Senior Research and Data Manager
Reports to: Director of Data and Evaluation
About Oakland Promise:
The mission of Oakland Promise is to engage the Oakland community to advance equity and economic mobility through cradle-to-career educational opportunities. Founded in 2016, Oakland Promise is a citywide movement with over 50 implementation partners working towards our common vision. Oakland Promise supports children and families from birth through college and career to ensure that postsecondary success is a reality for all Oaklanders. Oakland Promise includes four programs: Brilliant Baby, Kindergarten to College (K2C), Future Centers, and College Scholarships and Completion, that provide a cradle to career continuum of college-focused supports for students. Our goal is to dramatically increase the number of college graduates from Oakland and ensure that all students hold a college-bound identity. We seek a hard working, highly detail oriented individual to join our community in undertaking this important work.
Oakland Promise seeks a full-time Senior Research and Data Manager to support the Data & Evaluation team and staff in order to reach its collective vision of dramatically expanding educational equity and opportunity throughout Oakland. The Senior Research and Data Manager will oversee the management and implementation of the organization’s research and evaluation strategies with direction from the Director of Data & Evaluation. A strong candidate will have experience developing and implementing diverse evaluation methods, including both qualitative and quantitative methods, possess strong analytical and data visualization skills, and be skilled in problem-solving data collections systems. Salesforce is Oakland Promise’s core CRM. Current certification or successful certification in general Salesforce administration within six (6) months of employment is required. The Data & Evaluation group is a mission-support team that leads in developing and deploying productivity tools for staff, and lends its critical eye to Oakland Promise’s suite of program, policy, and partnership activities to ultimately earn the community’s trust and confidence through our accountability-based approach.
Oakland Promise began as a Cradle to Career initiative, launched in 2016 in partnership with the City of Oakland Mayor’s Office, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), East Bay College Fund, and the Oakland Public Education Fund. Since its merger with East Bay College Fund, it continues to partner deeply with community groups to to support students in having a college-going culture from an early age, to providing need-based scholarships and persistence support in college.
Our Vision: A thriving Oakland community without educational barriers to opportunity.
Our Mission: Engaging the Oakland community to advance equity and economic mobility through cradle-to-college and career achievement.
The Senior Data Manager holds various data support and evaluation project management duties across the entire continuum of Oakland Promise programming. The Data and Evaluation Team objectives in the strategic plan period of 2021 through 2025 are to develop quantitative and qualitative data collection tools that reflect the breadth and depth of Oakland Promise impact; and that 90% of these tools are automated.
We strive to integrate each and every one of our Unity Principles… For more information about Oakland Promise, visit us at www.oaklandpromise.org.
We are seeking a highly-motivated, self-starting, and detail-oriented individual to serve as our Data Manager. This position is designed for someone with experience in database design, development, testing and user management, who thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, and excels in training and user support. A successful Senior Manager will demonstrate effective communication and project management skills that touch a wide range of internal and external OP stakeholders. Experience and interest in education policy is highly preferred.
This is an exempt, full-time, salaried position. Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive with other non-profit organizations. Oakland Promise offers a competitive beneﬁts package, which includes dental / health, paid vacations, and employer matching retirement.
Send: (1) a cover letter with a detailed explanation of your qualiﬁcations for the position and (2) your resume via email to [email protected] with the subject line of “Senior Data Manager”
Applications are received on a rolling basis with the desire to hire as soon as possible.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Oakland Promise is an aﬃrmative/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, women, sexual minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.