Associate Director of Data Systems

October 20, 2022
$68000 - $97000 / year

Job Description

Leading Educators (LE) is a national nonprofit committed to ensuring that all students have access to excellent and equitable teaching every day. Educational equity starts with creating consistently excellent learning experiences from classroom to classroom so every student has the opportunity to reach college and career readiness. Alongside school system leaders, we create the conditions and structures for teachers to continuously and collaboratively build skill and knowledge in mathematics and ELA through the implementation of shifts- and standards-aligned curriculum.  We reinforce system-wide progress with highly customized, direct support to teacher, school, and district leaders, focusing on building rigorous content knowledge as well as deep knowledge in learning systems, equity, and learning culture. When we lead educators, and empower them to lead other educators, we create exponential impact across entire school systems, ensuring every student in every classroom has what they need to thrive. Please visit to learn more.

 APPLICATION DEADLINE:  External applicants have until September 20th, 2022 to submit their application


Leading Educators works with districts and schools around the country to develop leaders to improve teacher practice and student outcomes in PK-12 education. To ensure our work has the intended impact, we collect and analyze data on implementation, outcomes, and impact throughout the year. This analysis helps inform ongoing improvements, plan larger-scale adjustments to programming, and share what we learn externally with partners across the country.

 As our organization seeks to be increasingly responsive in the time of COVID and as we revise our organizational theory of change as part of our 5 year strategic planning process, demands for strong evidence about what works are more important than ever.  Teams also are requesting greater customization to meet client needs and unique program designs.  This will require innovation in how we design systems for collection, requiring an increased client-facing role to access, use, and support district-specific data and ensure systems can be more responsive and customizable. This will also generate new datasets that require leadership to design analyses and reports.

 The Associate Director of Data Systems will report to the Managing Director of Data and Evaluation and will work in close collaboration with other Data and Evaluation teammates as well as teammates across the organization, including the Program Strategy, project, and network teams.


Data Collection and Systems Leadership:

  • Design and manage effective processes for projects to collect enrollment and program evaluation data
  • Lead regular audits of enrollment and program evaluation data
  • Develop and maintain data pipelines to improve data quality and increase automation
  • Implement effective database solutions and models to store and access data
  • Assess database implementation procedures to ensure they comply with internal and external regulations
  • Oversee the migration of evaluation data from legacy systems to new solutions
  • Monitor the system performance by performing regular tests, troubleshooting, and integrating new features
  • Recommend solutions to improve new and existing database systems
  • Research and evaluate the possibilities and potential of new systems or solutions

Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Lead the development of clear and engaging data visualizations, dashboards, and slide decks
  • Customize and develop effective visualizations, dashboards and reports by developing an understanding of unique needs and context of district stakeholders
  • Present data visualizations, dashboards, and/or slide decks and support others to use and make meaning of those resources

Training and Support

  • Offer support to network staff, responding to data collection and system problems in a timely manner
  • Create materials, trainings, and ongoing support for network teams to guide use of data collection and reporting systems
  • Educate staff members through individual and group coaching and training

Leading Educators Leader

  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to equity and an openness to exploring one’s own identity and engaging in ongoing learning conversations about equity and anti-racism
  • Model and foster the Leading Educators values of disrupt racial inequity, build on strengths, prioritize people, continuously learn and ensures partnership work embodies Leading Educators’ mission and values
  • Participate as a learning leader in our collaborative, iterative design process
  • Commit to deepening own knowledge and skills by regularly seeking and applying feedback


  • Leading Educators requires that all employees are fully vaccinated (includes a booster dose at least 5 months after the last dose in the primary series) against COVID-19, unless an accommodation has been approved. New hires must show proof of being fully vaccinated by the end of the first month of employment.
  • Candidates must be able to travel, unless an accommodation has been approved. For this role, 10% travel is required–occasional national travel for things like org-wide meetings, team retreats and/or professional development opportunities.

Candidates must:

  • Have 5 years of work experience, including at least two years of experience and expertise in data management
  • Have experience maintaining database solutions
  • Have experience auditing and maintaining Salesforce records (preferred)
  • Have knowledge and skill with using SQL
  • Have experience building and administering complex surveys, with a preference for SurveyMonkey
  • Have experience designing strong online data visualizations, with a preference for Power BI
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills, including ability to translate technical concepts into compelling and audience-appropriate terms without losing accuracy
  • Have the ability to build relationships across teams and stakeholders
  • Have excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Have strong detail orientation
  • Have a commitment to data-driven improvement cycles founded in strong evidence
  • Have a deep commitment to equity and anti-racism
  • Have an ability and willingness to travel nationally, up to 10%.


When not traveling (occasional, national travel for org-wide meetings, team retreats and/or professional development is required) the Associate Director of Data Systems will work from a home office that can be located anywhere in the US.

 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements and Travel

Leading Educators lives our value of prioritizing people, and puts the safety of our partners, our students, and our staff first. We know that in order for students to receive excellent and equitable education every day, their health and wellbeing must be prioritized. As of January 31st, 2022, Leading Educators requires that all employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an accommodation has been approved. We define fully vaccinated as a booster dose at least 5 months after the primary dose in the primary series. Business travel and in-person work is considered required for every role, although the frequency of business travel and in-person work will vary across teams and roles. Leading Educators will comply with applicable federal and state laws, as well as EEOC Guidance and will consider any requests for accommodations for medical, religious or as otherwise required by applicable law. New hires must show proof of being fully vaccinated by the end of the first month of employment.


 If hired for this position, the compensation range for this position is between $64,800 and $97,200 annually. Compensation is competitive, commensurate with experience and in alignment with internal equity. Candidates, either newly hired or new to the role, can typically expect a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role. In addition, Leading Educators offers a very generous benefits package including 100% paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for individual employees. Additional premium costs are covered 60% by Leading Educators for partners and dependents on medical, dental, and vision plans. We also offer a 4% matching 401k plan, Flexible Spending Accounts for medical, childcare and commuter expenses, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Benefits are valued at or above $9,000 for employees.

 Additionally, Leading Educators offers generous time off with pay in order to support a sustainable high performance work culture. During the first three years of employment, full time staff accrue 22 days a year. Five additional days are accrued after the third and sixth year of employment. Leading Educators also offers 16 additional paid days off for various holidays, including three floating holidays staff may use at their discretion.


Leading Educators strongly values equity and challenges historical inequity with a persistent focus on dismantling systemic racism. We work towards a more just society and as such we are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.


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