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11 May 2021

Full-Time 46721 SENIOR ANALYST, PLANNING AND STRATEGY

Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description

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https://ltmwebprod01.dpsk12.org/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=6XE

FINANCE

Traditional 235 work days 

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $63,852 – $77,316

  

Essential Functions and Objectives:

Responsible for performing advanced technical analysis to solve business problems using advanced methods. Provides information that may inform the district on key decision-making for priorities and project work cross functionally. Administers updates to procedures, improvements, and reporting within district wide systems and platforms.

Provide district management with actionable data and periodic reports to improve operational efficiency and support policy decisions. Establish and maintain relationships with senior district leadership, identify opportunities for analysis, establish research plans, review work, and present deliverables to the internal clients. Will also be responsible for mentoring other analysts in the department, and for driving operational improvements within the team.

Researches, strategizes and applies analytical methods to solve complex problems. Directs and develops research methodology used. Analyze systems, programs, datasets and reports to enhance the efficacy of district programs, processes, procedures, goals and objectives. Create metrics, examine data, interpret findings and extract insights. 

Improves data storage practices, in order to optimize extract, analysis and delivery of content. Manages data collection and input process into systems; defines and creates queries; ensures reporting needs are documented and meet overall district objectives.

Maintains proactive communication with key internal and external stakeholders; presents data and recommendations to practitioners, partners and district stakeholders in effort to reveal gaps and areas of improvement. Works closely with functional experts, provides mentorship and catalyzes strong collaboration among all resources involved.

Leverages sophisticated analytic techniques and strategic thinking to support analytical projects from problem definition, methodology, data requirements, deliverables, and timing, to execution, implementation, and review.

Leads thinking on how policy, enrollment trends, and other changes may affect Operations teams, including Transportation, Safety, and Food Services. Works with collaborators to understand long-term trends and forecasts.

Serves as an expert on mathematical modeling to solve complex problems, and collaborates effectively with other team members inside and outside the department to drive comprehensive solutions.

Maintains working knowledge of data sources as well as of operational processes to accurately report findings, and provides decision support tools for school leaders and school support staff, empowering them to plan accurately and efficiently. 

Clearly communicate relevant data to executives, including the willingness to manage up to senior levels and ensure understanding and agreement on recommendations.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

Three (3) or more years of experience planning, developing, and managing large, complex analytical products that have delivered measurable results.

One (1) or more years of experience with statistical software and familiarity with SQL and other programming experience is a plus.

One (1) or more years of experience in creating ad-hoc data-based reports for decision making, including KPIs, scorecards, and dashboards preferred.

Effectively handle multiple demands and competing deadlines.

Strong attention to detail.

Effective communication skills.

The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.

Work collaboratively with others on a team.

Aptitude for variety and changing expectations and fast-paced environment.

Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment with district and school leaders, faculty, staff and students.

High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.

Demonstrated strong ability with data mining, statistical modeling, scenario analysis, and other analysis tools, preferred.

Advanced skills in Excel/Google Sheets, preferred.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Analytics, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering or related fields required.

Master’s Degree in Analytics, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering or related fields preferred.

 

Other information:

 

The COO Office has a dynamic team of highly experienced people working to maintain the integrity of Denver Public Schools and the accountability of what we do as a team. We strive to meet all of the needs of our schools, Administrative buildings and constituents. The operations team encompasses Facilities, Enterprise Management, Transportation, Technology, School of Choice, Planning and Assessment, Safety and Security, Program Management, Operations Outreach and Engagement, Finance and Operations Support Services. We are the building blocks of the operations side of Denver Public Schools. We stand on our core values Integrity, Accountability, Equity, Collaboration, Fun and of course Students First. There are a lot of opportunities for anyone looking to work in an innovative, caring, and fast paced, growing entity. Come and check out Team DPS.

 

About Denver Public Schools:

 

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  

 

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.  

  

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

 

How to Apply

Please use the following link to apply from a PC: https://ltmwebprod01.dpsk12.org/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=6XE

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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