Community Data & Evaluation Advisor
The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL)'s mission is to ensure that all Seattle children have the greatest opportunity to succeed in school and in life and to graduate from school ready for college and a career. Currently, DEEL works to achieve this mission by administering the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise (FEPP) Levy, among other programs, and acts as the City's liaison with Seattle Public Schools. As a representative of the Mayor and City Council, DEEL invests in programming to improve student outcomes and measures performance by tracking specific academic indicators. DEEL is a data-driven organization that practices ongoing quality improvement based on results.
In support of this mission, we are looking for a Community Data & Evaluation Advisor who will be the subject matter expert on data and evaluation strategies, including evaluation design specific to community-based organizations, data collection, aggregation, analysis, and reporting in collaboration with colleagues and with stakeholders of various background (e.g., small community-based organizations). In this role, you will manage overall project data quality through the entire data lifecycle, including project planning and design, data collection (data sharing agreements, creating rubrics and protocols, etcetera), analysis, synthesis, and reporting.
The department strives to embed the City’s Race and Social Justice Initiative into its education objectives and seeks staff that value the importance of working together as a government and community to eliminate racial disparities and achieve racial equity. Our core values of equity, results, stewardship, transparency, and collaboration guide our work, support our operations, and hold us accountable.
Here’s more about what you’ll be doing:
- Serving as a key community data advisor to senior and department leadership and making recommendations that help shape policies and programs and their short, medium, and long-term impacts
- Designing and implementing instruments to collect data through a range of methods, including existing data, surveys, interviews, observations, and focus groups
- Developing data analysis plans
- Overseeing and conducting data management, coding, and analysis
- Preparing polished deliverables (PowerPoint presentations, written reports, visualizations) that effectively communicate program results and investment impacts to internal and external stakeholders
You will be most successful in this role with a combination of:
- Tableau Desktop and Prep Builder (Tableau Desktop Certification Associate preferred)
- Data visualization, analytics, reporting, and data management
- Mixed-method evaluation in both qualitative (interviews and focus groups) and quantitative (survey development, analytics, and advanced statistics) evaluation methods, particularly with an equity lens
- Advancing equity and justice through data analysis and presentations
An ability to:
- Partner and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
- Combine information from multiple sources and varying perspectives to make recommendations
- Interact with the community using an equity lens
In addition to the qualities mentioned above, you will need to possess the below required qualifications (or a combination of education, training or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class):
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Public Health, Research and Evaluation, or a related field
- One year of experience in providing community-based data capacity, technical assistance and analysis, experimental design and protocols, qualitative methods and protocols, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, mixed-method evaluations, or another field related to this body of work
- Associate Degree in Education, Public Health, Research and Evaluation, or a related field
- Two years of experience in providing community-based data capacity, technical assistance and analysis, experimental design and protocols, qualitative methods and protocols, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, mixed-method evaluations, or another field related to this body of work
- Three years of experience in providing community-based data capacity, technical assistance and analysis, experimental design and protocols, qualitative methods and protocols, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, mixed-method evaluations, or another field related to this body of work
This position is classified as a Strategic Advisor 1, General Government. This position will require the ability to work a flexible schedule, as attendance at some evening and weekend in-person or virtual meetings will be required. DEEL supports the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative to end institutionalized racism by eliminating barriers to access, providing the staff and public with opportunities for growth, and developing equitable access to the programs and services we offer. If you share those values and meet the qualifications, we invite you to apply for this position. Please visit http://www.seattle.gov/education to learn more about the Department of Education & Early Learning.
The first round of interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 5 and Friday, January 6, with the second round taking place on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
This position offers the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule. Employees will be expected to be in-office twice a week. Individual schedules will be based on agreement between the employee and their supervisor.
Due to the fiduciary nature of the work, job offers are contingent on review of criminal history as well as verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process. In compliance with Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17, applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.
COVID 19 Vaccination Mandate - City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your employment start date. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete application, attaching a cover letter, a recent copy of your resume, and a work sample to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle no later than 4:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.
For your work sample, please provide an evaluation report or memo where you’ve added your data (you do not need to have been the sole author, but you must have contributed data analysis to the report). Preferably, please include a data report with images.
This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, or pregnancy. The Department of Education & Early Learning encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. If you have questions please contact Lindsey King at Lindsey.King@seattle.gov.