Accelerate Institute is seeking a talented Data Analyst. Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the Data Analyst provides critical analysis and thought partnership with Accelerate Institute staff, current program members, and external stakeholders to collect, understand, interpret, and use data to track Accelerate Institute’s progress towards organizational goals.
Accelerate Institute’s mission is to close the achievement gap by creating high-impact school leaders who accelerate student achievement. Grounded in the belief that demographics are not destiny and that all children can achieve at high levels given equal access to quality education, Accelerate Institute identifies and develops school leaders that unleash the potential of urban schools. Accelerate Institute develops this talent by drawing on the leadership model used to achieve success at our nationally-recognized charter school, Alain Locke Charter School. Accelerate Institute is located in Chicago, Illinois.
Serve as the organization’s point person for the effective and strategic use of data to drive implementation and communication of Accelerate Institute’s programs
Develop, implement, and maintain data collection systems
Seek out opportunities to refine and improve data collection and analysis to meet Accelerate Institute’s data needs
Keep abreast of developments in K-12 school data systems
Along with the Chief Academic Officer, establish and maintain a data-driven culture
Lead responsibility for generating reports and data analysis for the organization.
Program Data o Collect and summarize data for program members (school principals) at fall, winter, and spring terms, providing detailed support as needed during the year
Administer and analyze surveys
Summarize data for multiple audiences: program members, advisors, and external use
Provide ongoing support to program members on the use of data systems and related tools
Collect and report public/state school data to support prospecting for The Accelerator
Ryan Award Data
Collect and summarize data for Ryan Award nominees throughout the nomination and selection process
Summarize data for both internal and external use
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in analytics, math, data management, or computer science
2-3 years of experience collecting and analyzing K-12 school data (e.g., NWEA, ACT, SAT, etc.) preferred
Statistics experience preferred
Proficient in Microsoft Office; strong Excel skills required
Proven track record of collaborating with team members and partners to achieve ambitious goals
Extremely detail-oriented and organized
Excellent communication skills, able to translate complex content to key decision-makers and stakeholders
Commitment to providing high levels of service to various internal and external stakeholders
Exceptional problem-solving skills; able to anticipate challenges and solve complicated problems by generating a variety of innovative, effective solutions
Constant learner and driven to succeed; able to receive critical feedback and implement action steps that lead to growth
Commitment to and strong belief in Accelerate Institute’s mission
Accelerate Institute offers a competitive salary and full benefits package.
Qualified candidates should apply via e-mail only to Juanita Shelby, Jshelby@accelerateinstitute.org. Please include “Data Analyst Search” as the subject of your e-mail. Please submit all of and only the following:
Cover letter describing your interest and passion in creating equal access to education for all children
Resume that clearly articulates your qualifications to the required skill sets defined above
For more information on Accelerate Institute, go to www.accelerateinstitute.org
Accelerate Institute is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages interest from people of color, LGBT applicants, and persons with disabilities.