ECS Data Specialist

Sunbeam Family Services
November 19, 2020
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Job Type


Position Description:

The ECS Data Specialist supports the Data Coordinator in collection, aggregation, analysis and visualization of programmatic data for the Early Childhood Services program. This will include creation of data visualizations and infographics that inform the program and community assessment, data utilization cycle, and continuous quality improvement efforts of the program. The ECS Data Specialist will be responsible for being knowledgeable and apprised of the most current, cutting edge research and best practice in data analytics as related to the social science fields.

All employees and volunteers are expected to be sensitive to our clients’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics, always reflecting Sunbeam Family Services core values and to perform at Sunbeam’s standards of excellence. Our core values are:

Champion Spirit – We work like a champion every day: paying attention to details and performing with excellence

Servant Heart – We exhibit humility in serving everyone; no job is below anyone and we all pull together to get the work done.

Sunny Attitude –We bring a smile and a positive attitude. We treat each other with respect, ensuring an energized work environment.

Essential Functions:

The ECS Data Specialist must have excellent organizational, and communications skills in order to delivery high quality early childhood services programs by:

  • Promote, encourage and display examples of leadership for the agency in accordance with the agency mission driven, employee first culture.
  • Create and edit documents, graphs and infographics related to all areas of the ECS program.
  • Creates testing, training and defines support procedures and supports implementation of data integration and analytics systems.
  • Defines client objectives by gathering and documenting user requirements and technical standards and analyzing system features and functionality.
  • Determines required business intelligence components to meet user requirements and technical standards.
  • Responsible to process technical design of standard BI Platform infrastructure to meet typical performance requirements.
  • Creates models, analysis service cubes and reporting services reports as needed
  • Provide administrative and technical support for the infrastructure necessary to sustain a data-driven program with both directly operated sites and partner sites.
  • Provide technical assistance and programmatic support related to data collection and entry, aggregation, data visualization and utilization, including defining new data dashboards, reporting functionality and implementing the dashboards in Power BI
  • Performs other duties related to data.

Other Duties:

  • Provide supports for other duties needed in keeping with our mission, vision and values.

Position Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a closely related field.
  • Microsoft Data Analytics competency preferred.


  • 2-5 years of relevant data analysis, technology or industry experience.
  • Expertise in SharePoint integration with Business Intelligence tools and integration with other Web applications.
  • Experience in managing and maintaining SQL database.
  • Head Start Program experience preferred
  • Statistical analysis preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience in selection, design and development of multiple Analysis Server frontend tools preferred.
  • Previous non-profit, education and/or social services industry experience preferred.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication to include knowledge of technological operation, applications and data visualization software and spreadsheets.
  • The ability to master other computer technology/software programs, as needed.
  • Expertise in selection, design and development and deployment of data reports and visualizations.
  • Skill in using ETL and SSIS tools.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Previous knowledge and understanding of Child Plus, Early Childhood Education, Family Engagement software applications preferred.
  • Understanding Head Start Program Performance Standards, state and local child care licensing requirements preferred.
  • Fluent in writing SQL statements preferred.
  • Volunteer work for a social services non-profit organization preferred.


  • Must work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Exercise independent judgment.
  • Communicate in a professional manner, demonstrating dignity and respect for our internal, external and community members.
  • Process, protect and exercise discretion in handling confidential information and materials.
  • Sustained concentration to detail and accuracy, along with the ability to prioritize workload.
  • Willingness to work with high-risk, low-income communities.
  • Local travel required and must have valid Oklahoma driver’s license and insurance as required by the position.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English speaking preferred.

Work Schedule:

  • Office Hours follow business hours and may vary with supervisor approval; may include occasional evening and weekends.

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Clear background and drug screen
  • TB screen required
  • Physical required

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently communicate with staff and others, and must be able to exchange accurate information when doing so. The employee must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, attend meetings, etc. Must be able to operate and use a computer. Must be able to detect, discern, distinguish, observe, inspect and compare. Must have excellent command of English language and grammar, both verbal and written. Occasionally must be able to move needed materials weighing up to 50 pounds. The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

Work Environment

The employee will work in an office environment, may work in close quarters with other staff and small children. The noise level in the work environment varies from moderate to loud; frequent chaotic situations will occur, characteristic to working with children ages 0 – 5 years. Employee must expect exposure to strong odors such as soiled diapers and clothes, and poor hygiene. May come into contact with childhood diseases and blood on occasion.


The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel or candidate and may be subject to change at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - Sunbeam Family Services is fair and equal in all its employment practices for persons without regard to race, color, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, religion, disability or degree thereof, national origin, domestic/marital status, political affiliation or opinion, veteran status, HIV status, AIDS status, genetic information, and any legally protected characteristic.

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