Academic Analytics Researcher, Level 2

K12 Inc.
Virtual, VA, United States
Jul 22, 2019
Requisition Number 19-3065
Title Academic Analytics Researcher, Level 2
City Virtual State VA

The Academic Analytics Researcher, Level 2 assists in the preparation, design and execution of research relating to the academic performance of schools and the impact of our products and services. The position participates as a member of the Chief Academic Office (CAO) function in identifying and analyzing school data, proprietary data, and third-party data to answer thoughtful and relevant research questions and provide draft research reports including identifying potential actions for improvement as well as cautions based on each analysis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The below State ments are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Performs research, data collection, organization and analysis related to academic performance and implementation of programs at K12 schools (public and private) and in schools that procure our courses to be presented by the CAO team for both internal and external audiences;
• Drafts reports summarizing academic research conducted and PowerPoint presentations that provide high-level overviews of methodology (design and analysis) and major conclusions, constraints or cautions, and next steps;
• Presents results of academic analysis in a thorough objective manner that can be understood by internal and external parties;
• Supports the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) and other key stakeholders to help develop systems related to academic data collection and reporting;
• Extracts data from multiple sources and assemble tables using pre-determined common identifiers. Scrubs, parses and sorts data based on internal rules, best practices, industry standards, corporate policies and research specifications;
• Collects data routinely and independently as requested to monitor and report on implementation of specific initiatives in the managed schools.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following

• Adaptability/Flexibility: Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs.
• Integrity/Ethics: Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad.
• Teamwork: Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises 1 - 3 Full-time Equivalent (FTE) regular employees and/or contractors. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

• Bachelor's degree in Information Analytics, Statistics or a related field AND
• Five (5) years of experience with a wide range of statistical methods and assessment strategies related to mining data to understand process improvement in the education market, both quantitative and qualitative AND
• Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates and Licenses: None required.


• Experience in the field of K-12 academic research pertaining to school effectiveness and student achievement
• Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with other professional staff
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Advanced computer skills, particularly with statistical software and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Ability to travel up to 20% of the time
• Ability to pass required background check


• Leadership experience in a school setting using data to inform instruction
• Awareness of current trends and directions in K-12 research, assessment, standards and compliancy/regulations
• Coursework specific to research design, evaluation, and statistical analysis
• Experience with producing materials for public review

• This is a virtual position based anywhere in the United State s.

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the State where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer. By signing below the incumbent acknowledges that she/he has reviewed and is familiar with the contents of this job

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