Every school . . . safe, supportive, engaging, and inspiring.
Who We Are
Center for Supportive Schools is a fast-paced, collegial, and team-oriented organization wholly committed to helping schools become places where students want to be. Our work directly addresses student disengagement, a root cause of diminished academic performance, students dropping out of school, and other high-risk student behaviors. We partner with schools in three areas: developing all students into leaders; empowering teachers to collaborate with each other and with students; and engaging entire school communities to improve how learning happens.
CSS is driven by the vision that one day, all students will thrive in schools that graduate them prepared for the rigors of college and lives filled with meaningful work, active citizenship, and personal fulfillment. Founded in 1979, we are a national organization currently impacting 65,000 students annually and committed to supporting every K-12 school in the country. Most of our partners are economically disadvantaged communities where the consequences of student disengagement can be most devastating. For more information, please visit www.supportiveschools.org.
Who You Are
You are passionate about working with data to inform effective programs that will positively impact students. You bring a wealth of skills and experience in the field of education while also identifying yourself as a lifelong learner who is regularly seeking opportunities to grow your skills. You look forward to receiving feedback to support your continued growth and actively implement that feedback in your work.
You are detail oriented, a thoughtful planner, and strive for excellence in all that you do. You are able to prioritize multiple projects at once, and can adapt when a high priority project comes up. You thrive in an environment where collaborating with colleagues is valued and also thrive working independently.
You are an active listener who excels at problem-solving and communicating solutions. You have a systems-oriented approach and are always looking for ways to improve your practices and the practices of the organization to best serve our colleagues and our schools.
You care deeply about creating a more just society and believe that improving schools is fundamental to that effort. You value data as a way to tell stories and make change. You are committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. More than anything else, you want to make a difference.
As the full-time Coordinator, Evaluation & Data Management, you will—under the direction of the Manager, Evaluation & Data Management—conduct evaluation, research, and continuous improvement projects in support of all of CSS’s solutions. You will participate as an active member of CSS’s evaluation team and contribute to progress on large-scale projects and new areas of growth. In addition, you will actively participate in the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through engaging in opportunities for continued learning and examining its application to the work of the evaluation team and the mission of CSS.
What You’ll Do
Collaboration, Communication, & Coordination
· Coordinate communication efforts with CSS staff and key stakeholders to review data requirements for rigorous evaluation studies and other federal/state/foundation grants
· Coordinate communication efforts with CSS staff and key stakeholders to ensure that proper data collection procedures are in place at each of our partner schools
· Collaborate as a thought-partner to determine best practices and strategies for conducting rigorous evaluation studies and other evaluation activities
· Collaborate with CSS staff and key stakeholders to interpret and share data to support decision making regarding programmatic improvements
· Support outreach to CSS veteran schools in order to obtain regular updates on program reach, implementation fidelity, and program sustainability
· Coordinate the preparation and distribution of annual student surveys and other evaluation measurement tools
Data Collection, Entry, & Analysis
· Coordinate data collection, entry, and tracking for school partners involved in rigorous evaluation studies
· Support the development and refinement of survey instruments and other evaluation measurement tools
· Support data entry, analysis, and reporting of annual student surveys and other evaluation measurement tools
· Obtain student-level achievement and administrative data from school districts on annual basis
· Track program reach, implementation fidelity, and program sustainability data for current and veteran CSS school partners
· Conduct analysis and reporting for community school partners to drive school-specific continuous improvement efforts
· Support annual needs assessment process, including focus group planning and development of summary reports, for select school partners
Dissemination & Reporting
· Contribute to grant proposals, progress reports, conference presentations, and manuscript development
· Present evaluation findings through the creation of dashboards, charts, and executive summaries for CSS staff and key stakeholders
What You’ve Done
Education: You’ve likely earned a bachelor’s degree and have experience working with data in education or non-profit fields.
Professional Experiences and Personal Qualities/Skills:
You likely have exceptional abilities to problem solve, plan, and prioritize; show an excellent attention to detail; and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment managing multiple projects. You also have demonstrated high level communication skills and interpersonal/cross-cultural skills, including the ability to build relationships internally and externally.
In addition, you have likely had the following experiences and have demonstrated the following attributes:
· Highly effective time-management and project management skills
· Excellent communication and relationship building skills
· A self-starter, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
· Ability to gather, analyze, synthesize, and communicate information from various sources
· Ability to think creatively about how to present data to a variety of audiences
· Ability to use discretion and judgment in handling confidential and sensitive information
· Knowledge of and enthusiastic commitment to the organization’s mission, values, and programs
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suites
· Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) software (e.g., Salesforce), a plus
· Experience with data visualization software (e.g., Tableau), a plus
· Experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R, etc.), a plus
The Coordinator, Evaluation & Data Management, will be based in the New Jersey/New York City area. Occasional travel to Princeton, New Jersey and different locations within the New Jersey and New York City region for trainings and other staff events will be necessary.
Schedule, Salary, and Benefits
The anticipated starting date for this position is November 15. The starting salary range for this position is $45,131 to $48,150. CSS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan, including health, dental and vision insurance and a 403(b) plan with employer match.
Every school . . . safe, supportive, engaging, and inspiring.
Who We Are
Center for Supportive Schools is a fast-paced, collegial, and team-oriented organization wholly committed to helping schools become places where students want to be. Our…
Interested applicants are requested to apply immediately by emailing a cover letter and CV/résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include (1) the title of the position in the subject line of your email (2) where you found the position posting in your cover letter and (3) your salary requirement (this is required; if you provide a range, only the lowest end of that range will be considered). If possible, please email all documents in PDF format. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Center for Supportive Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity, inclusion, and equity in its work and staff. CSS’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action related policies are available upon request.
Interested applicants are requested to apply immediately by emailing a cover letter and CV/résumé to email@example.com. Please include (1) the title of the…