As the Manager of Data Strategy, you will be responsible for developing and organizing our academic and school culture data at Zeta to drive student- and organizational achievement. You’ll work with a team of mission-driven, high-achieving, passionate colleagues to help Zeta succeed in its mission to build and sustain high-performing schools that forge thriving communities of lifelong learners, problem solvers, and innovators.

As the Manager of Data Strategy, you will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with all levels of school-based staff and network management to understand current usage of data and areas of improvement

  • Understanding existing data structures and improving data workflows as necessary

  • Owning and iterating on data dashboards to better meet our needs; exploring Power School’s ability to automate elements of our dashboards

  • Creating and pulling data for three levels: board, network management, and school-based

  • Performing both exploratory and diagnostic analysis on academic, school culture, and other forms of data; recommending actions to be undertaken based on results of analysis

  • Managing network assessments and the project management/run of shows for both formal and informal (i.e., overall assessment management for our schools MAP, NYSITELL, NY State Tests, etc.)

  • Holding our Academic Directors and school-based student achievement teams accountable for implementation of assessments

  • Exploring various apps and technologies to see if any will add value; lead implementation of selected items

  • Managing our Trello technology and processes/communications to our schools

  • Overseeing staff summer training ensuring accurate scheduling, training and other logistics in partnership with MD of Academics

  • Partnering with academics and operations to support with book inventory ordering and management

  • Serving as a POC for our PowerSchool including reporting, dashboards, maintenance, and staff troubleshooting

  • Assisting with other projects and support as needed

We are looking for a talented Manager of Data Strategy with a Bachelor’s degree and at least 2-4  years of experience with a proven record of propelling student growth and achievement. Additionally, we are looking for the following characteristics:

  • Experience working with data in excel and other technology platforms to manage our school data (school culture, academic - literacy, math, etc.) and organizational data (financial, adult culture, etc.)

  • Basic experience with coding and relational databases

  • Familiarity with statistical tests and techniques (regression, causal experiments, etc.) preferred but not required

  • Demonstrated passion for the mission, vision, and core values of Zeta Schools

  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical, and creative problem-solving skills

  • Excellent writing, communications, and relationship-building skills

  • Strong project management experience that drives efficiency and excellence in all aspects of work

  • Ability to work seamlessly between high-level strategy and detail-oriented work

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong systems-thinking skills to create and maintain academic programs within the school

  • Passion for driving innovation, disrupting the status quo, trying new approaches, and tackling problems from many angles and with creative solutions

Zeta Schools is seeking candidates who can start immediately. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Zeta Schools offers a competitive compensation package.

Work authorization required (candidate must have permanent authorization to work in the U.S.). Zeta Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

About Zeta

Zeta Charter Schools is a next generation charter school network in NYC that launched two public charter schools in the South Bronx and Inwood communities, with plans to grow to ten schools serving Pre-K-12th grades. As we expand to K-2 for the 2019-2020 school year, Zeta Charter Schools is focused on a people-first culture that maintains high expectations to enable team members to grow personally and professionally. Zeta’s mission is build and maintain high-performing schools that forge thriving communities of lifelong learners, innovators and problem solvers.

What makes Zeta unique?

In addition to cultivating a high-performance culture that fosters extraordinary outcomes, Zeta Charter Schools has a focus on innovation learning as well as mindfulness and wellness to drive our rigorous hands-on academics. With the implementation and adaptation of Compass Programming, we promote an environment of mindfulness that serves as a strong foundation for a respectful school community. Additionally, we believe our Zeta design combines the best of an academically rigorous education, focused on critical thinking and problem solving, with cutting edge technology and tools.  

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