Continuous Improvement and Evaluation Specialist (Data Analyst)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana,
Internal Number: 304477
IUPUI SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (IN-EDUC-IUINA)
The IUPUI School of Education is committed to examining our collective role in improving the human condition. We develop leaders, educators, and counselors equipped to critique and disrupt long-standing inequities and address the changing dynamics in urban educational contexts. Through community-engaged research, teaching, and service, we seek to positively impact youth and adult learners in educational systems and serve the welfare of communities through engagement in strategic alliances to promote equitable, just, culturally relevant and sustaining practices in teaching and learning.
The Continuous Improvement and Evaluation Specialist (CI&ES) works with the center's executive leadership to collaboratively plan out continuous improvement and evaluation activities. The CI&ES manages evaluation design, methodology, and execution of plans including development and validation of research instruments, data collection and analysis, and reporting on the quality and efficacy of center services. The CI&ES works in collaboration with the centers associate directors, director of operations, and executive director.
Supports the development and maintenance of the center's project management and client relations management database.
Contributes to the development and execution of a comprehensive continuous improvement and evaluation plan. Supports the design and implementation of an annual continuous improvement and evaluation plan in accordance to the center's 2022 logic model and annual technical assistance work plan.
Engages in data collection, analysis, and reporting activities. Identifies and acquires data from internal and external data sources; analyzes, and interprets trends or patterns in complex data sets; interprets data, analyzes results using statistical techniques and provides ongoing reports that interpret, analyzed collected data using both quantitative and qualitative research/evaluation methods and data collection techniques such observations and structured interviews as well as statistical packages such as MS Excel, SPSS, NVIVO, STATA and other data management systems.
Develops and or maintains existing data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality. Filters and "cleans" data by reviewing computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems.
Executes required data reporting activities. Coordinates the collection, summarization and reporting of monthly metrics and other regularly scheduled data reporting requirements.
Designs comprehensive reports to assist executive leadership in making good data-driven center decisions. Creates formative and summative reports and case studies; proof-reads, reviews, and edits reports and case studies. Creates data representations, including charts and infographics and presentation slide decks that facilitate the dissemination of evaluation and research findings that are comprehensible to a variety of audiences.
Engages staff and regional partners in the support of research and evaluation activities. Interacts with center staff to identify their information and research needs, assists, and provides guidance to the staff in determination of suitable analytical methodology for assigned projects and achieving project objectives. Interacts with center staff and regional partners to have good working knowledge of the center's work and to assist in the data analysis.
Provides experienced analysis of existing data and data structures and satisfies ad-hoc reporting/analysis requests.
Creates reporting specifications for new reports/dashboards/analytical tools and performs testing/validation; ensures integrity, accessibility, and accuracy of reports/dashboards and data structures; reviews and approves user requests for access to reporting data and tools.
Consults with faculty and/or staff to identify new business reporting needs and provides guidance and interpretation of complex environments and data.
Performs experienced analysis to interpret and determine validity and quality of data.
Performs migration and conversion of data as needed in support of analysis efforts.
Researches and stays up-to-date on emerging technologies and tools and makes recommendations for implementation to improve data analysis services and approaches.
Degree in computer science, information science, or related field
2 years of data analysis, reporting, or related experience
2 years research and evaluation experience across non-profits and/or government agencies
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Expertise in dimensions and implications of unequal education access and large-scale education data sets
Familiarity with the U.S. public K-12 education system
Technical expertise regarding educational data models for examining inequities in access, participation, and outcomes for student groups, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques
Strong knowledge of and experience with databases programming
Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing quantitative and qualitative datasets (MS Excel, SPSS, SAS, STATA, NVIVO etc.)
Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
Good communication skills and ability to make complex data analyses and finds easily comprehensible to various audiences including staff, teachers, and parents
Ability to create quality data representations such as charts, graphs, and infographics for ease in visual inspection of evaluation or research findings
Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. Proficient in project management
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision-making skills
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
This position is grant funded with expected annual renewals. Renewals are contingent on the availability of grant funds.
$44,250 - $66,000
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.