Senior Analyst, ORADSenior Analyst, ORAD
Please Note: Position only open to internal NYC Department of Education employees
Position Summary: The New York City school system is the largest in the country, composed of approximately 1.1 million students and 75,000+ teachers in over 1,700+ schools. In January 2003, the Department of Education (DOE) launched Children First: A New Agenda for Public Schools in New York City, a multi-year reform effort aimed at significantly improving student achievement through effective teaching and learning. Measuring school performance is a part of this agenda.
The Office of Research, Accountability, and Data’s (ORAD) State and Federal Evaluation Team coordinates the submission and verification of DOE data to the State Education Department (SED); produces analyses of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) school accountability outcomes that inform DOE policy; and supports the alignment of State/Federal and City systems of accountability.
The Senior Analyst will have primary responsibility for crafting research and analyses relative to the collection and submission of State and Federal accountability data from the DOE. Additional responsibilities include the coordination of inter-DOE communication on issues of accountability as well as managing the interplay of communication and advocacy with SED partners on matters of accountability. Performs related work.
Reports to:Director, State and Federal Evaluation, ORAD
Direct Reports: N/A
Key Relationships:Works closely with ORAD’s Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, and the Director of School Performance Policy. In addition, the Senior Analyst will foster collaborations with the Division of Portfolio Planning (DPP) and members of the Office of School Support (OSS), including the Executive Director of School Design and Intervention, and the Director of School Improvement. The Senior Analyst will also work with other project leaders across the DOE, on a project by project basis/as needed.
* Serves as the primary technical resource for the implementation of New York State school accountability within the DOE, a role that requires the development and maintenance of expertise in the data store, metrics, and methodology used to produce New York State school-level differentiated accountability outcomes for DOE schools to such an extent that such outcomes can be reliably predicted given sufficient access to student assessment data.
* Analyzes state and local school accountability results and produces high quality reports and materials for presentation to the DOE senior leadership.
* Serves as the technical resource on school accountability related matters within DOE program areas.
* Conducts monthly meetings with DOE internal partners to disseminate information and collect feedback on the potential impact on other program areas.
* Develops a set of early warning accountability analytics and provides internal DOE partners and school-based staff with analytical tools that will enable them to predict future accountability determinations.
* Produces precise technical documentation for the production of State accountability outcomes from DOE source systems.
* Assists the Director of State and Federal Evaluation in advocating for changes to SED accountability.
* Manages special projects related to ORAD’s work, including internal research initiatives and analytical projects managed in conjunction with other offices throughout the DOE.
* Interacts with other offices across the DOE that have responsibilities associated with school accountability rules or have ownership of key data elements that underlie accountability determinations.
* Contributes to the development and maintenance of accountability specific training materials and in the dissemination of state accountability documentation to DOE schools.
* Provides analytical support for both State and Federal Evaluation’s policy and quality assurance responsibilities. Additional support may be provided to other internal partners on an ad hoc basis.
* Graduation from an accredited college with a baccalaureate degree and three (3) years of full-time, paid experience in education administration in one or more of the following areas: special education, career and occupational education, curriculum development, evaluation and testing, educational planning and educational statistics, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory/consultative capacity; or
* High school graduation or evidence of having passed an examination for a high school equivalency diploma plus seven (7) years of full-time, paid experience in education administration or in one (1) or more of the areas listed in''1''above, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory/consultative capacity; or
* A combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to the requirements in''1” and''2” above. However, all candidates must have a minimum of two (2) years of appropriate, relevant experience in one (1) or more of the areas listed in''1''above. Teaching experience will be accepted towards meeting the requirement for experience in one (1) or more of the areas listed in''1''above. However, all candidates must have the required one (1) year of experience in a supervisory/consultative capacity.
* Data analysis experience, including knowledge of statistical software packages such as SAS and SPSS.
* Exposure and basic competency with SQL sufficient enough to write queries against documented but complex schema.
* Excellent analytical skills and experience gathering, analyzing and interpreting data.
* Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with education and non-education personnel, internal and external to the DOE.
* Ability to trouble-shoot, problem-solve, and anticipate issues in need of resolution.
* Familiarity with state and federal legislation prescribing school accountability systems.
* Strong attention to detail, extremely well-organized, and ability to meet frequent and changing deadlines.
* Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment.
* Ability to liaise between internal offices and departments across the DOE.
* Knowledge of K-12 urban public education.
* Strong presentation skills, including presentation design, e.g., proficient in PowerPoint.
(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.
Applications will be accepted through December 27, 2012.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.
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