DATA & RESEARCH AMERICORPS*VISTA

The Learning Community ( learn more )

Central Falls, Rhode Island ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3204575
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 27, 2020
  • Starting Date: January 31, 2020

Job Description

The Learning Community, an innovative K-8 public charter school in Central Falls, RI, seek a Data & Research AmeriCorp
  • VISTA member. The goal of the VISTA project is to support the school by using data and data systems to inform student performance improvements as well as researching and studying systems that will advance the data systems that are in place. The Data & Research VISTA member will begin in January of 2020.

    The Learning Community, with an 84% poverty rate, 37% English language learners and high student achievement, is proving that poverty is not a barrier to success. At The Learning Community, we believe that literacy empowers each individual to have a voice, assume community responsibility and take social action. We expect leadership at every level. We grow teacher leaders, student leaders and community leaders.

    Data & Research AmeriCorp
  • VISTA Roles

    This project will strengthen The Learning Community by (1) improving The Learning Community’s schoolwide decision-making, advance student achievement, and communicate effectively about school performance, and (2) improving the effectiveness of The Learning Community’s partnerships with schools and districts. Major activities include:

    • Study and document the data systems and data—both qualitative and quantitative—used for decision-making at the child, classroom, grade, and school level.
    • Working with the data manager, assess team members’ priorities for improved access to data for decision-making.
    • Research best practices in school data systems nationally
    • Extract major findings that can be usefully shared with The Learning Community’s partner districts and schools.
    • Study The Learning Community’s approach to gathering and analyzing comparative data, ranging from performance on state standardized tests (overall and by demographic subgroups) to attendance rates to student retention rates. Propose changes, particularly in relation to incorporating the results of RICAS, the standardized state assessment.
    • Enter the latest school year data (2020 - 21) into the revised comparative tracking tools. Develop templates and document efficient protocols for this annual process, enabling a more resource-light process in future years.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Technology
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Learning Community is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • We seek candidates that have:
      • A strong academic track record
      • A strong interest in public education, schools and data
      • A strong desire to grow as a professional
      • Experience working with data and data systems
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills and exemplary organizational skills
      • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills
      • A flexible, curious and goal-oriented personality
      • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
      • Ability to take feedback and incorporate it quickly

      Applicants must commit to a year of service beginning in January 2020 and ending in January 2021. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or permanent resident. The Learning Community is an exciting place for people interested in being part of a close?knit learning community with strong community connections. More about us: www.thelearningcommunity.com
      This is an AmeriCorp
    • VISTA position and will be part of a larger corps in Rhode Island working in public schools and higher education as well as various other fields. Benefits include extensive training, health coverage, a living stipend, childcare allowance, student loan forbearance, and other benefits. Members will be eligible for an end?of?service education award of $6,095 upon completion of a year of seTo Apply
      Please apply directly to this position through the MyAmeriCorps Portal.

      https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=92707&fromSearch=true

      No phone calls. The Learning Community is AA/EOE. All interviews are conducted in accessible locations. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request.
      rvice. For more information on AmeriCorp
    • VISTA visit: https://www.vistacampus.gov/.

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Employment at The Learning Community
    • 21 Lincoln Avenue
    • Central Falls, Rhode Island 02863
    • Phone: 401-722-9998

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