PRIMARY FUNCTION: Responsible for analysis of NCEA’s school data, religious survey data, culture survey data and implementation of NCEA’s school survey project. Works with NCEA’s Director of Public Policy on data collection and analysis.
The position of Director of Data Analysis is a grant-funded position.
Manage school and diocesan data, survey data and religious survey data, including creation, updates, and deletion of data sets
Provide quality assurance of imported data
Process data and information in a confidential and secure manner; maintain security of data at all times, observing required regulations and best practices in data security
Create surveys, distribute surveys, and analyze results; surveys may include those relating to school performance relative to the standards for Catholic schools (NSBECS); membership trends and marketing demographics; the utilization of NCEA products and services; and topics of shared interest to NCEA and various partner groups (including Catholic universities and colleges) particularly around school effectiveness and school improvement processes
Create and present effective reports from the analyzed data sets; produce solutions and recommendations for those seeking insights from data collected and analyzed
Generate reports from single or multiple systems
Provide technical expertise on data storage structures, data mining, and data cleansing
Assess, test and implement new or upgraded software; will play a lead role in evaluating current NCEA data collection systems and processes and recommending new software tools for surveying, collecting, analyzing and presenting data and results
Assist with strategic decisions on new data collection systems and processes; may act as subject expert for NCEA, schools, and dioceses on systems and processes needed for effective and secure data collection
Train end users, including school personnel, on how to create and utilize reports and dashboards
Education: Requires MA or PhD in Statistics, Data Analysis or related field
5-10 years’ experience in mid- to upper-level data analysis position or closely related field
Experience with a variety of data analytics software tools, including tools for surveying, storing, and mining data (such as Qualtrics, Tableau, Looker, OpenRefine, SQL, SAS); must be highly proficient in Excel
Demonstrated proficiency and skill in applied statistics, writing queries, and data mining
Experience in designing and implementing data dashboards
Track record of analyzing, selecting and implementing new data software tools
Demonstrated proficiency and skill in designing data collection efforts, writing reports and effectively presenting data results with insightful recommendations to diverse constituent groups
Strong presentation and communication skills, including the ability to present highly technical information to a non-technical audience and to adapt to difference audiences as needed
Takes full responsibility for results. Demonstrates creative and critical thinking skills. Strong business analytics, relationship management, strategy development, project management, problem solving and change management skills.
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to clearly present recommendations and ideas as well as summarize complex issues. Shares the information people need to know to be successful. Informs others on a timely basis. Consistently shows a great deal of understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy and concern when addressing others. Demonstrates very effective listening, questioning and interpersonal skills.
Integrity & Trust
Professional and positive approach self-motivated, team player, dynamic, creative with the ability to work independently and collaboratively. Builds collaborative relationships with NCEA staff and media contacts. Is trusted by others.
Maintains confidentiality. Exercises a high degree of tact and diplomacy.
Inspires, motivates and guides others toward goals. Coaches, mentors and challenges staff to achieve goals and objectives that are aligned with NCEA’s mission, vision and strategic plan.
About National Catholic Educational Association
NCEA is the largest, private professional education association in the world. NCEA works with Catholic educators to support ongoing faith formation and the teaching mission of the Catholic Church. Our membership includes more than 150,000 educators serving 1.8 million students in Catholic education. As a professional association whose focus is Catholic school education, NCEA’s focus is to lead, learn and proclaim by developing current and future leaders, providing educational resources and strategically expanding professional development opportunities for those committed to the mission of Catholic education, and serving as the national voice for Catholic schools.