Data and Analytics Director

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Zearn is the nonprofit educational organization behind Zearn Math, the top-rated math learning platform used by 1 in 4 elementary students nationwide. Zearn Math supports teachers with research-backed curriculum and digital lessons proven to double the learning gains of a typical year of instruction. Zearn Math instructional materials - including 400+ hours of digital math learning - are free for teachers and families. Zearn also offers school- and district-wide licenses and professional development to support implementation. Everything Zearn does is driven by the belief that every kid can be a math kid.

Zearn is seeking a Data & Analytics Director to lead and grow Zearn’s data team, including Data Analytics and Analytics Engineering functions. With billions of math problems solved on the Zearn platform each year, Zearn’s dataset offers massive potential for insights that can guide the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, helping all kids catch up and move forward with their learning.

As Zearn's Data & Analytics Director, you will lead our data team, partner with other internal teams at Zearn to understand their data needs, and set strategic direction and priorities for how we use Zearn’s data. This is a people manager role with individual contributor responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be excited to lead and grow a team of Data Analysts and Analytics Engineers as well as to roll up their sleeves to work on our data infrastructure and on analytics projects using Zearn’s one-of-a-kind educational data.

 

What you’ll do here:

  • Lead Zearn’s data team, provide feedback and mentorship to its members, and grow the team by hiring data analysts, analytics engineers, or other roles as needed to unlock the potential of our data
  • Set strategy and priorities for Zearn’s data team, the tools we use, and how our data is used
  • Manage and make improvements to Zearn’s most important data infrastructure such as our cloud data warehouse and dbt data model
  • Evangelize the use of data tools and best practices and ensure stakeholders’ analytics needs are being met
  • Develop dashboards, reports, and analyses that are used to improve Zearn as well as published and shared with the broader K-12 education community on topics such as strategies to prevent and overcome learning loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

About You:

  • 8+ years of experience working in analytics, data science, analytics engineering, or a related field
  • Fluent in SQL and familiar with at least one programming language such as Python or R for statistical/data analysis use
  • Experience managing data analysts, analytics engineers, and/or similar roles
  • Deep understanding of the modern data stack, including:
  • Cloud data warehouses such as Redshift, Snowflake, or BigQuery
  • Business Intelligence tools such as Looker, Tableau, or Mode
  • ETL/ELT platforms such as Fivetran or Airbyte
  • Data transformation tools, especially dbt
  • (Other great tools we use include Hex, Rudderstack, and Census, although experience with them is not required)
  • Excited about working closely with other teams across Zearn such as research, partnerships, and product to understand their needs and set direction for how Zearn’s data can help achieve their goals
  • A commitment to Zearn’s mission of providing an exceptional education to all children
  • A desire to join an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment at a high-growth organization
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Our office is located in Midtown West - which we love because it is easy to access from all over New York City (and beyond)!

What are Zearn Perks + Benefits

Zearn Benefits Overview

We offer a competitive benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, 401K matching, parental leave, and a generous PTO policy.

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