The Cradle to Career Partnership (C2C) of Pima County is a county-wide initiative to improve educational outcomes across the birth to career continuum and eliminate racial, ethnic, and socio-economic disparities.
Reporting to the C2C Data Director, this is a grant-funded, full time, exempt position for a motivated individual who is eager to learn, detail oriented, a systems thinker, and can communicate effectively. Office location is primarily in Tucson, AZ with expected travel to national convenings, conferences and trainings 2-3 times per year.
Salary Range: $48,000 - $52,000
This is a grant-funded position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- With C2C Data Director, provide data support to C2C leadership, networks, and partners in order to ensure collaborative efforts are data driven and continuously improving, including developing platforms and processes to increase the accessibility and usability of data throughout the partnership
- Facilitate meetings and conversations with stakeholders, especially as related to data projects, guided by results-based facilitation practices
- Support Senior Director of Family Support in cleaning, aggregating, and visualizing monthly and quarterly data for reporting of home visitation partner program data to First Things First
- Assist with education-based data projects through the entire continuous improvement cycle, including navigating data sharing agreements and partnerships, project implementation, data collection, data entry and cleaning, and analysis to identify key insights
- Assist with the updating of annual community impact report data and documenting data sources as needed
- Provide technical support to partners using Apricot, a shared online data management tool, including participating in relevant training to ensure data quality, ability to customize interface, and create customized reports
- Oversee updating of data tools that are shared with partners, such as interactive dashboards and data reports
- Support Data Director and other C2C staff in work sessions and presentations
- Conduct reviews of relevant educational research and stay knowledgeable of best practices regarding academic interventions and strategies
- Upholds high standards of data security, privacy, and ethics
- Assist Data Director in ensuring quality of C2C data products by including implementing strong review processes and transparently documenting methodology
- Build knowledge of continuous improvement methods and tools to educate and support C2C Change Networks and partners
- Assist in the monitoring and documentation Change Networks’ progress
- Build relationships and work collaboratively with data staff within government agencies, education institutions and community organizations
- Assist in other C2C Partnership activities and events as needed
- Assist in other United Way initiatives and meetings as needed
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, JOB KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- Minimum of Baccalaureate degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, public administration, education, social work, family studies, human services, research methods or a related field
- Coursework and/or experience in data visualizations, research methodology, statistics or relevant field
- Passion for making data actionable while managing the quality & accuracy of data and analytics
- Commitment to ensuring equity and excellence in education for children
- Knowledge of methods and procedures to research and interpret data/information.
- Demonstrated success of managing multiple projects
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to define problems, collect data and draw conclusions to support evidence-based decision-making
- Ability to communicate effectively with wide range of audiences across
- Ability to thrive in a collaborative, team-based, mission-driven environment
- Must possess a valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, daily access to reliable vehicle
- Experience with data management and tracking tools such as Apricot, or equivalent.
- Experience with data visualization and/or data analytics software such as Tableau, Alteryx, or equivalent
- Demonstrated success of making data accessible to drive decision-making
- Knowledge of relational databases, database design, and query writing. Some background in statistics
- Knowledge of publicly available datasets related to educational and employment outcomes
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Experience meeting deadlines for multiple projects in a fast-paced small team environment.
- Experience supporting non-profits or government agencies using data
- Ability to present and train
- Experience creating analytical products such as visualizations, dashboards, metrics, etc.
- Continuous quality improvement tools and techniques
Knowledge & Technical Skills Excellent project management and organizational skills; ability to manage details and work proactively and independently; excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills required. Strong knowledge of early education and K-12 landscape and issues, including alternative educational pathways, highly desired. Demonstrated passion for the transformative power of education will be a key qualification for any applicant.
Communication Maintains effective communication and works collaboratively with partners and/or other data staff to provide support for networks of community partners; ability to communicate with diverse groups and “translate” vocabulary/jargon across sectors.
Problem Solving Ability to address and overcome complex issues to achieve desired results with a system-thinking approach; great listener and seeks substantial input before making key decisions.
Embracing Change Champions change and provides tools to assist community partners in accelerating the change management process necessary to implement and sustain their proposed improvements.
Teamwork/Collaboration Reinforces collaborative approach in work with Partnership committees, staff, and other organizational partners to move the Partnership’s work forward and achieve its vision, mission and goals. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with United Way staff at all levels, volunteers from diverse backgrounds, state and local government and philanthropic organizations, donors, community partners, and independent contractors.
Travel Must have ability to travel to work in a variety of locations throughout the metropolitan Tucson area and other parts of the state when required and health guidelines permit.
This position has access to sensitive and confidential information and is trusted to maintain these files and documents properly. These documents include, but are not limited to, financial information, grantee information and other business-related material. Failure to safeguard this information could result in a loss of trust and reputation internally and externally.