ESSER III - ANALYST: EVALUATION
Company: Alexandria City Public Schools
Posted on: January 27, 2023
This is a three-year grant-funded position.
The Continuous Improvement Evaluation Analyst is responsible for
providing expertise and leadership in division-wide program
evaluation, strategic planning, measurement and analytics, and
continuous improvement efforts. The Continuous Improvement
Evaluation Analyst provides expert consultancy in these areas for
senior leadership, departments, schools, and external partners on
behalf of the Office of Continuous Improvement. The position
conducts technical analyses and develops quantitative and
qualitative data reports to facilitate and inform division-level
improvement efforts. The position provides additional direct
support to the Executive Director of Office of Continuous
Improvement through monitoring, evaluation, survey, and other data
collection efforts as well as designing and facilitating
professional learning opportunities in the advancement of key
organizational initiatives. The position works under general
supervision and is expected to provide oversight and guidance to
officials from various ACPS schools and departments in the conduct
of the duties noted above.
The Continuous Improvement Data Analyst positions report to the
Executive Director of Continuous Improvement.
Education: Minimum of a master's degree in education, psychology,
evaluation, or applied research; (Center for Education Policy
Research (CEPR), Strategic Data Fellow, preferred).
Experience: Minimum of five years of job-related experience
preferred within the educational field with increasing levels of
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
KNOWLEDGE is required to lead division-level program evaluation,
strategic planning, measurement, and improvement efforts including
but not limited to: knowledge of the full program evaluation cycle,
including theories, design, methods, action planning, and
monitoring; knowledge of current educational research strands;
knowledge of PreK-12 educational systems and issues related to
equity, access, and opportunity; knowledge of strategic planning,
goal setting, measurement, and continuous improvement processes;
knowledge of assessment including criterion-referenced,
norm-referenced, and performance-based assessments design,
administration, and analysis; remain current in-state accreditation
and federal accountability requirements for public schools.
SKILLS are required to lead major division projects and perform
multiple technical and non-technical tasks with a need to learn new
specialized skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily
perform the functions of the job include project management across
simultaneous large-scale projects; design and delivery of
professional learning for adults; technical data analytics
including quantitative and qualitative methods; strategic planning
design, goal setting, implementation, and measurement; data
visualization techniques and applications; use of pertinent
software applications (SPSS, NVivo, Excel, etc.); provide
consultative services to internal and external education leaders to
build organizational capacity in program evaluation, strategic
planning, measurement, and improvement efforts; instrument
development including survey design; and evaluation design.
ABILITY is required to effectively transfer knowledge to others and
work collaboratively with diverse groups of people; two-way
communication; continue to learn and develop expertise through
self-reflection, independent learning, and inquiry; effectively
identify root causes and work systematically to implement viable
solutions; work independently and as a member of a team. Specific
ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the
functions of the job include: maintaining confidentiality in the
handling of protected student and staff data; applying continuous
improvement principles and processes; demonstrating the ability to
plan strategically, prioritize time, and manage implementation
plans in dynamic environments; apply quantitative and qualitative
research methods to support educational research and strategic
organization improvement; lead and facilitate multiple stakeholder
groups in evaluation, measurement, and improvement efforts;
effective communication in oral, written, and visual formats,
including technical analysis, to different stakeholder
groups/audiences; and learn, employ and refine culturally
responsive school leadership practices.
- Lead major Continuous Improvement monitoring and evaluation
projects through design, methods, data collection, analysis, and
reporting to division/school leadership, school board, and other
- Lead the development, monitoring, and evaluation tasks
associated with assessing the impact of designated instructional
initiatives and interventions designed to accelerate learning,
including instructional supports specially aligned with the
American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, Elementary and Secondary School
Emergency Relief (ESSER) lll funding.
- Oversee the development and use of evaluation protocols and
systems for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data to
examine the implementation and outcomes.
- Lead and manage special projects and work cross-functionally
with other departments on conducting data analysis, reporting, and
actionable data views including protocols to ensure data accuracy
and create user-friendly reports to assist stakeholders in
- Identify district and departmental needs through data
- Manage the alignment of MTSS with district and state
- Analyze, design, and report out key division data using data
visualization methods allowing for accessibility and utilization of
data in decision-making.
- Prepares informal or formal reports and presentations suitable
for various audiences including school board, senior leadership,
school leadership, staff, and external stakeholders.
- Provide expert consultation to division leaders, school
leaders, and external partners in emerging areas within planning,
measurement, evaluation, and improvement.
- Develop, lead, and refine in-service professional learning
across diverse internal and external stakeholders in the
advancement of key organizational initiatives within a dynamic
- Direct monitoring and evaluation processes for the
implementation of the division's key initiatives to increase
student achievement and eliminate opportunity and achievement
- Lead systems thinking and continuous improvement to division
- Design, review, implement, analyze, and report on
division-level educational initiatives, student performance,
intervention, educator, and departmental central office
- Performs other related duties as may be assigned by the
Executive Director of the Office of Continuous Improvement.
- Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
- Tuberculosis Skin Test.
Public Health Compliance
- Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical
will be reviewed.
- Must follow safety and health protocols.
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