Chief Data Officer

Summit Public Schools - Redwood City, California - Full time

Chief Data Officer

The Chief Data Officer leads Summit’s data strategy and builds organization-wide strategic alignment using data. This includes partnering with school leaders and other network leaders to drive cycles of continuous improvement, as well as long term research and development efforts. As leader of the Information Team, the CDO directs the design and implementation of critical data systems, maintains regulatory compliance and data security, and ensures reliable information is available at every layer of decision making. Beyond this, a successful Summit CDO will be able to lead the collection and use of qualitative data, in addition to quantitative, and use that data as the basis for the design of new tools, processes, and programs.

Who We Are:

What if all students graduated high school with the knowledge, skills and habits they need to lead a fulfilled life? This is the question that guides our mission at Summit Public Schools.

Summit is a leading network of public schools that prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. We operate 14 schools serving over 4,500 students in the Bay Area and Washington state. 100% of Summit graduates are college ready and Summit graduates complete college at double the national average.

We need exceptional, diverse, and mission-aligned teachers to join our team to help prepare our students for a fulfilled life. Join us!

What You’ll Do:


  • Define and implement Summit’s organization-wide data strategy, in partnership with other network leaders and school leadership
  • Build organization-wide strategic alignment using key indicators and clearly defined long-term outcomes
  • Develop capacity to use quantitative and qualitative data to inform decision-making at all levels of the organization through coaching, training, and strategic partnership
  • Lead efforts to continuously improve the Summit model and its implementation through short term Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles and longer term research and development


  • Direct a team of data analysts and engineers to design and implement tools and conduct analyses to support Summit’s data strategy
  • Oversee administration of Summit’s mission-critical information systems and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal reporting requirements
  • Maintain and enforce data security standards to protect student and employee privacy


  • Facilitate the design of new network-wide processes, programs, and model elements
  • Build organizational capacity for design, user experience research, and innovation through coaching, training, and modeling best practices

What You Need:

Key Qualities and Skills

  • Commitment to uphold Summit’s values, belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life.
  • A strong desireto use data to help people make smart decisions, and experience doing so
  • Experience leading a team and collaborating on high-level strategy
  • Familiarity with user-centered design
  • Professional experience in quantitative and qualitative data management, analysis, interpretation, and presentation
  • Demonstrated ability to craft clear research questions and testable hypotheses
  • Empathy for the users of data and strength in listening and communication
  • Strong project management skills and a knack for process
  • Proficiency in Google Platforms, including Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Google Slides.
  • Experience with SQL, Python, Tableau, Airflow, Snowflake and other related technologies preferred but not required
  • Pre-employment health and background check.

What you get:

In addition to joining a highly motivated team and engaging in meaningful work, you’ll have access to a comprehensive suite of benefits including a retirement plan, unlimited “take what you need” PTO policy, 11 paid holidays, and 3 weeks of organization-wide closures during the year. You and your dependents will have access to multiple health, dental, and vision plans at 25% cost (we cover the other 75%) and employee life and disability insurance at no cost. Our compensation policy strives to be equitable and transparent. The salary for this position starts at $149,764 and goes up to $197,079commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Summit is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are directly intertwined with education. We are ALL better when we are able to bring our whole selves to work and honor each other’s voices across identities, cultural backgrounds, and life experiences. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who are members of historically marginalized communities. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

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Data Analysis

Experience Level

Mid Level

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