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Data and Technology Specialist

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One Million Degrees
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Chicago, IL
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Published 15 days ago

About One Million Degrees:


THE CHALLENGE: 65% of Illinois public college students attend community college, but only one in five of them will graduate with a degree within three years. One Million Degrees (OMD) changes that.


THE SOLUTION: One Million Degrees is the only organization in Illinois and one of few in the country dedicated to providing comprehensive supports to low-income, highly motivated community college students to help them succeed in school, in work, and in life.


OMD’s model, which combines academic, personal, professional, and financial supports, is changing the

education landscape. According to early results from a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) conducted by the University of Chicago, OMD’s community college scholars are 47% more likely than their counterparts to continue from one semester to the next as a full-time student. To learn more about the study and our incredible scholars, click here.

 

OMD continues to expand the number of Scholars it supports to be a catalyst for change in Chicago and beyond. OMD currently partners with 10 Chicago-area community colleges, serving over 800 students continuing to grow. To learn more about OMD’s Scholar support model, watch this story of one of our incredible scholars.


One Million Degrees is a friendly, diverse office with ambitious goals and a relentless drive to achieve them. Join our dynamic team of talented, hard-working individuals who believe that a single degree can change the world.


Position Summary:


One Million Degrees is seeking a highly organized and resourceful Data and Technology Specialist with great attention to detail and a belief in the transformative power of education and opportunity. Our team is committed to maintaining detailed and accurate data and using that data to inform best practices, engage students and volunteers, and secure funding. An ideal candidate will have an affinity for systems-thinking and an appreciation for the value of data as a tool to measure performance and inform goals and strategies. They will also be skilled in time management and able to effectively balance competing priorities.


As an organization, One Million Degrees values continuous growth and development. We seek to consistently improve program delivery, make process improvements, and create efficiencies using data and technology. The Data and Technology Specialist role is an excellent opportunity to identify opportunities for improvement, propose creative and streamlined solutions, and gain experience supporting change management and process rollouts.



Key responsibilities include Salesforce support and database management, program delivery support, and basic data analysis.


The Data and Technology Specialist will report to the Manager of Data and Technology and work collaboratively across departments to continuously develop and refine OMD’s operations practices, supporting a culture of innovation and impactful use of resources to achieve our mission.


Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:


Salesforce Support and Database Management


·      Maintain and update data calendars and send reminders and action items to staff as major milestones approach

·      Request data from college partners in accordance with existing data calendars

·      Prepare data for mass-upload into Salesforce so that staff have access to up-to-date information

·      Periodically update Salesforce dashboards so that staff have updated snapshots of data that is pertinent to their work

·      Build and maintain reports to support business processes and maintain data quality assurance protocols

·      Document Salesforce and other processes and help build out our library of Knowledge Articles and other training materials

·      Support with scholar payment preparation and distribution and coordinate with finance manager to ensure that payments align with financial records in Salesforce

·      Update account, contact, campaign, opportunity, and custom object records as needed

·      Ensure that form responses in FormAssembly properly map to Salesforce

·      Use Salesforce data to facilitate scholar-coach matching and mass-upload coach groups



Data Analysis


·      Fielding and analyzing surveys of OMD stakeholders (students, coaches, staff, college partners)

·      Analyze and report on program outcomes and progress for internal and external parties

·      Retroactively assess performance and resource utilization to help develop improvements, efficiencies, and other relevant strategies

·      Inform student recruitment strategies by analyzing and explaining past take-up trends

·      Understand & explain findings from the Randomized Control Trial with UChicago (ability to learn about RCT)

About One Million Degrees:


THE CHALLENGE: 65% of Illinois public college students attend community college, but only one in five of them will graduate with a degree within three years. One Million Degrees (OMD) changes that.


THE SOLUTION: One…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 8, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 6, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$48,000 - $52,000

Benefits

Health Benefits – Full health benefits provided for full-time employees, including medical,

dental, and vision.

Retirement Benefits – For full-time employees, OMD offers a Simple IRA plan and matches

retirement contributions up to 3% of total salary.

• Professional Learning Opportunities – OMD supports employees’ continued learning in areas

relevant to his or her professional growth and organizational goals and will pay for training

such as workshops and conference, up to $500/year or as agreed to by employee and

supervisor.

Paid Time Off – Up to 15 days PTO plus 11 paid holidays

Health Benefits – Full health benefits provided for full-time employees, including medical,

dental, and vision.

Retirement Benefits – For full-time employees, OMD offers a Simple…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
180 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

How to Apply

To apply, submit resume to careers@onemilliondegrees.org and type “OMD Data and Technology Specialist” in the subject line of the email.


One Million Degrees is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation, and evaluate all candidates based on merit.


To apply, submit resume to careers@onemilliondegrees.org and type “OMD Data and Technology Specialist” in the subject line of the email.


One Million Degrees is an equal opportunity…

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