ACCOUNTABILITY RESEARCH AND EVALUATION (ARE)
235 work days
Salary Range: $58,192-$70,513
Essential Functions and Objectives:
Responsible for interpreting and communicating district and school assessment results. Contributes to operational goals by influencing district decision-making.
The Reporting Analyst will design data visuals which effectively communicate progress on the major DPS priorities to district, school, and department leaders to ensure that decision-making is supported by analysis and reporting.
As a values-based organization, achieve goals through our shared commitment to Students First, Integrity, Equity, Collaboration, Accountability and Fun.
- Applies sophisticated data reporting methods to visualize complex datasets. Analyzes datasets and creates reports to enhance the efficacy of district programs, processes, procedures, goals and objectives. Creates metrics, examines data, interprets findings and extracts insights.
- Improves data storage practices, in order to optimize extract, analysis and delivery of content. Handles actual data collection and input into systems; creates and documents queries; audits and cleans data; setup and validate infrastructure complies with established processes and guidelines.
- Applies established data analysis and visualization practices to assess and provide advice to key stakeholders. Monitors and determines the impact of developments; determines data collection requirements; tracks and maintains results; studies data and reports results.
- Maintains proactive communication with key internal and external stakeholders; prepares dashboards and data visualizations to support recommendations for practitioners, partners and district stakeholder in effort to reveal gaps and areas of improvement. Works closely with functional experts, provides mentorship and catalyzes strong collaboration among all resources involved.
- Manage, mine and analyze large data sets such as state test results of student achievement. Clearly communicate findings in compelling ways and in clear, easy to understand graphical representation (charts, graphs, etc.) to district-wide audiences, the Board of Education and the general public.
- Develop and present a variety of training sessions for district and school leadership to inform district policies and practices. Provide managers and leaders with increased capacity to analyze data and communicate data with the goal of supporting DPS priorities and decision-making.
- Maintain both the integrity and confidentiality of all data, research and analyses.
- As requested, serve as the primary point of contact for identified focus area(s). As requested, assist the team with other analyses, projects and research efforts.
- Assist district and department leaders in organizing and aligning intended short-, medium-, and long-term goals and indicators of success (e.g., logic models, KPI, and evaluation planning).
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
- 1+ years of experience in research or evaluation in education or other social policy.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Effective time management and organizational skills.
- Effective communication skills.
- Work collaboratively with others on a team.
- High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.
- Aptitude for variety and changing expectations and fast-paced environment.
- Knowledge with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Effectively handle multiple demands and competing deadlines.
- The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.
- Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with district and school leaders, faculty, staff and students.
- Knowledge of program evaluation best practices, including supporting skills (e.g., data analysis, tool development, logic model design, data gathering) preferred.
- Ability to present highly technical program evaluation and/or research processes, data and procedures to non-technical audiences preferred.
- Experience with data cleaning and validation is a plus.
- Bachelors Degree.
- Masters Degree preferred.
About Accountability, Research and Evaluation (ARE):
From former classroom teachers to research analysts, we are a diverse team working to support positive academic outcomes and equity for all students. Some team members serve as a district resource for developing and administering district and state assessments in a multitude of content areas in both English and Spanish. Others analyze and report data, including data to help identify opportunity gaps among historically underserved students. Others focus on research and evaluation designed to impact district strategy, often with an explicit focus on issues of disproportionality. No matter the role, every member of ARE is committed to providing information and resources that support school leaders, teachers and families in helping every student succeed regardless of their neighborhood or background. Supported by a strong team culture, we take advantage of the work-life balance, generous time off and professional learning opportunities offered by the district as well as all the perks available from working in a thriving city adjacent to the beautiful Rockies.
About Denver Public Schools:
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.
Under the leadership of Superintendent Susana Cordova and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.