Early Childhood Data & Systems Manager
Company: Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockfo
Posted on: November 26, 2022
PROGRAM SUMMARY: Easterseals Head Start/Early Head Start provides
high-quality, family centered education for children birth to five
years old. We collaborate with 40+ early childhood programs located
in the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County to promote school
readiness in young children of all abilities from families with
incomes below poverty guidelines. Easterseals also directly
operates two Early Learning Centers in Head Start/Early Head Start
in Chicago and in Hickory Hills.
POSITION LOCATION: This position is located at the Easterseals
Early Learning Services Headquarters at 1939 W. 13th Street,
POSITION SUMMARY: The Early Childhood Data and Systems Manager is
responsible for supporting data system functionality, consistency,
security, and usability aligned with the Easterseals Early Learning
Services priorities. The Early Childhood Data and Systems Manager
works in collaboration with program leaders and content experts to
ensure optimal performance and reliability across applicable
Direct oversight and maintenance of ChildPlus.net Software in
conjunction with appropriate content area experts.
Shared oversight and maintenance of Teaching Strategies Gold -,
ReadyRosie -, and other ELP-specific software systems as
Routine maintenance and data imports as needed within systems,
including interacting with help desks and other teams to assist in
troubleshooting, identifying the root cause, and providing ELP
technical support when needed.
Perform administrative tasks, including user/group security
permissions, user access, and system architecture components that
work together seamlessly.
Design, implement, and monitor a system for user access requests at
the time of hire and separation.
Support program-level implementation of data entry by working with
direct line staff and content area experts to ensure guidance and
reference sheets are up-to-date and easy to follow so that
utilization of the software results in confidential, consistent,
and accurate program data.
Foster positive purposeful relationships with external stakeholders
and internal content teams to ensure program sustainability.
Serve as a contributing member of the ELS Leadership team. Engage
in solution-focused problem solving, collaborative communication,
and evaluation of data system needs.
Collects data routinely and independently as requested to monitor
and report on the implementation of specific initiatives across the
program; Identifies new data sources to enhance analytics.
Identifies appropriate department-level owners of various data
functions and coordinates the necessary training and support for
Collaborates with the leadership team to develop and implement
technology strategy and appropriate professional development to
maximize the teaching and learning potential of the data and
Directs and oversees the design and development of systems used for
managing program data such as data warehouses, data stores, and
other business intelligence systems.
Coordinates data sharing with external agencies.
Responsible for maintaining and monitoring the data systems to
ensure they meet organizational requirements.
Serves as the program liaison in the design, development, and
implementation of systems used for managing data at the program
Serve as the program liaison in the determination and deployment of
agency-wide technology and business solutions that support program
operations and outcomes.
Plans and advocates for the budget needed to acquire and maintain
all major data systems.
Data Analytics and Reporting
Gather information from various sources and interpret patterns and
Manages and improves existing reporting systems; ensures and
improves data integrity, accuracy, and quality.
Supports cross-functional partners by managing and analyzing large
amounts of data and providing a summary of analyses and actionable
Respond to data requests in a timely manner, coordinate the
gathering of data and ensure it is presented in a manner that is
Design and implement the program's cascading scorecard, identifying
key metrics that are indicators of the program's performance.
Facilitate analysis of the scorecard data with program leaders that
result in action steps to improve performance.
Design and implement the program's Annual Self-Assessment and
Community Assessment in accordance with the Head Start Program
Performance Standards. Summarize the results and actionable
Work in collaboration with the Special Projects Manager to produce
the Annual Report. Ensure the content complies with Head Start
Program Performance Standards and that the selected data points and
written narrative tell the program's story.
Design, facilitate, and outsource data systems related to
foundational, intermediate, and advanced training as needed.
Facilitate collaborative communication to motivate individual and
Attend all required training, and meetings and complete necessary
certifications as required.
Engage in ongoing professional development and stay current with
data systems upgrades, technologies, and new products. Maintain
professional practice and development, staying current with recent
approaches to improving systems for staff and families.
Develop and work towards professional development goals in
collaboration with your supervisor.
Attend all required training and meetings, and complete necessary
certifications as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Credentials
Bachelor's degree with skills in computer technology that include
system administration, relational databases, and file management
Two or more years as a data analyst or related experience.
Head Start Performance Standards
Administration and a broad range of LAN and desktop knowledge
skills of the Microsoft Office Suite, including an understanding of
relational databases and file management systems
Expansive knowledge of desktop/workstation
hardware/software/operating systems (configurations and
Excellent technical knowledge and aptitude in the areas of
networks, network technologies, network file servers, applicable
software, and troubleshooting techniques
Strong knowledge of device administration
Strong knowledge of monitoring tools and client management
Individuals much be sensitive to the socioeconomic and cultural
characteristics of the service population and/or staff
Strong skill in supporting applications and systems
Own projects, solutions, and key responsibilities within routine
tasks and larger program initiatives
Ability to read and apply the information presented in user
Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare
Time management and organization
Diligent attention to detail
Works independently and collaboratively with others
Work under pressure and manage competing priorities
Skilled in written and verbal communication
Utilization of technology
Effective facilitation of professional development
ADA: Easterseals will make reasonable accommodations in compliance
with the Americans with Disability Act of 1990. Unless exempted by
the Americans with Disabilities Act, all persons hired for this
position are required to possess the ability to perform the
physical tasks necessary to perform all job functions, i.e.,
bending, floor-sitting, etc., as well as to have the ability to
lift up to 50 pounds frequently.
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