Director of Data Science

    • Manhattan, NY

The Role:

The Director of Data Science is responsible for managing our team of data scientists and analysts. In this role, you will be a true partner to our Go-To-Market leadership team. You will provide data science expertise to projects and drive delivery of solutions. This team uses data-driven methods to power decisions, inform strategy, build robust data models, and identify opportunities to uncover insights about our customers.  Your team will stay on top of challenges occurring in the business and will be able to anticipate the future data needs of the business. Reporting directly to the VP of Financial Strategy and Operations, you’ll lead your team to drive value by delivering insightful, intuitive data products. 

Why You’ll Love This Role: 

Newsela has an incredible opportunity to leverage data and develop strategy to increase retention and across GTM and customer segments.  As a key leader in our GTM strategy, you’ll use predictive modeling techniques and create efficiencies in our GTM campaigns. Your team will enable us to bring our products to even more teachers and students on a global scale. Supporting our growth means that your work is ultimately enhancing the learning and teaching experience in K-12 education, and inspiring engaged, empathetic students to make the most of their time in and outside of the classroom.

Why We’ll Love You: 

Your 7+ years of data science experience has given you a strong understanding of strategy, analysis, and execution, ideally in an enterprise or SaaS environment. You’ve built and executed a data roadmap that matures with the business. You have a strong mathematics and/or statistics background with technical expertise in SQL, Python and R.  You’re a highly analytical, strategic forward thinker who has experience acquiring and vetting new data sources effectively. You are able to translate complex concepts to a variety of audiences and support achieving business outcomes with a cross-functional team. Your passion for data is matched by your passion for growing and upskilling your team; you’ve successfully hired and developed a top-performing data science team that contributes meaningfully to business growth and team culture.

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child learns differently, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.

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