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Manager of Data Systems and Analytics

San Francisco, CA, USA
Full-time
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SUMMARY

Data-driven decision-making is tremendously important in the education industry. Schools and districts have complex goals extending from ambitious strategic plans, and making measurable progress requires gathering and analyzing large amounts of data. For some, data analytics is primarily a means to improving pedagogy, curriculum, and student performance. While the core academic program should indeed benefit from data analysis, this is only the beginning.

YouthTruth was developed on the simple premise that giving students a greater voice – and truly listening to their feedback – can fundamentally improve educational planning, strategy, and decision-making. Launched in 2008 by The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), YouthTruth is a national survey project that gathers feedback from students and other stakeholders. YouthTruth then empowers administrators and education funders to make better decisions affecting those students. Put simply, YouthTruth gives students a voice through data and analytics, and then guides administrators to harness key insights to ultimately serve students and families even better.

Having enjoyed tremendous success over the last decade, YouthTruth now boasts more than one dozen employees distributed onto three teams: partnerships and external relations, client services and operations, and data systems and analytics. The data systems and analytics team comprises five professionals in roles that include analyst, developer, and software architect. For the last several years the YouthTruth executive director herself has led this team, but with more growth on the horizon, YouthTruth now seeks a full-time manager of data systems and analytics to assume responsibility for this mission-critical functional unit. One component of the job is people-focused: guiding a team and providing growth opportunities for a talented staff. Another equally important component involves product and project management.

As a part of CEP, a nonprofit with about 50 employees that includes the YouthTruth team, both YouthTruth and CEP collaboratively manage in-house enterprise applications while also leveraging best-in-class third-party data systems. The manager of data systems and analytics will be part of a shared technology team that includes other YouthTruth and CEP staff in charge of workflow improvements, system migrations, and application developments. YouthTruth seeks a manager of data systems and analytics that can work on-site at the San Francisco headquarters three days per week. The manager of data systems and analytics reports to the executive director and serves on the YouthTruth leadership team.

For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.

www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/YT

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Applications Accepted Starting: October 6, 2021

Application Deadline: November 5, 2021 at 5pm PDT

Semifinal Round: Week of November 15

Final Round: Week of November 29

Decision Announced: December 10, 2021

Start Date: December or early January

Areas of Responsibility: 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Team Leadership

  • In collaboration with the executive director and the analyst team, identify, communicate, and execute against short and long-term team goals and priorities.
  • Facilitate analyst team collaboration with internal and external facing teams.
  • Manage capacity across the team, balancing client deliverables and deadlines with product and process improvement projects.

Project Management

  • Identify and implement team needs and opportunities to evolve our systems, approaches, and/or roles for maximum efficiency, accuracy, and impact.
  • Support the team in continuous improvement of quality control practices and procedures.
  • Implement an effective knowledge management and documentation strategy across the team.
  • Manage technology contractors and coordinate technology projects across teams.

Product Management

  • Guide product development and process improvements.
  • Oversee and drive efficiencies in the creation of customizable surveys and data-driven reports based on survey results.
  • Ensure consistent testing, maintenance, and upkeep of codebase; coordinate code releases.

Staff Development

  • Manage a team of analysts and software developers.
  • Coach and guide the ongoing professional development of members of the team.
  • Advise executive director on resourcing needs to meet team goals.
  • Coordinate hiring for a team of analysts that is growing.
Skills/Experience: 

QUALITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Your Background and Experiences:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, a graduate degree is a plus but not required
  • Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience as a data analyst, project analyst, system designer, product specialist, or related fields
  • Experience leading teams, coordinating groups, or developing staff
  • Project coordination in support of major enterprise systems or applications (such as upgrades, transitions, migrations, design, development, testing, or evaluation)
  • Fluency in processes and workflows related to data management, scripting, and analytics

Who You Are:

  • Passionate about putting your professional skills to work to elevate student voice and improve K–12 education
  • Creative and analytical in your approaches to automating workflow and optimizing data processes and systems
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to balance a complex set of needs and priorities
  • Highly organized with a sharp attention to detail
  • Eager and able to quickly learn new tools, systems, and skills; willing to learn and contribute to the day-to-day work and systems to deeply understand and ultimately improve them
  • Flexible, adaptable, and resourceful in a fast-paced environment; iterative and open to feedback
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to work cross-functionally and communicate with both technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Experience working in education or with educational data a plus but not necessary
Compensation/Benefits: 

