Data Analyst

Rocketship Public Schools - Redwood City, California - Full time

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

The Position

Rocketship Public Schools is looking for an outstanding analyst for our Analytics team. The Data Analyst will report to the Analytics Manager on the Analytics Team. Key responsibilities include:

Data Product Development ~30%

You will use a user-centered design process to develop data products for our schools and network teams. What data cuts and visualizations would enable teachers to quickly identify and group students that need deeper support? What metrics should go on a dashboard for school leaders to track the health of their school? The data products you work on could range from creating new data tables, views or structures, designing visualizations/reports for staff, or developing resources and trainings to use the data tools. You would have the opportunity to work closely with our teachers, school leaders, and network staff to ensure that your products are well-suited to their needs and use cases.

Building and Managing Data Systems Across Rocketship ~40%

Strong data systems are critical to data integrity and ensuring efficient and high quality analysis. In coordination with the Analytics Manager, you will manage data flow from external and internal sources to Network teams and the data warehouse. You will organize and systematize nightly/daily ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) jobs using a variety of tools (such as R, SQL and Python).

Driving Analytical Insight Across the Network ~30%

As a member of Rocketship's Analytics Team, you will use data tools and insights to drive programmatic improvements at our schools. You will manage data tables and data sources in the data warehouse to create the structures necessary to maximize insight from collected data. You will work with Tableau to edit, update and create new visualizations to create insight across all levels of stakeholders in the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-2 years of experience in data analysis, data visualization, or outcomes evaluation
  • Work experience in K-12 education utilizing student achievement data to inform decisions strongly preferred
  • Strong quantitative analysis and problem solving skills
  • Highly proficient in SQL; R and Python a plus
  • Facility with Tableau, Excel, and Google sheets
  • Strong knowledge of database structures
  • Ability to work efficiently and intensely in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Clear communication skills; highly collaborative
  • Demonstrated passion for closing the achievement gap
  • Authorized to work in the United States


The position will be based at our national headquarters in Redwood City, CA. We expect the analyst to meet regularly with school and network staff in San Jose and Oakland, CA. There may be occasional travel to schools in Nashville, Milwaukee, and Washington DC.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools’ employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy. For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Email: Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.

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