POSITION: Research and Data Analyst
REPORTS TO: Director Analytics and Strategy
LOCATION: Houston, Texas
THE CHALLENGE & OPPORTUNITY
Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Even though 84% of their students are economically disadvantaged, YES Pre provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Ninety-seven (97%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like Eddie Zapata are earning their college degrees at four times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do they do this? Each of YES Preps 18 campuses serves 6th-12th graders like Monique Bowie. Students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels behind but quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory as a result of transformative relationships with teachers and leaders and access to excellent educational opportunities.
As the first minority-majority city, Houstons schools cannot keep up with demand from students like Eddie and Monique. Houston is the 4th largest city (on track to become the 3rd), and this booming population translates into 7,000 families on YES Preps waitlist. YES Preps student enrollment is estimated to grow from 12,600 to 17,000, between now and 2023.
YES Prep needs a dynamic and diverse Research and Data Analyst to make our mission a reality. As a YES Prep employee, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice. To put it simply, you will play an integral role in empowering stakeholders to make data-driven decisions, including daily choices and long-term strategic decisions, by providing accurate, timely, and accessible data and assisting teams to derive insights from the data. This position additionally involves strategically designing and developing advanced visualizations of data to meet end-user requirements.
We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas to meet the needs of our growing body of students. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility.
When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work will include:
Working directly with school administration and organizational leadership to gather functional requirements, working with departmental team to synthesize final functional requirements, and working to strategically find solutions to requirements;
Working with Analytics team to scope end-user requirements and project plan for advanced interactive and dynamic data visualizations to meet functional needs;
Evaluating data sets to determine best data visualization methods to present information;
Testing, validating, and evaluating department data visualizations for accuracy, performance, and alignment with end-user requirements;
Acting as a strategic partner by resolving end-user questions in a timely, friendly, and proactive manner;
Writing requirements specifications and other required documents in accordance with documentation standards;
Developing training and end-user support for data visualizations and reports;
Supporting the Director-Analytics in delivering data, analyses and insights from complex data sets that enable us to drive strategic priorities;
Designing and providing training to organization leadership on the use, manipulation, and analysis of interactive data visualizations.
Additional duties as assigned.
THE MUST HAVES
Bachelors Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution, preferably in economics, engineering, or mathematics
Minimum two years of experience required, analyst position preferred
Proven track record of data analysis to solve problems and drive improvement
Proven ability to manage projects, lead teams, and learn and utilize technological skills
Experience creating data visualizations and analyses; knowledge of Tableau, Excel, and SQL (please make sure that you have clearly shared your experience with all three on your resume as we are only moving forward with candidates who meet this requirement)
Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools
Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
Demonstrated ability to work on a team
Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once
Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
A dedication to learn, grow, and develop as a professional
Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment
Strong written communication skills
Detail-oriented and self-directed
Initiator, problem-solver, and creative thinker
Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
As the Research and Data Analyst you will join a warm and welcoming Analytics team at the Home Office.
YES Prep teams understand they are setting the example for how their students experience their YES Prep education and want to make sure it feels like a second home to them. Teams are obsessed with improving themselves because they know that living the core values translates directly into stronger results and college access for all students.
THE TANGIBLE GOOD
YES Prep offers a competitive compensation as well as a full benefit plan. We value longevity and performance over time through our Commit to Five program and opportunities provided for performance increases. YES Prep invests in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development. The strong culture of our campuses are just one of many reasons we were among Houstons Best Place to work. We won the 2012 Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Education and were a 2016 finalist as well. Travel + Leisure recently named Houston the best city for foodies and, with an affordable cost of living Houstonians enjoy life and all the city has to offer.
For more detail about this opportunity, see our FAQs here.
WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO EQUITY & DIVERSITY
YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. 97% of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.
YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.
THE NEXT STEPS
If this sounds like your just right job, please apply. When submitting your application, we ask that you upload a cover letter explaining your experience with Tableau. If you are not sure this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please reach out to our Talent Acquisition team to be connected to a recruiter at .
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