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Senior Analyst - posted 5/12/21

About District Public

 

District Public is a small and growing business whose mission is to help high needs K-12 public schools in New York City analyze and make more effective use of their data.  We work with about 50 NYC district K-12 schools, primarily in the Bronx.  We are a values-guided business whose goal is to improve outcomes for students.

We work collaboratively with school teams to understand their challenges, and build tools and analyses that are tailored to their needs.  Our tools and analyses help them to make more informed choices, focus instruction, and save time.  We pair our tools and analyses with high quality professional learning and coaching. 

We are hiring a data analyst to help us handle a growing demand from schools, both in terms of the number of schools and the depth of support we provide them.  You will have an opportunity to help shape and grow our business.  It’s an exciting time to join our team! We maintain a friendly, inclusive, and collaborative working culture, and share a commitment to diversity and equity internally and in our work with schools.

You can learn more about us on our website at www.district-public.com

Job Overview

 

You will be responsible for working collaboratively with the team to adapt existing tools and analyses, or designing and building new ones, to meet client needs.   In some cases, you will work from the direction of a District Public partner or other team member.  In other cases, you will be working directly with school teams and must be comfortable presenting to school leaders and teachers.  Experience working in K-12 public education is critical.  The ideal candidate has experience directly supporting schools and school teams with data analysis and management.  Strong presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills are a must. 

You will be able to build, understand, error check, and troubleshoot complex models that translate raw data into graphically appealing, easy-to-read, and insightful analysis (for example, taking item level data from interim assessments and translating them into colorful, easy-to-read tables and charts).   Tools and analyses are built primarily in Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel – advanced skills in these programs are critical.  Knowledge of Microsoft Access, MySQL, Python, Tableau, R, or any other data storage, analysis, or visualization platform is helpful. 

District Public is a small company (currently four employees and partners) and all employees work remotely.  As such, you  will be comfortable working both individually and in collaboration with team members, as well as communicating remotely via phone, email, videoconference, and other communication channels.  You will work primarily remotely, but must be able to travel within New York City to visit schools multiple times per week. You must be comfortable juggling multiple projects simultaneously, and be flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances.  We frequently work under tight deadlines, so you must be organized, efficient, and able to carefully prioritize their work. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  

This is a great opportunity for an agile, creative, tech-savvy problem solver with significant analytical experience and strong communication skills to help put those skills to use supporting public K-12 schools in New York City.  You will have the opportunity to grow with time and experience as the business grows. Join our team!

 

This is a full time position with competitive salary and benefits.

Responsibilities and Duties

 

The person in this role is responsible for:

 

  • Updating and improving existing analyses using Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets

  • Presenting analysis to school teams and teachers and coaching them on how to effectively use tool

  • Building new analyses

  • Error checking analyses

  • Improving, standardizing and documenting workflows and processes

  • Guiding and supporting projects

  • Creatively applying new solutions to solve client problems

  • Connecting with clients via phone and email

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Requirements

 

  • Experience in K-12 public education

  • High level of skill and sophistication in Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets

  • Experience in building and maintaining complex spreadsheets

  • Strong presentation, communication, and relationship management skills

  • Ability to work remotely and travel to/within New York City multiple times per week

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Self-motivated

  • Creative problem solver

  • Detail oriented

  • Organized

  • Collaborative

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • Data visualization and graphic design skills

  • Experience with MS Access, MySQL, Python, Tableau, R, or other database, data visualization or analysis programs.

  • Knowledge of improvement science, action research, or experience in a consulting or training role

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Two years of experience directly supporting schools and school teams with data analysis and management.

 

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities are subject to change.

 

District Public is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.  We are a diversity-forward/inclusive company. People of all genders and races are encouraged to apply.

 

Reports To

 

You will report to Luke Davenport and Som Pati, Partners, District Public, and will work collaboratively with other members of the District Public team.   

A practice assignment requiring up to 3 hours will be given to assess the applicant’s presentation abilities and skill level in Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Luke Davenport at luke@district-public.com to apply.  Thanks!