Senior Application Data Specialist

Location
Chicago, IL, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 23, 2019
Ref
1900028R
Description

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States, serving over 360,000 students in more than 600 schools and employing nearly 36,000 people, most of them teachers. CPS has set ambitious goals to ensure that every student, in every school and every neighborhood, has access to a world-class learning experience that prepares each for success in college, career and civic life. In order to fulfill this mission, we make three commitments to our students, their families and all Chicagoans: academic progress, financial stability and integrity. Six core values are embedded within these commitments - student centered, whole child, equity, academic excellence, community partnership and

continuous learning.

Chicago Public Schools is seeking a Senior Application Data Specialist within the Office of Access and Enrollment (OAE). All of Chicago's children and their families deserve access to quality educational options that meet their diverse educational needs and interests. Through data-driven, creative, and collaborative approaches, the Office of Access and Enrollment (OAE) is dedicated to ensuring that all students have equal access to the programs and services available, and meeting needs and exceeding expectations of all stakeholders through efficiency, expertise, courtesy and

accountability. OAE is responsible for managing the application, testing, selection, and notification process for the magnet preschools, all district elementary schools, and district and charter high schools. The Senior Application Data Specialist for OAE will report to the OAE Data Systems Manager, and will be responsible for managing a variety of processes and procedures relative to the

application process.

The Senior Application Specialist will be held accountable for the following responsibilities:

  • Serve as a primary resource with regard to information requested from parents, Central Office staff and school staff regarding the application, testing, selection and notification process, and assist in counseling parents regarding schools and programs, including application procedures and policies.
  • Manage quality control checks on internal database and GoCPS website.
  • Manage the ninth grade transfer process.
  • Run data reports using Filemaker and Microsoft Excel to support CPS administrators.
  • Identify and implement process improvements to enhance the parent/student application experience.
  • Conduct presentations and lead live trainings and webinars for CPS administrators, students, families, and communities.
  • Manage the access to SchoolMint user accounts
  • Manage the collection and quality checking of program eligibility and selection data.
  • Manage the collection and quality checking of school and program capacity for selection.



In order to be successful and achieve the above responsibilities, the Senior Application Data Specialist must possess the following qualifications:

Type of Education Required :

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university


Type of Experience and Number of Years :

  • Required: Five or more years of professional experience.
  • Preferred: Experience with data systems used by the Chicago Public Schools.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :

  • Ability to respond accurately, comprehensively, and clearly to questions from parents, public officials, school administrators, and others.
  • Proficient in the use of Aspen, CPS Dashboard, FileMaker, Microsoft Excel, and other database systems designed to maintain and manipulate student data.
  • Extremely detail-oriented.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work activities to ensure project completion.
  • Self-motivated with high ethical standards.


Residency Requirement:

As a condition of employment with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), employees are required to live within the geographic boundaries of the City of Chicago within six months of their CPS hire date and maintain residency throughout their employment with the district.

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