Partnership for Los Angeles Schools,

Manager of Data & Impact, Database Management

7 days ago
Employment type
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, Database Management. The Manager of Data & Impact, Database Management, 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 and Impact, Database Management, will be responsible for developing and managing org-wide data systems. Their time and energy will be focused on developing an accessible and efficient cloud-based database that maintains data for students within our network, and streamlining report maintenance for academic, attendance, and college data. This position will work with the Senior Director of Data and Impact to create a long-term vision for data management at the Partnership, and will support change management from one system to another. The Manager of Data and Impact, Database Management, 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 and Impact, Database Management will be someone who is committed to implementing these values in creative ways when executing day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.


The Partnership has recently completed a thorough study of market-competitive salaries, and has applied the learning from that study to salary offers for all home office positions. Our goal is to ensure that pay is fair for all staff members who hold many intersectional identities, both considering the market and pay equity among staff in similar roles in the organization. Compensation range will be shared early in the interview process, and we aim to be as transparent as possible. The Partnership also offers a robust benefits package including employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement program.


Partnership for LA Schools is a contractor with Los Angeles Unified School District and has implemented a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy. All new employees are required to be fully vaccinated a week before their start date unless they are approved for an accommodation due to a medical reason or because of a sincerely held religious belief.

For more information about this policy, please email the Manager of Home Office Talent & Organizational Culture at

Roles & responsibilities


Lead Database Management (40%)

  • Leads the research, development, and transition to an accessible cloud-based database management system
  • In partnership with the Data & Impact Team, provides change management support throughout the transition, including training team members to utilize the database, as necessary
  • Maintain student data throughout transition and following
  • Provide ongoing technical support to database systems and team members utilizing it

Report Creation & Maintenance (30%)

  • 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

Analysis & Ad Hoc Requests (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


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



  • 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
  • Experience with cloud-based data management systems
  • Ability to write complex SQL queries for analysis and data mapping purposes
  • 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
  • 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:

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


Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to – and actively pursues – diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. The Partnership prohibits discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race such as hairstyle), creed, color, religion, registered domestic partner status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, age, military and veteran status, medical condition, genetic information, political affiliation, pregnancy or childbirth, physical disability or mental disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation. The Partnership also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, training, transfer, wages, benefits, termination, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.

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