Data Analyst

Position and Organization Description

Accelerate Institute is seeking a talented Data Analyst. Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the Data Analyst provides critical analysis and thought partnership with Accelerate Institute staff, current program members, and external stakeholders to collect, understand, interpret, and use data to track Accelerate Institute’s progress towards organizational goals.

About Accelerate Institute

Accelerate Institute’s mission is to close the achievement gap by creating high-impact school leaders who accelerate student achievement. Grounded in the belief that demographics are not destiny and that all children can achieve at high levels given equal access to quality education, Accelerate Institute identifies and develops school leaders that unleash the potential of urban schools. Accelerate Institute develops this talent by drawing on the leadership model used to achieve success at our nationally-recognized charter school, Alain Locke Charter School. Accelerate Institute is located in Chicago, Illinois.

Position Responsibilities


Data and Program Systems Management 

  • Serve as the organization’s point person for the effective and strategic use of data to drive implementation and communication of Accelerate Institute’s programs 

  • Develop, implement, and maintain data collection systems 

  • Seek out opportunities to refine and improve data collection and analysis to meet Accelerate Institute’s data needs 

  • Keep abreast of developments in K-12 school data systems 

  • Along with the Chief Academic Officer, establish and maintain a data-driven culture

Data Reporting and Analysis 

Lead responsibility for generating reports and data analysis for the organization. 

  • Program Data o Collect and summarize data for program members (school principals) at fall, winter, and spring terms, providing detailed support as needed during the year 

    • Administer and analyze surveys 

    • Summarize data for multiple audiences: program members, advisors, and external use 

    • Provide ongoing support to program members on the use of data systems and related tools 

  • Recruitment Data

    • Collect and report public/state school data to support prospecting for The Accelerator 

  • Ryan Award Data

    • Collect and summarize data for Ryan Award nominees throughout the nomination and selection process 

    • Summarize data for both internal and external use 

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in analytics, math, data management, or computer science 

  • 2-3 years of experience collecting and analyzing K-12 school data (e.g., NWEA, ACT, SAT, etc.) preferred 

  • Statistics experience preferred 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; strong Excel skills required 

  • Proven track record of collaborating with team members and partners to achieve ambitious goals 

  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized 

  • Excellent communication skills, able to translate complex content to key decision-makers and stakeholders 

  • Commitment to providing high levels of service to various internal and external stakeholders 

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills; able to anticipate challenges and solve complicated problems by generating a variety of innovative, effective solutions 

  • Constant learner and driven to succeed; able to receive critical feedback and implement action steps that lead to growth 

  • Commitment to and strong belief in Accelerate Institute’s mission


Accelerate Institute offers a competitive salary and full benefits package.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should apply via e-mail only to Juanita Shelby, Please include “Data Analyst Search” as the subject of your e-mail. Please submit all of and only the following: 

  • Cover letter describing your interest and passion in creating equal access to education for all children 

  • Resume that clearly articulates your qualifications to the required skill sets defined above 

For more information on Accelerate Institute, go to

Equal Opportunity Employment

Accelerate Institute is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages interest from people of color, LGBT applicants, and persons with disabilities.