Data Development Consultant

Posted: August 25, 2017

About Eskolta Fellows

The Eskolta Fellows program brings together educators from around the City to encourage collaboration and provide opportunities to build skills and strategies for leading school improvement efforts. Fellows meet 10 times over the course of the school year as they work toward conceptualizing, implementing, refining, and disseminating school improvement projects in their individual contexts. Each session, focused on one stage in the school improvement process, provides Fellows with materials for background research, tools and protocols for project implementation, and time to gather feedback from colleagues. The Eskolta Fellows Program builds skills and knowledge of effective change-making while creating a professional community for school improvement leaders. The program was developed and is run by Eskolta School Research and Design, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps urban public schools improve results for their most vulnerable youth. To learn more, visit

Project Overview

Eskolta is seeking an Data Development Consultant to support the Eskolta Fellows program during the 2017-18 school year. This is a 6-week consulting project with completion in October 2017. Details include:

  • Attend and document 3 design meetings with NYC Department of Education district PD coaches to map out measures, tools, and routines to collect data for their outcome (ELL achievement) and driver (probably something around teacher capacity). Capture in writing key notes and learning from this meeting.
  • Create an interactive spreadsheet (requires Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, and Tableau) for school district coaches to use to organize, clean, analyze, and create visuals for outcome and driver data.
  • Conduct analysis and use feedback to refine tool and visuals based on feedback.
  • Create a template for a report for visuals of driver-level data.
  • Attend and document one design meeting to create a tool for collecting PDSA level data at the school (think AAPBI DSAP form) and set up tabs on the spreadsheet or in Tableau to collect and make sense of that data for the coaches to see what teams are working on prior to coaching meetings and to start seeing what kinds of change ideas are gaining traction across the network.


The ideal candidate will have excellent data analysis skills and proficiency in Excel, Google Sheets, and Tableau. Also:

  • Good design eye in making spreadsheets user-friendly and dynamic
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Improvement Science desired
  • Familiarity with NYC public schools is a plus

Compensation & Time Commitment

  • This is a 6-week project. It is estimated to require approximately 15-25 hours/week.
  • Payment is hourly and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Submit via email to desired hourly rate, resume and a cover letter describing your experience and why it makes you a good fit for this role. Applications considered as they are received.

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