We believe, and research shows, that student and stakeholder feedback matters for school improvement and student success. That’s why, in 2008, we created YouthTruth – to help educators harness student and stakeholder feedback to accelerate improvements. We’ve heard from over two million students as well as hundreds of thousands of family and staff members across 39 states. When you join YouthTruth, you join a small and collaborative team that has a big impact on schools across the U.S. and the education sector.
As an Analyst, you will be instrumental in putting important student perception data into the hands of those making instructional and leadership decisions in K‐12 schools. Being part of YouthTruth, a national nonprofit, gives you the chance to apply and grow your skills while making a difference in education.
The Ideal Candidate:
What You’ll Do:
You will work closely with YouthTruth’s energetic and diverse staff to provide district leaders and school principals with data‐driven insights to enhance their effectiveness. The core function of this role is to create data‐driven reports based on student survey results. More specifically, you can expect to be involved in the following:
Survey Administration & Reporting
Process and Product Development
We have offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California. The YouthTruth team resides alongside staff in other departments at The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), YouthTruth’s parent nonprofit. This role will be based in our Cambridge, MA office.
We strive to balance in-person time with flexibility and the needs of each person, their team, and the larger organization. We believe culture, communication, trust, training, and certain kinds of creative work benefit from in-office interactions – and we believe that the flexibility of remote work also has many advantages. Moving forward we expect to ask staff to be in the office one to two days per week, and everyone will enjoy the option to work fully remotely from anywhere four weeks per year.
Your Background, Experiences, and Interests:
While all CEP staff are at-will employees, due to an in-depth ramp-up period at the start of every Analyst’s tenure, our expectation is that analysts will stay in the role for a minimum of 2-3 years, assuming satisfactory performance.
Our nonprofit model is central to our identity: our bottom line is impact, not profit. Yet even as a nonprofit, we successfully compete for top talent across both the public and private sectors and offer competitive compensation and benefits, including:
We believe diversity and inclusion are key drivers of creativity and innovation, and we actively seek out candidates from many types of diverse backgrounds to apply for this exciting role.
Our rolling process includes three interview rounds: an initial phone conversation, a skills assessment, and a team interview round. Our process also includes the checking of references in final stages. Check out CEP’s careers page to learn more about how we hire.
Please fill out our application for employment and attach a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.
If you have any questions, please contact Leaha Wynn, Senior Manager, People and Culture; Diversity and Inclusion Strategist at jobs [at] cep[dot] org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
We believe that a diversity of thoughts, experiences, backgrounds, personalities, and identities helps us think bigger and better, and enables us to reach our goals more effectively. We are committed to building a diverse staff and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.
Once a candidate begins our process, we discourage outreach to our staff for interviews or conversations that are outside our standard interview process. We have worked hard to design a process that is fair and rigorous and achieves a good match between candidates and CEP/YouthTruth.
We evaluate candidates based on their merits. We strongly discourage unsolicited references. We will ask for references if and when a candidate reaches a finalist stage.