Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
Develop and/or refine systems and processes for data aggregation, analysis and presentation
Obtain necessary training and interact regularly with all CPS data systems
Create graphs and visualizations to support analysis within teams and meetings
Support automation of data/reports
Educate and advise school staff on usage of data systems and tools
Proactively disseminate and effectively communicate data to all stakeholders
Participate in the development of school wide data collection, analysis and dissemination policies and practices to ensure ongoing, embedded use of data
Work cooperatively with Leadership Coaches, Principal, Postsecondary Coaches, Instructional Leaders, and Transition Support Coaches to design, embed, and support effective data practices in schools to support all stands of NCSâ™ coaching work.
Engage in self-reflection, examination of identity and role in systems of oppression and toÂ boldly challenge inequities.
Uses subject matter and best practices knowledge to perform lab and/or research- related duties and tasks. Works independently to assist with project design.
Solves complex problems relating to the administration of projects, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making significant contributions to methodology.
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum of 1 year experience in a related field.
Experience conducting data analysis and developing visual displays of quantitative information and creating systematic calendars and routines for analysis and presentation.
Experience in a high school environment.
Experience planning and facilitating professional development for educators.
Experience using data systems or programming code, like SAS, SPSS, or R.
Experience working with and using Google products.
A relentless commitment to social justice and public school reform in Chicago.
Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with colleagues, school participants and partners.
Commitment to ongoing self-reflection, professional learning and growth.
Ability to integrate technology and effectively utilize technology for personal/professional productivity.
Ability to respond with flexibility to demands and requirements of the project and to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Capable of exercising sound judgment, tact, courteousness, reliability and employing sound decision-making skills.
Ability to adjust to ambiguous circumstances, change, and gradual release of data strategy to school staff.
Demonstrated commitment to data for improvement and continuous adult learning as drivers of improved student outcomes.
Excellent data-gathering, problem-solving, and consensus-building skills.
Understanding of data as an ethical tool.
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong service and support orientation toward schools and school communities.
In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets, particularly proficiency creating and using pivot tables, writing logic formulas, and using vlookup to combine sets of data.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Daily access to a reliable car.
Planning, attention to detail, reading, independent motivation, negotiation, confidentiality, problem solving, flexibility, creativity, communication skills, organizational skills, ability to work on multiple projects at any given time, and ability to deal effectively and professionally with people.
Attendance at meetings around the city requiring ability to ambulate to various sites in and around the city; frequent use of computer, telephone, and other office equipment.
Cover Letter (required)
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