SLDS Data Steward-Extended

  • North Dakota Information Technology Dept
  • Jan 13, 2021
Full time Other

Job Description

Location: North Dakota-State-Wide Job ID:
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Closing Date:1/24/2021
Hiring Range: $4,613-$6,150

(Salary will be commensurate with experience; complete compensation package includes employer paid family health care, generous pension plan, paid vacation and sick leave)

Do you have a strong passion to change the world? Do you believe that you can make the lives of people better with technology? If so, this may be your opportunity. The State of North Dakota s purpose is to Empower People, Improve Lives, and Inspire Success. North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT) is seeking a candidate that has the same passion to Empower People, Improve Lives, Inspire Success, and deliver world class technology as the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Data Steward for NDIT.

The successful candidate will be a leader who enjoys working with people in a collaborative environment, who can learn quickly in a rapidly changing technology landscape, and who embodies the core values that we follow as public servants for the State of ND: Gratitude, Humility, Curiosity, and Courage.

Summary of Work

Work involves a wide variety of tasks associated with administrative and programmatic responsibilities. The position must be able to provide data analysis training, systems support and leadership to all North Dakota K12 schools. Must be able to promote the use of data in schools and ensure the effective use of student data with an emphasis on assessment and risk indicators to improve education by providing the necessary professional development, training, and support directly to school personnel.

The successful candidate must have strong leadership, collaboration, communication, and customer service skills, along with the ability to quickly learn new technologies and fulfill the role of subject-matter expert. The ability to be self-motivated and self-directed is essential to succeed in this position. Also, being a team member with the skills of understanding the importance of listening, getting ideas from others, and involving subject matter experts in a project is key.

North Dakota travel will be required.

Duties and Tasks

Develop and deliver all levels of SLDS-related professional development to educators including teachers, pre-service teachers and administrators using a variety of presentation techniques including, but not limited to, face-to-face, collaborative software, videos, and other media.
Build and maintain working relationships with ND Higher Education teacher and administrator preparation programs.
Work with researchers and software developers to perform studies and enhance the overall SLDS environment.
Coordinate and make decisions through data management, communication, and data representatives as to how data should be entered into data systems to ensure data integrity across the ND K12 schools.
Provide analysis, troubleshooting and problem-solving assistance to educators using the SLDS.
Work with representatives of ND SLDS, EduTech, and the SLDS Executive Committee on future updates or changes to the data systems.
Communicate, provide assistance and guidance to all K-12 customers regarding SLDS District Security Administrators roles and responsibilities including reauthorization of users and FERPA training.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor s degree in education, management, public or business administration or related field and 2 years of work experience that reflects an ability to conduct research, provide an analysis and interpretation of information, and present information to various groups.

Preference will be given to applicants possessing credentials in education, a history of working with education data, and presenting and teaching.

NDIT recognizes applicants may be under an existing contract and a later start date will be considered.

Application Procedures

Please make sure that your resume includes information to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as posted. Your work history will not be given credit if North Dakota Information Technology cannot determine that you meet the minimum qualifications.
All application material must be received on or before the closing date by 11:59 pm and must include the following documents:


North Dakota Information Technology does not offer or provide sponsorships. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

For more information or if you need an accommodation, please contact: Trish Moch, North Dakota Information Technology: Email: phone faxor TTY:or local at

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Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.

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