Programs Data Specialist

 ExpandED Schools is dedicated to closing the learning gap by increasing access to enriched education experiences. We give children more hours in the school day, bring more role models into the classroom, and infuse their learning with enrichments in literacy, STEM, arts, and sports and opportunities to build character and leadership skills. In our first decade, we created the nation’s first citywide system of K-12 after-school programs and leveraged more than $500 million in private and public funds. Today, we continue to reimagine learning time – in school, after school and during the summer – developing scalable and sustainable models that provide more quality learning. Since our founding in 1998, we have reached more than one million students and trained more than 30,000 educators and teachers. We:
   
   • EXPAND the school day: Adding 2.5 hours each day; closing the learning gap by 450 hours/school year.
   • ENGAGE the community: Bringing additional role models – tutors, coaches, college students and teaching artists – into the classroom.
   • ENHANCE the learning: Balancing the curriculum with the arts, sports, STEM and character-building enrichments.
   
   Purpose of Position:
   Since 2010, ExpandED Schools has been the selected technical assistance (TA) provider for the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development’s (DYCD) web-based participant tracking system. Through a combination of workshops, help desk support, organizational consultations, manuals and web tutorials, ExpandED Schools provides strong support to 900-plus DYCD-funded programs to ensure that program providers acquire proficiency in use of the Participant Tracking System (PTS).
   
   Reporting to the Director, Capacity Building & Technical Assistance Initiatives, the Programs Data Specialist will support the development and implementation of ExpandED Schools’ TA services to providers funded through DYCD tasked with using PTS. The Programs Data Specialist will work alongside the Programs Data Analyst and Trainer to provide training and technical assistance to help DYCD funded programs monitor and report data accurately and to use PTS as an effective management tool. This is a full-time, temporary, contract-limited position through June 30, 2019, with the possibility of continuation pending contract renewal.
   
   Responsibilities:
   • Support all deliverables and activities related to ExpandED Schools’ Data Management/IT Technical Assistance contract(s) with New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD).
   • Support the design and implementation of Data/IT related professional development activities for community partners including after-school, expanded learning staff, and teachers.
   • Support delivery of trainings for front-line and management staff of community-based organizations (CBOs) in the effective use of data management systems, including but not limited to DYCD Connect and YouthServices.net databases.
   • Collaborate with ExpandED Schools Data Management team to meet DYCD TA contract deliverables including but not limited to webinars, web tutorials, program guides etc.
   • Respond to requests for help and support that come to the DYCD Connect Help Center, documenting each issue and the solution provided. Provide all aspects of technical assistance ranging from: intake, assessment, creating work plan development and delivery of consultation and follow-up.
   • Accurately document all technical assistance (TA) provided and document all work associated with the IT Data Management contract(s) to DYCD.
   
   Qualifications and Competencies:
   • Deep commitment to and passion for educational equity.
   • Bachelor’s degree plus one year of relevant work experience.
   • Demonstrated capacity for and genuine interest in learning databases and data management systems.
   • Comfort in training settings and working with stakeholders to troubleshoot systems issues.
   • Demonstrated ability to analyze data and prepare analytical reports.
   • Comfort with curriculum/content design and development.
   • Knowledge of design applications, software systems and visual strategies for video editing and development.
   • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
   • Excellent communication skills: effective presentation skills; ability to compose clear, concise emails, memos and reports.
   • Strong working knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Excel (e.g. filter, pivot table, v-look up) and PowerPoint.
   • Strong interpersonal skills and desire to work collaboratively and participate as a member of a diverse team
   • Previous experience in the nonprofit or educational sector a plus.
   
   Benefits:
   ExpandED Schools offers a generous benefits package, which includes:
   
   • Full-time and eligible part-time employees receive medical, dental and vision plans for employees and dependents, largely subsidized by ExpandED Schools
   • Health, dependent care and transit pre-tax accounts
   • Employer-paid life insurance and supplemental disability coverage
   • A generous paid time off package which includes 20 vacation days, 8 sick days, 4 personal days and 12 paid holidays (prorated for part-time staff)
   • 403b retirement plan with eligibility for employer contribution of 5% of annual compensation after one year of employment (no match requirement)
   • Commitment to work-life balance
   • Partial tuition reimbursement offered to employees after one year of service
   • Professional development opportunities, including funds to participate in external training and coaching opportunities
   
   ExpandED Schools believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students.
   
   As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
   
   Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: employment@expandedschools.org, Subject: Program Data Specialist.
   
   No faxes or phone calls, please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
   
   ExpandED Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer