Director, Data Analytics & Evaluation

Published 19 days ago

What do you do all day? 

The Director, Data Analytics and Evaluation reports directly to the Vice President, Technology and will advance the organization’s ability to use data to inform our research and evaluation agendas. The Director will lead the data team in identifying NMSI’s data needs, define program success criteria and monitor them, collect, and analyze data from stakeholders and conduct surveys to assess outcomes of NMSI activities. The Director will then communicate findings to colleagues across the organization in support of their work and increasing school success. The Director will support NMSI Teams in their ability to collect and use data to inform and improve their work. The Director will also work closely with other Technology teams to ensure effective reporting.  


What are the details?  

  • Lead the Data, Analytics, and Evaluation (DAE) team to deliver on a roadmap of key data projects 
  • Analyze large sets of data from different sources to solve key problems using tools such as R, SQL, and other programming language.  
  • Define success criteria for projects and create timely data reports to communicate with internal and external stakeholders that provide immediate feedback on the programs and allow for course correction. 
  • Provide analysis and data reports that will form the basis for marketing and fundraising materials.
  • Create program evaluation surveys or real-time program reports to internal stakeholders and help support analyzing the results to feed strategic engagement.
  • Mentor other teams within NMSI to develop data discipline and develop the skills to solve daily data queries. 
  • Partner with the Enterprise Architecture and Application Development teams at NMSI to develop enterprise level solutions around data requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

What are we looking for? 

  • Education & Experience – You have a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of professional work experience; an understanding of the school system is a strong plus.  
  • Data Experience – You understand data and how it relates to people analytics; you can recognize trends and correlations better than most people and you use data to drive decisions. You have prior experience in analyzing large sets of data and excellent analytical skills to solve problems using data from different sources. You may also have experience in using data tools like R, PowerBI or Tableau, SQL and other programming languages 
  • Research Experience – You have prior research experience and can derive longitudinal trends on the impact of our programs. 
  • Entrepreneurial – You live for the hustle that is required to forge new paths; you collaborate well with others to make things happen. 
  • Relationship Builder – You have a knack for building relationships quickly and inspiring those around you. 
  • Organized & Productive – Planning the workload and a roadmap for the year and over. You are a master at planning your day and not letting distractions come in between meeting your goals.
  • Reliable – You can work effectively with minimal supervision, but you also know when to ask for help
  • Flexible – You are comfortable working in an ambiguous environment with competing priorities. 
  • Growth Mindset – You learn from failure and crave feedback because you know that it makes you better; you are also eager to give feedback to your manager and colleagues. 
  • Expert Communicator – You can engage audiences through vivid storytelling; you are a concise, compelling writer. 
  • Tech Savvy – You embrace technology as a tool to enhance your work effectiveness but not as a means to replace hard work; you are adept at learning new technologies quickly. 
  • Collaborator – you work with internal teams as well as with external evaluators to deliver on projects. 
  • Sense of Humor – You do not take yourself too seriously; work hard play hard is your mantra. 
  • Inclusive – You can work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or job type—or any other factor that makes us unique! 


What else do we value?  

  • Accountability – Delivering on commitments made to our stakeholders, transparency about progress and outcomes, and ownership of responsibility for the decisions we make. 
  • Collaboration – Trust, open communication, and teamwork inside and outside the organization to maximize our shared knowledge and bring greater value to our mission.
  • Equity – Access and opportunity for all students to succeed, regardless of zip code.
  • Learning – Fostering dynamic learning environments for students and teachers and using internal and external feedback to continuously improve the quality of our work.
  • Advocacy – Cultivation of strong, strategic relationships that expand our reach and influence and ensure continued positive student outcomes in the communities we serve. 


Want to learn more?  

The National Math and Science Initiative is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming math and science education in today’s classrooms and ensuring that all students have the knowledge and skills to thrive in the global economy of the 21st century. Founded in 2007, NMSI began by dramatically improving student participation and success in rigorous Advanced Placement math, science and English courses in 85 courses across seven states. Today, NMSI has scaled its proven program to serve more than 1.5 million students, 50,000 teachers, 1,000 high schools and 45 universities across 40 states, and is having a demonstrable and lasting impact on student outcomes.  

We believe STEM education is the greatest lever to accessing opportunity and is unmatched in unlocking student potential. 

Specifically, NMSI Next will implement the following strategic levers so that all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, thrive and reach their highest potential as problem solvers and lifelong learners, pursue their passions, and tackle the world’s toughest challenges. 

  • Catalyze bold thinking and enduring solutions for all students nationally 
  • Collaborate with regional stakeholders to drive sustainable changes 
  • Provide school systems a world class K-12 solution set 
  • Build a strong, sustainable, and nimble organization positioning us to deliver exponential impact 


The organization has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. 

National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NMSI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which we have employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

What do you do all day? 

The Director, Data Analytics and Evaluation reports directly to the Vice President, Technology and will advance the organization’s ability to use data to inform our research and evaluation agendas. The Director will…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
8350 North Central Expressway, Suite M-2200, Dallas, TX 75206

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