Achievement School District Position: RESEARCH AND DATA ANALYST JOB DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Tennessee is proposing to turn around the lowest achieving schools in the state through the Achievement School District. This is a groundbreaking approach that will capitalize on the newly created authority of the Commissioner of the Education through the Tennessee First to the Top Act, best practices research on successful school turnaround, and unprecedented partnerships with nonprofit organizations.. These positions offer you the opportunity to become part of the founding leadership team of educational professionals who will play key roles in designing, building and leading this exciting initiative. We are seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative, and creative person to analyze, interpret, and present data to inform policy and strategy development across the District. A key aspect of the role will be supporting the District's work to raise student achievement through analysis of school and student achievement data and identification of trends and needs. The position will also involve coordination of the research strategy for the program and supporting its information systems. PRIMARY DUTIES: Provide specific data analysis and produce reports tailored for existing projects and emerging initiatives; Provide training and tailored support for new and existing members of the program; Work in partnership with Leadership to facilitate data solutions to support the whole network; Support the commissioning of external research in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the program; Provide management information to assist the program staff to monitor performance against key performance indicators; Analyze and interpret school performance data, identifying and exploring hypotheses as necessary; Undertake research as required in specific areas to support the work; Identify progress being made by schools across the entire network.; Monitor a variety of different research projects to support policy and strategic development; Provide ad hoc queries and reports to support the work of the program; Other duties as assigned. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Graduate level or equivalent experience. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as on own initiative; Experience working successfully and flexibly in a changing organization; Experience working within educational settings preferred.