Working with Equal Opportunity Schools
The Equal Opportunity Schools® organization (EOS) is a growth-stage, education-reform not-for-profit that changes lives and narrows the achievement gap by collaborating with superintendents and principals to address an inequity in our schools: under-enrollment in the best academic programs – especially of students who are Latino, African-American, or low-income. EOS identifies these “missing students” – who we have shown can succeed at the highest academic levels within their schools – and works to transition them into the best, college-bound classes. Because our mission is to find all two-thirds of a million “missing students” within the decade, EOS seeks to hire candidates who have the skills to succeed on a rapidly growing, continuously improving, high-impact, mission-driven team.
EOS has just launched major national collaborations with the US Department of Ed, College Board, International Baccalaureate Organization, and education funders to find 100K missing students in three years. This work, called “Lead Higher”, was announced through the President’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.
Equal Opportunity Schools is accepting applications for a Director of Strategic Initiatives and a Business Analyst. We are no longer accepting applications for Partnership Directors and Partnership Associates.
The Director of Strategic Initiatives (SI) will play a critical role in expanding our ability to ensure all students have the opportunity to succeed in challenging high school courses by growing the number of EOS school system partnerships. To date, EOS has found 33,000 missing students, partnering with 360 schools in 22 states around the country.
The Director of SI reports to the Senior Director of SI and works closely with the Manager of SI. Together, with the support of EOS’ CEO, President, and Superintendent-in-Residence, this team will develop new school partnerships through three primary channels: 1) New regions, 2) Existing Regions, and 3) Working nationally through EOS’ “My Brother’s Keeper” announcements to recruit large urban school districts.
The Director of Strategic Initiatives will play a key role in enabling EOS to sustain and grow its impact on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of missing students for years to come.
The Director of Strategic Initiatives will be responsible for the following:
- Work with the Senior Director to develop, implement, and closely monitor EOS’ annual growth strategy
- Lead and support in-person convenings with gatherings of prospective district partners (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, etc.)
- Build and maintain successful relationships with attendees post recruitment events; and with key regional and state relationships in order to facilitate high-leverage strategies for recruiting prospective district partners
- Work with the President, CEO, Partnership, and Strategic Initiatives team to enhance EOS’s Continuing Services growth strategy
- Participate in the development of external-facing collateral including print, digital, and video content
- The Director of Strategic Initiatives will be expected to travel up to 50% during the school year and sometimes more during crucial months. The role is based in Seattle.
- Bachelor’s degree, strong preference for a masters or more
- The Director of Strategic Initiatives will have at least 7 years experience (school and/or school district preferred), and a track record of results that demonstrate his/her capacity to achieve results by influencing others.
- Direct experience with partnership development, coalition building, and project management with multiple stakeholders
- Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial
- Highly organized and capable of managing many workstreams at once and able to move seamlessly between the high-level/strategic and intimate details of implementation
- Commitment to working collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, program participants and other supporters
- An exceptional verbal and written communicator
- An ability to lead group discussions with confidence and nimbleness
- The Director of Strategic Initiatives will have experience building constellations of relationships with external stakeholders through prior work in growth/expansion for a non-profit or social justice organizations, community or external relations, or other related areas.
- EOS is seeking candidates who are not only passionate about helping partners address racial and economic inequities in their education systems, but skilled at supporting partners at each stage of the decision process.
The DoSI will have a mindset that enables him/her to…
- Mobilize others around a shared vision. Even without the time to form deep, in-person relationships, you know how to first hear and understand others’ interests, motivations, and the passions that animate them. From there you make the connection to EOS’s work and are able to mobilize them to action. You thrive on making connections with others by eliciting their and your shared passion for making the world a more equitable place.
- Relentlessly pursue your objectives without an ego. You know that meeting your objectives requires many seemingly competing traits – thoughtfulness and high-productivity/efficiency, confidence and humility, active listening with a clear goal in mind. To do all of these things at once requires remarkable tenacity on behalf of the EOS team and the students it serves, rather than oneself.
- Chart a clear path forward despite ambiguity. You are a self-starter who will create, iterate, and constantly reprioritize your work to lead your team into open waters. In other words, you are a strategic thinker that knows how to evaluate your resources and align, and realign, them toward a common objective.
Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) is seeking a Business Analyst to join a team of experienced, data scientists and educational researchers who develop data-driven insights for school leaders across the nation to expand access to Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate for students who are traditionally underserved in these courses. As an organization we collect quantitative and qualitative data from over 100 high schools every year including, but not limited to, enrollment, survey, and achievement data. With one of the largest data repositories in public education, we offer rare and tremendous potential for a Business Analyst to impact the opportunities and outcomes of young men and women of color as well as those from low income backgrounds
At EOS, you will find:
- Unparalleled Opportunities for Impact. Comprehensive datasets from over 200,000 students and 10,000 school staff each year; interventions targeting thousands of students and staff; over 20,000 additional students of color and low income students enrolled in their first Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate class. 600,000 to go.
