Partnership for Los Angeles Schools,

Manager of Data & Impact, Analytics

Posted
14 days ago
Employment type
Full-Time
Location
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Launched in 2007, the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools’ mission is to transform schools to revolutionize school systems, empowering all students with a high-quality education. The Partnership is a non-profit, in-district partner to LA Unified, not a charter network. As an independent nonprofit organization, the Partnership serves 13,200 students across 20 LA Unified schools in Watts, Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles. The Partnership works within the LA Unified School District context, which includes honoring all collective bargaining agreements for its teachers and school staff.

About this job

The Partnership is seeking a full-time Manager of Data & Impact, Analytics. The Manager of Data & Impact, Analytics, is part of our small-but-mighty Data & Impact team, and reports to the Senior Director of Data & Impact. This position will have the opportunity to collaborate to produce reports and projects that have real-time impact on our schools, students, and staff. The Manager of Data & Impact, Analytics, will be responsible for building and managing org-wide data systems, and will focus their time and energy on developing and maintaining dashboards and data for students within our network, including academic, attendance, and college data. The Manager of Data & Impact, Analytics, works closely with team members in the organization – including school-facing staff, Partnership executive team, school administrations, counselors, and teachers – to build out reports that are accessible and able to be maintained by Partnership staff members. The Manager of Data & Impact, Analytics, will also work to provide in-depth and accessible analysis on key metrics to Partnership teams. This is a full-time, year-round position.

The Partnership is committed to continuously building an anti-racist culture that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in classrooms and in our home office. The Manager of Data & Impact, Analytics, will be someone who is committed to implementing these values in creative ways when executing day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.

Roles & responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES

Report Creation & Maintenance (40%)

  • Develop and manage a system of data dashboards, reports, and visualizations to monitor key metrics for Partnership schools and network, as well as home office program teams
  • Build and maintain dashboards and data reporting for a variety of student and school level data (academic, attendance, and college)
  • Produce visualizations for key events, trainings, and reports

Co-Design Projects (30%)

  • Work with Partnership and school site staff members to build accessible and informative reports
  • Provide support and training to staff members with varied technical skills and data knowledge
  • Collaborate with team members to envision and co-create easily maintained data dashboards and systems that meet their diverse needs
  • Build the capacity of home office and school staff to understand and use data to drive decision making

Analysis & Ad Hoc Support (30%)

  • Analyze school data and Partnership organizational data, identify trends, and present results to school leaders and organizational leadership
  • Work with cross-functional teams to provide data analysis for priority Partnership initiatives, including fundraising, school reviews, accreditation visits, and school renewals
  • Collect and analyze data required for Board of Director meetings, grant reporting, media requests, and communication to external stakeholders
  • Resolve complex issues associated with gathering, assessing, and disseminating large datasets
  • Provide timely responses for requests from executive, development, communications, and school site teams

ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • All Partnership team members are expected to learn, grow, and model the following organizational competencies:
  • Anti-racism: Acknowledges and actively seeks to disrupt the systemic racism that exists within educational systems and society which oppress the students and communities we serve
  • Root Cause Analysis: Proactively makes time to examine the underlying causes of challenges, and identifies and addresses their root causes
  • Long-Term Thinking: Focuses on long-term strategies and goals as the key to realizing the Partnership’s mission of empowering all students with a high-quality education
  • Teaming & Collaboration: Builds and contributes to a strong team culture that promotes a sense of belonging for all team members
  • Psychological Safety: Feels freedom to express oneself openly and honestly, and to be one’s authentic self
  • Learning & Growth: Continually seeks to learn, grow, and improve in order to best serve our students and communities

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • A deep belief in the power of our communities, as well as the Partnership’s mission, approach, and core values
  • A commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment for all team members
  • 5-7 years of strong data and project management experience with increasing responsibility and scope over time
  • Bachelor's degree required; master’s degree in relevant academic field preferred
  • Outstanding analytical ability, including comfort with statistical analyses, research methodologies, and knowledge of educational data
  • Strong command of data manipulation, analysis, and visualization tools (Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, R, STATA, Tableau, Looker Data Studio, or similar)
  • Knowledge of best practices required for collecting, monitoring, and visualizing data
  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to build engaging data presentations and communicate effectively to a wide audience of stakeholders (e.g., executive-level groups, field-based leaders, teachers, parents, etc.)
  • Strong collaboration skills across various stakeholder groups, and the ability to develop tools and trainings to support team members with varying levels of of proficiency in data analysis and management
  • Experience with SQL, preferred
  • Knowledge of the education sector, data, and nonprofit organizations, preferred

To apply

Please prepare your resume and a cover letter tailored to this position. You will submit your documents using our online application system here: https://www.theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=P6384

For technical assistance, assistance for applying with a disability, or questions, please email Melanie Liu, Senior Manager of Home Office Talent & Org Culture, at melanie.liu@partnershipla.org.

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