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Analytics Director, Postsecondary and Workforce

Company: The Commit Partnership
Location: Dallas
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Managing Director of Analytics and Insights, the Director of Postsecondary and Workforce on the Analytics and Insights team will be responsible for leading the data analytics efforts aligned to the programs at the Commit Partnership focused on increasing the number of students ready for postsecondary education, transitioning, and persisting in postsecondary education, earning postsecondary degrees and/or credentials, and earning a living wage. The position will work closely with cross-functional teams and external partners and stakeholders to further the mission and progress toward the North Star Goal. This is a leadership role that requires a combination of technical expertise, strategic thinking and strong communication skills. The Director will be responsible for managing two to three employees. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Data Collection and Analysis. Oversee the collection, validation, and analysis of education and workforce data sources to extract meaningful insights. Utilize statistical analysis and data visualization techniques to present findings in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Insights Generation. Generate actionable insights that inform program enhancements and strategic planning. Drive the adoption of data-driven decision-making throughout the organization and among partners.
  • Predictive Analytics. Implement predictive modeling and forecasting techniques to anticipate trends and potential challenges. Provide recommendations for proactive interventions based on data-driven insights.
  • Data Governance. Establish and maintain data governance protocols, ensuring data accuracy, integrity, and security. Develop and enforce best practices for data collection, storage, and usage.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration. Work closely with members of the postsecondary and workforce-focused Commit program team and the communications and policy team to align analytics initiatives with organizational priorities.
  • Team Leadership. Manage a team of data analysts, providing mentorship, guidance, and professional development opportunities.
  • Stakeholder Communication. Communicate complex analytical findings to non-technical stakeholders in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Continuous Improvement. Stay current with industry trends and emerging technologies in data analytics and education. Identify opportunities to enhance data infrastructure and tools.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Qualifications and Skills Required:
  • Insatiable desire to transform student achievement in Texas and belief that education can be an equalizer
  • A keen attention to detail and a strong commitment to maintaining accuracy in all aspects of their work
  • Passion for learning and for continuous improvement; comfort with ambiguity and enthusiasm to develop insights around complex, systemic challenges
  • Ability to set vision and direction for the team and be an individual contributor
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities, with a track record of translating data into actionable insights
  • Demonstrated history of balancing competing priorities and delivering excellent quality work
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal skills, and experience building and maintaining professional relationships; external engagement is a key part of the role
  • Strong communication skills-in email, Word, and PowerPoint as well as chart development and meeting facilitationEducation and/or Experience Required:
  • Education: Bachelor's or advanced degree in a relevant filed (e.g. Data Science, Statistics, Education Research)
  • Professional Experience: Proven experience (8+ years) in a leadership role overseeing data analytics
  • Management Experience: Proven leadership and team management skills, fostering collaboration and professional growth
  • Technology Experience: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint Preferred:
  • Experience with education data and relevant social impact metrics is highly desirable, particularly postsecondary education and workforce data
  • Proven experience in a leadership role overseeing data analytics within the nonprofit or education sector
  • Experience using Tableau, PowerBI, SPSS, R, Alteryx, and/or SQL Language Skills:
  • Ability to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate.
  • Ability to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Ability to describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Ability to read and write in Standard English.
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
    • Ability to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.
    • Ability to listen perceptively and convey awareness.
    • Ability to interact diplomatically with the public in a continuous public contact setting.
    • Ability to work as part of a team and in a team environment.
    • Ability to maintain level-headedness in the face of resistance and contrary opinions.Work Environment: Generally, works in an office environment but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. The employee is not exposed to any adverse environmental conditions.Physical Activity & Requirements: While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use repetitive motions of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. This is a sedentary position, however, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, grasp, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and lift up to 10pds . Hearing, talking and vision abilities required by this job include perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, expressing or exchanging ideas be means of the spoken word and close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal and extensive reading.Job Requirements:This position requires a commitment to working 45-55 hour weeksTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.About The Commit Partnership:
      Our Mission
      We believe that through our actions, Dallas County - which educates 10% of Texas and 1% of the nation- can be an inclusive and prosperous region where economic opportunity is shared equitably. That's why our true north goal is that by 2040 at least half of all 25-34-year-old residents of Dallas County, irrespective of race, will be provided the opportunity to earn a living wage.
      To increase living wage attainment, we must equitably increase educational success aligned with high-demand jobs, maximizing the cumulative impact from early education all the way to college, career, and/or military readiness and accessing and completing a strong postsecondary education. Our staff aligns community stakeholders around this shared future roadmap - analyzing data to lift up strategic initiatives that improve policies, practices, and funding that grow our community's capacity to serve every student more effectively.
      Our Story
      Founded in 2012, this partnership is the nation's largest educational collective impact organization, composed of backbone staff and over 200 partners across Dallas County and the state of Texas working collaboratively to solve systemic education challenges. Our staff aligns community stakeholders around a shared future roadmap - analyzing data to lift up strategic initiatives that improve policies, practices, and funding that grow our community's capacity to serve every student more effectively.
      Together, we work to advocate for excellent and equitable public education that ensures all students - regardless of race, place, or socio-economic status - have the power to determine their future and earn a living wage. We do this work through several ventures including Early Matters Dallas, North Texas Tutoring Corps, Dallas County Promise, Texas College Bridge, Dallas Thrives, Commit's Policy Team, the Texas Impact Network, and several coalitions.
      Our Values
      Our core values create a mission-driven environment and champion us to do our best work each day.
      Integrity - To best serve students, families, and the community we will act honestly and ethically in how we make both internal and external decisions, present data, and communicate with partners.
      Equity & Inclusion - We seek to help transform systems in ways that ensure every student has access to the resources they need. We do this by actively and explicitly working with others to create more equitable outcomes and processes.
      Students First - Our decisions are guided by multiple stakeholders, but ultimately rest upon one question: What is in the best interest of students?
      Systemic Impact - We are patient and persistent as we identify the most effective approaches to help create lasting systems change. Once identified, we prioritize and relentlessly attack systemic challenges with efficiency and excellence.
      Humility - We embrace the fact that our community's success depends on our ability to work cohesively with each other and to constantly learn.
      Joy - It is important we bring a constant sense of optimism and have fun while taking on this difficult work.
      The Commit Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to hire individuals with backgrounds similar to that of the stakeholders they serve. As an organization that embraces equity and inclusion, all employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.
      Commit does not sponsor visas of any kind.

Keywords: The Commit Partnership, Dallas , Analytics Director, Postsecondary and Workforce, Executive , Dallas, Texas

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