BENEFITS

Our nonprofit model is central to our identity: our bottom line is impact, not profit. Yet even as a nonprofit, we successfully compete for top talent across both the public and private sectors and offer competitive compensation and benefits, including

  • This role is eligible for a generous Performance Based Incentive Compensation.
  • Healthy work-life balance; employees typically average about 45 hours/week.
  • Comprehensive health and dental insurance plans.
  • Generous paid time off plan, including up to 15 holidays, two weeks of accrued vacation, and two personal days per year.
  • Eligibility to work remotely 2 days per week.
  • 401(k) plan with a 1:1 Employer Match up to 5% of total compensation.
  • Generous annual personal professional development allowance.
  • Flexible spending and dependent care tax free savings plans.
  • Life insurance covered 100% by the organization.
  • We believe diversity and inclusion are key drivers of creativity and innovation, and we actively seek out candidates from many types of diverse backgrounds to apply for this exciting role.
How to Apply: 

TO APPLY

For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.

www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/YT

Organization Info

YouthTruth

Overview
Headquarters: 
San Francisco, CA, USA
Annual Budget : 
$1-5M
Size: 
11-50 employees
Founded: 
2008
About Us
Mission: 

YouthTruth harnesses student perceptions to help educators and education funders accelerate improvements. Through our validated survey instruments and tailored advisory services, we partner with schools, districts, states, and education funders to enhance learning for all students.

YouthTruth is funded through a mix of grants and earned revenue and is growing rapidly — and accordingly expanding the number of schools, districts, and charter management organizations that are using student perceptions in their instructional and leadership decisions.

Programs: 

YouthTruth pursues its mission through three key areas of work.


1. SURVEYS, ANALYSIS, AND REPORTING: YouthTruth offers several student survey products, as well as more recently added tools to gather input from family and staff members. Survey instruments are research-based and continually tested for their validity and reliability, as well as their utility to clients. Results are shared back, typically within seven business days, in an online interactive reporting platform.


2. ADVISORY SERVICES: Through our advisory and professional development offerings, YouthTruth equips our partners to integrate insights from student feedback into planning and improvement efforts and coaches leaders on how to use the data to drive change.


3. AGGREGATE ANALYSIS, RESEARCH, AND RESOURCES: In addition to our work with clients, YouthTruth publishes guidebooks and reports analyzing and sharing what we’re learning nationally from hundreds of thousands of students. YouthTruth also creates timely resources for our national audience of education and foundation leaders, such as case studies or exemplars, webinars or trainings, and guidebooks on how to use student perception data effectively for different use cases.

Why Work For Us?: 

Focused on our mission

We believe in our missions and we walk our own talk of effectiveness and improvement

People

Our people are our greatest asset. We are a group of high performers doing high-quality, meaningful work with a commitment to excellence.

Big goals and clear roles

Our people are our greatest asset. We are a group of high performers doing high-quality, meaningful work with a commitment to excellence.

Diversity

We believe that diversity of thoughts, experiences, backgrounds, personalities, and identities helps us think bigger and better, and we practice respect for qualities and experiences that are different from our own

Voice

All of us have an important and valued voice, and we believe that great ideas come from across the entire organization.

Learning to improve

In our effort to be impactful and effective, we are always learning, changing, and improving. That means we take calculated risks, make mistakes along the way, and take the time to learn from them.

Authentic and open communication

In our effort to be impactful and effective, we are always learning, changing, and improving. That means we take calculated risks, make mistakes along the way, and take the time to learn from them.

Hard work, not over work

In our effort to be impactful and effective, we are always learning, changing, and improving. That means we take calculated risks, make mistakes along the way, and take the time to learn from them.

Support, caring and collegial environment

In our effort to be impactful and effective, we are always learning, changing, and improving. That means we take calculated risks, make mistakes along the way, and take the time to learn from them.

Fun!

We value coming together informally for lunches, snacking, games and events

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Oct 7 2021
Active Until: 
Nov 6 2021
Hiring Organization: 
YouthTruth
industry: 
Nonprofit