Previous Job
Data Systems Associate
Ref No.: 17-08521
Location: San Francisco, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 02/22/2016
Title: Data Systems Associate
Location: San Francisco
Duration: Ongoing Contract
Pay: Open
Start: ASAP

Our Data Systems Associate will help support our data quality assurance and loading processes.

Our Research & Evaluation team (R&E) supports the collection, use, presentation and application of high-quality data and analysis regarding schools, teachers, school leaders, students, and parents.

At this moment, R&E is collaborating with IT to actively revamp our entire Data System architecture to ensure we are scalable for the future. We are simultaneously supporting existing collection and reporting. The data collected by R&E is shared back with our network leaders and external stakeholders and incorporated into analysis and research that help drive our KIPP Foundation strategy. The successful candidate will provide critical data integrity support to R&E's ongoing data collection, which are essential to the analysis and insight that we provide to our network and external stakeholders.
The Data Quality Associate will report to the Data Systems Manager and work collaboratively with the other six members of the R&E team.


The Data Systems Associate's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Support data cleaning and loading from our schools and regions to address our Six Essential Questions
    1. Clean, validate and load data related to students, teachers, and schools necessary for monitoring the health of our network from our schools and regions
    2. Support refinement annual data collection to ensure the process is as low-burden as possible to users by continually refining collection processes
    3. Develop and improve documentation of processes and data schema
  1. Support data collection, loading and reporting from third party vendors and regions to support our staff in monitoring student progress over time
    1. Collect and load data from third-party vendors to track student achievement
    2. Support development of reports and dashboards to help improve data collection and quality
    3. Develop and improve documentation of processes and data schema
  1. Support development, implementation and testing of processes for collecting new data streams
    1. Support Data Systems Analyst in developing automated data collection and cleaning for new data streams
    2. Develop testing suites and rigorously test newly implemented processes
    3. Monitor incoming data cleanliness and validity once new processes have been implemented
    4. Create written documentation of processes and data schema
  • BA/BS degree in computer science or related technical field
  • 3+ years of work experience in a technical field
  • Fluency in a SQL language and python
  • Extensive experience using Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail and constant focus on data quality
  • Adept at working with team members in a fast-paced environment while balancing competing priorities