Off Schedule | Edison Building | Closing: Until Filled


WORK DAY/YEAR:  Full-time; 8 hours per day; Monday – Friday; 260 days per year
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CLASSIFICATION: Off Schedule; C-5-1; Exempt

SALARY RANGE:  $73,397 – $81,681, depending on qualifications with advancement to $102,755  (Prorated based on start date.)

BENEFITS:  Benefits available.
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The  following  duties are  typical of  those performed  by  employees  in  this  job  title;  however, employees may perform other related duties, and not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each employee in the job title.

  • Provides project management for major initiatives with districtwide implications
  • Produces original knowledge using state of the art research techniques; depending on the project, leads or assists in the preparation of findings for dissemination in scholarly publications and presentations
  • Conduct fieldwork within schools to produce data for analysis
  • Provides function and technical support for installed specialized complex database applications and related database systems, including trouble-shooting, data resolution, process, and processing issues
  • Maintains the district data dictionary 
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of the data governance council
  • Programs queries using SQL and/or related languages/methods
  • Uses various data visualization tools; facilitates end-user requests for visual reports
  • Prepares, submits, and ensures validity of data sent to internal and external stakeholders
  • Prepares highly complex statistical analysis for stakeholders by request and on a regular basis
  • Transfers, processes, and uploads data sets as required by reporting agencies
  • Works with end users to improve processes and facilitate data dissemination in a meaningful way for non-technical audiences
  • Leads district workshops related to meaningful use of data and analysis, partners with stakeholders to answer questions that directly impact students and operations
  • Develops and maintains custom and recurring reports from district data systems
  • Supports the Director of Research, Assessment, and Evaluation in meeting district and external data requests and deadlines through the efficient construction queries, datasets, and complex analytical reports
  • May lead the Office of Research, Assessment, and Evaluation in the absence of the Director
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge of: 

  • Principles of project management
  • Research methods including knowledge of the principles of fieldwork, experience in measurement of individuals in institutional settings, and quasi-experimental methods
  • Principles and techniques of various programming, including but not limited to Stata, R, SPSS, SQL, or other related languages
  • Principles of computer systems 
  • Coding and cleaning data
  • Underlying logic of relational databases
  • Leading effective workshops
  • Rigor and novelty required for publication of findings
  • Data visualization systems and/or query programming used by such systems
  • Standards and formats for effective documentation and report construction, particularly for data and analysis dissemination to non-technical audiences

Skill in:

  • Exceptional written and oral communication
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Statistics 
  • Research Methods
  • Database software systems
  • Data management and analysis
  • Creating, modifying, and preparing reports for non-technical audiences
  • Preparing and maintaining appropriate documentation of process and product
  • Establishing and maintaining a wide range of professional relationships
  • Managing and working on multiple projects at the same time with limited direction / supervision
  • Project management

Other Requirements:
Must be able to comply with strict data security and protection policies and procedures.

A typical way to obtain the above knowledge and skill is a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

  • A master’s degree in education, psychology, sociology, economics, computer science, information technology or a closely related field and three years of increasingly responsible experience in conducting research and managing projects in a professional setting


  • A doctoral degree in a social science discipline, education, computer science, or a related field with training in statistics, report creation, and communicating results, and experience with project management

Commitment to Equity:
Rochester Public Schools is committed to diversifying its workforce to better reflect the community we serve.  We believe the practices used in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, supporting, and promoting staff must include and honor, at every level, those who represent the diverse identities of our schools and community.

Common and Shared Accountabilities for All Positions 
Employees of the Rochester Public School District #535 are expected to support the goals, model and promote an environment that is respectful for all, and work collaboratively with other staff to focus on the needs of the learner. A quality, customer focus that conveys a welcome attitude, an adaptability to change, and a desire for continuous improvement is also expected of all employees. In addition, staff are to respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the schools, and be dependable and accountable employees.

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