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Data Analyst (New York City)
Home Office

UNCOMMON SCHOOLS
Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 52 outstanding schools in grades K through 12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. We are the largest public charter school network in the Northeast, and one of the highest performing. Our mission is to open and operate outstanding public charter schools that close the opportunity gap in low-income neighborhoods and prepare students for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission today.

POSITION OVERVIEW
As a part of Uncommon’s Data Analytics Team, the Data Analyst will play a critical role in the team’s efforts to develop and implement key strategic data reporting and analyses. These reports and analyses will drive organizational decision making and unlock potential opportunities for growth and innovation. 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Data Reporting and Analysis
  • Aid in the design, improvement, and generation of reports and presentations for stakeholders at all levels to provide core statistics and insights related to student and school performance
  • Assist in conducting analyses requested by leadership and Home Office teams
  • Collaborate with Data Analytics team members to determine the key questions the team should prioritize and address through analysis, identify best analysis approach and methodology, and ways to make insights and reports easily digestible, actionable, and impactful
  • Play a key role in automating and documenting existing reports and analyses with a focus on replicability and quality control
Data Collection and Management
  • Quality check, clean, manipulate, and merge data in preparation for reporting and analyses
  • With guidance from senior team members, review historical data, fix incorrect data, identify and collect missing data
  • Maintain internal team organization and tracking systems
  • Fulfill and track data requests from stakeholders across Uncommon for use with both internal and external audiences
Knowledge Sharing
  • Become an organizational resource with strong knowledge of student and staff information
  • Identify best practices in data analysis inside and outside of Uncommon
  • Help with the development of analytical ability cross-functionally through the creation of tools and supporting the delivery of training by the Data Analytics team

QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Passionate commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools
  • Love of all things data and a strong interest in leveraging data to answer questions and tell stories
  • Strong problem-solving skills and comfort with deconstructing complex issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to create meaningful and engaging stories from data
  • Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion in both independent and collaborative contexts
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and eagerness to grow through feedback and self-reflection
  • A forward-thinking mindset and commitment to building sustainable systems that can be leveraged for years to come
Minimum educational level
  • Bachelor's degree required
Experience required
  • 1+ years of quantitative data analysis in any field
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and PPT, required
  • Proficiency in systems such as R, Tableau, SQL is a plus
  • Knowledge of and strong interest in education sector strongly preferred

COMPENSATION
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, PDA, and all necessary supplies.
 
The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.
 
Please note that your application will not be saved until you click “submit” at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along.  Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.

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