IT Data Specialist (travel required between all locations)
The IT Data Specialist works primarily across two business functions: Student Information Systems and Data Compliance to support the data developing, tracking, compliance, and analysis needs of The Foundation Schools across the school programs in coordination with school leadership. In coordination with the administrative team, IT Data Specialist will support and work on integration of the school information system with other systems such as the accounting and payroll system. (12-month position)
Education, Experience and Certification Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required, in a related field preferred
At least three years of related experience in data tracking, management, analysis and/or reporting
Intermediate to advanced-level knowledge of any School Information System (SIS), State Longitudinal Education Data System, Microsoft Excel, or Google Suite (Google Sheets)
Previous experience in Database administration
Experience managing large data sets and exposure to data analytics software
Experience creating reports for broad dissemination and analysis
Ability to create efficient methods for generating reports and the ability to operationalize the process of creating and accessing important student data
Physical, Interpersonal and Cognitive Requirements
Utilize basic office equipment such as computer, tablet, telephone, fax, copier, etc.
Complete reports and data input while using a variety of computer programs including financial data bases and payroll systems
Move and carry supplies; light lifting, non-repetitive
Maintain a professional demeanor and relationship with all levels of employees and community partners
Work positively and collaboratively with others
Strong customer service, problem-solving, and communication skills (both written and oral) with the ability to interface with diverse stakeholders to build relationships.
Must be analytical, detail-oriented and an avid organizer of information.
Maintain a professional work ethic and meet the standards of professionalism including appropriate confidentiality, attire, attendance and timeliness
Demonstrate effective time management and organization skills
Prioritize & plan work activities
Possess and demonstrate a high level of mental and emotional balance
Respond quickly and tactfully to crisis situations while using critical thinking to assess problems
Work with minimum supervision and meet deadlines
Must have the ability to travel between all Foundation School locations
KEY JOB FUNCTIONS
Student Information Systems Management
Monitor and manage multiple student data systems to ensure student data is consistent between systems
Create and maintain student data reports, leveraging data across multiple data systems.
Provide training for internal stakeholders in order to diffuse the critical knowledge of systems management and report creation throughout the organization
Contribute to the development and management of operations data systems
Serve as the backup to the IT Specialist to assist campus staff with campus software platforms and to manage student and staff accounts on those platforms
Oversee school wide assessment tests such as MAP and PARCC
Lead the evaluation and eventual adoption of a more comprehensive data collection and reporting platform that integrates with other areas of the organization such as Finance and HR
Work closely with the development department in producing relevant reports to support the department’s initiatives
Interview and survey colleagues and program teams to determine opportunities for improvement, research specific issues, and develop recommendations and implementation plans and execute resolutions
Develop systems and processes to ensure that students onboarding and offboarding processes are performed in compliance with the organization’s policy
Ensure all school information systems and databases are in compliance with HIPPA and FERPA regulations
Data Compliance & Reporting
Utilize data systems to manage reporting of federal and state compliance data.
Establish relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to leverage the knowledge and support of the stakeholders.
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