Manager, Research and Evaluation

New York City or Remote /
Research & Analytics /
Full-time
Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, and leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip students who identify as girls or nonbinary with the computing skills needed to pursue 21st century opportunities. Since launching in 2012, Girls Who Code has reached 500,000 students through our in-person and virtual programming, and 115,000 of our alumni are college or career-aged.

Girls Who Code has sparked culture change through marketing campaigns and advocacy efforts, generating 14 Billion engagements globally. In 2019, the organization was named the #1 Most Innovative Non-Profit on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list, and in 2022 was named one of NonProfit Times’ Best Nonprofits to Work For. 

Job summary:
Girls Who Code has a highly evidence-based culture that is dedicated to the thoughtful application of research and data to inform practice and demonstrate the impact of our work.
 
Working on the Research and Analytics team, the Manager, Research and Evaluation supports the design of research projects as well as the collection and analysis of data and reporting of findings. This role will report directly to the Senior Director, Research and Analytics and manage the Data Analyst.

The role of the Manager, Research and Evaluation includes:supporting the Senior Director, Research and Analytics in designing research projects, evaluation plans, and data collection instruments, collecting, analyzing, and reporting data to internal and external stakeholders to measure the quality and impact of our initiatives and inform strategic planning and ongoing program improvement.identifying issues with data cleanliness and quality and overseeing the Data Analyst in planning and executing projects to address those needs.

Ideal candidates will be proficient with the tools and systems used by the organization to obtain, track, and analyze data, including Salesforce, Tableau, and Alchemer. The management of these systems and ability to utilize them to fulfill data needs will be a key aspect of the role of the Manager, Research and Evaluation.

This is a full-time position that is based in New York City. A regular hybrid work schedule, requiring 2 in-office days per week, is currently in place. Subject to change. We are not considering remote applicants.

Responsibilities:

    • Lead the collection, analysis, and management of data and ensure data is readily available across the organization and illustrates current outcomes and impact
    • Support the development and refinement of data collection instruments and practices to ensure the data collected are high-quality, applicable, and consistent with data collected in past years
    • Oversee and manage several survey administrations each year
    • Conduct the merging, cleaning, and deduping of data obtained from multiple  sources
    • Utilize Tableau to develop data dashboards and visualizations that display results (both static and in real-time)
    • Collaborate with the System Operations team to ensure that data is reportable, easily handled, and well-documented, identifying data inconsistencies and cleaning data when needed

Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Statistics, Math, Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology, Sociology, or a related field 
    • Minimum 4+ years of prior experience with research and evaluation including data collection analysis, and reporting 
    • Experience with conceptualizing and designing research projects
    • Expertise with data manipulation and analysis using multiple compatible and non-compatible systems and tools (e.g., Salesforce, Tableau, Advanced Excel, Python, SQL)
    • Experience identifying inconsistencies in data structures and data cleanliness
    • An eye for details with superb organizational skills
    • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills
    • Thrives in dynamic environment; able to work effectively to meet tight deadlines and goals
    • Desire to learn and grow as part of a small organization; standout teammate with a flexible, creative, and analytical approach to problem solving
    • Knowledge of and/or interest in computer science, technology, and/or education preferred
    • Alignment with Girls Who Code’s mission to close the gender gap in technology fields through a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.

Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  GWC is not able to sponsor employment visas.