As the Data and Systems Manager, you will have the unique opportunity to help Reach Out and Read manage our data and demonstrate our impact. Reporting to the National Director of Programs, the Data and Systems Manager is responsible for analyzing multi-layered operational data, clarifying how it supports the organizational strategy, and communicating results to multiple audiences through visualizations, technical reports, and stories. The ideal candidate will have a passion for evaluation, and a curious disposition matched with an eagerness to learn. The Data and Systems Manager demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to support the organization in making data-driven decisions that contribute to the success of Reach Out and Read.
Data Analysis (50%)
In partnership with the National Director of Programs, analyze and interpret operational data, such as impact statistics, growth rates, and implementation quality measures, and oversee the preparation of reports and data stories for the Reach Out and Read national network, both for recurring and one-time needs.
Develop a library of key data visualizations, including maps, charts, and graphs that demonstrate key national and local impacts and regularly disseminate to stakeholders across the network.
Analyze data, monitor trends, and share findings, collaborating with National departments and Affiliate offices to support ongoing strategic projects, including deliverables for grants reports and partnership updates, as applicable and relevant.
Identify external data sources to overlay with Reach Out and Read data to deepen understanding of impact, need, and opportunities for targeted growth.
Assist with data analysis of external data sets and overlay with organizational data to support expansion of Affiliate offices into new geographies as we work to sustainably expand the program across the nation.
As part of a data management team, including the National Director of Programs, the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief of Research and Innovation, contribute to determination of ongoing data needs and strategy for the Reach Out and Read organization.
As part of organization’s commitment to DEI, apply a DEI lens when analyzing data to ensure metrics and insights are developed in a way that minimizes bias and promotes equitable outcomes across all communities.
Database Administration (30%)
In collaboration with the National Director of Programs, assist in managing database upgrades and data upkeep for the national programmatic database, a custom CRM application.
Provide insights to improve usability of programmatic database reports and functions.
Partner with web developers on documentation of business logic and historical decisions related to the programmatic database schema and data flows.
Evaluate accuracy and veracity of data and make recommendations to improve data integrity through understanding of data collection tools and program model.
Project Management Support (20%)
Collaborate with and support the National Director of Programs in project management of planned improvements of the custom programmatic database. This may include documentation of projects, meeting preparation, and acting as a proxy when needed.
Qualifications and Experience
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. We’ll honor your lived and professional experience as key aspects of your candidacy for the role and prioritize applicants with experience dismantling the structural inequities that disproportionately impact children and families with traditionally marginalized identities. We are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:
Innate curiosity, strategic orientation, and adaptable nature that allows for thriving in a dynamic, fast-paced virtual environment.
Exceptional relationship building skills with an ability to form trusted partnerships, provide thought partnership to others across various functions through data-driven insights and compelling translations of complex analysis.
Ability to synthesize complex data sets, identify meaningful insights, visualize findings, and clearly communicate recommendations based on the data.
Minimum 3 years of hands-on professional experience performing quantitative data analysis and manipulation using tools like Excel, SQL, Python, and Tableau
Willingness to learn about the various external and internal data sources available and formulate recommendations that serve the overarching strategy.
Self-motivated worker with exceptional time management abilities and organizational skills to juggle shifting priorities.
Passion and commitment for diversity, equity, inclusion and the nonprofit social impact space.
This is a full-time (40 hours/week) exempt position, with a flexible location working from a home office anywhere in the country. Travel to 1-2 national meetings per year is required, with the possibility for occasional travel for team meetings.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $70,000-75,000 and is commensurate with experience. ROR offers a robust benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with match, paid time off, and more.
Making the Decision to Apply
To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer a few questions through the application portal run by our recruitment partners at Positively Partners. For confidential inquiries or for assistance in completing the application, please contact Jung Yun at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants will receive a response to their application.
Candidates who advance should expect to have a phone interview with the recruitment team at Positively Partners, followed by a virtual interview with the hiring manager, Carolyn Merrifield, National Director of Programs, and a final interview which will include opportunities to meet and engage with the Reach Out and Read team more broadly. Expected start date for this position is Spring 2024.
Commitment to Diversity
Reach Out and Read is committed to building an organization that embraces diversity, pursues equity, and fosters an environment of inclusion. ROR sits at the intersection of health and education, uniquely positioned to play a critical role in addressing systemic disparities and inequities in the public health framework. ROR strives to be an antiracist organization, using its influence to fight against social injustice by supporting a culture of learning, empowerment, equity, and a deep appreciation for the unique experiences that we each bring to our communities. And, we believe that changing the world begins with holding ourselves and our workplace to that same standard.
About Reach Out and Read
Founded in 1989, Reach Out and Read is a national non-profit organization working to ensure all families have the opportunity to create meaningful everyday moments through shared reading aloud and building relationships. By leveraging pediatric care to champion the positive effects of reading daily and distributing books, Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success and reaches 4.4 million children across the county – half of whom identify as BIPOC and a quarter of whom come from low-income families.
Reach Out and Read’s tens of thousands of trained pediatric providers use books as a diagnostic tool during regular check-ups and teach parents how to engage their child with a book to promote positive parent-child interactions during the rapid brain growth between birth and age five. The daily practice of reading aloud with a parent supports children’s literacy and math skill development, their social-emotional development, and prepares them for future success in school. Working together with our sites and providers, we leverage our three decades of expertise, build on our literacy foundations, and engage our shared networks as a catalyst for change, focusing on equitably strengthening and deepening our impact on the children, families, and communities we serve.
Reach Out and Read program sites are located in 6,000 clinics, safety net hospitals, medical systems, and other healthcare settings in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Reach Out and Read serves 4.2 million children and their families annually.
More than 6.5 million new, developmentally appropriate books are given to children annually.
33,000 medical providers currently participate in Reach Out and Read
Our peer-reviewed body of evidence demonstrates that Reach Out and Read parents are two-and-a-half times more likely to read regularly to their children, and that children experiencing Reach Out and Read show enhanced language development.
Reach Out and Read is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. Reach Out and Read is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team. If specific accommodations are needed, please email HR@reachoutandread.org and our HR team will work to accommodate your needs.
We partner with nonprofits and socially-minded organizations that want to make a difference in people's lives. Since organizations are most impactful when there is alignment between its mission and their employee's values, and employees are most engaged when their strengths, purpose and attitude align with their role, our goal is to match qualified applicants with organizations that align with their strengths, purpose and values.
About Positively Partners
Positively Partners is a social enterprise committed to helping schools, nonprofits and socially-minded organizations achieve exceptional performance from their employees.
We are psychology practitioners, human resources professionals, trainers and system design experts working together to create highly productive, mission-driven, work communities.