Data Analyst

Department: Talent and Outcomes

Reports to: Chief of Talent and Outcomes

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (FLEXIBLE)

 

Purpose

The division of Talent and Outcomes maintains an organizational commitment to the success of students, faculty and staff. The Data Analyst has the responsibility of supporting all program data systems and their end users. This person will help maintain and train staff on the use of the student information system and work towards producing more efficient data models and reporting tools for staff and internal teams. This position will collaboratively build reports to monitor the performance of our systems and procedures. The analyst operates with the ultimate objective to empower staff to use data for continuous improvement of program and organizational performance, while also supporting the development of data-driven decision-making across the organization.

 

Qualifications

  • BA/BS or higher degree
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

 

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of related experience and/or training
  •  Exemplary performance in the access, management and maintenance of TNS student information systems, operated through QuickBase (required)
  • Ability to comprehend complex instructions, draft correspondence and reports
  • Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner to staff members
  • Ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations and functions
  • Advanced familiarity with Excel (or some statistical programming language)
  • Effective project leadership—dependability, task and time management, feedback cycles

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage systems for the collection, reporting, and use of data in school’s student information system—QuickBase
  • Manage school’s accountability data submission (DC PCSB’s Performance Management Framework and Charter Goals) and provide internal stakeholders with preliminary results
  • Develop and execute reports and dashboards with informative metrics and key performance indicators for Management Team and other stakeholders
  • Provide support to the Operations Division, as well as the Instructional Leadership Team—including school leadership, instructional coaches, and assessment colleagues—to ensure accurate measurement and delivery of interim assessments and enrollment data;
  • Collaborate with staff on interpreting data and using it to improve student achievement
  • Troubleshoot issues staff have with student related data
  • Respond to internal and external data requests
  •  Create and maintain data management standards and policies
  • Design and analyze internal survey instruments, including Survey Monkey
  • Identify and develop new strategic opportunities, platforms and initiatives that will enhance our school or improve student achievement
  •  Keep abreast of emerging data management, educational, and technological developments, and how they could apply to the school
  • Provides support for pilot initiatives including the utilization of data dashboards and other resources to articulate impact

 

General Responsibilities of all Staff Members

 As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves the following:

  •  Fully embrace and promote The Next Step’s mission and values
  • Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students
  • Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas
  • Participate actively in special events, including field trips, community days, and college tours, graduations, Monday community meetings and staff meetings.
  • Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision
  •  Participate in assessment administration as needed throughout the school year
  •  Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies
  • Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook
  • Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies
  • Maintain an organized, clean, and inviting work area

 

If you meet the qualifications, and would like to apply to this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to: jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Data Analyst ” in the subject line.

 

Network Administrator

Department: Operations

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Hours: Day — 9:00 am to 5:00 pm-Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Evening – 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm-Tuesday and Thursday

Purpose of position

The Information Technology Support Specialist is critical to the success of the day-to-operations of The Next Step Public Charter School.  As a member of The Next Step community, the Information Technology Support Specialist values academic achievement, persistence and responsibility, structure and support, and collaboration and respect.

The position of Information Technology Support Specialist is essential for the daily functioning of the school’s administration and its educational programs. The primary duties of the Information Technology Support Specialist are to ensure that the school’s technology infrastructure, equipment, and related software and applications meet industry standards and are fully operational in order to adequately support the school’s administrative and instructional activities on a daily basis.

Qualifications and experience: The ideal candidate will be responsible for...

  • Ample experience installing, configuring, and maintaining production servers with 2012 R2 Datacenter.
  • Experience working with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 to deploy updates to 350 student computers in a monthly basis.
  • Solid knowledge with GPOs.
  • Maintain document management system and storage infrastructure for 100 users using Box.com
  • Be able to work with L2 and L3 Cisco Switches, Wireless Controllers 5500 series, Cisco VPN (Anyconnect configurations)
  • Have knowledge of working with OpenDNS.
  • Ability to deploy operating systems OSX and Windows.
  • Ability to configure Cisco devices such as switches and Firewalls
  • Ability to research, evaluate and propose solutions to system implementation that fully accommodate business production.
  • Ability to evaluate and select other network elements necessary to achieve maximum reliability and scalability
  • Ability to implement redundancy and full disaster recovery capability
  • Thorough understanding of routing, switching, WAN, WLAN, DNS, DHCP, TCI/IP and LAN and VLAN concepts as well as virtual technologies such as Hyper-V. (Using HyperV Manager Server.)
  • Ability to work with Windows Active Directory.
  • Ability to work with vendors on implementation of technology solutions including hardware, software.
  • Extensive experience with desktop migration and computer imaging, for computers and servers (using local and cloud backups).
  • Maintain video security infrastructure in check using Vivotek technologies.
  • Maitain a clean directory for Access Cards for staff using emerge and Protection1 technologies.
  • Maintain Email system directory up-to-date (Google Dashboard) also work with Google Vault.
  • Work with Drobo boxes (NAS).
  • With this in mind, the candidate must know in advance that this is a setting that requires 100 % uptime.
  • Make sure Domain Controllers and DFS information is safely backed up daily.
  • Strong documentation required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Responsibilities

