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Job Opening: Data Associate, GreatSchools, San Francisco

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    We are currently seeking a highly analytical, detail-oriented, data-loving, Excel whiz to join our growing team. This is an entry-level position with
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 28, 2012
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      We are currently seeking a highly analytical, detail-oriented, data-loving, Excel whiz to join our growing team.  This is an entry-level position with opportunity for growth that provides positive exposure to many cross-functional units (data, engineering, UX, design, product management, marketing, editorial, sales, and more) within a mission-driven organization focused on the role of parents in PreK-12 education.

      This position reports to the Director of Data Strategy within the Business Insights team.


      Primary Responsibilities:

      ·         Establish and maintain contacts with data providers and acquire school performance data files.

      ·         Clean, transform, and load data into the database, and configure for display on website.

      ·         Write explanations for each data point that are easily understandable to our parent audience.

      ·         Conduct thorough QA on the display of data and explanations.

      ·         Serve as point of contact for data-related user inquiries and provide customer service on issues related to data quality. 

      ·         Develop and maintain rigorous data quality control standards.

      ·         Contribute to data-related editorial content, such as articles and newsletters.

      ·         Coordinate other data-related special projects as needed, working with engineering and other internal groups.

      ·         Identify process improvement opportunities and work with product managers and data engineers to implement.

      ·         Be the driving force in the organization behind high standards of data quality.

      ·         Work closely with software engineers to scope and define requirements for automation and manual loading tools.

       

      Required Experience & Skills:

      ·         Bachelor's degree in Math/Statistics or Computer Science preferred 

      ·         1-3 years of professional experience

      ·         Strong interest in the education data space

      ·         Demonstrable proficiency with Excel, including formulas, filtering and data formatting 

      ·         Mastery of Internet navigation and research

      ·         Ability to work under deadlines and perform complex tasks efficiently and accurately

      ·         Very strong verbal and written communication skills

      ·         Aptitude for project management

       

      Essential Qualities:

      ·         Outstanding quantitative skills

      ·         Extremely detail-oriented and organized

      ·         Relentless pursuer of quality and continuous improvement

      ·         Tech savvy

      ·         Self-starter and productive

      ·         Positive work ethic and sense of humor

      ·         A passion for the GreatSchools mission, to help parents get a great education for their kids

      ·         Ability to work under tight deadlines and perform complex tasks efficiently and accurately

      ·         Propensity for establishing processes and creating efficiencies

       

      Pluses:

      ·         Knowledge of K-12 education space

      ·         Knowledge of programming languages, such as Perl or Ruby

      ·         Familiarity with MySQL, Access or other databases

      ·         Experience working for an Internet company

      ·         Propensity for establishing processes and creating efficiencies

      How to Apply:

      Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume here.  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.  No phone calls please.

      We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity in our workplace.

      About GreatSchools:

      GreatSchools is an independent, nonprofit organization that inspires and guides parents to become effective champions of their children's education at home and in their communities. Parents turn to us to find the right schools for their children, to get practical advice and information that will help them raise successful, college-ready kids, and to support the schools in their communities.

      Founded in 1998, GreatSchools reaches more than 37 million people each year — approximately one-in-three American families with school-age children. With profiles of 200,000 public, public charter, and private schools serving students from Pre-K through high school and more than 800,000 parent ratings and reviews of schools, GreatSchools is the most comprehensive source of information on school quality today.

      GreatSchools is supported by numerous foundations and corporations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robertson Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation. For more information, please visit www.greatschools.org.

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