Do you know what skills to look for in a candidate to be your data manager? How about if you're ready to hire a data manager? Have you considered writing an RFP for contracted data work? This guide provides resources for hiring or contracting someone to do data work, such as questions to ask when interviewing, skills to look for in a candidate for various positions, boilerplate job descriptions, and language for RFPs to retain analytic services.
Remember, everyone will find different pieces of this toolkit useful, so feel free to focus on the elements that meet your program's needs. You can review the whole toolkit or select individual pages from below.
Learn about why and how you should be implementing data tools and processes in your Head Start program.
Evaluate where your program is currently and where you should start your data journey.
There are many tools available, from the simple to the complex, to bring data analysis, visualization, and integration into your program.
Assess whether your program is better suited for hiring new data literate staff or working with data consultants.
Review draft language for various data-related job descriptions and learn where to recruit data staff.
Identify possible ways to incorporate data literacy into existing positions in your program.
Learn about Request for Proposals, review draft language, and explore lessons for hiring consultants.
Tips on questions to ask a potential contractor to identify if they are a good fit for your program.
Catch up on some of the common lingo used in the data analysis world.