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Pearson Manager, State Reporting in Trenton, New Jersey

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The following description is intended to describe the general nature of the job that may include other duties as assumed or assigned; it is not intended to be all-inclusive or limit of the duties of the position.

Purpose of the position

Working remotely, the Manager of State Reporting will manage the processes and procedures for reporting to external audiences for all schools and the support of school operational data. An important component of this position is managing 6-10 Data Integration Analysts who are responsible for submitting accurate data sets to maintain compliance and gain significant funding. While overseeing and working with school personnel and Data Integration Analysts, this person will ensure accurate, timely delivery of regular and ad hoc reports which summarize data on students, staff, and schools including enrollment, demographics, performance, courses, etc. This person will manage projects such as Quality Assurance, Graduate Initiative, Civil Rights Data Collection reporting, National Student Clearinghouse and others. The ideal candidate will have experience with educational reporting requirements and have expertise in data manipulation, reporting, and importing and exporting between applications. The candidate will be able to communicate effectively and confidently with school leaders, district superintendents, and state officials. Finally, the candidate will have experience leading a customer service and process-oriented, distributed, data support team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • People Management:

  • Manage a team of Data Integration Analysts, who will be working remotely, including hiring, training, assigning workload, monitoring deadlines, evaluating performance, crisis abatement and ensuring operational processes and procedures are executing efficiently.

  • Working with each Data Integration Analyst, establish working agreements with each school including the development of RACI charts to clearly define roles.

  • Review project updates to coach analysts and to provide quality assurance throughout reporting process to increase accuracy.

  • Develop the reporting and programming skills of the Data Integration Analysts including SQL, SSRS, and PowerBI among others.

  • Process Management:

  • Develop new procedures and oversee implementation and evolution of existing procedures for reporting to external audiences including government agencies, funding sources, school boards, charter authorizers, etc.

  • Document reporting timelines and compliance requirements for each Partner School program.

  • Document and maintain processes to ensure consistent and accurate reporting across all locations.

  • Communicate effectively and regularly with colleagues, immediate supervisor, and school personnel about important issues and work with school-based data personnel to ensure accurate and on-time reporting.

  • Research, anticipate, plan and implement successful measures regarding changes in reporting requirements and develop new solutions or processes for self and/or team that creates efficiency.

  • Represent PVS, the school, and the department at internal and external conferences including preparing and delivering presentations.

  • QA Management:

  • Collaborate with Data Quality Assurance analyst on QA process implementation throughout the teams.

  • Perform daily and weekly PRISM audits

  • Monitor and track data for inconsistencies, research discovered inconsistencies, develop a plan for correction and future prevention

  • Reporting:

  • For at least one school, manage data sets with student, staff, and course information. Partner with school personnel and program and district liaisons to monitor and track data for inconsistencies, research discovered inconsistencies, develop a plan for correction and future prevention.

  • Create ad hoc reports on enrollment, attendance, student performance, etc. for internal and external audiences.

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or at least 3 years of experience in a related field

  • Background in Math, Statistics, Education or Social Science Research, or related field

  • Power Excel user

  • 3+ years experience working with large data sets from different sources

  • 1+ years experience with project management and evidence of success as a project manager

  • Relevant experience managing remote employees and teams

  • Experience leading people through situations with multiple competing deadlines

  • Experience establishing procedures for data management and quality control

  • Comfortable with technology and experience learning new technologies

  • Proven track record working collaboratively in a fast-paced work environment

  • Habitual problem solver

  • Familiarity with SQL Server queries and Reporting Services, PowerBI preferred

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to balance multiple tasks and competing deadlines

  • Practical understanding of how relational databases work

  • Experience with SQL Server Reports, SSRS, SPSS, Business Objects Crystal Reports, Cognos or similar and knowledge of VBA or XML

  • Experience in K-12 education and/or State educational reporting

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Job: TECHNOLOGY

Organization: North America Connections

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2110686

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