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. Must have the ability to travel between all Foundation School locations.
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
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.