Full Time

Data Analyst at New Schools for Chicago

Fields: education, statistics, data analysis, computer science, math

Location: Chicago, Illinois

About the Organization: New Schools for Chicago seeks to dramatically impact student achievement in Chicago by ensuring that every family and child has access to a high-quality school in their neighborhood. We believe that we can achieve this mission by working directly with schools to support their improvement, by advocating for policies that increase families’ access to great schools, and by supporting parents and communities in demanding great schools in their neighborhood.

About the Position: The Data Analyst supports New Schools for Chicago/Kids First Chicago in developing, rolling out, monitoring and improving data systems and tools for the organization. These analytics will serve both as internal fact-checks around school performance, choice behavior, community data, and more, as well as providing a concrete foundation for addressing and shaping broader educational policy. The Data Analyst also provides critical analyses and thought partnership to better interpret and use data to identify macro and micro level policy improvements for broader organizational advocacy efforts. Together with NSC policy team, the Data Analyst will play an important role in developing and promoting a more data-driven culture across NSC.

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in analytics, math, data management or computer science content
  • Statistics experience preferred
  • Strong Excel skills; experience with school data and SIS applications such as PowerSchool, Schoolzilla and Tableau preferred
  • You are passionate about the potential of kids in our city and working to provide high-quality education options for all; your decisions are consistently made through the lens of what is best for students and their families
  • You are committed to providing high levels of service to various internal and external stakeholders
  • You anticipate and work to overcome challenges, persevere and meet goals
  • You have experience solving complicated and multi-faceted problems and generating a variety of innovative, effective solutions
  • You have a proven record of collaborating with team members and partners to achieve ambitious goals; you quickly build trusting relationships and understand personal motivations; you value differing opinions and seek out dissenting perspectives to strengthen solutions
  • You can translate complex content to key decision-makers and stakeholders, adapting framing and messaging based upon the audience
  • You thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, able to strategically prioritize time and competing initiatives, focusing on those that will have the greatest impact on students
  • You crave feedback and identify what you need to excel, striving to constantly improve upon the status quo
  • Strong project management. You can balance the big picture with attention to detail while maintaining a high bar for quality and high level of productivity
  • Estimated Salary: $45,000 – $55,000 DOE + benefits

    Deadline: September 7, 2018 – position available immediately

    Apply Here:
    New Schools for Chicago

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