Description

The Strategic Data Project (SDP) is an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University. The SDP Fellowship program helps school system leaders use data and evidence in strategic decision-making to improve public education. By placing Fellows in school systems and education organizations across the United States, SDP provides a unique entry point for passionate quantitative researchers and data strategists who want to make a difference.  

SDP Fellows are placed in full-time roles at host agencies including school districts, charter management organizations, state education departments, foundations, and education nonprofits. As a Fellow, you and your host agency will develop clear priorities and plans for using data and build organizational willingness to use data for decision-making.

In the past, fellows have tackled projects in one of the following focus areas: 
  • program evaluation 
  • data visualization 
  • early warning indicator systems 
  • data management governance 
  • survey design and analysis 
  • data dashboards 
  • student pathways and postsecondary success 
  • teacher quality   
Fellows also participate in a tailored curriculum in measurement, analysis, leadership, and education policy delivered by Harvard-affiliated researchers and practitioners.

Join a powerful, growing community of forward-thinking data advocates and leaders in more than 20 states and 160+ education organizations.  

Details

  • Location:
    Cambridge
    ,
    MA
    Opportunities nationwide
  • Salary:
    $75,000.00
    -
    $90,000.00
    yearly
    , Salary is commensurate with experience. Must be negotiated with host agency.
  • Deadline: n/a

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

Qualifications: 
SDP seeks candidates who possess: 
  • a strong background in applied quantitative analysis, 
  • an advanced degree (Master’s level or higher), 
  • at least four years of relevant work experience, 
  • a demonstrated passion for education reform 
  • a track record of collaboration, humility, and ability to guide change 
  • an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit     
  • flexibility, adaptability, and persistence 
  • ability to communicate complex information to various audiences   
SDP seeks candidates who possess: a strong background in applied quantitative analysis; an advanced degree (Master’s level or higher); at least four years of relevant work experience; a demonstrated passion for education reform; a track record of collaboration, humility, and ability to guide change; an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit; flexibility, adaptability, and persistence; and ability to communicate complex information to various audiences. 

To learn more about SDP: https://sdp.cepr.harvard.edu/fellowship; To Apply: https://sdp.cepr.harvard.edu/apply