Analysis and Design

  • Review network architecture
  • Topology, interdependencies and constraints
  • Research technical alternatives and analyze technical options
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Prepare overall design and integration plan for new processes, protocols and equipment
  • Recommend selection of architecture, topology, hardware and software
  • A solid understanding of the operating systems in use at the site
  • Independent problem-solving, self-direction
  • Works well alone or on a team

 

Configuration and Implementation

  • Plan and document system configuration
  • Implement new system configuration
  • Perform workstation configuration and software loading
  • Support, track and document change implementation
  • Assist in development of deployment plan and methods
  • Develop and implement security procedures

 

Testing

  • Define and document test specifications
  • Develop test plan and procedure
  • Schedule and perform testing
  • Document, interpret and report test results

 

Monitoring and Management

  • Analyze system performance to baseline
  • Monitor and report component, security and connectivity problems
  • Perform functional verifications and system audits
  • Make recommendations for system optimization/improvement
  • Generate and present reports

 

Administration and Maintenance

  • Set up and maintain user accounts
  • Develop maintenance and upgrade plan
  • Schedule and coordinate network maintenance
  • Apply maintenance, upgrades and process changes
  • Coordinate, communicate and document changes
  • Perform system backups and restore data
  • Manage inventory
  • Document maintenance activities
  • Ability to write purchase justifications
  •  Respond to critical outages after hours

 

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves 

  • Fully embrace and promote The Next Step’s mission and values
  • Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students and staff members regardless of background, origin, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or home language
  • Consistently implement school-wide expectations in common areas
  • Participate actively in special events, community days, and graduations that occur on site, community meetings and staff meetings as needed.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies
  • Adhere to school policies as described in employee handbook
  • Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies
  • Maintain an organized, clean, and inviting work area
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

Supervision and evaluation

This position will be supervised and evaluated by the Chief Operating Officer.

If you meet the qualifications, and would like to apply to this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to: jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Network Administrator ” in the subject line.

 

 

Resource and Enrichment Coordinator

Resource and Enrichment Coordinator

Department: Career and Life Skills 

Reports to: Career and Life Skills Director 

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tuesday and Thursday 

Purpose of position

The Resource and Enrichment Coordinator is critical to the success of The Next Step Public Charter School and its Career and Life Skills department. The purpose of the Resource and Enrichment Coordinator is to serve as the point of contact for all college and career partnerships, connect college and career readiness advisors and students with resources to develop and maintain skills to gain independence and successfully manage postsecondary responsibilities and daily living tasks and to collaborate with Student Support Services (SSS) and college and career advisors for department events. The individual in this role will execute these duties in a way that 1. embraces the identities of all students attending The Next Step PCS, 2. Is engaging and interactive. The primary responsibility of the coordinator is to coordinate the delivery of services that expand upon college and career and SSS services already provided at The Next Step. This position requires significant interaction with the general public, such as community groups, targeted organizations, consultants, higher education institutions, vocational programs, scholarships organizations, etc. As the main point of contact, the Resource and Enrichment Coordinator will initiate and facilitate communication and linkage with community resources to the school community. In collaboration with the college and career readiness advisors and the SSS team, the Resource and Enrichment Coordinator will schedule department events. The Resource and Enrichment Coordinator will also manage the storage of all resource contacts while working with the data analyst to build sustainable systems for contact storage. Further, the Resource and Enrichment Coordinator will manage the Career and Life Skills department’s social media. 

Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree. 

● Must have 2 years or more experience in working with opportunity youth, having a knowledge-base of young adult-focused resources in Washington, DC is a plus. 

 

Essential Skills

● Must have an understanding of adolescent and young adult development as it relates to independence, self-sufficiency and career options. 

● Must be aware of relevant social matters that directly impact TNS students and embrace ethnic and cultural differences. 

● Must be able to advocate for students while, at times, navigating bureaucratic issues with agencies. 

● Must be innovative and comfortable with trying new ways of working professionally. 

● Must be able to take a lead role and initiative on a regular basis. 

● Must be motivated to work as a member of various, multi-disciplinary teams, and be open to to accept input from a variety of professionals when appropriate. 

● Must be flexible and able to adapt quickly to programming shifts that may occur based on informal and formal feedback. 

● Must have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. 

● Must have fluency with software, hardware, basic office equipment, and online programs used to track and maintain student data. 

● Must be bilingual (Spanish and English). 

● Must be comfortable speaking to students and/or staff in large groups and one-on-one. 

● Must be able to multitask several projects at a time. 

