About The Commit Partnership:

Founded in 2012, The Commit Partnership (“Commit” or “The Partnership”) has become the largest educational community-based collective impact organization in the U.S. as measured by either staff, by budget, or by total students supported (790,000+ ages 0 through 22). Encompassing 200+ partners across Dallas County, including almost every public school district, higher education entity and large foundation in the region, The Partnership also encompasses numerous independent private schools and public charter networks, businesses and educational non-profits. The Partnership’s overriding vision is relatively simple and straightforward: our community, working together, to ensure that all students receive an excellent and equitable education.


Over 100 different local, regional and national investors have supported the backbone to date. They include major foundations, high net worth philanthropists, and corporate partners, all of whom believe that investing in a dedicated backbone organization, armed with powerful data and the power to continually convene and align stakeholders, will lead to meaningful systems change as public and philanthropic funding streams align strategically behind what is needed to grow the number of students with a postsecondary degree or technical certificate.


While The Partnership’s current geographic scope is Dallas County, its early success has led to its recent agreement to support similar burgeoning efforts in Ft. Worth/Tarrant County (350,000 K-12 students) and Houston/Harris County (~900,000 K-12 students). Collectively, these three regions educate 1 in 3 children in Texas and roughly 4% of the nation’s K-12 population. When aligned in the future by common data and goals, these regions could prove a powerful force behind aligned advocacy to alter state public funding streams and key policies benefiting students.


Responsibilities

The Manager of Analytics will report to the Managing Director of Analytics and be a fully integrated member of the Analytics team. The Analytics Team works with internal and external clients to conduct analyses and develop strategies that move initiatives to action, to facilitate conversations around moving communities and/or initiatives forward, and to build technological solutions to solve access and dissemination hurdles.


The Manager of Analytics will work closely with the 45+ members of the Commit team. Travel will be required at times; traveling five to seven days per month within the DFW region is the expected norm.


The Manager of Analytics will:

  • Plan and execute data analysis and research leading to actionable insights for internal and external clients.  For typical engagements:

    • Develop and present content for partners at school districts, community organizations, public agencies, and investor levels to highlight needs, opportunities, and progress toward social outcome goals

    • Prepare high-impact charts, data visualizations, PowerPoint presentations, and memos to communicate key findings

    • Support external clients (e.g., in Rio Grande Valley, Harris County, or Tarrant County) with data analysis and research to help them operationalize their strategies

  • Provide analytics support to Commit’s CEO and President, as well as partner-facing teams. Develop analytical tools to support partner programs and conduct specific analyses to support strategies on key education priorities. Engage in new, complex challenges with team and community members

  • Work extensively in Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, and Alteryx, and potentially in ArcGIS, VBA, SQL, Python, R, or C#, if proficient

  • Manage a team of 2-3 Analytics Associates and oversee their coaching and development

  • Support with the hiring, onboarding, and training of new analytics staff


Qualifications

  • Professional Experience: 4+ years in strategy consulting, nonprofit or social impact strategic planning, and/or data analytics; public education is a plus; positions with leading management consulting firms or with analytic responsibilities are a good match

  • Technology Experience: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is a must; Tableau, Alteryx, ArcGIS, and/or SQL is a plus, but not required

  • Skills:

    • Strong strategic and analytical thinking

    • Strong interpersonal and verbal skills, and experience building and maintaining professional relationships; external engagement is a key part of the role

    • Strong communication skills—in email, Word, and PowerPoint as well as chart development and meeting facilitation

    • Experience managing high performing Associates

  • Qualities

    • Highly detail-oriented and a self-starter; accuracy is a requirement

    • Ability to balance multiple projects and be able to prioritize to meet strict deadlines

    • Insatiable desire to transform student achievement in North Texas and the belief that education can be an equalizer

    • Open to rolling up your sleeves to get the job done, even if it means working over 40 hours a week on a consistent basis

    • Desire to continuously incorporate feedback from the team and work with urgency, humility, and competing priorities; true team player

  • Education: Graduate degree preferred, most relevant degrees include Masters in Public Policy, Masters in Education, or MBA

  • Local knowledge of Dallas County or Tarrant County and/or Texas is a plus



Location: Dallas, Texas


Compensation: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


To Apply

Interested candidates should complete the application in TriNet, attach your resume, a one-page cover letter stating why you are interested in the role, and three (3) professional references. Inquiries regarding the position can be sent to careers@commitpartnership.org.


For applicants applying from third-party sites, the application is linked here: https://tinyurl.com/AnalyticsCommit


The Commit Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to hire individuals with backgrounds similar to that of the stakeholders they serve. As an organization that embraces equity and inclusion, all employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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