Accountability Analyst
Minneapolis Public Schools - Minneapolis, MN

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ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is a large, diverse urban school district on a reform journey.

MPS seeks to get Every Child College and Career Ready and to strengthen its organizational effectiveness.

The Accountability Analyst will have the opportunity to fundamentally transform the lives and futures of MPS’ 33,000 students.

SUMMARY

Provides data analysis and reporting for strategic planning and district and department performance management processes; provides executive and administrative assistance and coordination for the Office of Planning, Accountability, and Performance Improvementleadership, including special projects, customer service and financial activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.

This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class.

Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours.

Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function.

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provides data analysis and prepares reports for district and department performance management processes, strategic planning work, and other district accountability activities, including:

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Gathers and analyzes department and area performance data for

district and department performance management processes, strategic planning work, and other district accountability activities

, and prepares reports and summaries of findings.

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Identifies issues within data analyzed and makes recommendations for improving data quality, where relevant, or for explaining results most effectively.

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Helps identify appropriate metrics and data sources and supports office leadership in in planning performance management presentations with department leaders.

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Conducts research into results reporting of other districts and non-public school organizations to identify best practices.

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Designs, develops, and produces internal and public communications.

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Creates copy, content, graphics, and layouts, and assists with printing and distribution tasks.

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Completes and coordinates special projects, program assignments, and research functions related to

district and department performance management processes, strategic planning work, and other district accountability activities

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Performs executive support and administrative assistance for Office of Planning, Accountability, Performance Improvement leadership team, including:

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Oversees administrative workflow; organizes and coordinates work, and relieves the Executive Director of routine administrative tasks.

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Provides administrative assistance to the Office of Planning, Accountability, and Performance Improvement; provides support to office leadership with scheduling group meetings, and occasionally coordinates travel arrangements.

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Exercises initiative in performing administrative duties and resolving problems; tracks assigned issues and effectively communicates information.

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Composes correspondence, technical documents and other communications on a variety of subjects requiring knowledge of the operations of the Office of Planning, Accountability, and Performance Improvement.

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Maintains department files, content on Office website and Sharepoint document library.

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Maintains personnel and administrative files; oversees budget and expenditures; processes invoices, purchase requests, contracts, expense reimbursements, special requests, leave requests, payroll; orders supplies and equipment, tracks maintenance and purchasing issues.

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Provides information and assistance to MPS staff, visitors and others having business with the Office; resolves problems and inquiries as appropriate with a “can-do” approach.

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Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with clients, visitors, students/families and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.

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Enthusiastically promotes the District vision of Every Child College and Career Ready and the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.

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Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.

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Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis

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At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Bachelor’s Degree; AND one (1) year of data analysis or related analytic experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Knowledge of:
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Data analysis techniques.

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Excel software (advanced capability).

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Best practices in the visual display of quantitative information.

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Work planning and project management practices.

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PowerPoint software (advanced capability).

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Basic accounting and budgeting.

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Professional standards for business correspondence.

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Correct English grammar, composition, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

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Customer service standards and protocols.

Skill in:
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Basic and advanced quantitative analysis.

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Generating hypotheses and using data to test validity.

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Researching, collecting, analyzing, and preparing data (especially student achievement data).

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Designing and producing written reports in a variety of formats.

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Planning, prioritizing and completing assignments with minimum supervision.

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Organizing and monitoring work flow; managing multiple tasks simultaneously.

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Communicating effectively verbally and in writing with a wide range of co-workers and external stakeholders.

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Answering questions, advising staff, and resolving problems.

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Responding professionally, effectively and efficiently to requests.

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Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and clients.

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Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software, and entering information into a computer system with speed and accuracy.

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Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:
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Access database software; Adobe Illustrator graphics program

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MDE and MPS student achievement data types and uses

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Collaboration software usage

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Principles of record keeping, records retention, records management, and file maintenance.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT

Meredith Fox

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Meredith.Fox@mpls.k12.mn.us

SALARY:
1.0 FTE, 52 weeks, Unrepresented Plan $51,832 -$64,731

All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at www.mpls.k12.mn.us (click on employment).

In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply. Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested.

This position closes at midnight on the posted deadline date.

Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • On-Line Application
Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

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