Data Fellow

The Primary School - East Palo Alto, California - Full time


The Primary School is creating a new school model that brings together all of the adults in a child’s life, including parents, educators, and medical and mental health providers, starting from a very early age. We recognize the entrenched racism that exists within our public systems and the unjust impact this has had on families of color. Our aim is that children and families most impacted by systemic poverty and racism receive the multidisciplinary support they deserve to be well, learn, and thrive.

Long-term, we hope to create a game-changing school model that can be replicated across the country. As we continue to learn and grow, we plan to share what we’ve learned and pursue policy and systems change on a local, state, and national level. We are proud to receive funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a major national philanthropy.

Our approach has three defining characteristics:

  • We start early. We start working with children as young as 8 months and provide full-time school starting at age three to reach them at a critical stage in development.
  • We partner with parents. We believe that when parents thrive, children thrive, so we support the wellness and growth of parents alongside the growth of their children.
  • We integrate services. Our unique model unites health care and education, building a multi-disciplinary team and holistic system of care around a child’s full needs.

In 2016, we opened our flagship school in East Palo Alto, California, with our first class of four year olds. We have grown to serve over 300 children and their families through a birth to three program, parent wellness program, full-day preschool, and elementary school, which will grow through eighth grade. In 2020, we began programming at our second site in Hayward, California.


The Primary School model is dependent on having a rich and integrated view of a child, built on data about a child’s academic, health, and socio-emotional well-being. The Data Fellow will play a critical role in ensuring we have an accurate robust set of data to inform our program design and evaluation, by collecting a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative data. This role requires both a strong attention to detail and the ability to work with a wide variety of people, including students, families, and staff members. The fellow is scoped for a school-year opportunity with the potential to expand to a permanent position in the future.


  • Deliver a variety of assessments, screeners, and evaluations to students including oral, written, tech-based
  • Spend time in classrooms to get to know students
  • Build relationships with students, teachers and staff
  • Collect qualitative data through interviews and focus groups
  • Perform observations of various programs (e.g., classrooms) to record activities
  • Train other staff in how to collect data
  • Enter data into spreadsheets and databases
  • Develop and oversee the operations necessary to organize and collect data
  • Clean and aggregate existing datasets
  • May support with analyzing and summarizing data, depending on skills and interest
  • Other responsibilities as needed including administrative support


  • Experience working with young children
  • Extremely detail-oriented and passionate about delivering error-free work
  • Excellent time and organizational management skills
  • Self-aware and self motivated
  • Resourceful and able to problem solve with minimal supervision
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Able to build relationships easily with students and families
  • Competence in Excel and/or Google Sheets
  • Belief in the mission of The Primary School and that all children and families are capable of extraordinary things.


  • Fluent Spanish speaker
  • Data analysis skills


This is an hourly, full-time position with up to 40 hours a week. Hourly pay is $21.00.


TPS values diversity; people of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please complete the following application and submit your most recent resume. These short-answer questions are designed to replace a cover letter, so take your time with them and copy in your answers from a separate document. If you feel that the questions do not accurately capture what you have to offer The Primary School, you are also welcome to attach a cover letter. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to submit yours soon. We look forward to reading your application!

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Data Analysis

Experience Level

Mid Level

The Primary School

The Primary School is creating a new school model that brings together all of the adults in a child’s life, including parents, educators, and medical and mental health providers, starting from a very early age.
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