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The Fund seeks dedicated, talented and highly-motivated professionals who share our unyielding commitment to building a critical mass of great public schools in Chicago. At this time, we are hiring a Database and Analytics Manager, a Program and Investments Associate and a Program Coordinator. Details about the positions and how to apply are below.

MANAGER, DATABASE AND ANALYTICS

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Manager, Database and Analytics will report to the Director: Data, Policy & Reports. This position will be responsible for supporting The Fund’s use of data in achieving and sustaining the mission of the organization, which is to make Chicago among the first cities in the nation to offer great public schools to all students. In order to achieve this mission, The Fund is currently focused on increasing the number of high-performing principals in Chicago.

The Manager’s primary role will be to support the completion of a 12-month database development project that will inform principal quality efforts for the city. The database will establish a single source of information and provide real-time, accurate and actionable information to various stakeholder groups. The database project involves combining data from various enterprise systems at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) with other available data and information on Chicago’s 600-plus school leaders as well as other educators.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • An entrepreneurial attitude, a strong work ethic and a detail-oriented approach.
  • Experience with enterprise-level data systems, including both technical experience and project-management experience.
  • Strong data and analytic skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills across a diverse set of audiences, especially the ability to translate technical concepts to a non-technical audience in the context of a large-scale project.
  • A commitment to and interest in public education.

 

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following elements of the Principal Quality Database Project:

  • Manage a project plan that successfully results in the development, enhancement and maintenance of The Fund’s Principal Quality Database.
  • Work directly with our database consultant on project management and implementation.
  • Support stakeholder engagement around users of the database, identifying additional needs and potential solutions.
  • Create and lead trainings for individuals with varying levels of technical experience.
  • Develop processes for collecting data from stakeholders and outlining a methodology and process for keeping data accurate and current.
  • Manage the process of executing data sharing agreements with applicable stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement plans to enhance the scope and usability of this database, including working with Charter school networks and other program providers.
  • Support the Data, Research & Reports team is using this database, along with other available resources, to generate reports and analyses that will inform the work of The Fund and The Chicago Principal Partnership, a citywide effort focused on principal quality in all Chicago’s public schools.

 

General Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a member of a four-person cross-functional Data, Policy & Reports team, providing leadership in overall operational and programmatic execution of key Fund priorities.
  • Support The Fund’s use of data and analytics to achieve organizational goals and ultimately drive citywide improvement in educational outcomes.
  • Work with key partners in data, analytics and IT at CPS and other organizations.
  • Exhibit The Fund’s core values of collaboration, equity, excellence, innovation, integrity, and leadership.

 

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

The Fund is seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial professional. Successful candidates will have:

  • 3+ years of Business Intelligence, Business Analyst and/or Data Analyst experience.
  • 2 + years project management experience, including the management of a large-scale, technical project.
  • Experience with the development and launch of a database or data tool, including project management and stakeholder/user engagement.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience).

 

Preferred Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience with ETL development.
  • Experience with SQL Server.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft.
  • Familiarity within public education in Chicago.
  • Strong data analysis and data visualization skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Excellent knowledge of data modeling/Star Schema.
  • Strong ANSI SQL expertise.
  • Experience with a reporting tool (SSRS, Crystal, Tableau).
  • Experience working with statistical software a plus (R, Stata, etc.).

 

Compensation

Salary and benefits are highly competitive for the nonprofit sector.

To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter that outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. In your cover letter, please also indicate how you heard about this opportunity.  All materials should be sent to careers@thefundchicago.org.

We regret that we will not be able to respond to phone inquiries about this position.

ASSOCIATE, PROGRAM AND INVESTMENTS

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Associate will report to the Manager, Program & Investments and will be responsible for working with the Program Team to manage against a strategic plan to support and sustain efforts to ensure high-quality school leaders in all Chicago Public Schools. As part of this overall goal, the Associate will directly manage all aspects of The Fund’s educator-facing programming.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An entrepreneurial attitude, a strong work ethic and a detail-oriented approach;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills across a diverse set of audiences;
  • Reasoned judgment and positive energy, including in high-stress situations; and
  • A track record of leadership (in professional or personal contexts).

 

Responsibilities for the Associate include, but are not limited to:

Program Planning and Execution

  • Serve as the primary support person for our educator-facing programming, including the Summer Design Program (SDP), Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), Educator Advisory Committee (EAC) and others as needed:
    • Drive annual recruitment and outreach cycle(s) for all programs
    • Flawlessly develop and execute on program project plans, logistics and events
    • Track program-related budget and expenses
    • Oversee internal and external communications related to the program
    • Track and analyze key program data to make near and long-term recommendations to The Fund’s team and Board
  • Support Program Investment team staff in the investment process, including:
    • Conducting due diligence on prospective program investments
    • Drafting written investment recommendations to the board and supporting preparations for program-related board and committee meetings
    • Collecting progress updates and monitoring performance benchmarks for educator-facing programming
    • Executing program grant payments
  • Support the Program and Reports team(s) in creating reports, presentations and materials to share The Fund’s perspective on sustainable approaches for principal quality in Chicago, both internally and externally.

