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Job Opening: Data Management Associate, Greatschools, SF, CA

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    Job Title: Data Management AssociateReports to: Director, Data StrategyStatus: Regular, full-timeLocation: San Francisco, CA We are currently seeking a
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 25, 2013
      Job Title: Data Management Associate
      Reports to: Director, Data Strategy
      Status: Regular, full-time
      Location: San Francisco, CA 

      We are currently seeking a highly analytical, detail-oriented Data Management Associate to join our growing team. The team writes code daily and we are looking for someone who is excited to use their programming knowledge to write scripts that handle large data sets and kick-start their career in data management. This entry-level position requires collaboration with many cross-functional units (engineering, product management, business development, marketing, and field staff) 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 data files in multiple formats 
      • Use scripting languages to clean and load data for display on the website and create ad-hoc reports
      • Design, implement, and execute reusable data cleansing, standardization, and transformation tools to transform data into standard formats 
      • Document in detail the content and structure of data files 
      • Write explanations for data points that are easily understandable to our parent audience
      • Conduct thorough QA on the display of data and explanations
      • Identify process improvement opportunities and work with engineers to implement tool enhancements that support increased automation of data loading tools 
      • Correspond with users and support customer communication around data-related issues
      • Develop and maintain rigorous data quality control standards

      Required Experience & Skills:
      • Bachelor's degree; Math/Statistics, Computer Science, or Data Sciences preferred   
      • Knowledge of programming languages, such as Perl, Ruby, or others 
      • Strong proficiency with Excel, including formulas, filtering and data formatting  
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an orientation towards customer service
      • Ability to manage multiple projects, work within tight deadlines, and prioritize work as necessary
      • Mastery of Internet navigation and research

      Essential Qualities:
      • Strong interest in the education data space
      • Extremely detail-oriented and organized
      • Relentless pursuer of data quality and propensity for establishing processes and creating efficiencies
      • Tech savvy
      • Self-starter; ability to work independently and as a strong contributor to team projects
      • Positive work ethic and sense of humor
      • A passion for the GreatSchools mission, to help parents get a great education for their kids

      • Familiarity with MySQL, Access or other databases
      • Experience working with K-12 education data
      • Experience working for an Internet company

      How to Apply:
      Please email a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a résumé here . Résumés 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:
      Founded in 1998, GreatSchools is a national nonprofit that helps parents get a great education for their children. Our programs combine the broad reach of digital media with the power of community partnerships. This year we will reach more than 44 million people, including half of all American families with school-age children.
      Our Webby award-winning website, GreatSchools.org, helps families make crucial decisions about where to live and where to send their children to school. With profiles of 200,000 public and private schools and more than one million parent ratings and reviews, GreatSchools.org is the nation's leading guide to PreK-12 schools. In addition, GreatSchools.org offers thousands of articles, videos and worksheets that give parents practical ideas and tools to support their children's learning.
      Headquartered in San Francisco, GreatSchools operates field offices in Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Washington, D.C.

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