Student Information Specialist

Washington, DC
Apr 24, 2021
May 05, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Company DescriptionORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:By 2025, KIPP DC will build upon two decades of proven results to develop into a more impactful, innovative, and inclusive school system, that provides joyful, identity-affirming learning experiences so that all students and alumni achieve extraordinary outcomes. We are a network of eighteen schools educating nearly 7,000 students and employing 1,200 teachers, leaders, and staff members dedicated to our mission.Job DescriptionPOSITION OVERVIEW:The Student Information Specialist plays an integral role in ensuring the integrity of student information including demographics, contact information, course enrollments, and class schedules in KIPP DC's student information system, PowerSchool SIS. This position works with our schools to ensure student information is collected, entered, and maintained in an efficient and accurate manner. This work is critical for ensuring that such student information is able to be leveraged by instructional leaders, school staff, and the data team to make student-focused decisions, and that the external reporting of this data is fully accurate. The optimal candidate for this role has a keen eye for details, is a strong project manager, can manage multiple deadlines, and can prioritize competing priorities. This position is an exempt position and reports to the Director of Student Information.QualificationsKEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Implement the processes that ensure the accurate, consistent collection and maintenance of student information in PowerSchool SIS , which connects to additional platforms for internal and external use.Process new student enrollments, student transfers, student withdrawals, and student graduation.Handle the rostering and scheduling work for a subset of schools at KIPP DC.Work with schools in managing the rollout of report cards at the end of each term.Train and support school and district staff regarding PowerTeacher Pro, Online Registration, and/or other platforms that are directly connected to PowerSchool SIS.Audit and correct student data and practices for accuracy and completeness including, but not limited to, attendance, grades, schedules.Complete and submit all state required academic audits administered by DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education and Public Charter School Board, which includes ensuring the data accuracy for internal and external reporting.Export and manipulate data to generate reports for a target audience.Identify and test recommended solutions prior to executing resolutions in a test environment.Assist in documenting the practices, protocols, and systems developed for the SIS in order to ensure consistent and accurate practices going forward and provide step-by-step guidance to school and district staff.Respond and provide support to school-based staff, district staff, families, and students with expert troubleshooting and coaching regarding the PowerSchool SIS.Identify and communicate resolutions for SIS data issues related to PowerSchool and PowerTeacher.Work within the data team to understand user accounts and requirements for access to data reporting and learning platforms.Actively confront and combat institutional racism within and beyond KIPP DC through our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.Travel to school sites to build relationships with school leaders to ensure that information in Powerschool is accurate and working together for changes that need to be made.IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS:2+ years of work experience.Bachelor's degree required.Proficiency in use of computers and software such as Microsoft Excel, SQL, and database systems is a plus.Outstanding project management and organizational skills, and extraordinary attention to detail.Experience working with multiple stakeholders, partners, and audiences.Solutions-oriented team player who is dedicated to getting the job done.Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.Work experience in education or with information systems in similar fields.Strong cultural competency skills, including ability to communicate and work effectively and cultivate relationships with a diverse set of stakeholdersPassion for education reform and the belief that every child can succeedUnquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP DC's mission and to advancing its anti-racist ambition through their work with staff, students, alumni, and familiesFlexibility, tenacity, high quality work, resourcefulness, teamwork, and a sense of humor.Additional InformationTO APPLY:Please submit an online application through our website at If you have any questions, please direct them to Cindy Legagneur via email at [email protected] The position is available immediately and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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