Job Description

Job Number:2017-2877

Data Analyst
ERAC-Assessment & Accountability

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 8.00
Position Type: Continuing

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $33.38 - $37.23

Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
this date.

Additional Information:


GROUP: Professional/Technical (Non-represented) LEVEL: 20

: Nonexempt

: 247 HOLIDAYS: 13

SUMMARY: Highline Public Schools is continuously working towards delivering our promise of knowing every
student by name, strength and need. To support this promise we are looking for a passionate, creative and
capable Data Analyst who would like the opportunity to positively impact outcomes for Highline Public Schools
students and staff. The successful candidate will assist our cross-departmental data team in strengthening our
mission to turn data into information, information into insight and insight into decisions that enable us to
support effective instruction.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of
Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center in Washington State. Starting in
the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the
community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline
Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and
organizational practices:

* Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.
* Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-

tune their craft and grow in their profession.
* Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,

families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.
* A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,

excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not
exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also
be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

* Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports. Identify, analyze,

and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets.
* Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize

statistical efficiency and quality.
* Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems.
* Filter and "clean" data by reviewing computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and

correct code problems.
* Work with management to prioritize business and information needs.
* Locate and define process improvement opportunities.


* Provide coaching for data team members on innovations in data analysis and dashboard techniques.
* Assist with defining and maintaining internal data governance standards.
* Use data to create models that depict district trends across instruction and operation.
* Work with data team and department leadership to outline the specific data needs for each district

* Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Data & Assessment or designee.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree that includes coursework in statistics, math and/or research design. Demonstrated experience in
detailed analysis can be substituted for coursework.

Experience with Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, SPSS, Tableau and other computer applications

Master’s degree in research and evaluation, statistics or a closely related field or a Bachelor’s degree in education
related field with demonstrated competency in assessment and statistics
Experience working with Python or R in data analysis scenarios
Two years of data analysis work, preferably in a K-12 school environment

Criminal background clearance
Valid WA State driver’s license and proof of insurance

Laws, regulations, rules and policies governing education data
Software for analyzing and interpreting large, complex data sets
School board policies and procedures

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software
Use software to analyze and interpret data
Maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community
Work collaboratively with school and central office administrators, parents, and community members
Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations
Organize activities, set priorities, and follow instructions
Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Director of Data and Assessment or designee

EVALUATION: The Director of Data and Assessment will evaluate the Data Analyst pursuant to the currently
established District procedures and evaluative criteria. Such evaluations shall include an evaluation of the
performance of the duties and responsibilities set forth above, together with such specific objectives as may be
developed from time to time by the Director of Data and Assessment.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for prolonged periods of time
at a computer. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands
and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must
regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works
near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must adjust to
frequent interruptions in their work schedule.

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not
intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

Created by Human Resources as outlined by Director of Data & Assessment 2017.12.06

Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in
admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race,
creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital
status, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability,
or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all students
who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any person having
inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights
Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121,; Civil Rights
Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100,; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social
Services, 206.631.3011,

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