Education Data Analytics & Systems Analyst
Instruction Partners · Remote
This is a full-time position located from a remote office anywhere in the country, with national travel expected about once a quarter in accordance with public health guidelines.
What You’ll Do
We're looking for two data analytics and systems analysts, internally called Partnership Data Leads, to support the critical data and systems for our nationwide Partnership Team that works to ensure equitable access to great instruction for all students. These new roles will play a critical part in building and managing reports, dashboards, and systems to ensure partnership and organizational leaders have the tools they need to make effective data-driven decisions.
You’ll be a great fit for this role if you’re a curious, big-hearted individual who is excited about applying their analytical skills to support our team in working shoulder to shoulder with educators. In addition to a strong technical background, you should have experience playing a key role in large-scale projects and data storytelling and visualization. This role reports to the Director of Partnership Data and is a part of the Data Strategy & Solutions team.
Data Analysis & Reporting (60%)
- Effectively manipulate and analyze large data sets, including completing time-series, segmentation, and impact analyses
- Design, create, and manage scalable reports, dashboards, and data visualizations for ongoing and recurring analyses to support strategic decisions; proactively seek feedback from teammates and end users to continually improve products
- Support implementation of a central access point for most relevant data and ensure ease of use and functionality; monitor automated key metrics and proactively report significant changes or trends
- Translate data into relevant insights and implications; support stakeholders on interpreting findings including effectively communicating to audiences with various data literacy skills
- Create summary data presentation materials to interpret, capture, and convey key trends and insights to help stakeholders leverage data in decision making
- Efficiently produce ad hoc analyses and simple data structures for various internal and external stakeholders
Data Strategy & Stakeholder Relationships (30%)
- Collaborate with broader Data Strategy & Solutions team to develop new tools/modes of data sharing and visualization and new ways to gain insight from data to best communicate needs, trends, opportunities, and impact
- Collaborate with various stakeholders on key metric identification and ensure adequate collection of data and feasibility of analysis; suggest new lines of analysis and work with colleagues to investigate them
- Engage partnership team to understand data use cases and current gaps; work with colleagues to identify opportunities to narrow those gaps
- Provide hands-on training, support, and guidance to non-technical audiences, including how to use reports and systems
- Build and maintain positive relationships with various internal stakeholders to encourage questions and surface opportunities to provide support
- Develop a solid understanding of partnership team services and different perspectives across the partnership team to ensure data work is contextually grounded
Data Management (10%)
- Develop and maintain documentation of business rules, best practices, and operational processes needed to ensure data systems are accurate in conjunction with other Data Strategy & Solutions and Partnership Operation team members
- Enhance data quality and infrastructure, including collaborating with other Data Strategy & Solutions team members to develop and maintain data warehouse and other systems
- Maintain and troubleshoot the integrity of data linkages between data source systems and data warehouse
Candidate Qualifications and Traits
- Curiosity about education required; background in education preferred
- At least 2-3 years of experience in playing a key role in large-scale projects, including defining roadmaps and delivering critical work
- At least 4-6 years of experience with the following, although the right candidate can build new technical skills on the job:
- Microsoft Office and/or Google Workspace, especially advanced use of Excel and/or Google Sheets
- Analyzing large data sets to derive insights and working with relational databases
- Data visualization, dashboard creation, and/or business intelligence tools (ex: Tableau, Looker)
- Salesforce reports, dashboards, and SOQL strongly preferred
- Programming in data analysis languages (ex: Python, R) preferred
- Strong attention to detail and numeracy - you notice when Ns seem off and understand the implications of using a weighted average versus a straight average
- Strong data storytelling and visualization skills, including the ability to communicate technical content effectively with non-technical audiences
- Business intuition and judgment to ask the right questions, identify the most meaningful metrics, and synthesize information into tangible insights
- Self-starter with a high degree of motivation to learn and the ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities in a dynamic environment
Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet about 60% of job criteria, women and other marginalized groups tend to apply only when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but you’re not sure that you check every box, we still want to hear from you.
The salary range for this role is $83,490 - 97,383 depending on experience. Detailed information about the organizational compensation philosophy is available upon application. Competitive benefits and private retirement investment options are available, as well as a generous vacation policy.
How We Work
Instruction Partners is a nonprofit organization dedicated to excellent instruction for all students, with a focus on students in poverty, students with disabilities, students learning English, and students of color. We keep one foot in practicality and the other in evidence-based best practices, because we believe that leveraging high-quality, grade-level content and providing just-in-time supports will accelerate learning for all students.
Instruction Partners spends time getting to know the needs of the educators, leaders, and systems it serves, allowing the team to custom-build service plans to support partner goals. Partnerships include on-the-ground support, and partnership team members serve as thought partners to the school systems they serve, a team educators can reach out to and feel supported by.
Instruction Partners provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Instruction Partners complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.