Data Strategist

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

SSA Network For College Success


About the Department
 

The Network for College Success (NCS), at the School of Social Service Administration (SSA) is a comprehensive professional learning network for high school improvement. NCS provides customized, integrated, and intensive supports for Chicago public high school principals, their instructional leadership teams, and other key school leaders. The mission of NCS is to transform public high schools through collaborative problem solving, shared learning, and effective use of data and research to ensure postsecondary success for all students. The Data Strategist will collect, analyze and disseminate data related to research-based indicators of students' academic and social development in order to support improvements in practice for adults and outcomes for students. The Strategist will co-design and coordinate performance management sessions, presenting the necessary data in a way that facilitates productive problem solving around pre-identified topics. The Strategist will coach school teams and team leaders to build their competence in using data to inform their practice and to improve student outcomes.


Job Summary
 

The job manages scientific research projects or scientific research facilities. Uses considerable on-the-job experience to ensure compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies. Works independently to write articles, reports and manuscripts, and presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and/or refine systems and processes for data aggregation, analysis and presentation
  • Obtain necessary training and interact regularly with all CPS data systems
  • Create graphs and visualizations to support analysis within teams and meetings
  • Support automation of data/reports
  • Educate and advise school staff on usage of data systems and tools
  • Proactively disseminate and effectively communicate data to all stakeholders
  • Participate in the development of school wide data collection, analysis and dissemination policies and practices to ensure ongoing, embedded use of data
  • Work cooperatively with Leadership Coaches, Principal, Postsecondary Coaches, Instructional Leaders, and Transition Support Coaches to design, embed, and support effective data practices in schools to support all stands of NCS’ coaching work.
  • Engage in self-reflection, examination of identity and role in systems of oppression and to boldly challenge inequities.
  • Uses subject matter and best practices knowledge to perform lab and/or research- related duties and tasks. Works independently to assist with project design.
  • Solves complex problems relating to the administration of projects, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making significant contributions to methodology.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s degree

Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a related field.
  • Experience conducting data analysis and developing visual displays of quantitative information and creating systematic calendars and routines for analysis and presentation.
  • Experience in a high school environment.
  • Experience planning and facilitating professional development for educators.
  • Experience using data systems or programming code, like SAS, SPSS, or R.
  • Experience working with and using Google products.

Preferred Competencies

  • A relentless commitment to social justice and public school reform in Chicago.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with colleagues, school participants and partners.
  • Commitment to ongoing self-reflection, professional learning and growth.
  • Ability to integrate technology and effectively utilize technology for personal/professional productivity.
  • Ability to respond with flexibility to demands and requirements of the project and to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Capable of exercising sound judgment, tact, courteousness, reliability and employing sound decision-making skills.
  • Ability to adjust to ambiguous circumstances, change, and gradual release of data strategy to school staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to data for improvement and continuous adult learning as drivers of improved student outcomes.
  • Excellent data-gathering, problem-solving, and consensus-building skills.
  • Understanding of data as an ethical tool.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong service and support orientation toward schools and school communities.

Technical Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets, particularly proficiency creating and using pivot tables, writing logic formulas, and using vlookup to combine sets of data.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Daily access to a reliable car.

Mental Demands:

  • Planning, attention to detail, reading, independent motivation, negotiation, confidentiality, problem solving, flexibility, creativity, communication skills, organizational skills, ability to work on multiple projects at any given time, and ability to deal effectively and professionally with people.

Physical Demands:

  • Attendance at meetings around the city requiring ability to ambulate to various sites in and around the city; frequent use of computer, telephone, and other office equipment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)


 


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.


Job Family
 

Research


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

Yes


Posting Statement
 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.



Department
 

SSA Network For College Success


About the Department
 

The Network for College Success (NCS), at the School of Social Service Administration (SSA) is a comprehensive professional learning network for high school improvement. NCS provides customized, integrated, and intensive supports for Chicago public high school principals, their instructional leadership teams, and other key school leaders. The mission of NCS is to transform public high schools through collaborative problem solving, shared learning, and effective use of data and research to ensure postsecondary success for all students. The Data Strategist will collect, analyze and disseminate data related to research-based indicators of students' academic and social development in order to support improvements in practice for adults and outcomes for students. The Strategist will co-design and coordinate performance management sessions, presenting the necessary data in a way that facilitates productive problem solving around pre-identified topics. The Strategist will coach school teams and team leaders to build their competence in using data to inform their practice and to improve student outcomes.


Job Summary
 

The job manages scientific research projects or scientific research facilities. Uses considerable on-the-job experience to ensure compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies. Works independently to write articles, reports and manuscripts, and presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and/or refine systems and processes for data aggregation, analysis and presentation
  • Obtain necessary training and interact regularly with all CPS data systems
  • Create graphs and visualizations to support analysis within teams and meetings
  • Support automation of data/reports
  • Educate and advise school staff on usage of data systems and tools
  • Proactively disseminate and effectively communicate data to all stakeholders
  • Participate in the development of school wide data collection, analysis and dissemination policies and practices to ensure ongoing, embedded use of data
  • Work cooperatively with Leadership Coaches, Principal, Postsecondary Coaches, Instructional Leaders, and Transition Support Coaches to design, embed, and support effective data practices in schools to support all stands of NCS’ coaching work.
  • Engage in self-reflection, examination of identity and role in systems of oppression and to boldly challenge inequities.
  • Uses subject matter and best practices knowledge to perform lab and/or research- related duties and tasks. Works independently to assist with project design.
  • Solves complex problems relating to the administration of projects, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making significant contributions to methodology.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

---
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

---
Certifications:

---

Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s degree

Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a related field.
  • Experience conducting data analysis and developing visual displays of quantitative information and creating systematic calendars and routines for analysis and presentation.
  • Experience in a high school environment.
  • Experience planning and facilitating professional development for educators.
  • Experience using data systems or programming code, like SAS, SPSS, or R.
  • Experience working with and using Google products.

Preferred Competencies

  • A relentless commitment to social justice and public school reform in Chicago.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with colleagues, school participants and partners.
  • Commitment to ongoing self-reflection, professional learning and growth.
  • Ability to integrate technology and effectively utilize technology for personal/professional productivity.
  • Ability to respond with flexibility to demands and requirements of the project and to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Capable of exercising sound judgment, tact, courteousness, reliability and employing sound decision-making skills.
  • Ability to adjust to ambiguous circumstances, change, and gradual release of data strategy to school staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to data for improvement and continuous adult learning as drivers of improved student outcomes.
  • Excellent data-gathering, problem-solving, and consensus-building skills.
  • Understanding of data as an ethical tool.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong service and support orientation toward schools and school communities.

Technical Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets, particularly proficiency creating and using pivot tables, writing logic formulas, and using vlookup to combine sets of data.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Daily access to a reliable car.

Mental Demands:

  • Planning, attention to detail, reading, independent motivation, negotiation, confidentiality, problem solving, flexibility, creativity, communication skills, organizational skills, ability to work on multiple projects at any given time, and ability to deal effectively and professionally with people.

Physical Demands:

  • Attendance at meetings around the city requiring ability to ambulate to various sites in and around the city; frequent use of computer, telephone, and other office equipment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)


 


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.


Job Family
 

Research


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

Yes


Posting Statement
 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


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