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Data Analysis & Research Manager

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Literacy Trust
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New York, NY

Organizational Overview:

At Literacy Trust, we believe education is a basic human right and access to high-quality literacy instruction is a cornerstone of our democracy. Our mission is to leverage what already exists in school communities to increase educational capacity in order to create fluent, motivated, self-confident readers.

Through our signature program, Reading Rescue, we provide professional development for teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school community members. Simultaneously, students are provided literacy intervention, particularly students of color in high-poverty neighborhoods. We strive to implement sustainable intervention models that eventually become a core component of the school’s literacy ecosystem. Reading Rescue is currently partnering with over 120 New York City schools, reaching over 800 educators and 1500 students, throughout the five boroughs.

Literacy Trust is an organization that values diversity, equity and inclusion. We demonstrate this by ensuring that our programs and offering reflect our values. Our focus is on promoting self-empowerment for educators, by providing additional resources and support, and by providing more students with opportunities to become readers (since we believe the ability to read is a basic civil right).

At Literacy Trust, we promote events, ideas, thinking, programs, and communities that inspire action in pursuit of universal access to literacy. To learn more about Literacy Trust, please visit: www.literacytrust.org.


About the Data Manager:

Literacy Trust is looking for a team member to support our day-to-day data infrastructure and research efforts. The Data Analysis & Research Manager will help efforts to build the evaluation skills, habits, tools and technology infrastructure to further a culture and practice of informed strategic decision-making and learning. 

(Note: responsibilities listed below define our standard work in a pre-Covid environment when schools are operating normally; we have been constantly shifting how we support schools and how we operate internally in order to meet the needs of distance learning.)


Job Description:

The Data Analysis & Research Manager will work with the Director of Talent, Operations and Culture. The Data Analytics & Research Manager, will help the organization in two core areas: data management as well as in data analysis and research. 

Data Management (40% of Workload) 

  • Maintain and enhance our integrated database by creating data storage objects (tables) and fields within the Salesforce CRM platform based on the needs of the team. 
  • Implement and monitor third party integrations (such as Formassembly, CONGA, Classy)
  • Report metrics for the organization utilizing reports and dashboards. 
  • Restructure, merge, and import datasets into our integrated database on the Salesforce CRM platform. 
  • Ability to lead various data system migration, creation, and update projects across organization. Needs to be able to consult with various teams, understand technical/data needs, and create solutions independently. 
  • Clean data to ensure data quality and accuracy. 
  • Provide data entry, statistical request and analytics support for all teams in the organization. 

Data Analysis (40% of Workload) 

  • Perform ad-hoc statistical request analysis utilizing tools such as Salesforce, SQL, Excel. 
  • Ability to create script and processes to answer statistical requests and quantitative research questions. 
  • Support larger research projects by cleaning data, merging data, performing descriptive statistic analysis, visualizing data, and running statistical models such as regressions. 
  • Investigate interesting questions and engage in efforts to increase data curiosity and comfort across the organization. 

Research & Evaluation (20% of Workload)

  • Conduct research for special projects and finding unique insights.
  • Maintain IRB-required record keeping and prepare applications accordingly. 
  • Maintain data sharing agreements with all external parties. 
  • Facilitate all surveys for external parties.


Core Competencies:

  • Project management
  • Creative and analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Effective communication at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to assess the impact of new requirements on Salesforce.com and all upstream and downstream applications, systems and processes


Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree or Technical Bootcamp certification in a quantitative field, such as data science, statistics, data analytics, database administration, computer science, or mathematics. 
  • 3-4 years of experience in project management is preferred
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills 
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, multi-task when necessary
  • Ability to work independently to achieve goals 
  • Salesforce certification preferred
  • Proficiency with Excel, specifically utilizing pivots and formulas such as vlookups
  • Experience with tools for data cleaning, merging, statistical analysis and visualization including: R, Python, and Tableau 
  • Quantitative research experience, including defining research questions, conducting statistical analyses; 
  • Outstanding organizational skills, with capacity to manage projects and successfully prioritize among multiple tasks; 
  • Deep belief in our mission
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Organizational Overview:

At Literacy Trust, we believe education is a basic human right and access to high-quality literacy instruction is a cornerstone of our democracy. Our mission is to leverage what already exists in school…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

  • Salary: $70,000
  • Excellent benefits package: We provide employees with 100% coverage for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, in addition to partial coverage for family members. We also provide retirement accounts with an employer match.
  • Professional development: We provide employees with a professional development budget after your first year of service because we want to see you grow in a way that's meaningful to you.
  • Vacation: We offer employees 15 vacation days. Additionally, employees have the Department of Education winter break and the first week of July as paid time off.
  • Work-life balance: In case the vacation time or summer Fridays didn't make it clear, we pride ourselves in supporting staff to have a healthy work-life balance.
  • Fun work environment: We love to celebrate accomplishments, birthdays and more
  • Salary: $70,000
  • Excellent benefits package: We provide employees with 100% coverage for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, in addition to partial coverage for family members…

Location

New York, NY

How to Apply

Please submit an updated resume and cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

Please submit an updated resume and cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

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