Nova Pioneer Academic Systems and Analytics Associate Jobs in South Africa

Nova Pioneer Academic Systems and Analytics Associate Jobs in South Africa

  • Are you looking for a high-impact role where you will be an integral member of an exciting global team? Does building systems, processes and leveraging disparate sources of data to create actionable insights sound like something that you are passionate about? Well then we have an exciting opportunity in a mission-driven organisation for you! This role will be based in South Africa.

    About the team and the role:

  • The Global Systems & Analytics Team sits within the larger Academic support team, whose mission is to support the systems building and data management so that schools can be as data driven and strategic as possible. We support School Leaders, teachers and other admin in maximizing their time to impact student learning and well-being by having the needed data and systems at their disposal.

  • A successful candidate is someone who is comfortable crafting dashboards using various sources of data (people, academic, marketing, or financial), designing, collecting and reporting on survey data and in general is able to answer critical business questions by developing insights amid the noise. This teammate will play a pivotal role in helping drive data-based decision-making at the core of Nova Pioneer.

    Responsibilities will include:

  • Gather, analyse, report, support and guide on student academic performance data across all grades, schools, functions and regions.

  • Responsible for the distribution, analysis and insight development of all stakeholder satisfaction and ad-hoc surveys using an enterprise survey tool. The successful candidate should also have experience in managing surveying cycles and in employing techniques to improve response rates.

  • Ability to understand multiple systems across functions, and build school friendly tools for analysis and action.

  • Create high quality professional and easily digestible reports and be able to tailor these to a specific audience, including a weekly dashboard for school

  • Build in best practices for various analytics, making sure to maintain data integrity, security (by tracking access privileges) and quality.

  • Support in the maintenance, validation and cleaning of teammate and allied data.

  • Be familiar with data protection legislation and have some experience (or a proven interest) in developing protocols to ensure compliance (e.g., SA- Protection of Personal Information act of / Kenya Data Protection Act).

  • Project management experience or the ability to lead or provide input on large, multi-stakeholder projects.

  • The comfort to get stuck in on any task in the team should additional capacity be required.

  • Working with team leadership to create healthy team dynamics, and an environment where all teammates feel valued and supported in their growth and development.

  • Responsible for weekly support with accountability for gradebook completion and updates by schools and their teams.

  • Responsible for data tracking and accountability
    for school follow-up to organisation-wide structures such as stakeholder satisfaction surveys.

    About you:

    Characteristics that will make you successful in this role:

  • Kindness is a core value to you.

  • You care deeply about your larger team, and are invested in seeing them thrive, removing obstacles in their way, and in general are always willing to be helpful.

  • You must be someone who enjoys a fast paced environment, is comfortable with ambiguity or change, and is quickly able to adapt as needed to meet the changing demands of the organisation.

  • You are a planner and continually monitor your progress towards achieving a goal.

  • You enjoy both giving and receiving feedback, and strive for excellence, even in areas you are not familiar with, by implementing continuous feedback.

  • You thrive in a remote working environment, and have experience fostering relationships with teammates from afar.

  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills that make you an effective manager and team-player

  • You are a go-getter, take initiative, and are passionate about your work, but realise when you need to ask questions to overcome obstacles.

  • You strive for excellence in yourself and in others, always holding high expectations.

  • You are detail-oriented and goal-focused, taking pleasure in achieving tasks to the best of your abilities.

  • You have a growth mindset and are eager to always be learning. You welcome feedback because you know it will help you grow.

    Technical and professional requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in an analytical field is required (Science, business, mathematics or statistics).

  • 2+ years of experience in a fast-paced, data/systems analytics, business intelligence, survey methodologist or operations environment.

  • Strong analytical ability, able to review / assess / make recommendations as a result of analysis.

  • You are an advanced user of microsoft excel/google sheets (required) and may have some prior statistical coding experience in e.g., R or Python especially in terms of data visualization (advantageous).

  • You have worked with survey tools, have experience in designing and running survey cycles and are able to create actionable reports.

  • Comfortable with presenting to various stakeholders, from junior to C-suite level.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Nova Pioneer Academic Systems and Analytics Associate Jobs in South Africa

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