Use your data analysis skills to end educational inequality!
TNTP seeks a full-time Analyst for our Client Team. This position is based in a home office anywhere in the U.S. or from the TNTP central office in Brooklyn, NY, and is available immediately. This position requires light travel; the average TNTP analyst travels less than 10% of the time, but travel up to 20% annually is possible.
Who We Are
TNTP is a national nonprofit founded by teachers that believes our nation's public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today we're a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality and achieve their goals for students. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.
Staff on TNTP's Client Team work alongside teachers, school leaders, districts and states to help them achieve their goals for students.
What You'll Do
As an Analyst, you'll inform the direction of our clients and our organization by drawing insights from data to identify trends, needs, and opportunities. You'll analyze results to determine what's working and what needs to change.
An Analyst's day-to-day work changes over time, based on the stage of each engagement and the differences between projects. There's not a single typical "day in the life," which keeps things fresh. Here are some examples of what our Analysts do:
- Clean, merge, and analyze a school district's employee rosters to reveal movement trends
- Design, launch, and analyze surveys of stakeholder groups (including teachers, administrators, and students)
- Create a Tableau dashboard for a school district to track progress toward their goal of hiring teachers earlier in the year
- Advise client and TNTP leadership on how we can set up an initiative such that, when it ends, we'll have the data we need to evaluate its success
- Participate in TNTP's data team, including reviewing colleagues' analysis code, giving feedback, and sharing breakthroughs
- Engage in other aspects of TNTP's tremendously varied work: conduct a school visit, debate the role of teacher training in developing more culturally-responsive classrooms, or discuss your favorite podcast or TV show on our wiki
What You Bring
- A passion for getting better at analysis. It's rare that anyone comes in with across-the-board mastery, and you should plan on intentionally growing your skills while here to fill out your toolkit. You've probably taught yourself a programming language or analysis technique.
- Superlative attention to detail. Our work, and our clients' actions, rest on the bedrock of our analysts' results. We'll count on you to surface and resolve issues along the way, as the integrity of your final product must be unquestionable.
- A healthy sense of skepticism… You'll evaluate the relative merits of different approaches, hold the line on what we can conclude when results are limited, and ensure your time is being spent in the right places.
- … balanced by practical optimism. We move quickly. In our work, it's often the case that even limited findings represent an improvement, and our analysts must be comfortable with ambiguity.
- Good data sense / numeracy: you notice when the Ns don't look right and realize the implications of using a weighted mean vs. a straight average of subgroup averages.
- You should have some proficiency with these technical skills, although the right candidate can pick up the others on the job:
- Writing code to analyze data (we use R and Stata, but recognize that you may currently code in SAS, SQL, SPSS, Python - or even Excel)
- Working reproducibly (so that colleagues can follow and extend your work)
- Performing and interpreting fundamental statistical analyses (correlation, linear regression)
- Strong written and oral communication skills: you share the appropriate amount, at the appropriate level for the audience, in a clear and compelling way.
- Ability to work efficiently amidst competing priorities.
- Comfort with receiving and sharing constructive feedback.
- Curiosity about topics in K-12 education. It helps if you have a background in education (preferred). It's okay if you don't, but you should be excited to quickly immerse yourself (we find it's hard to do good analysis without understanding the context).
What We Offer
TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance based bonus. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with employer matching. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day.
Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online.
It's in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. We recommend including a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in TNTP and how your experience has prepared you for this position.
TNTP is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. TNTP does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.
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