Dec 22, 2021

Research Analyst (Manager, Research & Evaluation)

  • National Math and Science Initiative, Inc.
  • Remote
Full-Time Remote/Virtual Data Evaluation and Analysis Research Strategy and Planning

Job Description

What will you do all day?

At NMSI, our people mean everything to us. They are the lifeblood of the organization. Without our staff, NMSI is just an idea. As a member of the Research & Evaluation team, the Research Analyst ensures that teams at NMSI have expert guidance to drive their work strategically. This person will draw insights from multiple sources of (often messy) data, ensuring the organization can use quantitative data to support data-driven decision-making.  The Research Analyst will translate results and analyses to meaningful, actionable recommendations for teams and design and implement tools and reports in response to team needs. This full-time position reports to the Director, Research & Evaluation, and is based out of a home office anywhere in the contiguous U.S.

What are the details?

  • Lead the organization’s analysis and use of quantitative data to support programmatic learning through the development and independent pursuit of answers to organizational research questions with the support of the Director, Research and Evaluation
  • Ensure that organizational data, data analyses, and reporting do not reinforce inequities or power imbalances
  • Translate quantitative findings into compelling visuals, actionable insights, and user-friendly reports.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders and partner teams to ensure quantitative data is accessible and reports are streamlined
  • Effectively communicate about data and quantitative analyses to internal and external audiences; and
  • Continually research and recommend new reporting strategies and products to leverage new visual displays, formats, and end-user capabilities
  • Build organizational capacity to collect and manage quantitative data through collaboration with stakeholders throughout the organization to develop and implement data collection systems and other strategies that optimize efficiency and data quality and care for participant experience.
  • Propose and implement solutions to data challenges with the support of the Director, Research & Evaluation
  • Document all data processes, sources, and calculations to ensure transparency, clarity, consistency, and replicability
  • Train and educate teams on reports and reporting features to support skilled data use across the organization
  • Other duties as assigned


What are we looking for?

  • Education & Experience - You have at least three years of relevant research or quantitative analysis experience. You are a data expert who possesses a strong quantitative background, experience with large data sets, data extraction and manipulation tools, and the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and distribute data. You have a demonstrated commitment to data accuracy. You possess superior skills with data analysis software (e.g., R, Stata, SPSS.), database systems (e.g., SQL) and reporting tools (e.g., Power BI). Survey design experience is a plus. You are a quick study and eager to learn to use new tools as necessary.
  • Data-Driven - You are passionate about using data and evidence to support decision-making, approach complex issues as a puzzle to be solved, and love new challenges. You see how choices in what we measure, how we measure it, and who is involved in making those decisions can either increase or hinder equity. You are always seeking ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness and are eager to apply your skills to improve organizational use of quantitative data for continuous improvement.
  • Independent, Organized & Productive - You possess strong organizational and time management skills. You are eager to take the initiative and “run with” your responsibilities. You thrive in environments where you are set up for success, and high expectations are the norm. You can manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously and meet deadlines. You can work independently and productively with minimum supervision.
  • Strong Communicator - You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including communicating across differences, “managing up,” and understanding the needs and priorities of your audience.
  • Problem-Solver - You have a demonstrated ability and desire to troubleshoot, and problem solve. You possess excellent judgment and discretion, especially in spaces of ambiguity.
  • Relationship Builder & Flexible - You have a knack for building relationships quickly. You are courteous, service-oriented, professional, with constant attention to detail. You have flexible interpersonal skills to balance leading and seeking input in translating vision and strategy into tactical plans and actions.
  • Inclusive - You can build relationships with people regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or job type—or any other factor that makes us unique!


What do we offer?

The salary range for this position is $67,833. At NMSI, we take pay equity seriously and work hard to ensure our team members are paid fairly no matter their gender, race, or other demographic backgrounds. In addition to a competitive salary with the potential for an annual pay increase, we offer a comprehensive total rewards package, including paying roughly 85% of employee-only medical, dental, and vision benefits plus a large portion for dependents. Staff are eligible to participate in 401(k) after 90 days of employment, with up to a 6% employee match, fully vested on day one of participation in the plan. Other benefits for full-time employees include referral and performance-based annual bonuses, telecommunications stipends for eligible remote employees, 14-16 paid holidays annually (including a week-long winter break), and a generous PTO policy starting at 18 days per year. We strive to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff members can show up as their authentic selves, participating in DEI-focused learning opportunities and employee-led affinity groups.

All NMSI employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or secure an approved exemption no later than 45 days from their official start date. Exemption requests will not be accepted or reviewed before an employee’s start date.  

Want to learn more?

The National Math and Science Initiative is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming math and science education in today’s classrooms and ensuring that all students have the knowledge and skills to thrive in the global economy of the 21st century. Founded in 2007, NMSI began by dramatically improving student participation and success in rigorous Advanced Placement math, science and English courses in 85 courses across seven states. Today, NMSI has scaled its proven program to serve more than 1.5 million students, 50,000 teachers, 1,000 high schools and 45 universities across 40 states and is having a demonstrable and lasting impact on student outcomes. Go to to learn more.


The organization has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities.   Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.


National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NMSI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we have employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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