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School Evaluation Analyst, The Research Foundation for The State University of NY, Albany or NYC, NY

About Research Foundation for SUNY System:

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is the largest, most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country.

Serving SUNY and New York State, the RF provides essential services to SUNY faculty, students and staff who are performing life-changing research in life sciences and medicine; engineering and nanotechnology; physical sciences and energy; social sciences; and computer and information sciences. More than 15,000 dedicated RF employees work on SUNY-led research, training and public service projects throughout New York, across the country and around the world.

This position is being offered through the Research Foundation for SUNY at the SUNY Charter Schools Institute.

Job Description:

The School Evaluation Analyst is responsible for supporting the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of charter school performance.  The School Evaluation Analyst supports the oversight and evaluation team in managing the requirements of the evaluation process and is responsible for conducting ongoing data analysis of SUNY authorized charter schools.  In addition, the School Evaluation Analyst carries out designated projects and tasks related to other core functions of the Institute. The School Evaluation Analyst demonstrates the drive and desire to propel improved academic outcomes for all students through high quality authorizing practices that require strong communication skills, the ability to gather, analyze and produce a high volume of information in a timely and accessible manner, infuse quality, coherence and organization throughout all assigned tasks and embrace the opportunity to work with a national model for high quality charter school oversight.

-Gather, organize, maintain and utilize quantitative school performance data to produce school and network performance and graphic analyses;
-Coordinate with Institute staff members about the Institute's school survey and data gathering strategies and links to the Institute's existing database to manage compliance and quantitative outcome data;
-Collect, analyze, present, pre-populate and disseminate accurate and easily consumed data on school enrollments, programs, student characteristics and academic outcomes to all members of the Institute team to support public reporting, school monitoring and renewal recommendations;
-Analyze school evaluation, accountability, legal, and compliance reports to identify critical issues for monitoring by Institute Staff; compile summaries of such data for inclusion in evaluation and final renewal reports; produce ad hoc data reports on school performance as required;
-Assist senior staff with the development and execution of the Institute's research agenda, which may include responding to grant opportunities, identifying potential funders, and preparing information or data for such purposes;
-Assist in the production of all evaluation reports, working directly with Institute staff and consultants to synthesize data and create reports according to set deadlines; edit any such reports to ensure that conclusions and evidence clearly articulate and are consonant with the standards of the Institute, the Charter Schools Act and the Policies of the Board of Trustees;
-Provide technical assistance and feedback to charter schools regarding the Institute's policies, practices and processes as appropriate; and
-Develop the capacity of the Institute's staff to analyze, interpret, and communicate quantitative and qualitative school and network data.

Other Core Function Duties: 

-Review and analyze charter school applications for new and renewal charter schools, including the proposed curriculum and its compliance with state standards, recruitments plans, proposed governance structures, facility plans, financial plans and other academic and non-academic sections of the applications;
-Generate and follow-up on requests for amendments to applications;
-Provide written reports to senior staff regarding the various topics, informational memos for school files, outgoing correspondence and other written assignments as appropriate; and
-Conduct, along with other program staff, ongoing evaluation and review of SUNY authorized charter schools;


Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree with 2 to 5 years' experience in Public Policy, Education, Business, Research or other relevant field.

Exceptional writing and data analysis skills a must.  Strong organizational, communication, analytical skills required. Ability to work independently with strong attention to detail and with multiple priorities also required.  Proficiency with Microsoft applications required.  Travel required on a regular basis to participate in school evaluation visits.

Preferred skills: Project Management skills preferred. Teaching and/or charter school experience a plus. Experience with data management and analysis using Stata (or other analytic software) a plus.

Additional Information:

Salary: $65,000 to $70,000

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY  will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law. 

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. The Research Foundation for the State University of New York operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding.

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