Data Analyst
Charter Schools USA - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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JOB PURPOSEThe Data Analyst provides strategic and tactical support to CSUSA by collecting, analyzing and interpreting data to improve decision-making and business practices. The Data Analyst will collaborate within a growing team of analysts to develop and test hypotheses, and conduct research and root cause analyses to prove CSUSAs effectiveness.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work with departments and schools to identify analytical requirements
  • Develop rules and methodologies for effective data management
  • Collect and interpret quantitative and qualitative data using a variety of techniques, ranging from descriptive analyses to complex data mining and inferential statistics.
  • Maintain demographic profiles of all entities and use to identify meaningful customer/market segments and inform decision-making.
  • Validate data and manage data integrity issues and resolutions. Analyze systems data to identify errors and inconsistencies. Analyze data and recognize process improvements, which affect data integrity.
  • Develop reports, summaries and briefing books for various entities including corporate, schools, and governing boards; presenting data and findings to stakeholders, discussing implications, and establishing action items. Work with departments to define needs for new data warehouse development to support reporting and data analysis.
  • Generate reports and presentations that support business development, and inform marketing and PR strategies.
  • Interface with Student Information System Product Managers and Developers to ensure data integrity and design effective reports.
  • Provide guidance on survey instruments to ensure data is actionable.
  • Work with departments and schools to design and implement performance dashboards.
  • Work with Data Coordinator to maintain performance results for schools, departments and the company as a whole in scorecard software.
  • Research performance metrics in best-in-class organizations to generate company comparison data and conduct competitive analyses. Use these analyses to inform goal setting and decision-making.
  • Develop and test hypotheses to validate performance leading indicators.
  • Conduct research and identify root cause analyses to support continuous improvement efforts.
  • Support Data Coordinator in maintaining and communicating the performance measurement reporting calendar to stakeholders.
  • **MAY PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED**

    DISCLAIMERThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

    SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ATTRIBUTES
  • Detail oriented with strong project management and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral (including training and presentations) skills and writing abilities.
  • Ability to negotiate and influence.
  • Works well in teams and demonstrates collegiality and professionalism with other departments.
  • Is self-directed, proactive and takes initiative; thinks creatively; drives projects to completion.
  • Gives high attention to detail and insists on the highest level of quality.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment. Ability to ramp up on new material extremely quickly.
  • Works well independently under pressure; and meets deadlines.
  • Develop working knowledge of company and the CSUSA Educational Model.

  • JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Masters degree from an accredited institution and 3+ years of work experience in a relevant position required OR Bachelors degree from an accredited institution and 5+ years of work experience in a relevant position. Major in mathematics, statistics, business, computer science, and/or management information systems preferred.
  • Experience in K-12 education industry preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of statistics required.
  • Advanced MS Word, Powerpoint, Visio, Excel and Access required.
  • Experience with SQL Server, SPSS, STATA, R, GIS and/or similar tools required.
  • Knowledge of data analysis tools and computer systems technology.
  • Business intelligence analytics and statistics a plus.
  • Familiarity with education outcomes is a plus.
  • Substantial understanding of national education policy issues.
  • Passion for urban education reform and unwavering belief that all children can learn.
  • Professional appearance and telephone manner is essential.
  • Commitment to company values.
  • Such alternatives to the above requirements as CSUSA may find appropriate and acceptable.


  • WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Usual office working conditions.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    • No physical exertion required.
    • Travel within or outside of Florida.
    • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.
    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

    Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with CSUSA salary and benefit policy. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by Charter Schools USA.

    FLSA OVERTIME CATEGORY

    Job is exempt and not subject to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    EVALUATION

    Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Charter Schools USAs policy.

    DECLARATION

    The Human Resource Department retains the sole right and discretion to make changes to this job description. Any employee making changes unauthorized by the CEO or the Human Resources Department will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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