Junior Data Scientist

Dallas, Texas, United States Full-time Allows remote

Teaching Trust seeks a full-time Junior Data Scientist. This position is ideal for someone who has basic data fluency, a relentless drive to improve their skill set and knowledge base, and is passionate about improving academic outcomes for all students.

Who We Are

Teaching Trust is a nonprofit organization grounded in the conviction that school leadership is the single largest lever to improve public education. We develop strategic, visionary leaders at multiple levels within schools and school systems to engage and lead accountable, collaborative teams. These teams in turn ensure schools have high quality teaching and learning and aspirational cultures, which are necessary to provide an education that eliminates the opportunity gap for low-income students and students of color.

We work in the following ways to provide education opportunities that eliminate racial and socioeconomic disparities and give our students choice for their life path:

  • Training, supporting, and developing school leadership teams that are led by an effective principal
  • Working with principal preparation programs to create a new standard for the quality of principal preparation
  • Cultivating a community of educators by supporting their professional development and career advancement
  • Influencing the practices of the school systems we work with so they are more supportive of the practices our participants implement for impact

What You'll Take On

Teaching Trust is currently beginning the process of developing a data-driven culture, which involves creating and maintaining organizational databases, increasing data access and transparency by developing dashboards and automated reporting, further developing staff data literacy through professional development, and providing insights into the impact of our work by conducting analyses and building statistical models.

Your role in helping drive a data driven culture will be focused on data cleaning, wrangling, and auditing to ensure that the data in our databases is robust, accurate, and engenders a sense of trust amongst staff. You will also increase staff access to data by performing analyses ranging in complexity from summary statistics to regression modelling, as well as creating ad hoc and automated reporting systems and organizational dashboards.

As you do this, you will be leveraging (and expanding!) your foundational data science skills while developing expertise in R, Python, and SQL.

Additionally, you will:

  • Own administrative tasks including, but not limited to, survey creation and data entry
  • Develop and maintain organizational and departmental documentation, guides, and standard operating procedures related to data, data systems, and data science

What You'll Bring

We are looking for someone who shares a passion for our mission to achieve better outcomes for students in urban schools. You will thrive in this role if you persist through challenges, learn from your mistakes, and use feedback as an opportunity to improve.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • The ability to organize data appropriately, explore data and generate questions by creating graphs and calculating summary statistics, as well as build regression models. The ideal candidate will accomplish these tasks using Excel, R, and/or Python.
  • Please note that we are actively considering candidates who have strong Excel skills and can demonstrate that they are interested in - or are actively learning - R and/or Python. We are looking for candidates that are excited about the opportunity to learn and deepen their understanding of both R and Python as part of their professional development.
  • A strong entrepreneurial mindset when it comes to your own learning path. You’re comfortable identifying what you know and have yet to learn, and actively work to close gaps in your knowledge and skill set.
  • A relentless drive to seek out feedback and incorporate it in an effort to improve both your understanding and related work products.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and teamwork skills with ability to build trusting relationships and buy-in to drive results.
  • Comfort in managing multiple priorities that range in scope from high level strategic initiatives to administrative tasks.
  • Passion to work at an organization focused on ameliorating educational inequity.
  • Authorization to work in the United States required. 

Additionally, alignment with our core values is essential for the success of any candidate:

  • Educational Equity: We prioritize work based on its impact in eliminating the achievement gap.
  • Disciplined Behavior: We are unapologetically results and competencies driven.
  • Courage and Resilience: We take risks, rebound and persevere.
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: We own our outcomes and act with urgency.
  • Reflection and Growth: We seek feedback and modify behavior to achieve results.

 What We Offer

Teaching Trust offers a salary of $60,000 - $65,000 annually for this role, along with a comprehensive benefits package, covering the employee premium for base medical, dental, and vision plans, and subsidizing the costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Additional benefits include employer paid life and disability insurance, flexible spending account options, a very generous vacation and holiday schedule, and a Simple IRA plan with employer matching. 

Teaching Trust is an equal opportunity employer. Teaching Trust evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital or familial status, family responsibilities, veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected by law. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of such status.