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Academic Data Specialist

Catholic Schools

Posted 6/27/2019 until 9/6/2019

Description:

​​POSITION SUMMARY:

The Academic Data Specialist will play an integral and collaborative role on the Onward 4 Excellence Team. Onward 4 Excellence was developed by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and is supported by the John H. and Cynthia Lee Smet Foundation. The vision of Onward 4 Excellence emphasizes a focus on student learning by fostering the learning of leaders and teachers. The Academic Data Specialist is responsible for collecting, organizing, analyzing, interpreting and reporting student and school performance data as it relates to student achievement across grades TK-12. The Academic Data Specialist is responsible for maintaining accurate and confidential data files. The individual will ensure that the Onward 4 Excellence team has timely access to accurate data, so they may adjust and continuously improve school supports with a continued focus on the vision of growth for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The individual will collaborate with the Onward 4 Excellence team to equip school leadership teams with the information and analysis to reach their goals of academic excellence.  


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and missions of the Church in performing their work.

Support the Onward 4 Excellence Team in the collection, disaggregation, and reporting of data, including, but not limited to: 

o Design and manage surveys and other data collection tools that ensure high-quality and accurate submissions for all routine data collection throughout the year across all major functional areas of our schools 

o Manage collection process and follow-up as needed with schools for prompt and high-quality data submissions

o Develop and maintain historical student and school data files to monitor performance

o Create user-friendly and accurate reports throughout the year from collected data, including both internal and external reports

o Compile data from multiple assessments to develop student, subject, grade-level, or school or regional profiles

o Ensure the validity of all data reported

In collaboration with the Onward 4 Excellence Team, interpret and review collected data

In collaboration with the Onward 4 Excellence Team, attend and lead as appropriate, training sessions and site meetings related to assigned responsibilities

Collaborate with the Onward 4 Excellence Team (ES and HS) on a weekly basis, specifically attend the assigned weekly collaboration time

Support the professional development of the Onward 4 Excellence Team in the use of data

Develop and maintain professional rapport and trust with principals and teachers

Any other duties assigned


Requirements:

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:


Technical proficiency in database tools, spreadsheets (including Pivot Tables, complex formulas, chart design etc.), programming languages, and other relevant areas

Bachelor’s Degree required; quantitative degree field preferred

School based experienced preferred; however, a comparable amount of training, experience and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered

Experience working with data from various types of vendors

2-4 years of relevant experience

Strong analytical capabilities


Knowledge of:

Data collection and processing software 

Systems thinking and strategic planning 


Skill in:

Clearly explaining academic testing and statistical data

Communicating, both in writing and orally, technical information in a way that is understandable to people without technical training


Abilities:

Collaborate effectively with staff form various areas of responsibility

Independently learn new software and processes as they become available

Take initiative, be forward thinking, plan and manage multiple tasks in a timely manner

Develop and maintain effective, working relationships

Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds

Sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis

Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping, and walking

Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms

Drive to LA Archdiocese office and school locations.


HOW TO APPLY:


Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website at: http://archla.org/employmentpdf 

 
The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume to: 
NKPortillo@la-archdiocese.org
 
Please submit the email with the following subject line:

Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Location​​​​


Information/Application Contact:

Catholic Schools
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010
E-Mail: NKPortillo@la-archdiocese.org
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