuality during the last three (3) years (defined as no more than eighteen (18) occasions of lateness or absence for personal illness within this period of time with the exception of one extended long-term absence)

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