Data and Research Coordinator

Turnaround for Children - Remote - Full time

The Data & Research Coordinator will support the Applied Science team as it works to grow an organization-wide culture of deliberate inquiry, data-driven decision making, research and tool development. The Coordinator will work with colleagues and our partners (educators!) to provide data-driven insights about Turnaround’s whole child design and development work; they will play a critical role in collecting, cleaning, analyzing, visualizing, and communicating data on the effectiveness of Turnaround’s programmatic and research work. They will also support with creation, dissemination, continuous improvement and validation of measurement tools. The Coordinator will support the maintenance and use of data systems and structures across multiple platforms for survey creation, data collection, and data visualization. The organization works in cross-functional ways and the coordinator will participate on various project teams. The Coordinator reports to the Senior Manager, Data and Research.

What you’ll do:

●Collaborate in all stages of research and analytics, including conducting literature reviews, developing our learning agendas and data management including collection, cleaning, processing and analysis, data visualization and reporting;

●Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis using Excel, SPSS,

●Create measurement and evaluation tools to learn about the programmatic and research work in alignment with the learning agenda (e.g., exit tickets, surveys, focus groups, etc.);

●Create and refine a suite of data visualization, including decks, reports and dashboards, to communicate data both internally and externally (to funders, partners, etc.);

●Help create learning experiences for staff using formative data for learning and improvement;

●Support the Data & Research Team in executing the research and design arm of the organization;

●Respond to and fulfill data requests from the development and communication teams;

●Provide general administrative support, including scheduling meetings and coordination of stakeholders such as research partners, platform support staff and data collectors.

You’ll bring these skills and experiences to the role:

●An understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods and statistical analysis;

●Strong analytical skills with experience providing data analysis, preferably to both technical and non-technical audiences;

●Experience conducting descriptive and inferential data analysis using SPSS;

●Experience creating surveys, reports and dashboards using Qualtrics;

●BA/BS in psychology, economics, public policy, sociology, or related social science field

●One to two years of work experience in a non-profit, education, and/or social service setting preferred;

●Experience with program evaluation research and/or nonprofit internal evaluation;

About you:

You’ll be successful in this role if you…

●have strong written and verbal communication;

●have excellent organizational skills and work ethic;

●have a track record of sustained attention to detail and ability to meet multiple competing deadlines;

●have the ability to work proactively and independently with minimal supervision;

●are comfortable working in a collaborative, continuously evolving environment;

●are strongly committed to the work and mission of Turnaround for Children and have interest or experience in K-12 education;

●have the desire to learn and grow through this opportunity; and

●have the ability to form strong interpersonal and collaborative relationships across different backgrounds and perspectives.

Other things to know

Status: This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

Compensation: We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Turnaround has a comprehensive benefits package, including; Medical & Dental (Turnaround covers a portion of the premium), Vision (Fully paid by employee), Life, AD&D and STD Insurance (Fully paid by Turnaround), Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical, Dependent Care, and Commuter Benefits), 403(b) Plan with 1% employer matching, Veterinary Pet Insurance, generous PTO, Summer Fridays, 8 weeks paid maternity/paternity leave, professional development support, ongoing staff engagement opportunities, wellness events and a culture rooted in our values!

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a resume together with an in-depth cover letter outlining the ways in which their skills and experience align with our specific needs. Candidates of color and from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

Turnaround for Children is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot be used as a basis for an employment decision. 

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Data Analysis

Experience Level

Mid Level

Turnaround for Children

Turnaround distills scientific knowledge about how children develop and learn into integrated tools, resources and strategies for educators, school leaders and school systems— designed to establish the conditions and adult practices that drive learning and growth.
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