Senior Director of Analytics

Summit Public Schools - Redwood City, CA - Full time

Summit Public Schools - Redwood City, CA - Full time

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As Senior Director of Analytics, you will manage the analytics team that supports the Research and Development efforts at Summit Public Schools. You and your team will be responsible for partnering with the R&D team to design and run the analyses, build the tools and find the insights needed to power Summit’s R&D Agenda.

The annual R&D agenda consists of a set of research projects with focuses such as improving the reliability of cognitive skills assessment, accelerating learning for students who are behind grade level in literacy and numeracy, integrating social-emotional learning into Summit’s tools and resources at scale, building out Platform-prompted SMSs for family engagement, and more. This role reports directly to Summit’s Chief Information Officer and works closely with leaders across the Summit organization.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Build, manage, and develop a team of highly skilled data scientists and analysts
  • Manage data resources and allocation based on research needs
  • Your team members will:
    • Partner closely with the Directors of R&D Projects to identify questions and then answer those questions with data
    • Design and run experiments and analyses using Python, SQL and our toolsets
    • Define metrics and dashboards that the organization uses to make decisions
    • Communicate findings from analyses to internal and external stakeholders

Key Qualities and Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to use data to power research
  • Exceptional analytical skills, including proficiency in experimental design, regressions and statistical tests
  • Expertise in statistical analysis tools and software (Python, R, SQL etc)
  • Experience with business intelligence tools, especially Tableau
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills across a broad set of cross-functional stakeholders
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, fluid and collaborative environment
  • Desire to explore big and complex data to find insights and questions to explore


  • 4+ years experience doing quantitative analysis
  • 2+ years experience as a people manager (formally or informally)
  • Meet health clearance, and pass the reference, background/criminal checks, per education code.

We strive to recruit a diverse team. Summit Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, parenthood, citizenship status, creed, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Summit will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Summit Public Schools

Summit Public Schools is a leading charter management organization serving diverse communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington State with currently eleven schools serving over 3,600 students.

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