MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.
ABOUT OUR DIVISION: The Analytics division resides within the Department of Strategy and Analytics in the Office of School Programs. This division serves and supports program leaders across the Office of School Programs. As an internal customer service organization, the division is both a decision-making engine and an operations support provider for program leaders to save time and increase impact. The Office of School Programs is made up over 150 staff members and is responsible for various programmatic areas including Student Assessment; College, Career, and Military Preparation; Early Childhood Education; Instructional Strategy; and Standards and Support Services.
This position is funded through September 30, 2024 with federal stimulus funds. Continuation of the position beyond that date is contingent upon available funding. This federally funded role will provide critical support for the agency to urgently address student learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Data Analyst is responsible for leading analytical projects from definition to execution that impact over 5.5 million Texas students. The Data Analyst will collaborate with partners across the Office of School Programs and TEA to analyze and maintain complex data sets, align metric outputs, and identify actionable insights and program opportunities.
Within TEA’s School Programs Office, research, data, and analytical support are crucial for statewide programs affecting college and college access, early childhood, student assessment, and instructional training and effectiveness. The Data Analyst is responsible for conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis on large datasets (e.g., the Texas Student Data System (TSDS), STAAR, etc.), as well as integrating and analyzing data from statewide initiatives including Texas Home Learning (THL), Reading Academies, and innovative school models, among others.
This position helps establish and drive next-level improvements in the Office of School Programs operations. The position is additionally responsible for conducting detailed analysis and extensive research, providing results, and monitoring and implementing data quality. This position may provide guidance to others and works under limited supervision, with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Flexible work location within the state of Texas may be considered for qualified candidates.
Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Bachelor’s degree in an analytical field (e.g., Finance, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or another related field) preferred.
Experience: At least one  year of experience in an analytical role. Consulting, data science, or other equally rigorous and quantitative experience preferred.
Substitutions: Education and experience may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.