Strategy and Scalability Analyst

Rocketship Public Schools - Redwood City, California - Full time

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community.

The Team

The Strategy & Scalability (S&S) team focuses on building the strategy, structures, and systems to enable organizational scale. Working closely with the Senior Leadership Team, S&S leads growth, strategic planning, and cross-functional initiatives across the organization, such as new school/region greenlighting and annual planning. We also serve as an internal consulting arm, collaborating with teams across the organization to execute on strategic priorities.

The Position

Are you a strategic problem solver seeking to make an impact on a fast-growing charter network? Rocketship is looking for a Strategy & Scalability Analyst based in Redwood City, CA. This position will report to the Associate Director of Strategy & Scalability and work closely with cross-functional teams across the organization. The ideal candidate enjoys both strategic thinking about the big picture and diving deep into the execution of strategic and operational projects.

Responsibilities

Growth

By supporting Rocketship’s growth through both greenlighting and new school startup, you will be contributing to a mission critical organizational priority. You will work with a cross-functional team to open new schools in both new and existing regions, from conducting due diligence on potential locations to project managing the school start-up process. You will work to codify and systematize these processes in order to drive efficiencies in the organization. This work will require strong analytical, project management, and communication skills to ensure all teams are aligned and on track.

Scalable Systems Building

A crucial part of your role will be creating and maintaining systems and processes that help make Rocketship increasingly efficient as we grow. This work requires not only a strong analytical, problem-solving skill set, but also a practical approach with an eye towards feasibility and execution. Examples of projects include:

-Improving knowledge management, including our intranet Mission Control

-Building and maintaining a dashboard to track organizational health metrics

-Developing a better way to track parent volunteer hours and support our parent engagement work

-Managing third party vendors, such as UpWork freelancers, web designers, and Box, that support our existing infrastructure and systems

Organizational Planning and Special Projects

You will also work with the Associate Director of S&S and cross-functional teams on planning and special projects, requiring:

-Gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing quantitative and qualitative data from various sources to help develop data-driven recommendations

-Managing cross-functional teams and communicating results/recommendations

-Monitoring project progress and resolving or escalating issues to senior management as appropriate

For example, you may work with our Principals, Schools, Family Recruitment, and Finance on enrollment planning to ensure all Rocketship schools are fully enrolled. Or you may be engaged to manage our parent survey and the organizational supports required.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years of experience, ideally in a strategy or management consulting role
  • Deep commitment to Rocketship’s mission to eliminate the achievement gap and a willingness to go above and beyond to work together toward our shared goals
  • Strong problem solving and analytical abilities
  • Systems-thinking orientation and drive to build and codify sustainable solutions
  • Superb project management skills including ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • Clear and structured communication
  • Entrepreneurial, flexible, collaborative, and open to feedback, able to thrive in a fast-paced and evolving startup environment
  • Tableau and ArcGIS skills desirable

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