- Incredible Colleagues. We are a fast-growing organization of almost 40 diverse, passionate, engaged and fun staff members. Backgrounds in policy, education, business, law, computer science, and psychology. Currently improving at co-ed flag football.
- Mission-driven Passion. We believe in students, their teachers, and their schools. We care deeply.
Title/Classification: Business Analyst, Data Science
Reports To: Director, Data Science
Next Highest Supervisor: President
The Business Analyst provides three essential functions for the organization. 1) Develops real-time interactive dashboards that allow key stakeholders (e.g., leadership, board members, department managers) to monitor core performance indicators; 2) Fulfills organizational just-in-time analytics needs (e.g., gaps analyses, goal reports, national data set refreshes, strategic planning projects, etc.). 3) Creates more efficient data queries and data access systems as well as providing essential, fast data access support for our database and other large datasets used in EOS analytics and research.
- (30% of time) Fulfill dataset, dashboard, and analytics requests as needed – responsive to org leadership, strategic initiatives, departmental leadership
- (25% of time) Access, transform, QA, and manage datasets for core analytics and research projects, including monitoring and adapting data loads to maximize dashboard, server functionality
- (20% of time) Develop and maintain success metric dashboards for tracking and impact analysis, including converting Jacobson metrics into internal progress monitoring dashboards for tracking and impact analysis; and maintaining student and staff survey dashboards to support customized client data requests following Equity Pathway
- (10% of time) Perform Lead Higher analytics for LH-specific clients, metrics, and collaborations with LH partners MBK, College Board, and IBO
- (5% of time) Conduct state analytics (gaps charts, etc.) to facilitate state RFP’s and contract work
- (5% of time) Create and maintain National Dataset for sales strategy and other strategic initiatives
- (5% of time) Maximize efficiency for data access processes / queries for common datasets
- Provide statistical analysis support for ongoing analytics / research projects
- Assist with QA for analytics / research projects
- Contribute to Tableau Server reporting strategy
- Support partnership analytics
- Tableau Power User. Deep knowledge of Tableau combined with experience applying BI Best Practices/Methodologies.
- Behavioral Indicators: Develops dashboards that load and refresh efficiently, that are easy to use and understand, and that reflect BI best practices.
- Big Data Wiz. Experience in managing, transforming and analyzing large and complex datasets. SQL.
- Behavioral Indicators: Writes efficient database queries. Creates datasets that require cleaning, merging, and transforming different sources of data.
- Experienced and Educated. 2-4 years of business analytics experience with a degree from an accredited college or university specializing in either a quantitative field (e.g., computer science, statistics, or epidemiology) or a social science field (education, psychology, sociology).
- Behavioral Indicators: Leads analytics projects from scoping to deliverable. Translates non-technical requests into technical criteria and deliverables. Solves analytical problems and draws data-driven inferences that supports decision-making and action in EOS and in schools.
ORGANIZATION-WIDE CORE COMPETENCIES
- True Team Player. Ability to collaborate on a team of qualitative and quantitative analysts and education researchers and across teams with consultants, organizational leaders, and other non-technical stakeholders.
- Behavioral Indicators: Successful outcomes in group projects. Translates effectively between various stakeholders.
- Equity-minded. An unshakable belief that data-driven decision-making can improve opportunities and possibilities for students of color and low-income students.
- Behavioral Indicators: Consistent focus on organizational objectives. Frames analytic products in terms of org goals, equity mission, and positive outcomes for underrepresented students. Motivated by the mission to do quality work.
- Energetic and creative. Energy and enthusiasm. Thinks outside the box, comfortable with uncertainty, last minute requests, organizational change.
- Behavioral Indicators: Demonstrates enthusiasm and a positive attitude to tackle last-minute requests, balance multiple projects and stakeholder perspectives. Shows initiative by building on requests, by problem-solving challenges, and by offering new perspectives to existing work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Tableau or similar data visualization tool (high proficiency)
- SQL (high proficiency)
- Statistical Analysis (intermediate proficiency)
- SPSS (intermediate proficiency)
REQUIRED MINIMUM & PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s preferred in quantitative field (e.g., computer science, statistics, or epidemiology); social science field (e.g., education, psychology, sociology).
- Years of Relevant Experience. 2-4 years in business analytics.
- Certification & Licenses. Tableau desired.
- Criminal Justice fingerprint and background check.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required to be performed by people assigned to this position and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed. Any bona fide agreement must be in writing and signed by the President. Any verbal or written statements regarding any of these or related matters by EOS employees other than the President are null and void. Additionally, nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
Interested applicants should submit excellent references, along with a CV and a cover letter describing the importance of the issue of missing students to the applicant to Jobs@EOSchools.org.
Equal Opportunity Schools places immense value on the efforts of volunteers to support its mission. Equal Opportunity Schools was founded through thousands of hours of volunteerism by more than a dozen individuals, and volunteerism remains an important part of what we do. We offer a wide variety of projects matched to volunteers’ interest. If you are passionate about ensuring that students of all backgrounds get great opportunities for learning in their schools, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Jobs@EOSchools.org
Equal Opportunity Schools
130 Nickerson Street, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98109