CORE Districts is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising student achievement through collaboration among eight California school districts. CORE is in an exciting phase of program growth and development, and we are seeking a Data Strategist to support our Data Collaborative.
CORE’s Data Collaborative serves close to one third of California’s students. Our work focuses on strengthening the collective efficacy in school systems and improving outcomes for students, especially those students that have been traditionally underserved.
The Data Strategist will report to the Program Lead for Data and Analytics and will work closely with CORE’s program leads, participating districts, and analytical partners to support data needs in CORE's portfolio. We are seeking a proactive learner who is passionate about CORE’s mission, has analytical and project management experience in education, and who will thrive in our dynamic startup environment. The Data Strategist must effectively manage numerous responsibilities at a given time and be available for travel.
This is a remote position with approximately 10-15% of time spent traveling (mostly within CA).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Data Strategist’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Project Data Support
Key Skills and Dispositions
CORE is committed to maximizing the diversity of the organization, we are working to recruit a team that reflects the diverse student populations it serves.
Equal Opportunity Employment
As an equal opportunity employer, CORE recruits and hires with a commitment to understand systemic oppression and the lived reality of people with marginalized identities. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, including bilingual and multicultural individuals, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ communities. We also recruit and hire without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status or age.
Interested applicants should submit their resume.
Applicants selected from a first round review of resumes will be invited to participate in a virtual interview where they will respond to a set of questions recorded through the Sparkhire virtual platform. Finalists from this round will be invited to participate in a live virtual interview with a panel of CORE Districts staff members. Interviewing candidates will be invited to bring or share an artifact at the interview which demonstrates their ability to process, interpret, and visualize data. The panel will make a recommendation for a final interview with the Program Lead for Data and Analytics, who will make the hiring recommendation to CORE’s CEO.
CORE Districts is a non-profit organization. We will offer a firm and highly competitive starting salary of $93,000 for this position. This position is subject to an annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), an opportunity for a year-end bonus, and career progression opportunities. CORE is committed to equity, and we do not engage in starting salary negotiations. We have found that salary negotiations have the potential to create equity gaps between equally qualified and experienced employees based solely on negotiation skills. We are committed to ensuring that all of our employees start off with fair and highly competitive salaries.
Employees at CORE enjoy a generous total compensation package. This includes health benefits with an employer contribution, a quarterly health reimbursement program for out-of-pocket medical expenses, a 401k retirement plan with an employer match, paid family medical leave, a flexible PTO policy, a monthly cell-phone reimbursement program, and a professional development allowance. Please note that benefits are subject to change each year. We strive to make improvements to our benefits offerings on a regular basis.
The organization provides all employees with a company laptop and other accessories upon hire.
CORE Districts is a 501c3 nonprofit collaborative serving as a hub to school districts working together to improve student achievement through highly productive, meaningful partnership and shared learning at the superintendent, central office, school and educator levels. Currently, eight school districts serving more than 1 million students participate in the collaborative: Fresno, Garden Grove, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Santa Ana Unified. Together, our districts share a fundamental belief that all students can achieve at high levels. Powered by data, innovation, research, and continuous learning, the eight CORE districts are collaborating to solve inequities in our education systems to ensure that every student has what they need to thrive. As an organization, CORE exists to operationalize the multidistrict collaboration and seeks to be a catalyst for change, powered by continuous improvement.
CORE believes that if it can support the improvement of specific outcomes by developing continuous improvement structures, mindsets and routines that foster learning at both the district and site levels, then districts and schools will make progress toward producing more reliable, equitable outcomes for their students.
For more information, please visit coredistricts.org.
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