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Research and Data Analyst




July 28, 2024

About the organization


The Education Trust

Organization type

Social Impact Organization

In A Nutshell


Hybrid Oakland, CA, USA



Job Type


Experience Level


Deadline to apply

July 28, 2024

Produce research that highlights trends and inequities in public education.


  • Conduct sophisticated analyses – using publicly available data – that examine socioeconomic and race-based patterns in opportunity and success.
  • Support the development and analysis of equity metrics that assess how committed institutions and states are to access, accountability, affordability, and success.
  • Engage in extensive Quality Assurance measures to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the data we analyze and report.
  • Assist with the redesign, improvement, and annual update of tools and resources for students, policymakers, and institutional leaders that provide information related to student success, accessibility, and affordability.
  • Support the organization’s efforts to leverage data and current research to inform policy design and practice, including assisting with the development of tools and processes to aid advocacy for closure of equity gaps in TK-12 public education.
  • Package research and data for lay audiences and funders in EdTrust-West presentations, briefs/reports, webtools, blogs, grant applications, and the website.
  • Build and cultivate external partnerships with policymakers, researchers, and advocates to advance and refine EdTrust-West policy priorities.
  • Respond to ad-hoc inquiries about data and research from staff, as well as work with the TK-12 policy team to respond to policymakers, advocates, the media, and the public.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field, such as economics, statistics, computer science, or mathematics.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce quantitative and qualitative research analyses that address key issues in education with a keen emphasis on equity and closing gaps in opportunity and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated capacity to set priorities; work on multiple detail-oriented tasks, often on a time-sensitive basis; and work effectively both individually and as part of a team.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in Excel and software for statistical analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and manipulate quantitative data and conduct descriptive analyses.
  • Interest in understanding federal and state policy contexts that affect public education, from TK- 12th grade, and thoughts about how to improve these policies through appropriate policy levers.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and in a variety of formats, including the ability to write accurate and compelling narratives to frame and communicate key findings of analysis (briefs, blogs, infographics, slide decks, etc.)

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