Data Associate

Posted: April 8, 2021

Who We Are

Founded in 2010, Eskolta School Research and Design is a collaborative nonprofit educational consultancy that partners with educators and districts to craft custom solutions to the problems confronting urban public schools. We partner with educators using research to create practices and tools to successfully reengage struggling students and to build a culture of high expectations, respect, and compassion in which underserved students thrive. We help educators reinvent schools and inspire students to succeed not only in school but also in life. We don’t solve the problem for educators; we solve the problem together.

We seek to continuously challenge ourselves to exhibit respect, focus, balance, integrity, and justice. To that end, Eskolta strives to be an antiracist organization, using its influence to fight against social injustice by a supporting culture of learning, empowerment, and equity in our schools. Applicants should demonstrate a knowledge of and concern for issues of equity and justice and an understanding of how structural injustice has impacted the experience of underserved students.

Key Responsibilities

Data Analysis

  • Collect, organize, clean, analyze and quality-check large educational data sets.
  • Contribute to both quantitative and qualitative research related to systemic inequities and support for underserved youth in public schools.
  • Create clear, concise and informative analysis materials including memos, case studies, analytic studies, slide decks and other narrative forms.

Project Assistance

  • Support school teams in design projects through assisting in the facilitation, management, and coordination of design projects in which teams of teachers in schools test and improve practices to help students succeed.
  • Visit public schools periodically to observe, document, survey, and interview staff and students and to support meetings of teacher teams. [POST-COVID]
  • Provide collaborative support in other areas as needed.


  • A graduate degree or an undergraduate degree with at least 2-4 years’ work experience in a relevant field, including education, education reform, adult learning, organizational change strategy and management, and policy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and concern for issues of justice and equity.
  • Strong skills in data analytics
  • Familiarity with government regulations regarding data collection (i.e. FOIA)
  • Attention to detail, excellence and accuracy
  • Proficient in Excel + intermediate understanding of Alteryx data management system + Tableau knowledge is preferred but not required
  • Understanding of Data infrastructures
  • Excellent project management skills with demonstrated record of meeting/exceeding deadlines
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to quickly synthesize information into clear, cogent writing.
  • Willingness and ability to travel, when needed (primarily within Manhattan, and potential travel across 5 boroughs) [POST-COVID]

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to with the position of interest in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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