Data Associate, Reporting and Analysis
Location: Flexible, NY preferred.
Team: Finance, Operations, Data, and Human Assets
Application deadline: Sunday, October 20th (11:59 pm)
Our nation’s history of racism and oppression have led to inequities across sectors of society, including education, leaving millions of students—including an overwhelming number of students of color and low-income students—unprepared for college, career, and life. While research shows that classroom teachers are the single most important in-school factor in improving student achievement, their diverse voices are consistently left out of education policy decisions. For far too long, teachers have been treated as subjects of change rather than as agents of change.
Founded by public school teachers, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of over 34,000 educators, united around a common set of values and principles for improving student learning and elevating the teaching profession. We work together to identify issues that impact our schools, create solutions to these challenges, and advocate for policies and programs that give all students access to a quality education.
What We Do
Our Theory of Change is grounded in two long-term goals that are inextricably linked: better outcomes for our students and the elevation of the quality and prestige of the teaching profession. We achieve this by:
Building a movement of forward-thinking teachers through grassroots organizing in communities across the country
Identifying and training teacher leaders within that broader movement to take on key positions of influence in their schools, districts, states, and perhaps most importantly, within their teachers unions
Creating teacher-led policy recommendations in order to bridge the divide between policymakers and the classroom
Advocating for implementation of teacher-generated policy ideas
Scaling this model to reach critical mass in the communities we serve and across the country
Educators for Excellence envisions an equitable and excellent education system that provides all students the opportunity to succeed and elevates the teaching profession.
Reporting to the National Senior Manager of Data, the Data Associate (DA) is part data detective and part strategic advisor and must be a proactive, detail-oriented critical thinker who is able to build strong partnerships with others. The DA will work in partnership with national and chapter team members to help them understand and use data as a tactical and strategic tool. The DA will do this by working directly with teams to help them aggregate and interpret their data, performing in-depth analysis of data from internal and external sources, and communicating what we learn through data analysis to relevant team members. Eventually, the DA will turn actionable insights into models and scores that support better resource allocation and decision-making. Additionally, the DA will work with other members of the data team to support overall organizational data management, including support and training on the use of Salesforce and other data systems.
Support the Data Team’s Efforts
Assist in the development of data-related standard operating procedures and guidance
Work with national and chapter team members to ensure alignment of data-related terminology and practices
Work with national team members to understand and address the challenges and needs of E4E chapters
Recommend and implement changes that improve the quality and accessibility of data
Stay informed of the latest updates to Salesforce and other systems to understand and evaluate their impact on our work
Work to acquire and clean valuable data from internal and external sources
Improve the Understanding and Use of Data
Work with national and chapter team members to help build standard and ad hoc reports in Salesforce
Analyze data to produce insightful reports that inform tactical and strategic decision-making throughout the organization
Develop visualizations and presentations that communicate insights to national and chapter team members
Explore connections, trends, and patterns in data that can be used to develop predictive and descriptive models
Coordinate with different functional teams to test and refine data models
1-2 years experience analyzing and reporting data
Advanced proficiency in Excel
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong critical thinking skills and an acute attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team across lines of difference
As the ideal candidate, you also have:
Proficiency with a programming language useful for data analysis like Python or R (experience using Jupyter notebooks a plus)
Strong data visualization and presentation skills
Familiarity with data models and/or data modeling
Experience with political and/or community organizing
Experience working with Salesforce
Proficiency with SQL
Moreover, all E4E staff demonstrate our Core Values:
Respect and Professionalism: We act with personal responsibility, respect, and commitment to high quality work, to our organization and to each other
Solutions Orientation: We consistently approach even the most complex challenges with positivity, proactive solutions, and the assumption of best intentions
Growth Mindset: We intentionally create opportunities to develop ourselves and others in order to learn and continuously improve
Dynamic Leadership: We courageously take ownership, empower others, set bold visions, think strategically, and adapt to change
Diversity and Inclusiveness: Educational inequity is linked to race, power, and privilege, and so we take action to shift this paradigm by reflecting on our own identities, creating an inclusive and diverse community, and leveraging our differences as strengths
Benefits and Salary
Educators for Excellence believes in providing employees with benefits to support self-care, wellness, and financial stability. We value the whole person and provide benefits such as; paid time off, health insurance plans, competitive salaries that include pre-tax benefits, and cell phone reimbursements. See more information about our benefits here.
Applications must be submitted by Sunday, October 20th, and should include a resume and cover letter. Please ensure that all materials address relevant experience and your understanding of how this position connects to the overall mission of E4E.
Educators for Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other identity markers are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of the communities we serve.