Data Manager

Dallas, Texas, United States Full-time

Teaching Trust seeks a full-time Data Manager. This position is ideal for someone who has strong technical experience in database and dashboard management, is excited about translating their data visualization skills in a non-profit setting, enjoys working with stakeholders and end-users to achieve results, and wants to work on a fun, dynamic, goal-driven team.

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

Your objective will be to engage data visualizations that clearly communicates our organization's progress and opportunities for growth. You will be the primary support for organizational data needs by building and maintaining our organizational dashboards and databases. Additionally, this role provides an exciting opportunity to train eager learners on Salesforce adminstration and development. This individual will, in turn, be the organizational expert on all Salesforce related workstreams. 

Additionally, you will:

  • Ensure that databases are updated with state education data as it is released
  • Design and create a system for 2-3 key organizational dashboards
  • Help shape and reinforce a data driven culture
  • Perform data-related needs assessments to drive database and dashboard priorities
  • Develop a strategy for the scalability and sustainability of Salesforce based on a needs assessment
  • Create Salesforce reports and dashboards
  • Develop Salesforce documentation and guides/SOP’s  
  • Determine Salesforce end-user responsibilities and implement strategies to increase Salesforce fluency across the organization
  • Interface with internal stakeholders to determine needs and requirements and build data products accordingly
  • Ad-hoc reporting as needed
  • Establish systems to respond to data requests, prioritizing requests appropriately and analyzing future data needs
  • Support data analysis, including data import, data wrangling, and summary statistics
  • Support IT needs of data team, ensuring system administration and IT infrastructure support data priorities

What You'll Bring

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

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Strong track record of experience effectively designing and maintaining databases, including architecture and analysis
  • Proven experience and ability to build dashboards from organizational databases
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize in order to meet ongoing deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and teamwork skills with ability to build trusting relationships and buy-in to drive results
  • High level of comfort taking and implementing feedback to improve the work
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity with Salesforce preferred, but not required (Salesforce training will be provided)
  • Comfort with data import, data wrangling, and summary statistics, preferred
  • High initiative to solve problems effectively and escalate appropriately
  • 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 competitive salary and 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.