Jan 13, 2024

Data Manager (2334)

  • TrulyHired
  • Natick, MA, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

The Natick Public Schools Seeks a

Data Manager

Estimated Start Date: 02/01/2024

We invite you to explore a career with Natick Public Schools.

The Natick Public Schools educate approximately 5,300 students from Pre-K through age 22. We are an innovative, supportive, and high-performing district whose outstanding staff provides high quality services for our diverse students and their families from Natick and Boston. Natick Public Schools is a community dedicated to all students achieving high standards in a safe, trusting, respectful environment where learning is exciting, dynamic, and engaging, and where connectedness and belonging are valued and actively cultivated. We are home to families that speak almost 60 different languages and our student population is approximately 29% Students of Color and 71% White students. With a graduation rate of 97% and 90% of our students attending post-secondary schools, we are proud of our commitment to excellence in educating students to be informed and successful citizens of a global world.

We enthusiastically welcome educators to our district who seek and thrive in a diverse environment that focuses on the whole child in a strengths-based approach. Please partner with us in our mission to support the diversity of our school community, promote and deliver equitable practices for all of our staff, students, and families, and create meaningful connections that enable everyone to feel included and thrive.

Job Title

Data Manager

Location

Central Office

Reports To

Chief Technology Officer

Work days/FTE

12 Months/1.0 FTE

Salary

$90,00 - $130,000 per year

Benefits Eligible?

Yes

Profile of a Natick Educator

JOB GOAL:

The Data Manager reports directly to the Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for managing a team of individuals to assist the town and schools in ensuring safe, secure, and efficient operations of the town's MUNIS Financial System, the School Department's Powerschool Student Information System, and various other third party data systems. This includes daily team management of goals and deliverables that align with town and school priorities, ensuring processes are in place for all routine functions and tasks including but not limited to; data collection and entry, internal/external reporting, data integrity, data privacy, and data security, system integration and interoperability, business continuity and disaster recovery planning and testing, recommending and implementing enhancements, facilitating working group meetings, attending vendor user group meetings, training end users, and working closely with all stakeholders and vendors to ensure continuous improvements are implemented.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Bachelor's degree in a related field along with progressive experience managing a small team of data analysts.

Experience with relational databases export, transform and import functions, third party API integrations and reporting packages, and standard query language.

Team player that can effectively manage multiple priorities.

Strong decision making and problem solving skills.

Specialized Knowledge:
  • Thorough understanding of and commitment to the principles and practices of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice as they relate to student, staff and community engagement and cultivation
Preferred Experience:
  • Munis and PowerSchool experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience with Google Workspace (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Classroom, etc.)
  • Experience with Rostering system like Clever or Classlink preferred.

Skills:
  • Demonstrated aptitude for work to be performed
  • Bilingual skills, especially in Spanish and Portuguese, are highly desirable
  • Candidates should have a passion for working with students, families, and colleagues
  • Candidates must be flexible and collaborative
  • Candidates must be able to multitask in a fast-paced, supportive environment that nurtures student growth
  • Candidates must be organized and able to meet ongoing, time-sensitive deadlines for work production

Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and in conformity with state certification requirements.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

  • Phone, intercom, personal computer and software applications as outlined above, scanner, copy machine, calculator, camera, printers and fax machine.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB (not limited to)

  • Primary responsibility is overseeing the day to day priorities and goal setting of the team to ensure support and availability of all database systems used by the town and school department. Coach, mentor and evaluate the performance of each team member.
  • Look for opportunities and take action to further automate, integrate and eliminate manual processes and procedures. Develop a culture and road map of continuous improvement.
  • Manage the setup of all user accounts (internal and external) within all database systems to ensure the appropriate level of access is granted and security best practices are implemented and maintained.
  • Create and maintain documentation of all critical workflows and processes. Evaluate each of these for data integrity, data privacy and data security.
  • Develop and implement strategies and procedures for effective data management. Create rules for data sharing and adhere to all local, federal and state laws regarding data privacy and data protection.
  • Ensure reliable backups are conducted and tested on a regular basis. Develop and maintain a written and tested plan for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery to mitigate our risks of data breaches and/or system failures.
  • Use our ticketing system to track all issues reported and follow up; from discovery until resolution.
  • Serve as a resource and a trainer to other members of the team and all stakeholders to ensure all requests and needs are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Work on and manage special projects as assigned by the Chief Technology Officer.
  • Remain current on industry trends in information technology, investigate new technologies and make recommendations to the Chief Technology Officer.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Works with district and school leadership to combat systemic barriers that limit student, family, and staff members' equitable access to opportunity

  • Identifies and addresses bias and its impact on rigor and opportunity for students and staff
  • Updates policies and equitable access procedures

Any other relative duties as assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the job satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
  • move about the classroom, school, school grounds, office, and/or off-site locations.
    • On some occasions, it may be necessary to move quickly across even or uneven surfaces;
  • remain in a stationary position for periods of time;
  • operate a computer and other school/office productivity machinery (i.e., iPad, copy machine, computer printer, assistive technology, etc.);
  • read material from a computer monitor as well as handwritten or printed matter with or without visual aids;
  • position oneself to maintain files and access school/classroom/office materials;
  • communicate with others so that information received and given is understood and accurately communicated;
  • communicate and collaborate effectively with students, parents, and other staff members in person, via video conference, on the telephone, and/or in writing;
  • observe details at close range
  • in the school setting, ensure the safety of students;
  • multitask and meet multiple demands from several people;
  • may need to teach and support students with life skills development such as eating, cleaning, and toileting
  • lifting up to and including 25 lbs
  • tolerate the noise level in the work environment from moderate to loud.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Data Manager will provide daily management and goal-setting for all member of the data team. The team currently consists of 2 analysts and 2 project managers.

SELECTION GUIDELINES

  • Formal application
  • Rating of education and experience
  • Oral interviews
  • Reference check
  • Strong record of work performance in current and previous roles required
  • Successful completion of Criminal Records Check (C.O.R.I.), Sexual Offender Record Check (S.O.R.I.), and fingerprints.

The Natick Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, physical and intellectual differences, immigration status, homeless status, or any other class protected by law.

Date Updated: 11/09/2023

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