Job Summary

Denver Education Attainment Network (DEAN) seeks an experienced data, technology, and evaluation leader to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of our work; lead the collection, analysis, and reporting of qualitative and quantitative data across DEAN partners; and to support the strategic alignment of the partnership to address gaps and improve educational and career-related outcomes. In addition to guiding DEAN’s data work with partners and performing data analysis to measure impact, this position must understand how to leverage technology in support of a robust shared data environment. This person should also be skilled at instilling and supporting a culture of data use within DEAN and its partners. In addition to supporting the data housed at DEAN, this person will empower partners to use shared data to better support learners along a pathway. Data is not only a tool for measuring impact but also for improving outcomes for learners. This role is key in elevating the equity imperative of improving the education system for all learners, strengthening DEAN’s capacity to assess the effectiveness of a system-wide pathways strategy, centering strategies and interventions on shared data, and evaluating the impact of collaboration and collective work. This role will work closely with DEAN leadership, consultants, and partners to create and/or improve systems and strategies in support of common goals.

Role/Responsibilities

  • Manage the collection, analysis and reporting of data from multiple partners; work with partners to analyze and assess data; consolidate and synthesize data from multiple sources
  • In collaboration with DEAN leadership and key stakeholders, lead efforts to understand the factors that contribute to learner success and apply those learnings to continuously improve our pathways model.
  • Manage program evaluation for grant-funded programs, including evaluation design, data collection, evaluation budget, analysis, and reporting
  • Continuously develop pathways data and evaluation frameworks to reflect current state and future opportunities
  • Create data infrastructure, calendars, technical guides, data files to ensure consistency of metrics, analysis, and communications
  • Develop, navigate, and maintain data sharing agreements
  • Help partners use shared data in local systems to improve learner experience
  • Cultivate and manage relationships across multiple stakeholders
  • Create reports, dashboards, presentations, and visualizations for a variety of audiences
  • Develop effective surveys and evaluate findings
  • Support partners’ use of data in goal setting, program implementation and other key decisions
  • Understand and take advantage of opportunities to leverage technology in support of DEAN and the DEAN partnership, including designing technical solutions for data collection, storage, and security
  • Network with partner institutions, state agencies, and community partners to understand their data reporting, focus areas and trends; stay up to date with national trends, research, and best practices
  • Communicate and share DEAN’s data strategy, progress, and results through a variety of mediums and to multiple audiences, including to the DEAN Pathways Leadership Team, state agencies, and educational partners
  • Lead, coordinate and facilitate DEAN Pathways Data Team to assess program impact and inform partnership goals, strategies, and continuous improvement efforts
  • Represent the data interests of DEAN and the DEAN partnership to external stakeholders and negotiate solutions on DEAN’s behalf
  • Conceptualize, build, and communicate the story of DEAN’s impact through data
  • Perform other projects or duties as needed or directed

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated proficiency in data collection, integration, management and analysis, and qualitative and quantitative research design and implementation for large data sets
  • Ability to use statistical programming language to manipulate and analyze data
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to communicate data to multiple audiences in a culturally competent manner
  • Excited about the power of collaboration; talent for managing and growing relationships
  • Organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, and as part of a close-knit team. This is a remote position, with occasional in-person meetings. Familiarity with working in a remote environment (e.g. Zoom, Webex, Teams, etc.) and access to a stable workspace is required.
  • High level of proficiency in Excel and database use and management; demonstrated willingness and ability to learn new systems
  • Experience producing reports and visualizing data for internal and external audiences

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of college access and success issues, and the barriers to higher education faced by low-income, first generation and learners of color; familiarity with education landscape in Denver/Colorado; understanding and familiarity with the data that informs systems-change
  • Experience working with learner information systems and CRMs
  • Project management experience

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, public administration, social sciences, information science, assessment, evaluation, or research (or related field) and/or 5 years directly related professional experience in performance and evaluation management, assessment, and data analysis

Salary/Benefits

  • The salary range is $80,000-90,000/Full Time
  • Comprehensive Benefit Plan - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Telehealth, LifeLock, and paid time off

Application Process

Deadline to apply: Priority given to applications received by September 17, 2021

Please submit the following to Admin@denverednetwork.org:

  • Cover letter. In your cover letter please share how your experiences have specifically prepared you to lead and execute a complex multi-year data strategy across multiple partners.
  • Resume or CV
  • Writing sample and data visualization sample.
  • 3 professional references