Strategic Data Analyst

Job Type

Full Time

Published

08/02/2018

Address

601 South Figueroa Street
4th Floor
Los Angeles
CA
90017
United States

Description

ABOUT ALLIANCE COLLEGE-READY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter school organization in Los Angeles, serving nearly 13,000 low-income scholars across 25 free public middle and high schools on 28 campuses. In our 14th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 77% to a four-year university in 2017. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. We also value our people, illustrated by being in the top 10% of Gallup’s global Best Place to Work survey.

Join us at Alliance and you can expect to be part of an innovative organization made up of talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want strong collaborators, skilled communicators, and avid problem solvers who are comfortable in a culture of continuous learning and who are excited to implement fresh ideas and unique solutions in service of our scholars and families. Now is the time to join us and make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.


ROLE SUMMARY

The Strategic Data Analyst will serve a vital role across Alliance’s strategic planning process. This position will serve as a member of Alliance’s Data Strategy team, a high-visibility team within the organization that works directly with the CEO and other executives to drive overall strategy, organizational performance, and compliance. The position will report to the Data Strategy Manager. The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent quantitative, data analysis, and communication skills, as well as a proven ability to synthesize and translate complex information for use in decision making by a variety of audiences.



ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Analyze Data for Insights

  • Drive strategic data analytics, including the compilation, calculation, and analysis of data required for critical aspects of the organization’s strategic plan, such as:
  • Principal Scorecards and School Performance Dashboards, as well as detailed analysis to support action planning related to specific measures
  • Home Office Departmental performance metrics across customer service and operational excellence strategies
  • Regular assessment and revision of scorecards aligned with Alliance’s strategic plan
  • Compliance, governance, and oversight data for LAUSD Oversight Visits, charter renewals, and Federal Program Monitoring
  • Lead the primary data collection process from both internal and external sources in support of the overall data and strategy plan
  • Communicate actionable data-driven insights by creating tables, graphs, and narrative presentations for varied audiences including principals, assistant principals, senior leadership, and oversight authorities
  • Plan, organize, and execute data quality systems, including ongoing review of current practices and implementation of data cleaning protocols across multiple datasets and data sources

Manage Relationships

  • Collaborate closely with data analysts across Alliance to ensure that we conduct our analyses consistently, accurately, and efficiently
  • Consult with Alliance leaders early and often to align on methodology and set expectations for project completion
  • Provide excellent service to staff throughout Alliance who request data analytics in support of their work

 

THE STRONGEST CANDIDATES WILL HAVE/BE:

  • Commitment to Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy
  • Commitment to the success of all Alliance scholars and specifically to raising the academic achievement of children in high-poverty communities
  • Experience in schools or school districts that serve low-income students
  • Experience in a similar data analytics role
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to gather and analyze information skillfully, present data effectively, and interpret written information from varied sources
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to learn quickly and function effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Flexible, optimistic approach, and comfort with change and ambiguity
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education

 

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google-based applications
  • Experience with data analysis using Stata, R or Python preferred but not required; knowledge of Tableau is a plus


Benefits

 COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools prides itself in offering its employees a competitive salary and a rich group benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage for the employee and her/his eligible dependents. Retirement benefits are also offered and include a generous employer match/contribution.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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