Education Manager, Impact and Evaluation

09 Jul, 2022

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Education Manager, Impact and Evaluation

Alliance for Decision Education
Bala Cynwyd, PA

Who We Are:

The Alliance for Decision Education (“the Alliance”) is a non-profit education organization leading the growing call to have decision-making skills, or Decision Education, taught in schools K-12 across the country. We believe that equipping students with skills proven to drive better decisions will enable them to perform better in school and in life, improving health, finances, family outcomes, and their communities. Our work is backed by a growing number of teachers, parents, researchers, and business leaders who have seen Decision Education improve students’ lives and the lives of those around them. Our mission is to improve lives by empowering students with essential decision skills. For more information, please visit us at www.alliancefordecisioneducation.org.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates diversity, promotes equity, and encourages inclusivity. We are committed to building and fostering a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more diverse we are, the better our work will be, and the more impact we will have.

The Role:

The Education Manager, Impact and Evaluation will be responsible for the design, implementation, and management of data analysis, collection, and reporting for our various K-12 initiatives. The Education Manager, Impact and Evaluation will report to the Director of Education as a part of the growing Education Department, which is responsible for leading the content and implementation of Decision Education. This position may be a ‘Senior Manager’ depending on a candidate’s qualifications and experience.

We expect this individual to adhere to the Alliance’s hybrid work schedule, working both remotely and from our office in Bala Cynwyd, PA. In special circumstances, we will consider full-time remote work for candidates who are not local to our office. Fully remote candidates will be expected to travel into the office on at least a monthly basis.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage the design and execution of plans and data collection for school-based programs and initiatives in alignment with the organization’s overall field research focus
  • Design and administer school, teacher, and student surveys to evaluate success and impact
  • Analyze student and teacher data using basic quantitative methods (e.g. correlations, regressions)
  • Design and run focus groups with school leaders, teachers, and students to collect qualitative data about experiences and impacts
  • Develop data visualization and interactive reports in Google Data Studio or similar
  • Provide guidance and support to Education Managers regarding the implementation of measurement methods
  • Guide Education Managers in learning from data to strengthen programming and outcomes
  • Work with schools and districts to seek Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for key initiatives as appropriate
  • Develop reports and summaries for external audiences, including contributions to the overall field research in annual reports as appropriate
  • Participate in Research Department meetings and projects

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Experience
    • 5+ years of experience in the field of Education
    • 3+ years of experience in educational data analytics, research, or evaluation
    • Experience in or knowledge of pedagogical practices and educational standards
    • Experience with or knowledge of quantitative and qualitative evaluation approaches in education
    • Experience in or with:
      • Charter networks, school districts, central offices, or similar
      • Communicating results to teachers, school leaders, and staff
      • Conducting formative and summative studies within school settings
      • Creating data visualizations and presentations
      • Gathering, analyzing, and interpreting teacher and student data, including descriptive, exploratory, and predictive analyses
      • Managing complex projects involving multiple stakeholders
      • Producing and sharing data reports for various audiences
    • Experience in or with non-profit organizations is preferred but not required
    • Experience in or knowledge of Decision Education or related fields is preferred but not required
  • General Attributes
    • Driven and proactive; self-directed with strong initiative and problem-solving skills
    • Actively open-minded and intellectually curious; voracious learning appetite and a desire to become an expert within the field of Decision Education
    • Highly collaborative and team-oriented; ability to work across departments
    • Strategic and innovative thinker with strong execution skills, including the ability to develop clear plans and goals
    • Responsible, diligent, and conscientious with outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines; can pivot effectively between projects while remaining focused on priorities and goals
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, both internally and externally
    • Positive attitude and emotional maturity
    • Ability and willingness to adapt and be flexible with changing conditions
    • Technological proficiency

Total Rewards:

We offer our employees a comprehensive Total Rewards package which includes: competitive compensation that is commensurate with experience, health and dental insurance that is 100% employer-paid for both the employee and their dependents, long-term disability (LTD) insurance, a 401(k) plan with a dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%, generous paid time off (PTO), equipment and supplies to work remotely, and other resources to help employees do their best work.

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Job posted: 2022-07-09