Coordinator, Research & Evaluation

The National Math and Science Initiative | REMOTE

About Job

What do you do all day?

At NMSI, our people mean everything to us. They are the lifeblood of the organization. Without our staff, NMSI is just an idea. As a member of the Research and Evaluation team, the coordinator will play a key role in supporting teams across the organization to have the data they need to evaluate pilots and programs, make data-driven decisions, and improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Specifically, the Research and Evaluation Coordinator will support critical workstreams such as developing reports and dashboards that enable critical access to data, responding to data requests, managing data collection, including AP outcomes data, survey development and deployment. This full-time position reports to the Director, Research & Evaluation. It is based out of a home office anywhere in the contiguous U.S.

What are the details?

  • Ensure teams throughout the organization have access to high quality, useful reports by gathering requirements for, building, and deploying Power BI reports allowing stakeholders to self-serve their data needs
  • Construct the data sources necessary to build Power BI reports, including pulling data from the Central Database using SQL
  • Clean and transform data sets
  • Ensure that R&E reports do not reinforce inequities or power imbalances.
  • Serving as point person for all data requests, ensuring that requestors receive accurate data and results within specified timelines, including routing to the appropriate R&E team member when necessary
  • Ensure accuracy in all R&E deliverables, including establishing QA processes and testing reports, dashboards and other reports before release
  • Ensure that the organization has the data required to engage in programmatic learning and required reporting
  • Build and deploy surveys for the organization using Qualtrics
  • Ensure AP outcome data from our partner schools are collected and integrated into NMSI data systems by verifying data is gathered from College Board, uploading student data files through Ironbox, and building applicable trackers.
  • Gather publicly available data (NCES, state DoE, etc.) to support NMSI research
  • Support the Manager, Research and Evaluation in conducting quantitative analyses by owning specific portions of projects (e.g., running analyses for a specific NSC evaluation question, analyses of CB data for the board, performance factor score analysis, student/teacher awards)
  • Other duties as assigned

What are we looking for?

  • Education & Experience – You have worked professionally for at least two years or have strong internship experience that exhibited related skills. Experience working with Qualtrics, PowerBI, SQL or R Platforms is a plus.
  • Determined – You have an insatiable appetite for data and process improvement; if data exists, you’ll find a way to get the data to our people in the way it is most strategically useful.
  • Attentive to Detail – You are our last line of defense against data/calculation errors; an obsessive commitment to accuracy is key in all of your work.
  • Inclusive – You can work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or job type—or any other factor that makes us unique!
  • Organized & Productive – You are a master at planning your day and not letting distractions get in the way of meeting your goals, and you are committed to accuracy in your work.
  • Reliable – You can work effectively with minimal supervision but know when to ask for help.
  • Flexible – You are comfortable working in an ambiguous environment with competing priorities; you’re willing to travel a few times throughout the year when necessary.
  • Growth Mindset – You learn from failure and crave feedback. You know that it makes you better; you are also not afraid to give your manager or colleagues feedback.
  • Tech Savvy – You embrace technology to enhance your work effectiveness but not a tool to replace hard work.

What do we offer?

The minimum salary for this position is $44,404, and the salary offer will be commensurate with experience. We take pay equity seriously and work hard to ensure our team members are paid fairly no matter their gender, race, or other demographic backgrounds. In addition to a competitive salary with the potential for an annual pay increase, we offer a comprehensive total rewards package, including paying roughly 85% of employee-only medical, dental, and vision benefits plus a large portion for dependents. Staff is eligible to participate in 401(k) after 90 days of employment, with up to a 6% employee match, fully vested on day one of participation in the plan. Other benefits for full-time employees include referral and performance-based annual bonuses, telecommunications stipends for eligible remote employees, 14-16 paid holidays annually (including a week-long winter break), and a generous PTO policy starting at 18 days per year. We strive to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff members can show up as their authentic selves, participating in DEI-focused learning opportunities and employee-led affinity groups.