Jun 11, 2019

Research and Data Analyst - YES Prep System Office (IMMEDIATE OPENING)

$60,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • YES Prep Public Schools
  • 5515 South Loop East Freeway, Houston, TX, USA
Full-time Database Administration Data Evaluation and Analysis Research Education

Job Description

POSITION: Research and Data Analyst 

REPORTS TO: Director – Analytics and Strategy 

POSITION TYPE:12-month 

COMPENSATION: $60,000-$70,000

THE CHALLENGE 

Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Even though 85% of our students are economically disadvantaged, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Eighty-seven (87%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like Eddie Zapata are earning their college degrees at five times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do we do this? Each of YES Prep’s 19 campuses serves 6th-12th graders like Monique Bowie. Students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels behind, but quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory. This is a result of transformative relationships with teachers and leaders, and access to excellent educational opportunities. 

As the first minority-majority city, Houston’s schools cannot keep up with demand from students like Eddie and Monique. Houston is the 4th largest city (on track to become the 3rd), and this booming population translates into 2,000 families on YES Prep’s waitlist. YES Prep’s student enrollment is estimated to grow 31% between now and 2023 (from just over 13,000 students currently to 17,000).  

THE OPPORTUNITY 

YES Prep needs a dynamic and diverse Research and Data Analyst to make our mission a reality. As a YES Prep employee, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice.  

To put it simply, you will play an integral role in empowering stakeholders to make data-driven decisions, including daily choices and long-term strategic decisions, by providing accurate, timely, and accessible data and assisting teams to derive insights from the data. This position additionally involves strategically designing and developing advanced visualizations of data to meet end-user requirements. 

THE ROLE 

When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work and responsibilities will include: 

  • Delivering data, analyses and insights from complex data sets that enable us to drive strategic priorities;  

  • Working directly with school administration and organizational leadership to gather functional requirements, working with departmental team to synthesize final functional requirements, and working to strategically find solutions to requirements; 

  • Working with the Analytics team to scope end-user requirements and project plan for advanced interactive and dynamic data visualizations to meet functional needs;  

  • Evaluating data sets to determine best data visualization methods to present information;  

  • Testing, validating, and evaluating department data visualizations for accuracy, performance, and alignment with end-user requirements; 

  • Acting as a strategic partner by resolving end-user questions in a timely, friendly, and proactive manner;  

  • Writing requirements specifications and other required documents in accordance with documentation standards;  

  • Developing training and end-user support for data visualizations and reports;  

  • Designing and providing training to organization leadership on the use, manipulation, and analysis of interactive data visualizations.  

  • Additional duties as assigned. 

THE PERSON 

We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility. Other traits needed and desired for this role are:  

THE MUST HAVES 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution, preferably in economics, engineering, or mathematics 

  • One to three years of experience required, analyst position preferred 

  • Experience creating data visualizations and analyses; knowledge of Power BI or Tableau, Excel, and SQL  

  • Proven track record of data analysis to solve problems and drive improvement 

  • Proven ability to manage projects, lead teams, and learn and utilize technological skills  

  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools 

  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback 

  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team 

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once 

  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress 

  • A dedication to learn, grow, and develop as a professional 

  • Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment 

  • Strong written communication skills 

  • Detail-oriented and self-directed 

  • Initiator, problem-solver, and creative thinker 

  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress 

THE PERKS 

  • Compensation – This position is an exempt, salaried position; salary offers commensurate with experience. 

  • Health and Supplemental Insurance –  A $0.00 medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc. 

  • Paid Time Off– 15 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures of our Academic Calendar 

  • Paid Leave Programming – In the event you need to be out due to medical needs (including maternity and paternity leave), YES Prep offers up to 12 weeks of full paid leave 

  • Professional Development - YES Prep values longevity and performance over time through our Commit to Five program. We invest in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development.  

WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO EQUITY & DIVERSITY 

YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.

YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. 

THE NEXT STEPS  

If this sounds like your just right job, please apply here.  

If you are not sure this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please reach out to our Talent Acquisition team to be connected to a recruiter at [email protected]


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