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Vermont Early College and Dual Enrollment Project Manager and Data Analyst Temporary Part‐time Employee

For VSAC

Background: Vermont enacted the Flexible Pathways program (Act 77) in 2013.
Vermont is poised to review accomplishments to date to inform programming going
forward. VSAC is partnering with the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) and the
Vermont State College System (VSCS) to strengthen existing data sharing
agreements between these organizations to ensure that all parties can better understand both the use
of and barriers to use of Vermont’s Dual Enrollment and Early College systems. This project aims to
review the existing years of data on Dual Enrollment and Early College, as well as strengthen data
sharing agreements to improve the availability of data into the future.
Scope of Work:
VSAC seeks a Project Manager and Data Analyst who will work with three partners: The Vermont
Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) and the Vermont State
College System (VSCS) to accomplish two primary tasks:
 Review and enhance (as needed) existing data sharing agreements between the partners (VSAC,
AOE, and the VSCS) to develop a smooth data sharing process around Early College (EC) to
facilitate access, transparency, and use of EC data into the future.
 Using revised data sharing agreements, review existing data since the start of the Flexible
Pathways legislation to establish a baseline of information about EC implementation to date to
inform future EC directions in a rapidly shifting environment.

Jan 20, 2021
Skills Needed: Project Management:  Ability to diplomatically communicate with a variety of stakeholders from different backgrounds.  Ability to hold individuals accountable for deliverables.  Ability to facilitate meetings including developing agendas, meetings, and timely follow up to ensure desired outcomes.  Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with individuals from different job responsibilities, skill sets and backgrounds.  Outstanding logical, analytical and problem‐solving skills.  Ability to work independently. Self starter.  Familiarity or prior experience working with governmental agencies is helpful. Evaluation, data analysis and report writing:  Demonstrated experience with educational program evaluation and research studies in a professional setting;  Thorough knowledge of quantitative research methods, statistics, and related software;  Working Knowledge and some experience working with tools such as Jupyterhub and Azure DevOps; and with languages like SQL and Python. (While experience with these specific tools is not a requirement, demonstrated penchant for learning new software is required.)  Demonstrated experience in work required for data quality:  Advanced skill in working with “messy” data, including how to clean and match large datasets from different sources;  Experience in developing data validation checks to identify anomalies and errors.  Basic qualitative data skills, ability to conduct focus groups, interviews, etc.  Outstanding writing skills, logical, analytical, and problem‐solving skills;  Strong interest in working in a collaborative environment;  Advanced skill with MS Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint,  Strong skill set in formative data‐driven evaluation;  Basic Skills in operating computers, keyboard, standard office equipment, and standard office software (Microsoft Office preferred);  Able to create strong data visualizations (as part of creating reports/presentations of results);  Ability to communicate quantitative findings clearly to both lay audiences and experts.
This is a part‐time, temporary position (approx. 15‐20 hours/week) which will work with the project partners between Spring 2021‐Spring 2022. Flexible hours.
Apply online at: https://asp1.humanic.com/pls/vsac/hapss_index.apss