Use your data skills to end educational inequality!
TNTP seeks a Temporary Analyst to support projects across our Client Team Group. This position may be based in a home office anywhere in the U.S. and is available immediately.
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.
We are currently seeking individuals to join TNTP's temporary pool, TNTP Temps, to fill full-time and part-time temporary roles across the organization. TNTP Temp candidates will provide TNTP groups with additional capacity to complete priority projects or provide coverage during staff transitions and leaves. Candidates who are selected to be part of the pool will be contacted when assignments that match with their skills, abilities, and experience become available. Assignments will vary in length with most lasting between 2 weeks and 3-4 months, and work through the TNTP Temps pool is not guaranteed.
What You'll Do
We anticipate a need for temporary employees in our external facing work in TNTP's Client Team Group, which works alongside teachers, school leaders, districts and states to help them achieve their goals for students.
Assignments will vary depending on each team's needs and the candidate's experience and skills. Once matched to an assignment, all TNTP Temps will be expected to:
- Work closely with the project lead/manager to determine deliverables and deadlines
- Meet tight deadlines and deliver high-quality work
- Collaborate with other members of the TNTP staff
- Respond to feedback and incorporate that feedback into the project/assignment
The Temporary Analyst will partner with our teams, and may include responsibilities such as:
- Cleaning, merging, and analyzing data to reveal and report on trends
- Designing, launching, and analyzing surveys of stakeholder groups
- Creating a Tableau dashboard
What You Bring
We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children's lives through education. You'll be right at home here if you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, and push yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level.
- 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.
- Ability to adapt to challenges quickly, proposing and implementing thoughtful solutions
- Flexibility and comfort with ambiguity
- 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 hourly rate commensurate with experience in a similar position. We 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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Life at TNTP: http://tntp.org/about-tntp/our-people
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