Early Childhood Education Data Analyst (Milwaukee Succeeds)

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Milwaukee Succeeds (MKES) is a broad-based, community collaboration that aims to improve educational outcomes for every child in Milwaukee, in every school, cradle to career. Using a data-driven process that focuses resources on high-impact strategies, Milwaukee Succeeds will begin to move the needle on what works for kids, and better position our children and our community for a successful future.

To achieve its mission, MKES works to convene a wide range of stakeholders to identify and implement strategies that improve educational outcomes in the early childhood education and high school spaces. Our push for education equity centers racial equity, sharing power with new sources of community leadership and taking action that results in systems change. As part of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee Succeeds reflects the Foundation’s commitment to education, rooted in 100 years of history in the Milwaukee region.

You can make a difference, as Milwaukee Succeeds is seeking an Early Childhood Education Data Analyst! This position is responsible for collaborating with colleagues and partners in the use of data to guide the partnership’s strategic priorities and translating data into community action. This role leads the partnership’s data infrastructure and is responsible for deploying the partnership’s overall data capacity towards its goal:  transforming systems to deliver better, more equitable results for Milwaukee’s children.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identifies relevant data sources and research to support the partnership’s strategic priorities.
  • Assesses the quality of data and organizes data into usable formats for analysis.
  • Develops and maintains databases to support data collection for the partnership’s strategic priorities.
  • Provides data support for the annual evaluation of partnership impact using the StriveTogether Civic Infrastructure Assessment.
  • Develops and maintains key dashboards to support the strategic priorities of the partnership.
  • Creates metrics, graphs and tables for reports, presentations and publications, such as organization infographics, reports and other content for public dissemination.
  • Performs data maintenance and data quality assurance tasks to ensure accuracy and standardization.
  • Supports quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation projects with various tasks (e.g. compare rates across two populations, develop survey questions).
  • Supports the development of survey and data collection tools, including programming, testing, distributing surveys/forms, as well as data entry and data cleaning work.
  • Partners with colleagues to support research, evaluation and data work related to the partnership’s strategic priorities.
  • Engages in StriveTogether State and National Networks, applying learning to local work.
  • Demonstrates a deep understanding of, and commitment to, anti-racism and how this role contributes to commitments vis-à-vis racial equity and systemic changes on racial justice. Assesses potential racial biases in existing data and/or any reporting systems.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, statistics, social sciences or related field required.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in program evaluation, research and/or data analysis/reporting required.
  • Previous experience with both quantitative and qualitative research practices.
  • Previous experience developing or using tools and techniques to visualize data in easy-to-understand formats (e.g. data dashboards).
  • Ability to support research projects with demonstrated results.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to manage conflict, mediate, build trust and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and inclusion.
  • Strong analytic skills, including mathematics and basic statistics.
  • Strong attention to detail, and organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong effective written and verbal communication.

We recognize that at this moment, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a uniquely difficult time and we aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in both the recruitment for and onboarding of this position. Some staff may be eligible to work a hybrid work schedule (i.e. work part of their regular schedule remotely). However, all staff must work the majority of their time in the GMF office.

Salary Range: $58,000 – $69,000

Benefits: We offer an excellent benefit package, which includes health, dental, vision, flexible spending, life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, paid time off (PTO), educational assistance and more!

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please include resume, cover letter and salary requirements when applying.

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