Manager of Data Analysis
Summit Public Schools is seeking a Manager of Data Analysis to transform data into insights for the organization. This role will lie on Summit’s Analytics Team, the R&D branch of Info Team.
This role will lead innovative data- and technology-focused projects related to the academic program of the schools within the Summit network, in collaboration with other team members. This position will work with data from the many different systems we utilize to draw insights and create data tools which can facilitate learning and development within our schools. Ultimately, the Analytics team aims to create tools, processes, and products that can inform the larger field of K-12 education. Your work will not only impact Summit’s 4,500 students, but will also serve as a model for the rest of the country.
Who We Are
What if all students graduated high school with the knowledge, skills and habits they need to lead a fulfilled life? This is the question that guides our mission at Summit Public Schools.
Summit is a leading network of public schools that prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. We operate 14 schools serving over 4,500 students in the Bay Area and Washington state. 100% of Summit graduates are college ready and Summit graduates complete college at double the national average.
We need exceptional, diverse, and mission-aligned teachers to join our team to help prepare our students for a fulfilled life. Join us!
What You’ll Do:
Data Tool Development
- Design and build data-focused tools that help stakeholders across the network make decisions, plan interventions, and continuously improve their practice, with a focus on equity
- Build upon existing dashboards and recurring reports, and help expand the types of data and analyses available to the team
- Listen to stakeholders to identify current data needs, reading between the lines to understand the core need behind a problem and deliver an efficient solution
- Become a leading expert on the data in particular domains, such as special education, multilingual learners, multi-tiered systems of supports, or improvement science
Research and Analysis
- Select and utilize appropriate research methods and analysis tools to produce high-quality, reliable findings and metrics
- Work with other members of the analytics team to develop research questions and testable hypotheses to assess the impact of interventions and find ways to improve them
- Contribute to research project planning by defining a scope that balances real needs with realistic timelines and breaking down ideas into actionable tasks
Communication and Collaboration
- Select and utilize appropriate tools and techniques to design and produce user-friendly, reliable visualizations
- Communicate findings and their implications to a variety of audiences, clearly and concisely, in a variety of formats
- Produce findings that have a clear impact on important decisions
- Collaborate with teammates proactively to push projects towards their goals
What You Need:
Key Qualities and Skills
- Commitment to uphold Summit’s values, belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life.
- Professional experience in quantitative data management, analysis, interpretation, and presentation
- Experience with SQL, Python, Tableau or other related technologies and a desire to learn more
- Demonstrated ability to craft clear research questions and testable hypotheses
- Empathy for the users of data and strength in listening and communication
- Strong project management skills and a knack for process
- A strong desire to use data to help people make smart decisions, and experience doing so
- Proficiency in Google Platforms, including Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Google Slides.
- Bachelor's degree or higher preferred, but not required. Those who lack a college degree but have relevant training or professional experience are encouraged to apply.
- Pre-employment health and background check.
Who You Are:
- You maintain high expectations for all students and believe all students can find success in school, college, and life.
- You thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with your colleagues. You find positivity in shared successes.
- You’re deeply dedicated to social justice and feel motivated by the challenge and impact of working in a heterogenous community and closing the achievement gap.
- You share our vision to reimagine what schools should be and are excited to make an impact on the public education landscape.
- You are positive and resilient in the face of big challenge.
- You take initiative and ownership in driving your work to meet personal and team goals.
- You have an ability to give and apply honest, actionable, and timely feedback that results in improved performance.
- You are empathetic and culturally competent. You’re open to having hard conversations.
- You thrive in innovative environments, and are comfortable with the ambiguity that can come with a dynamic and progressive workplace.
- You’re committed to continuous improvement, see feedback as a positive, and have a growth mindset.
What you get:
In addition to joining a highly motivated team and engaging in meaningful work, you’ll have access to a comprehensive suite of benefits including a retirement plan, unlimited “take what you need” PTO policy, 11 paid holidays, and 3 weeks of organization-wide closures during the year. You and your dependents will have access to multiple health, dental, and vision plans at 25% cost (we cover the other 75%) and employee life and disability insurance at no cost. Our compensation policy strives to be equitable and transparent. Our compensation policy strives to be equitable and transparent. The salary for this position starts at $84,104 and goes up to $129,474 commensurate with experience and qualifications for individuals based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Salary will be adjusted based on your geographic region.
Summit is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are directly intertwined with education. We are ALL better when we are able to bring our whole selves to work and honor each other’s voices across identities, cultural backgrounds, and life experiences. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who are members of historically marginalized communities. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.
To see Summit Public Schools' full non-discrimination statement as it relates to students and parents along with designated compliance coordinators for each school, see HERE for Washington and HERE for California. To see Summit Public Schools' full non-discrimination statement as it relates to employees, see here for Washington and here for California.