 

Partnerships & Communication

  • Support the Manager in managing stakeholders and partners toward meeting a set of collective goals and objectives for a citywide strategic solution for principal quality.
  • Proactively prepare communications, updates and recommendations for stakeholders including Chicago Public Schools, the funding community and other partners focused on principal support and quality.
  • Manage partnerships with external vendors and partners, including but not limited to, helping to identify new partners, setting and ensuring delivery of service benchmarks, and ensuring contract fulfilment.
  • Establish and manage strong relationships with principals, educators, and other non-profits to inform The Fund’s long-term vision and strategies to ensure principal quality.

 

General Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of a 5-person cross-functional Program Team, providing leadership in overall operational and programmatic execution of key Fund priorities.
  • Collaborate with team members to support The Fund’s data management strategy on principal quality through ongoing data collection, analysis and reporting activities.
  • Add value to organizational activities such as strategic planning, document production, recruiting, and other duties as assigned.
  • Represent The Fund at external events and exhibit The Fund’s core values of collaboration, equity, excellence, innovation, integrity, and leadership.

 

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

The Fund is seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial professional with at least 3 years of experience. Successful candidates will have:

Prior Experience:

  • Event planning and/or Outreach & Recruitment experience (small to medium sized events) highly preferred
  • Project planning experience with a strong track record of executing on and achieving results
  • Experience working in public education in Chicago preferred, not required
  • Teaching experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with design-thinking methodologies is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) required

 

Skills and abilities:

  • Strong verbal and written presentation and communication skills, particularly with diverse audiences
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office – particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships and networks in order to achieve results
  • Ability to manage self, manage workload effectively, be flexible and adaptive, and follow through on execution
  • Ability to think through and manage many details, often on tight timelines

 

Compensation

Salary and benefits are highly competitive.

To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. In your cover letter, please also indicate how you heard about this opportunity.  All materials should be sent to careers@thefundchicago.org.

We regret that we will not be able to respond to phone inquiries about this position.

 

 

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Coordinator will report to Chaula Gupta, Vice President, Program Investments, and will be responsible for working with the Program Team to support key elements of The Fund’s strategic plan to ensure 350 high-performing principals in Chicago’s public schools by 2018.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • An entrepreneurial attitude, a strong work ethic and a detail-oriented approach
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills across a diverse set of audiences
  • Comfort in new or unprecedented contexts
  • Reasoned judgment and positive energy, including in high-stress situations
  • A track record of leadership (in professional or personal contexts)

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Program Team Administrative Support

  • Conduct basic research to support The Fund’s programmatic activities and investments.
  • Perform data tracking and entry using Excel, Access, and/or other comparable databases.
  • Prepare materials for meetings and events organized by the Program Team.
  • Provide logistics planning and management for meetings and events.
  • Manage Program Team files (electronic and hard copy formats).
  • Manage all basic office functions for the Program Team, including printing, faxing, scanning etc.
  • Oversee mailings and deliveries for the Program Team.

 

Research & Reporting

  • Support the drafting of reports and case studies to communicate findings from The Fund’s programs and investments.

 

General Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of the Program Team, providing leadership in overall operational and programmatic execution of key Fund priorities. Duties will include communications, logistics support, data analysis, and partner logistics.
  • Collaborate with team members to support The Fund’s data management strategy on principal quality through ongoing data collection, analysis and reporting activities.
  • Add value to organizational activities such as strategic planning, document production, recruiting, and other duties as assigned.
  • Represent The Fund at external events and exhibit The Fund’s core values of collaboration, equity, excellence, innovation, integrity, and leadership.

 

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

The Fund is seeking a highly motivated professional. Successful candidates will have:

Prior experience:

  • Project planning experience with a strong track record of executing on and achieving results
  • Experience working in public education in Chicago preferred, not required
  • Writing and research experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience)

 

Skills and abilities:

  • Strong verbal and written presentation and communication skills, particularly with diverse audiences
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office – particularly PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Ability to manage self, manage workload effectively, be flexible and adaptive, and follow through on execution
  • Ability to think through and manage many details, often on tight timelines

 

Compensation

Salary and benefits are highly competitive.

To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. In your cover letter, please also indicate how you heard about this opportunity. All materials should be sent to careers@thefundchicago.org.

We regret that we will not be able to respond to phone inquiries about this position.

 

The Chicago Public Education Fund is an equal opportunity employer. The Fund evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Fund employs and values a diverse work environment.