Manager, Analytics

Dallas, TX | Analytics | Full-time

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The Analytics Team works with internal and external clients to conduct analyses and develop strategies that move initiatives to action, to facilitate conversations around moving communities and/or initiatives forward, and to build technological solutions to solve access and dissemination hurdles. The Manager of Analytics will report to the Managing Director of Analytics and be a fully integrated member of the Analytics team.

Responsibilities

The Manager of Analytics will work closely with the 60+ members of the Commit team. Travel will be required at times; traveling five to seven days per month within the DFW region is the expected norm.

The Manager of Analytics will:

  • Plan and execute data analysis and research leading to actionable insights for internal and external clients. For typical engagements:
    • Develop and present content for partners at school districts, community organizations, public agencies, and investor levels to highlight needs, opportunities, and progress toward social outcome goals
    • Prepare high-impact charts, data visualizations, PowerPoint presentations, and memos to communicate key findings
    • Support external clients (e.g., in Rio Grande Valley, Harris County, or Tarrant County) with data analysis and research to help them operationalize their strategies
  • Provide analytics support to Commit’s CEO and President, as well as partner-facing teams. Develop analytical tools to support partner programs and conduct specific analyses to support strategies on key education priorities. Engage in new, complex challenges with team and community members
  • Work extensively in Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, and Alteryx, and potentially in ArcGIS, SQL, if proficient
  • Manage a team of 2-3 Analytics Associates and oversee their coaching and development
  • Support with the hiring, onboarding, and training of new analytics staff

Qualifications

  • Professional Experience: 4+ years in strategy consulting, nonprofit or social impact strategic planning, and/or data analytics; public education is a plus; positions with leading management consulting firms are a good match
  • Technology Experience: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is a must; Tableau, Alteryx, ArcGIS, and/or SQL is a plus, but not required
  • Skills:
    • Strong strategic and analytical thinking
    • Strong interpersonal and verbal skills, and experience building and maintaining professional relationships; external engagement is a key part of the role
    • Strong communication skills—in email, Word, and PowerPoint as well as chart development and meeting facilitation
    • Experience managing high performing Associates
  • Qualities
    • Highly detail-oriented and a self-starter; accuracy is a requirement
    • Ability to balance multiple projects and be able to prioritize to meet strict deadlines
    • Insatiable desire to transform student achievement in North Texas and the belief that education can be an equalizer
    • Open to rolling up your sleeves to get the job done, even if it means working over 40 hours a week on a consistent basis
    • Desire to continuously incorporate feedback from the team and work with urgency, humility, and competing priorities; true team player
  • Education: BA/BS from a competitive university with a strong academic record; graduate degree is a plus, but not required
  • Local knowledge of Dallas County or Tarrant County and/or Texas is a plus
  • Applicants must have gone through the PK-12 years in the U.S. education system or have extensive experience working in a school district

 

Location: Dallas, Texas

Compensation: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commit also offers a competitive benefits package.

This is a two-year (24 month) grant-funded position with the opportunity to extend beyond 24 months, based on funding.

To Apply:

If a direct apply link is not included, interested candidates should visit www.commitpartnership.org/careers to apply. Inquiries regarding the position can be sent to careers@commitpartnership.org.

The Commit Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to hire individuals with backgrounds similar to that of the stakeholders they serve. As an organization that embraces equity and inclusion, all employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

The Commit Partnership does not sponsor visas of any kind.

 

About The Commit Partnership:

The Commit Partnership is focused on the powerful idea that every child in Dallas County should receive an excellent and equitable K-12 education, preparing them to flourish at the collegiate level and beyond. To reach this vision, the Partnership serves as a community navigator and connector, analyzing data to elevate strategic initiatives, improve practices and policies, and ultimately growing community capacity, capabilities and resources to serve students more effectively.

Founded in 2012, the Partnership is the nation’s largest educational collective impact organization: a coalition of over 200 partners (public and private schools, colleges, foundations, businesses, and nonprofits), all working collaboratively to solve our region’s biggest systemic educational challenges. Our flagship effort, Early Matters Dallas, focuses on improving early childhood outcomes, while our second initiative, Best-in-Class DFW, aims in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas to increase the number of effective and diverse campus educators serving DFW’s 1.2 million students. Our third initiative, Dallas County Promise, seeks to align our local higher ed institutions to maximize the number of students who can access and complete a quality post-secondary education.

Each effort is supported by a dedicated advisory board responsible for fundraising, advocacy, and monitoring community progress and is guided by community strategic plans developed by global management consulting firms Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Co., and McKinsey &Co., Day-to-day work is supported by more than 25 full-time staff who combine data, deep educational experience, and strategic thinking to. collectively support Partnership efforts while advocating for Dallas County students at the state and local level and convening community conversations around the latest research and best practices. The net result is a shared roadmap for the future that civic leaders and local stakeholders own and hold themselves mutually accountable for its execution.

Core Values

  • Students FirstWe are guided by multiple stakeholders, but ultimately our decisions rest upon one question: What is in the best interest of students?    
  • Systemic Impact: We maintain patience and persistence while relentlessly insisting upon efficient and highly-effective approaches to sustainably change systems to more effectively serve their communities.
  • Equity and InclusionWe work with others to transform systems in ways that ensure every student has access to the resources they need. We help set the table for an expansive conversation, welcoming and valuing every voice at the table, while actively and explicitly working to create outcomes that narrow opportunity gaps and shift power towards communities and individuals most impacted.
  • HumilityWe embrace the fact that our success depends on our ability to work cohesively with each other and our community. We learn and grow best together. 
  • Joy: We bring a constant sense of optimism and fun to this difficult work.
  • Integrity: We will act honestly and ethically in all internal and external decisions, in the ways we present data, and in how we communicate with partners; this unwavering commitment allows us to best serve students, families, and the community.