Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #674
QuestBridge is a powerful platform that connects the nation's brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities.
QuestBridge “The power of education is universal. When you get a higher education, there is nothing that anyone can do to take that away from you.” Lea, Princeton University
Data Scientist, Data Science and Analytics
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QuestBridge is a national nonprofit program that connects outstanding low-income students with educational opportunities that can change their lives, as well as the demographics of our nation’s leading educational institutions.
The Data Scientist position offers a unique opportunity for someone passionate about bringing their data and technical experiences to enhance educational programs and contribute to the growth of a far-reaching entrepreneurial social venture. Reporting to the Director of Data Science and Analytics (DSA), this person will lead, manage, and execute on data-related operations and initiatives, often working across multiple teams at QuestBridge.
Our Data Scientist will have the opportunity to collaborate with program, data, and engineering team members across other departments for thought partnership, feedback, and growth. In addition to technical experience, this position has a strong focus on rigor, communication, project management, and systems-thinking. If you will enjoy applying your skills to data projects that fuel QuestBridge’s mission, we look forward to reviewing your application!
Role and Responsibilities
Success of this role is defined by achieving the following:
Accurate and efficient implementation of tools, models, and other data operations related to our College Programs, College Partnerships, and other programmatic efforts across QuestBridge
Improvements in QuestBridge’s data consistency, accuracy, and usage
Detailed understanding of the limits and potential of QuestBridge data
Detailed understanding of data used in all analytics projects (including visualizations that help others gain clarity for decision-making)
Well-documented code that others can easily reuse and/or build upon
Timely and relevant analyses and reports for operational use
Completion of complex reporting and analysis requests
Creation and maintenance of documentation of QuestBridge data and data processes
Ability to support data-related operational tasks across the organization
Travel to events to interact and support students and apply these experiences to continuously improve programming
Read and evaluate student applications for the College Prep Scholars Program, National College Match, and other various opportunities
Other duties, as assigned
Relevant work experience or training of at least 4 years
Demonstrated experience working in a centralized role that requires collaboration with many teams across a given organization
Experience leading a project from ideation to implementation
Previous success in leading data initiatives for impact (scoping, managing stakeholders, visualization, insights, improved decision-making)
Ability to leverage best coding practices to conduct data cleaning, data wrangling, analyses, and build data products
Familiarity with some or all of the following:SQL
Python (Pandas, Scikit Learn, etc.)
Exceptional attention to detail, with ability to maintain focus on the larger picture
Strong written, and verbal communication skills
Ability to manage multiple projects from start to finish (organizing bandwidth, workflows, and multiple deliverables for on-time delivery) in fast-paced environments
Ability to incorporate feedback
Track record of taking initiative
Passion for QuestBridge’s mission
Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics or another quantitative field
Experience working with data in the education sector
Track record of producing analyses that result in meaningful decision-making
Experience increasing efficiency of processes, and automation of analyses and reporting
Experience using CRM platforms and application
Experience with using data science and machine learning techniques to help teams and organizations better serve their constituents
Competitive compensation is commensurate with experience and skills for the position.
Hours and Location of Work
This is a full-time position remote within the US. Employees will be expected to be engaged online and travel approximately once per quarter.
How to Apply
Please include a thoughtful cover letter with your application, and a sample of past data-related projects and any relevant code from the project. Apply Now!
Thank you for your interest in employment with QuestBridge. QuestBridge is an equal opportunity employer.