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NewSchools Venture Fund Analyst, Research & Learning in (Multiple States), United States

OPPORTUNITY

Nationally recognized nonprofit venture philanthropy seeks an Analyst to join the Research & Learning team.

ORGANIZATION

NewSchools Venture Fund is a national nonprofit that looks for the people with the ideas that are going to change education and open doors for all children. The call has never been more urgent to innovate ? to bring new approaches and new organizations that will give every child a great chance in life. Each and every child has a fundamental right to a real education ? one that leaves her ready to create a fulfilling life, make positive change, and help build an equitable future for everyone. Yet, too many children ? especially in Black, Latino and low-income neighborhoods ? don?t have access to the learning opportunities they need.

We believe the genius to create an equitable education system already exists in our nation, in our communities, and that new ideas must have the support they need to grow. That?s why NewSchools offers not just funding, but partnership and support, to innovators who seek to build strong schools and organizations dedicated to a more just future in education. To get there, we support entrepreneurs in four investment areas: Innovative Public Schools, Learning Solutions, Diverse Leaders and Racial Equity.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The NewSchools team seeks an Analyst to join a fun, passionate, and dedicated group of people. You will be a critical member of the Research and Learning team. In this role, you will measure and communicate our impact across investment portfolios, which will inform our overall strategy. You will also work closely with the Innovative Schools investment team, focused on finding, funding, and supporting a national portfolio of new innovative schools.

In this role, you will report to Jason Atwood, Director of Research and Learning. You will work remotely from anywhere in the U.S., though if you are based in the Bay Area, you will be able to work from our office in Oakland, CA when it is safe to do so.

To learn more about our work, please see our investment areas overview (https://www.newschools.org/investment-areas/) on our website.

Your legacy at NewSchools will include:?

  • Leading our impact measurement process. You will:

  • Manage our annual data collection efforts, both qualitative and quantitative, and facilitate the team?s understanding of the data to improve and inform our work

  • Manage our internal database where we warehouse data for more than 150 ventures that are in our portfolio, ensuring that it is up-to-date and accurate

  • Support team operations with partner organizations and schools to ensure data sharing agreements are aligned with our research goals

  • Contribute to our fundraising efforts?by providing requested information and analysis to inform grant requests and funder reports

  • Supporting the Research and Learning team on key projects. You will:

  • Conduct qualitative research of open-ended survey responses from our annual data collection efforts

  • Analyze historical DEI practices and policies data

  • Audit investment team logic models for measurable indicators

  • Produce new and exploratory data visualizations to communicate our impact

  • Collaborating with the Innovative Schools team on internal projects. You will:

  • Support the team in diligence interviews, selection meetings, and the investment memo writing process

  • Manage the grants management process as investments are approved and ensure ventures have a positive onboarding experience

  • Manage internal projects to support team operations

  • Attend the Innovative Schools team?s recurring meetings

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passion for innovation and excellence in public education?

  • Effective project management with attention to detail and ability to drive to completion

  • A demonstrated commitment to learning and continuous improvement

  • Strong strategic thinking and analysis skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; proven ability to develop and present professional materials (e.g. spreadsheets, written memos, presentations)?and communicate effectively with wide variety of people at all levels, internally and externally

  • Comfort and ability to manage multiple priorities amid high ambiguity

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, taking initiative and owning high-priority tasks and projects with minimal guidance and support?

  • Working style suited to a small-office setting with limited support staff, where teamwork and resourcefulness are highly valued

  • Proficiency in Excel, Qualtrics, Airtable and survey design/development highly preferred

EXPERIENCE

Minimum two years of experience with progressive levels of responsibility, preferably in PK-12 education.

COMPENSATION

The salary range for this position is 65,000 to 85,000 with the potential for up to 10% annual bonus. Final salary will be determined by experience and qualifications.

NewSchools Venture Fund has a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted until March 5th, 2021.

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