Position Description

Impact Consultant
Employment Status Full time
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Title:              Impact Consultant
Function:      Impact
Location:      Remote
Reports to:   Director, Impact 
Status:          Full-time, exempt

Position posted: January 4 - Looking to hire Summer 2021

About the Organization: New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving student learning by guiding a new generation of educators. Founded by teachers in 1998, NTC works in conjunction with school districts, state policymakers, and educators across the country to increase the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders at all levels. These programs are built upon research-based principles for teacher onboarding, mentoring, and ongoing coaching, and are proven to accelerate teacher effectiveness, reduce teacher churn and improve student achievement. NTC has made it their mission to overcome challenges students and teachers face by providing all educators with the support and resources necessary to succeed from their first day to their last. NTC now supports over 6,500 mentors and coaches and 24,000 teachers and is improving the learning of over 1.8 million students across the country. For more information, please visit: http://www.newteachercenter.org/ 

Position Summary: At NTC, we know that substantial student success for all kids requires that teachers, coaches, and leaders have current and deep knowledge about students and their learning paths.  We believe that equitable schools ensure that those who support Black, Brown, and indigenous students, multilingual learners, and students with disabilities have access to both information and collaborative ways of acting upon that information in order to meet the academic and social/emotional needs of their students. The Impact Consultant is a key player who supports NTC consultants and district leaders as they deliver on that promise.  

Under the supervision of the Director, Impact, the Impact Consultant will support district leaders and NTC staff  who engage with district leaders and educators to understand impact and program quality. The Impact Consultant will facilitate evaluation planning and consultation, qualitative and quantitative data collection, and reporting as part of a broader impact strategy. The Impact Consultant will engage in projects and activities that allow NTC and our partners to better define, measure, and communicate the impact of the instructional and systems improvement work we engage in together, with special attention on understanding and utilizing available district data to evaluate the value, learning, organizational change, transfer to practice, student academic and social-emotional learning, and sustainability of the work. These data may include student and staff surveys, student assessments, classroom observations, or other sources of evidence regarding program impact. The Impact Consultant will be an advocate for impact that values proximity, simplicity, accuracy, and agency for those closest to the work.  In short, the Impact Consultant is a “coach of coaches” who makes sure data informs equity-centered decision making.

The Impact Consultant supports internal staff and program partners with logic modeling and survey design consultation and provides actionable reporting for key data elements necessary to support program improvements. This position works cross-functionally with NTC departments to ensure that needs around data and impact are being represented and addressed. This role requires five general attributes: attention to detail, client services orientation, excellent project management skills, intellectual curiosity, and a joy-filled commitment to justice.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions: The following is an overview of the duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. The employee may perform other duties as required.

  • Coaches and assists NTC staff and district partners in the development of logic models, evaluation and analysis plans, business requirements, and ongoing support plans to ensure program quality.
  • Consults with NTC staff and district partners as a data/analytics expert on behalf of the Impact team.
  • Selects and/or develops teacher, mentor/coach, school leader, district leader, or student survey items or other indicators to evaluate the attainment of program objectives.
  • Develops, executes, analyzes, and reports results of impact evaluation surveys 
  • Communicates results to multiple audiences using briefs, slide decks, and reports that include effective use of data visualization.
  • Supports NTC staff in collecting and arraying program implementation data, including developing new and improving existing processes.
  • Utilizes data quality assurance protocols to examine impact products prior to release.
  • Provides creative thought partnership to NTC and district partners focused on measuring what matters in terms of value, growth, and impact. 

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and  3+ years of professional experience conducting or supporting program evaluations or as an educational data coach/specialist.
  • This position requires a thorough knowledge of and skills in assessing the impact of education programs,  including data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Knowledge of commonly used measures of PK-12 student and educator competencies and skills.
  • Experience with large-scale survey administration, including project and personnel management skills.
  • Minimum of intermediate statistical analysis skills (e.g., descriptives, inferential statistics), and experience linking datasets.
  • Experience constructing data displays, charts, and graphs in Microsoft Excel and/or other visualization tools.
  • Ability to prioritize and work on projects with overlapping timelines, and promptly respond to requests by a variety of stakeholders.
  • This position requires the ability to read, write, and converse fluently in English. 

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of and skills in analyzing and writing about common education data elements (e.g., student achievement data).
  • Experience with Student Learning Objectives and/or SMARTIE goals.
  • Experience with logic modeling.
  • Experience with grant evaluation planning.
  • Experience with any/all of the following: Qualtrics, SAS Enterprise Guide, Tableau, SQL Server.
  • Experience summarizing qualitative data (e.g., text fields in data entry forms or surveys).
  • Experience with practitioner-facing data dashboards.

ADA Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Work normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Limited physical effort required
  • Grasping, hearing, reaching, repetitive hand motions, sitting, standing, talking, typing
  • Travel requirement not to exceed 10%

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