The Primary School is expanding the boundaries of traditional education. Our holistic model weaves together education, health, and family support services to ensure underserved children have the system of care they need to lead meaningful and emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy lives. The Primary School was founded in 2015, and we received seed funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a major national philanthropy.
Our approach has three defining characteristics:
- We start early. We start working with parents and enroll children into our program as early as birth to reach them at their most critical stage in development.
- We work with - not around - families. We know that parents and caregivers are the most important people in a child’s life. We partner with them to enhance the education and health of their children.
- We integrate multiple systems to serve the whole child. Our unique model unites health care and education, building a multi-disciplinary team and holistic system of care around a child’s full needs.
In 2016, we opened our flagship school in East Palo Alto, California, with our first class of four-year-olds. We have grown to serve nearly 300 children and their families via a 0-3 parent/child program, a preschool and elementary school.
Our ultimate goal is to create a game-changing system of care for children that can be replicated across the country. To that end, we are building a model that can be effectively implemented in diverse communities and sustained on public funding. In 2019, we plan to both expand our student and family population in East Palo Alto and pursue opening our next site in Hayward, California. It’s an exciting time to join the team!
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Data Associate reports to the Director of Innovation & Learning and is responsible for providing critical data analysis and decision support to The Primary School team. This role will shape how we use information to develop and deliver upon our model. Not only will the Data Associate inform organizational design and implementation, but also pioneer how we use health and education data to create personalized supports for our children and families.
The Data Associate would start work in June 2020.
- Support the design and implementation of the organization’s information systems, including data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting, with an eye towards continual improvements in quality and efficiency.
- Collaborate with the birth, academic, health, and parent coaching teams to analyze relevant parent and student data and generate insights for we can support individual children and their families. Communicate and share those analyses using Tableau or other data visualization tools.
- Collect and synthesize quantitative and qualitative data about the community, student, and parent population to deepen our understanding of who we are serving and how best to serve them.
- Support the delivery and scoring of assessments, screeners, and evaluations for children, families, and staff.
- Ensure the design of our information systems are user-friendly for all relevant stakeholders.
- Drive a culture of data throughout the organization focusing on action-oriented data analysis.
- Ensure all relevant student data from external sources is maintained in our systems.
- Design and implement systems and procedures that are compliant with all state and federal data security policies.
- Support data needs for grant and compliance reporting.
- Lead professional development opportunities for teachers, coaches, and other staff around information systems and data-driven decision making.
- Partner with relevant teams on special projects to bring the data perspective to organizational decisions.
- You have the ability to interpret large amounts of complex quantitative and qualitative education and health data.
- You are skilled at turning complex data insights into clear and concise communication points and visualizations for a variety of audiences.
- You are a natural problem solver who applies an analytical and critical thinking mindset to all tasks.
- You have a keen eye for details and are maniacal about delivering zero-defect data, even on short timelines.
- You are extremely self-aware and self motivated, and have a strong desire to learn.
- You are comfortable in ambiguity and environments that change rapidly.
- You want to work with and learn from all TPS team members, from early childhood education to parent coaching to community engagement.
- You believe in the mission of The Primary School and that all children and families are capable of extraordinary things.
A Plus If
- You have an understanding of database structures.
- You know how to write and/or adapt SQL queries.
- You have worked with data visualization software, such as Tableau.
- You have worked with Student Information Systems, such as Powerschool.