Innovative Schools Analyst

NewSchools Venture Fund - Oakland, CA - Full time


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Nationally recognized venture philanthropy firm seeks an Analyst to support the next generation of innovative schools. The analyst will be a part of the Innovative Schools team focused on data analysis, due diligence, impact and grant reporting and special projects. The role is based in Oakland, CA.


NewSchools Venture Fund is a national nonprofit that supports and invests in promising and innovative education entrepreneurs and leaders, and helps them accomplish their missions to achieve outstanding results for the schools, students and educators they serve. We are committed to helping students graduate high school prepared and inspired to achieve their most ambitious dreams and plans. Through our investing, management assistance, network building, and thought leadership, NewSchools helps to reimagine K-12 education.

Please visit our website at to learn more about the NewSchools Venture Fund.

Position Overview

The Analyst is a member of the Innovative Schools team, which is responsible for investing in a national portfolio of innovative school models. The primary focus of this position is data analysis, due diligence on prospective investments, market research, impact analysis, grant reporting and team operational support. The Analyst will report to a Partner.


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

Co-lead data collection efforts to ensure a seamless process that provides accurate and timely information from each member of our portfolio

Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including analysis of investment impact and school performance (in conjunction with a third-party researcher), as well and other datasets that support our learning agenda

Support due diligence and selection activities by reading grant applications, participating in interviews, managing internal processes, and conducting background research related to prospective investments.

Support leaders and senior staff in our ventures by providing management assistance through consulting and research projects in relevant areas of expertise

Contribute to our development efforts by providing requested information and analysis to inform grant requests and funder reports

Support the Innovative Schools team in developing presentations, proposals and communication and managing internal and external meeting objectives and agendas; assist in project management and scheduling

Skills and Qualifications

Demonstrated commitment to the improvement of public education and working with diverse communities

Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, with proven ability to develop presentations and present analyses

Excellent written and oral communication skills; able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people at all levels, internally and externally

Ability to appropriately prioritize work, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, manage time effectively, and deliver high-quality work on time

Work style suited to working in a small-team setting, where teamwork and resourcefulness are highly valued

Ability to proactively initiate, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with team members

Proven ability to learn quickly and continuously

Education and Experience

Minimum 2 years of experience

Some professional experience in the field of education preferred (especially in schools)

Consulting, finance, development or entrepreneurial experience valued

Bachelor’s degree valued


A competitive compensation package including base salary, performance bonus, and complete benefits is available.

NewSchools Venture Fund is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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Data Analysis

Experience Level

Mid Level

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