Manager of Data and Evaluation

Teaching Trust - Dallas, Texas - Full time

Teaching Trust seeks a full-time Manager of Data and Evaluation to collect and analyze data and work collaboratively with program teams to help us better understand our program effectiveness, and share our findings and organization’s story with key external stakeholders.

What You’ll Take On

The Manager of Data and Evaluation is part of the Evaluation Team, a three-person team consisting of the Director of Evaluation and two Managers of Data and Evaluation, that collaboratively implement ongoing formative and summative evaluation processes at Teaching Trust. The Evaluation Team exists to understand Teaching Trust’s impact, provide a strong foundation for programming decisions, and aid in communicating our organization’s story externally. To achieve these goals, the Manager of Data and Evaluation is also a key resource in creating and sustaining a data-driven culture within the organization.

In this role, you will support the five main functions of evaluation at Teaching Trust, including:

  • Planning robust and rigorous evaluations of our programming (formative and summative)
  • Ensuring high-quality collection of internal and external data by designing collection tools, collecting data, and working with other staff to collect data
  • Conducting in-depth data analysis and providing findings and insights
  • Producing reports with narratives and visualizations of key findings that will be used with internal and external stakeholders
  • Facilitating the use of key evaluation findings in internal program and operations decisions

Additionally, in your first 16 months, you will:

  • Establish a collaborative relationship with internal program teams to become a trusted part of short-term data cycles so that we can all learn more about the effectiveness of our programs. This will include:
    • Preparing for, participating in, and debriefing ongoing data meetings with program teams
    • Ensuring high quality data collection for a full year’s evaluation cycle by facilitating staff investment in data collection and supporting them to collect data consistently
    • Providing ad hoc assistance and coaching/teaching of program staff
    • Providing insights on evaluation findings in order for program staff to make tactical decisions throughout the year
  • Become a valuable part of the Evaluation Team by collaboratively working on a full year’s evaluation cycle. This will include:
    • Building the research base that bolsters our evaluation plan, including our logic models and theories of action, as well as reports
    • Designing data collection tools (e.g., surveys, rubrics, interview guides) and collecting data using these tools
    • Integrating multiple data sources in order to produce comprehensive data analyses and reports that illustrate Teaching Trust’s impact
    • Collaborating with the External Affairs team to illustratively and accurately use evaluation findings to tell the story of Teaching Trust’s impact to external audiences

What You’ll Bring

We are looking for someone who shares a passion for our mission to achieve equitable outcomes for students of color and students from low resourced communities, and who will use their data science and evaluation skills to provide meaningful and actionable insights so that Teaching Trust can continue to learn and improve.

  • You love data! You believe that rigorous data analysis informs learning. You love helping people identify insights that help them make stronger decisions.
  • You are a master at building strong relationships to influence & support others and hold them accountable to co-create a data driven culture.
  • You view all levels of work as important (i.e., no work is “beneath” you), and are able to to jump in and solve problems.
  • You are a teacher at heart and find ways to explain complex data analyses to a variety of audiences.
  • You are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). You think about how your identity affects your work and relationships. You are committed to examining data collection, analysis, and reporting with a DEI lens and conducting these practices in alignment with DEI.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Experience conducting education research and/or educational evaluations, including reviewing literature, collecting and analyzing quantitative data, and presenting findings; specifically
    • Experience manipulating large datasets (working with raw data preferred)
    • Experience analyzing survey data (via Qualtrics, R, and/or Data Studio)
    • Experience developing and implementing robust processes for data quality assurance/quality control
    • Experience using a coding or statistical programming language (R preferred)
    • Experience implementing moderately complex statistical analyses (e.g., linear regression/linear mixed-effects models)
    • Experience creating compelling data visualizations via data visualization tools (e.g., ggplot2, Google Data Studio, Excel)
    • Experience using data collection tools (e.g., surveys, rubrics, interview guides) and experience with or interest in designing these tools (e.g., Qualtrics, Whetstone)
    • Experience drawing conclusions from research or evaluation findings and reporting out on these findings verbally or in written form
  • Ability to explain statistical concepts (e.g., correlation, variance, standard errors, linear regression) to non-technical audiences
  • A strong entrepreneurial mindset when it comes to designing a personal learning path, while actively working to close gaps in your knowledge and skill set
  • Exceptionally strong project management and time management skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, demonstrating resilience
  • High level of comfort giving, receiving, and implementing frequent feedback to improve the work
  • Ability to work well with people with a wide diversity of demographic and cultural characteristics; must be capable of achieving results while maintaining an inclusive, collaborative leadership style
  • Passion to work at an organization focused on educational equity
  • Strong desire and ability to innovate and adopt new approaches to achieve results
  • Authorization to work in the United States required

Additionally, alignment with our core values is essential for the success of any candidate:

  • Educational Equity: We prioritize work based on its impact in eliminating the achievement gap.
  • Disciplined Behavior: We are unapologetically results and competencies driven.
  • Courage and Resilience: We take risks, rebound and persevere.
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: We own our outcomes and act with urgency.
  • Reflection and Growth: We seek feedback and modify behavior to achieve results.

Who We Are

Teaching Trust is closing the opportunity gap by developing leadership capacity to transform schools. Simply put, we believe that Great Leaders + Great Teams = Great Schools.

We are a leadership development organization delivering practice-based training and coaching to school leaders and their teams to accelerate systemic and sustained change in schools and across school districts. We envision a community of leaders sharing power to ensure educational equity for students who have been historically underserved by the education system. Since 2010, Teaching Trust has impacted more than 1,500 educators in 300 schools, reaching 350,000 students. We are striving to center racial and ethnic justice in the path we take together toward fulfilling our mission, including how we approach our programming and internal culture building.

What We Offer

Teaching Trust offers a salary of $65,000 for this role. In May 2018, Teaching Trust implemented a new approach to our compensation philosophy. We are deeply committed to being an organization that not only talks the talk about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion but also walks the DEI walk. Equity, in particular, shows up in many ways - but is often most palatable in the practices and policies an organization pursues. We believe our approach to compensation is one way to demonstrate our commitment to equity. Our staff all have salaries that are aligned by level and tenure with the organization in order to achieve compensation equity. The salary for this role reflects that philosophy.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision plans. Other benefits include disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options, a generous vacation and holiday schedule, and a Simple IRA retirement plan with employer matching. Teaching Trust also offers a one-time moving stipend to new hires who are relocating for the role.

Teaching Trust is an equal opportunity employer. Teaching Trust evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital or familial status, family responsibilities, veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected by law. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of such status. 

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