Jan 23, 2023

Manager, Analytics

  • The Commit Partnership
  • Dallas, TX, USA
Full-time Data Evaluation and Analysis

Job Description

The Partnership seeks an analytical, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and self-motivated team member to assist in managing people and clients and managing the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and dissemination of data to support Partnership activities in improving student outcomes. The Manager of Analytics will report to a Director of Analytics and work closely with many members of the Commit team and statewide clients whose work ranges from Early Childhood education to College Access & Success and Workforce. The Manager will have opportunities to take on unique leadership roles and work on engaging, impactful projects while leading a team of Associates. We are requesting at least a three-year commitment to the organization and the work.

Responsibilities

The Manager of Analytics will work closely with the 60+ members of the Commit team. Travel will be required at times; traveling five to seven days per month within the DFW region is the expected norm.

The Manager of Analytics will:

  • Plan and execute data analysis and research leading to actionable insights for internal and external clients. For typical engagements:

    • Develop and present content for partners at school districts, community organizations, public agencies, and investor levels to highlight needs, opportunities, and progress toward social outcome goals

    • Prepare high-impact charts, data visualizations, PowerPoint presentations, and memos to communicate key findings

    • Support external clients (e.g., in Rio Grande Valley, Harris County, or Tarrant County) with data analysis and research to help them operationalize their strategies

  • Provide analytics support to Commit’s CEO and President, as well as partner-facing teams. Develop analytical tools to support partner programs and conduct specific analyses to support strategies on key education priorities. Engage in new, complex challenges with team and community members

  • Work extensively in Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, and Alteryx, and potentially in ArcGIS, SQL, if proficient

  • Manage a team of 2-3 Analytics Associates and oversee their coaching and development

  • Support with the hiring, onboarding, and training of new analytics staff

 

Qualifications

  • Professional Experience: 4+ years in strategy consulting, nonprofit or social impact strategic planning, and/or data analytics; public education is a plus; positions with leading management consulting firms are a good match

  • Technology Experience: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is a must; Tableau, Alteryx, ArcGIS, and/or SQL is a plus, but not required

  • Skills:

    • Strong strategic and analytical thinking

    • Strong interpersonal and verbal skills, and experience building and maintaining professional relationships; external engagement is a key part of the role

    • Strong communication skills—in email, Word, and PowerPoint as well as chart development and meeting facilitation

    • Experience managing high performing Associates

  • Qualities

    • Highly detail-oriented and a self-starter; accuracy is a requirement

    • Ability to balance multiple projects and be able to prioritize to meet strict deadlines

    • Insatiable desire to transform student achievement in North Texas and the belief that education can be an equalizer

    • Open to rolling up your sleeves to get the job done, even if it means working over 40 hours a week on a consistent basis

    • Desire to continuously incorporate feedback from the team and work with urgency, humility, and competing priorities; true team player

  • Education: BA/BS from a competitive university with a strong academic record; graduate degree is a plus, but not required

  • Local knowledge of Dallas County or Tarrant County and/or Texas is a plus

  • Applicants must have gone through the PK-12 years in the U.S. education system or have extensive experience working in a school district

Location: Dallas, Texas

Compensation: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commit also offers a competitive benefits package.

We are requesting at least a three-year commitment to the organization and the work.

The Commit Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to hire individuals with backgrounds similar to that of the stakeholders they serve. As an organization that embraces equity and inclusion, all employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

The Commit Partnership does not sponsor visas of any kind.

This position will remain posted until filled.

The Commit Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to hire individuals with backgrounds similar to that of the stakeholders they serve. As an organization that embraces equity and inclusion, all employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Commit does not sponsor visas of any kind.

About The Commit Partnership:

The Commit Partnership (“Commit” or “The Partnership”) is focused on the powerful idea that every child in Dallas County should receive an excellent and equitable education, preparing them to flourish in their careers. To reach this vision, the Partnership serves as a community navigator and connector, analyzing data to elevate strategic initiatives, improve practices and policies, and ultimately grow community capacity, capabilities, and resources to serve students more effectively.

Founded in 2012, the Partnership is the nation’s largest educational collective impact organization: a coalition of over 200 partners (public and private schools, colleges, foundations, businesses, and nonprofits), all working collaboratively to solve our region’s biggest systemic educational challenges. Our flagship effort, Early Matters Dallas, focuses on improving early childhood outcomes, while our second initiative, Best in Class, aims in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas to increase the number of effective and diverse campus educators serving DFW’s 1.2 million students. Our third initiative, Dallas County Promise, seeks to align our local higher education institutions to maximize the number of students who can access and complete a quality postsecondary education. Day-to-day work is supported by more than 40 full-time staff members who combine data, deep educational experience, and strategic thinking to collectively support Partnership efforts while advocating for Dallas County students at the state and local level and convening community conversations around the latest research and best practices. The net result is a shared roadmap for the future that civic leaders and local stakeholders own and hold themselves mutually accountable for its execution. In 2019, Commit helped secure the Texas Legislature’s passage of House Bill 3, a historic $6.5 billion investment in public schools, geared toward strategies that have improved student outcomes in North Texas and across the state.

Our Core Values:

The Partnership centers its work around six core values that inform how we approach improving outcomes for students in Dallas County.

● Integrity: To best serve students, families, and the community we will act honestly and ethically in how we make both internal and external decisions, present data, and communicate with partners

● Equity & Inclusion: We seek to help transform systems in ways that ensure every student has access to the resources they need. We do this by actively and explicitly working with others to create more equitable outcomes and processes.

● Students First: Our decisions are guided by multiple stakeholders, but ultimately rest upon one question: What is in the best interest of students?

● Systemic Impact: We are patient and persistent as we identify the most effective approaches to help create lasting systems change. Once identified, we prioritize and relentlessly attack systemic challenges with efficiency and excellence.

● Humility: We embrace the fact that our community’s success depends on our ability to work cohesively with each other and to constantly learn.

● Joy: It is important we bring a constant sense of optimism and have fun while taking on this difficult work.


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