 

Responsibilities

● Maintain a high level of ethical conduct regarding confidentiality, dual-relationships, and professional boundaries and stature. 

● Seek out, mobilize and maintain relationships with various community agencies for students. 

● Maintain partnerships’ contact information in a way that is organized and accessible while also working with the data analyst for sustainable maintenance. 

● Follow-up on multi-agency services to determine relevance for The Next Step PCS community. 

● Participate as a member of the Career and Life Skills team and other school-based teams, when appropriate, to promote student interest programs/activities. 

● Facilitate communication between the partnerships and The Next Step Community. 

● Regularly collaborate with teachers, staff, community members and parents and assesses students to determine ongoing student academic needs, career interests and life skills needs for new partnerships. 

● Maintain department social media pages by publicizing all events and opportunities within an appropriate timeframe and response to interested replies. 

● Maintain department event pictures. 

● Seek partnerships with community agencies, vocational organizations and higher education institutions and coordinate activities and programs that complement the department and school curriculum. 

● Organize SSS and college and career events on and off-site. 

● Assist college and career readiness advisors in matching students/alumni with available and appropriate resources. 

● Assist with tracking exiting student employment and post-secondary placement for PMF. 

● Serves on the graduation committee. 

● Provide program details (as needed) to Career and Life Skills Director for monthly reports. 

● Attend professional development provided by school or approved by Career and Life Skills Director. 

● Conduct other duties as assigned. 

 

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves the following: 

● Fully embrace and promote The Next Step’s mission, vision, and values. 

● Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students. 

● Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas. 

● Participate actively in staff meetings, team meetings, IEP meetings, START meetings, and Monday community meetings. 

● Participate actively in special school-wide events and college and career events. 

● Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision. 

● Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies and programs. 

● Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook and department handbook. 

● Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies. 

● Maintain an organized, clean, and inviting work area. 

 

If you meet the qualifications, and would like to apply to this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to: jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Resource and Enrichment Coordinator” in the subject line. 

Tutor - Day School

Department: Day School

Reports to: Day School Principal

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: Flexible hours between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., during weekdays

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or working towards earning one)
  • Minimum one year working in an urban school or educational setting
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish/English
  • Knowledge GED core content, or High School core content subjects (English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies)

Purpose of position

Engaged Tutors are critical to the success of students at The Next Step Public Charter School.  Their role is to tutor, support, and work closely with students who are either close to passing the GED or students who are struggling with content. Next Step tutors will engage and motivate young adults by developing positive relationships with them, assisting them in maximizing their learning potential, and supporting them as they face academic and life challenges. As guest members of The Next Step community, Tutors value academic achievement, persistence and responsibility, structure and support, as well as collaboration and respect.

Essential Skills (including technical skills)

  • Demonstrate mastery of subject area content knowledge
  • Comfort and/or proficient with technology for instruction, such as file sharing and database software, electronic grade books, interactive whiteboards, instructional websites and software, as needed
  • Display student management skills, including setting clear expectations, modeling desired behaviors, and monitoring student behavior
  • Commitment to working with underserved students
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrate success working with students who face extraordinary challenges, including recent immigrants, teen parents, students with learning disabilities, and disengaged youth
  • Demonstrate ability to use data provided by teacher to inform instruction

 Responsibilities

  • Assists teachers in reinforcing learning objectives and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual student abilities, interests, and learning styles
  • Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning objectives or skills introduced and outlined by teachers
  • Monitor student work and help supervise curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned by lead teachers and or substitute teachers
  • Serve as the key source of information and assistance to substitute teachers in the absence of lead teachers
  • Notify teachers of any student misbehavior or non-compliance
  • Encourage and sustain student interest in class work; give frequent and effective positive feedback to students when working with them
  • Work with students to reinforce established classroom rules and routines
  • Solicit and utilize student feedback effectively and consult with students regularly to review progress

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a guest member of The Next Step community, this position also involves the following:

  • Fully embrace and promote The Next Step's mission, vision and values
  • Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students
  • Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas
  • Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook
  • Actively participate in a task-specific or special event committee each trimester

Supervision and evaluation

This is a contracted, hourly position as needed, and Tutors will work closely with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Coaches, Teachers and Executive Assistant.  No direct supervision or evaluation is necessary. However, the Principal has discretion as to whether or not a Tutor will continue or discontinue working with Next Step Students.

To Apply: please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Paid Tutor – Day School” in the subject line.

Substitute Teachers 

Description: The Next Step PCS is currently hiring substitute teachers. Candidates who are familiar with the GED Test, and/or candidates who are familiar with teaching English to speakers of other languages are encouraged to apply. 

Necessary Experience: Experience working with multicultural learners, ages 16-24 is desired.  Bilingual candidates in English and Spanish are ideal.

To Apply: If you are interested, and fit these qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter to jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with "Substitute Teacher" in the subject line.