Data Analyst

KIPP
Full time Full day
Washington

Company Description

By 2025, KIPP DC will build upon two decades of proven results to develop into a more impactful, innovative, and inclusive school system that provides joyful, identity-affirming learning experiences so that all students and alumni achieve extraordinary outcomes.

Our work is grounded in a commitment to excellence, equity, and justice. We believe all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented and diverse educators who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging. We believe students and teachers best succeed when surrounded by an ecosystem of supports, including our central headquarters team that supports KIPP DC’s 20 schools, 7,300 students, and 1,300 teachers, leaders, and staff members dedicated to this mission.

Job Description

Data analysts play an integral role in promoting data-driven decision-making at KIPP DC. They are responsible for managing, analyzing, and reporting on student data, including assessment, attendance, and behavior data. They work to identify trends, surface insights, and build the staff’s capacity for using data. Data analysts work primarily on KIPP DC’s school campuses, collaborating closely with our school leaders, teachers, and other instructional staff. The optimal candidate for this role identifies as a data nerd, has a keen eye for details, is a strong project manager, can work well independently and as part of a team, and is a problem-solver who enjoys helping others. This is an exempt position and reports to the Director of Data Analysis. 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

A data analyst’s work falls into three interdependent categories:

 

Data Analysis, Application, and Action 45%

  • Analyze outputs from KIPP DC’s student information system, student assessments, data warehouse, and other data platforms.

  • Synthesize data into relevant insights and implications. Support stakeholders in interpreting and applying the findings. 

  • Design, implement, and monitor data tools and dashboards to support strategic decisions by teachers, instructional coaches, and school leaders. Seek feedback from teammates and users to improve the product.

 

Data Management 35%

  • Maintain and manage student data related to assessments, attendance, behavior, and post-secondary outcomes.

  • Develop an understanding of KIPP DC’s data sources and systems integration processes to be able to build data tools and monitor data quality.

  • Support school-level data management, including test administration and attendance taking. Coordinate with school leaders and external testing partners to ensure a smooth testing experience for students and staff.

  • Develop and maintain documentation of processes for data collection, management, and analysis.

 

Data Strategy 20%

  • Build positive relationships with stakeholders to learn the context of their work, encourage their questions, and find opportunities to provide support.

  • Provide training and coaching to stakeholders to build their capacity to use student data, analytical tools, data-related technology, and rigorous analyses. Support their efforts to improve instructional planning, monitor student and school progress, and drive student growth and achievement.

  • Use data team’s or stakeholders’ assessment of future data needs to execute a data strategy to meet those needs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required and 2+ years of experience working with data. 
  • Robust quantitative and analytical skills, including experience working with large datasets and strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets.

  • Outstanding project management and organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple simultaneous priorities with short- and long-term deadlines.

  • Extraordinary attention to detail.

  • Strong strategic and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong communication skills. Able to convey information in a way that is strategic, honest, timely, and respectful.

  • Experience cultivating relationships and working effectively with a diverse set of stakeholders.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Passion for education and the belief that every child can succeed.

  • Commitment to KIPP DC’s mission.

  • Commitment to actively confront and combat institutional racism within and beyond KIPP DC through our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

  • Flexibility, tenacity, high-quality work, resourcefulness, teamwork, and a sense of humor.

 

OTHER PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience working with education data.

  • Experience with data visualization and dashboarding tools (ex: Tableau, Qlikview).

  • Experience training and communicating about technical topics to audiences of varying levels of expertise.

  • Experience programming in data analysis languages and/or software (ex:. SQL, R, Stata, SPSS).

Additional Information

 

To Apply

Please submit an online application through our website at https://www.kippdc.org/join-our-team/. If you have any questions, please direct them to Katie Newmark at [email protected] The position is available starting October 3rd, 2022, and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

When it comes to compensation, at KIPP DC we strive for clarity, equity, and to be highly competitive. We look at compensation benchmarks in the education and non-profit sector to determine our starting salaries. The anticipated starting salary range for this position is $71,615 - $85,256

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

KIPP DC Public Schools does not discriminate against, or tolerate discrimination against, employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis or protected class including, but not limited to, actual or perceived race, color, national origin, immigration status (except as necessary to comply with federal, DC, state, or local law), religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), marital status (including domestic partnership status), genetic information, political affiliation, pregnancy, family responsibilities, personal appearance, veteran status, uniform service member status, status of being unemployed, status of victim a survivor of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking, matriculation or any other protected class under federal, state, DC, or local law. 

Click here or here to review KIPP DC’s non-discrimination policy and KIPP DC’s Title IX Coordinator’s contact information.

KIPP DC requires all staff to provide proof that they are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccine (meaning they have received a full course of a COVID vaccine and receive a booster, when they are eligible) or obtain approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons before beginning employment. New hires who have not received all doses of a COVID vaccine, who are eligible for a booster but have not received it, or who are awaiting approval for exemption will not be able to begin employment.

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