Impact Analyst

Job Description:

he Impact Analyst seeks empirical answers to essential questions about Amplify's curriculum products. Are students succeeding? How is success evaluated? Under what conditions are students most successful? What improvements should Amplify make to its curriculum products and services to maximize success? How might schools make more effective use of Amplify products?

The Impact Analyst will operate at the interface curriculum between development, school implementation, measurement science, and technology. Organic to an Amplify product team, the hired candidate will develop expert knowledge of the content and pedagogy of the relevant products, and of how schools, in practice, deploy these products. The Impact Analyst will query, analyze and report on data in Amplify's data warehouse systems to address questions around student success, and suggest improvements to Amplify's products and services and to schools' implementation models.

The ideal candidate will also act as a tireless advocate of data-informed decision-making within their team, and therefore for the open availability of tools for data analysis across the organization.

Responsibilities of the Impact Analyst:

  • Apply data, content and customer expertise and research to inform our product roadmaps and champion the role of impact in product decisions
  • Collect, compile, analyze, and report data from various data sources, including a large data warehouse.
  • Work with curriculum developers and measurement scientists to develop and implement methods for measuring student success.
  • Investigate and document measurement instruments and practices (e.g. formative, interim and summative assessments) in use within school systems.
  • Contribute data analyses to reports, case studies, and white papers, for internal consumption by Amplify staff and external customers.
  • Assist school-based customers in getting the most from Amplify products by analyzing patterns of usage.

Basic Qualifications of the Impact Analyst:

  • Master's Degree in a relevant discipline required.
  • Coursework in basic statistics and research methods required
  • Experience in the analysis of secondary data sets from the social sciences.
  • Knowledge of statistical methods
  • Experience working with tools for quantitative research tools and statistics passages, with a preference for experience with R
  • Experience using data visualization tools

Preferred Qualifications of the Impact Analyst:

  • PhD in a relevant field.
  • Strong writing skills in English.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Solid knowledge of research methods.
  • Flexible, curious disposition; openness to acquiring new tools and techniques.
  • Proficiency with statistical modeling, e.g. multiple regression, latent variable models, time series analysis, cluster analysis.
  • Proficiency with statistical packages, such as SAS, STATA, MPlus.

Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.

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