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Research and Data Analyst  (Temporary Consultant)

Remote Position.

We seek a Consultant to support us as a Research and Data Analyst. This position will be remote. The number of hours will vary by week and be scoped depending on the capacity and skill set of the consultant between January-December 2021 (we estimate at no time will the work require more than 50% time).

The consultant will support measurement and evaluation for a new grant-funded program we are launching (ASSISTments Virtual Tutoring Program), as well as support improvements in the overall data use and infrastructure of the organization. This role will report to the VP of Program and Partnerships, and also work cross functionally with the VP of Product (and product team) as well as our Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead measurement and evaluation for the ASSISTments Virtual Tutoring Program

The ASSISTments Virtual Tutoring Program will provide students who are Black, Latinx, and/or experiencing poverty with high quality virtual tutoring informed by data on math learning from the ASSISTments platform. The program will be piloted in Spring 2021 and evaluated in the Fall of 2021. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Instrument Development: Develop teacher, student and tutor surveys, observation and interview protocols and other measurement instruments to support the continuous improvement and evaluation of the pilot program
  • Data collection, analysis and management: Collect and analyze data from multiple sources (surveys, platform analytics, observations) at key intervals in the project to inform the ongoing improvement of the model. This includes supporting qualitative data collection (for example reviewing recordings of tutoring sessions, interviewing teachers). It also includes organizing the data so it can be easily referenced and used in future analysis. 
  • Data interpretation and reporting: Prepare reports and presentations that synthesize data and learning, and communicate takeaways and recommendations for the program to key stakeholders
  • Support setting up an evaluation for Fall 2021, which may include conducting descriptive analyses; estimating pre/post, correlations, or conducting impact analyses; linking and cleaning data for analysis; and using statistical software for analyses
  • Support data collection from partner school districts, including informing the identification of which priority metrics to collect (for example grades, math assessments) and identifying a secure system for collecting data that upholds student privacy
  • Assist with data cleaning and quality assurance across data sources

Improve Organizational Data Use and Infrastructure

The ASSISTments Foundation is a young non-profit. To allow us to execute effectively on M&E activities for the above grant-funded project and our work more generally, we seek someone who can support improvements in our data use and infrastructure. Key responsibilities include:

  • Support TAF’s leadership team with identifying and measuring priority metrics to track organizational goals and impact
  • Create different Tableau dashboards that support tracking priority outcomes and goals 
  • Support one-off data requests, including pulling data on user activity in the ASSISTments platform by writing queries (data is in a postgreSQL database) 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of postgreSQL database (for example ability to write queries)
  • Knowledge of tableau and ability to build tableau dashboards
  • Expertise in evaluation methods, including qualitative and quantitative methods with knowledge of statistical software (e.g. SPSS) and multivariate analysis (e.g. MANOVA, Regression)

Soft Skills

  • Experience working in nonprofits (experience in education ideal, but not required)
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to collaborate with cross functional teams to get desired results
  • Ability to think strategically about priority metrics, and non-profit measurement and evaluation approaches 
  • Strong analytical skills and strong written and oral communication skills. This includes the ability to communicate research and data findings effectively and in a way that is understable to a variety of audiences, including funders, academics, school districts, and laymen audiences
  • Passion for education and educational equity, and experience working in education research, with schools, district or students strongly preferred 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:  

As a contractor you will work a variable number of hours remotely each week. Under the terms of The ASSISTments Foundation, Inc.’s benefit plan and policies, you will not be eligible for company benefits due to the nature of this position.  

All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a part time basis and must not require sponsorship for employment visa status, now or in the future. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, The ASSISTments Foundation seeks not just to accept differences - but to celebrate, support, and thrive on it for the benefit of our staff, our product, and our community. Employment is based solely on someone’s merit and qualifications directly related to their professional competence. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law. The law aside, we also do this because we believe it’s the right way to treat people. 

To be considered, please submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest (both required) to Careers@assistments.org. We are actively seeking to recruit a diverse pool of candidates, therefore, we invite you to submit this optional self-identification form along with your application.