Project Associate

InnovateEDU - New York or Remote - Full time

About Data Viz Starter Pack

Data Viz Starter Pack is a program under InnovateEDU that exists to grow the capacity of data analysts in education. It is our belief that we should be investing in the data people that are on site in districts across the country. The Starter Pack does this by building out a full data infrastructure in a district or school’s Google Cloud environment. We integrate their various key data sources into data reporting environments so they can easily build the data dashboards they need to illuminate their work. We work to help the school build out a data visualization library with all the essential reports focusing on academics, attendance, behavior, demographics, and discipline. Schools in the program work together to improve upon their data governance processes and structures as well as take concrete steps to adopt tools and structures that embrace data standards and interoperability

Who You Are

As a Project Associate you will work to support and foster the Data Viz Starter Pack community. You will be active on Slack, accessible to the data analysts in our program, and always ready to dive in and help to offer expertise from the time you have spent in education. You will meet with each of our data analysts every week to review current work, goals, and help to ensure they are on a successful path to helping their organization. You will have substantial leadership in shaping the vision and implementation of the Starter Pack with a focus on creating solutions and accelerating the development of the program.

You believe that data analysts in schools should not be struggling to gain access to their data and bring it all together in one central place. You’re excited to serve in a customer service focused role to help them be successful. You are eager to do work that helps to make the lives of educators just a little bit easier by providing easy access to the key data that helps them serve their students. You are an optimistic, problem-solver because you know the landscape of data in education is a horrible mess, but that together we can create real solutions that help the entire sector move forward. You are open to feedback, bring your best every day, and are ready to grow in all areas of your work.

You have experience working in schools and are familiar with the challenges teachers and staff face when bringing data together and building reports that illuminate they work they are doing. You’ve solved problems around looking at data in your previous roles and are excited to be a thought partner with our data analysts to continue that work. You are a creative professional with a focus on engineering solutions to change the trajectory of the sector.

Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate will have experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to manage time and resources effectively
  • A self-starter and entrepreneur who wants to bring the solution to the table;
  • Ability to engage in different problem-solving strategies where results depend on your ability to support and inspire schools to power through challenges;
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and identify problems in a timely manner (and proactively)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the field of education and data science;
  • Willingness to be flexible and adjust plans to achieve intended outcomes;
  • Experience working with Google Data Studio;
  • Experience working with G Suite;
  • Professional experience within K12 education;
  • Former teacher, personalized learning, or instructional coach a huge plus

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Product Management

Experience Level

Mid Level


InnovateEDU is a Brooklyn-based non-profit whose mission is to eliminate the achievement gap by accelerating innovation in innovative learning models and tools that serve, inform, and enhance teaching and learning.

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