The Research Analyst – Northeast is an essential contributor to research and evaluation efforts at Catapult Learning with a specific emphasis on New York City programming. Their role is fundamental in supporting data-driven decision-making across all educational focus areas to ultimately maintain high-quality programming. There are three primary components to the Research Analyst role: 1. Collect, organize and manage quantitative and qualitative data to support departmental deliverables in an effective and efficient manner; 2. Contribute to the analysis of organizational data to inform internal research goals and programmatic planning; 3. Create clear, compelling data summaries that bring immediate value to the larger internal team as well as to Catapult Learning customers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties may be assigned)
- Conceptualize, conduct and present statistical analysis to inform organizational research questions and contribute to data-driven decision making.
- Collaborate with IT team to effectively manage and analyze data from various data systems.
- Build data tools and compile reports to support ongoing program quality monitoring
- Facilitate the construction of annual reports
- Introduce new evaluation techniques to both deepen organizational learning and strengthen data efficiencies and accessibility of data
- Partner with Marketing and Sales teams to continually strengthen data utilization and data communication efforts.
- Support external research partnerships around research design, data optimization and statistical analysis.
At least three years of related experience is required. Background conducting research within the context of educational initiatives is required; background in program evaluation preferred. Master’s degree required; degree in social sciences or data science highly preferred. Advanced Excel and statistical software knowledge required; understanding of relational datasets, including a knowledge of SQL, is highly preferred. Candidates with experience analyzing NWEA MAP assessment data will be prioritized. Must have excellent technical writing, statistical analysis, interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills. Must have the ability to interact with all levels. Travel is required <10% of the time.
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/WORKING CONDITIONS:
Must be able to work in an office environment