Research and Partnerships Analyst

Location
Boston, MA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 08, 2019
Ref
16891
REPORTS TO: Director of Research

Boston Public Schools is seeking to fill the position of a Research and Partnerships Data Analyst in the Office of Data and Accountability. The Analyst will focus specifically on compiling datasets for approved internal and external research and evaluation projects. Additionally, the Research and Partnerships Analyst will work with the Director of Research on duties related to the Research Advisory Committee. As a member of a highly collaborative group, the Analyst can expect to rely on the experience of other analysts within the Office of Data and Accountability, and will be expected in turn to support the work of colleagues on related projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research
  • Work with the Executive Director and Director of Research within the Office of Data and Accountability to coordinate research activities across the district.
  • Fulfill data requests from internal and external members from the BPS community by extracting data from internal databases.
  • Collaborate with analysts in ODA to develop common queries and code to increase efficiencies when filling data requests, especially for long-standing research requests.
  • Provide assistance to external researchers and internal district research sponsors regarding data needs, non-disclosure agreements, and the applications process.
  • Help to manage research studies from the point of application through dissemination of results.
  • Work with district research sponsors and researchers to review and catalog research results.
Data Sharing
  • Manage systems to receive, track, review, and respond to data requests from school partners
  • Extract data from multiple data information systems and provide aggregate or individual-level student data to partners
  • Communicate guidelines for data collection/sharing and manage active non-disclosure agreements
  • Collaborate with school-community partner organizations to share data for the purposes of monitoring, evaluating and measuring program equity and impact.
Partner Program Evaluation
  • Work with internal stakeholders and school-community partners to ensure the most appropriate and rigorous methods are used to address questions of program quality
  • Maintain relationships with school-community partners' data and evaluation personnel
  • Work with school-community partners to collect data and produce partner impact and equity reports.
  • Perform other duties in the Office of Data and Accountability as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED:
  • Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of data analysis experience, preferably in K-12 education.
  • Strong analytic and data systems management skills, as well as extremely strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency and/or expertise with statistical analysis software and programming languages such as STATA, R, SPSS, SQL, etc.
  • Enthusiasm for working on technical projects with diverse team to completion.
  • Excellent time management skills, experience balancing competing priorities, and prioritizing resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer service focus.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • The ability to explain complex analytical concepts to lay persons in clear and concise easy to understand terms.
  • The ability to react to requests with both flexibility and firmness (and the ability to distinguish when to use which skill).
  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences and experience with Boston, its partners, and research community.

QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED:
  • Master's Degree
  • Experience collaborating across departmental lines
TERMS: Managerial, Tier C. This position subject to the City of Boston residency requirement.

Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.

The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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