Director, Analytics & Insights at Newsela
The Director of Analytics & Insights is responsible for managing our team of analysts and data scientists. In this role, you will be a true partner to our Executive leadership team, providing business insights through the lens of data analytics. This team uses data-driven methods to define enterprise KPIs, provide visibility to power decisions, and build robust data models to produce insights that inform strategy. Your team will stay on top of challenges occurring in the business and will be able to anticipate the future data needs before they arise. Reporting directly to the VP of Financial Strategy & Operations, you’ll lead your team to drive value by delivering insightful, intuitive data products that are critical to the business.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
Newsela has an incredible opportunity to leverage data and develop strategy to increase new bookings and retention across increasingly complex customer segments. As a key leader in Analytics & Insights, you’ll work to define the most important KPIs across the Company, and provide the visibility and insights to help drive business decisions. Your team will enable us to bring our products to even more teachers and students on a global scale. Supporting our growth means that your work is ultimately enhancing the learning and teaching experience in K-12 education, and inspiring engaged, empathetic students to make the most of their time in and outside of the classroom.
Why We’ll Love You:
Your 10+ years of analytics & data science experience have given you a strong understanding of strategy, analysis, and organizational awareness, ideally in an enterprise or SaaS environment. You’re well-versed in demand gen forecasting, funnel optimization, connecting product metrics to retention, and general SaaS metrics. You’re also proficient with BI tools, A/B testing, customer unit economics, data visualization, and working cross-functionally across an entire data stack. You’ve built and executed a data roadmap that matures with the business. You’re a highly analytical, strategic forward thinker who has experience acquiring and vetting new data sources effectively. You are able to translate complex concepts to a variety of audiences and support achieving business outcomes with a cross-functional team. Your passion for data is matched by your passion for growing and upskilling your team; you’ve successfully hired and developed a top-performing analytics team that contributes meaningfully to business growth and team culture.
One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.