Director, Academic Data Management and Analytics

Stride, INC - Remote - Full time

The Academic Data Management and Analytics Director leads the Chief Academic Officer’s Data Management and Analytics team focused on developing, implementing and supporting data analysis across the organization to improve student performance, student experience, and operational efficiency. This role leads a team of data analysts in establishing metrics, gathering, organizing and analyzing data, and conducting regular and ad hoc reporting. The role must engage with the academic, political and organizational requirements around each issue and tailor solutions appropriate for each context. The role will maintain close contact with cross functional partners throughout the organization to understand key data challenges, communicate data analysis findings, partner on data informed solutions and monitor implementation on an ongoing basis.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Leads the CAO’s Office of Teaching and Learning team of data analysts and report developers with a focus on academic data as an essential product that is aligned with strategic goals;
  • Supports cross-functional partners by managing and analyzing large amounts of data and providing actionable insights;
  • Serves as subject matter expert on all academic data and owns key performance metrics for all areas of teaching and learning;
  • Analyzes data with standard methods, interprets the results, and provides a summary of analyses with actionable insights; ensures and improves data integrity, accuracy and quality; shares knowledge of analysis techniques and data coding with others;
  • Implements an Agile methodology that allows the team to be responsive to ad hoc data requests resulting in timely turnarounds and delivery to customer;
  • Collects data routinely and independently as requested to monitor and report on implementation of specific initiatives across the organization; Identifies new data sources to enhance analytics;
  • Serves as a data owner and catalyst within the enterprise Data Strategy implementation, adoption, and decision making;
  • Promotes and supports a culture dedicated to strategic data driven decision making; Provides thought leadership throughout the organization for how to best use data and analysis insights.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises 5-10 Full-time Equivalent (FTE) regular employees and/or contractors. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field of study AND
  • Five (5) years of experience managing academic data analysis, reporting and use AND
  • Two (2) years of management experience in K-12 data analytics, research, IT, operations OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates and Licenses: None required.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent project management, verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, SQL. Power BI, Python, etc.
  • Data analysis and structured problem solving
  • Ability to travel (15%)
  • Ability to clear required background check

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related field of study
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a team of data analysts
  • Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with other professional staff
  • Experience with producing and presenting materials for public review
  • Awareness of current trends and directions in online schools and K-12 academic, engagement and persistence/retention data specifically

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This is a home-based position

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

Stride, Inc. is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age,, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Data Analysis

Experience Level

Senior Level

Stride, INC

Over 20 years ago, Stride was founded to provide personalized learning — powered by technology. We reached students where they were in their own journeys. We knocked down their barriers to a great education. And we gave every learner equal opportunity to succeed — however they defined success.
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