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Manager - Research, Evaluation and Data (RED)



Seattle, WA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024


Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in K-12 schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part K-12. The leading provider of K-12 computer science solutions in the largest school districts in the United States, Code.org also created the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world!


Code.org is looking for a Manager - Research, Evaluation, and Data (RED) who is passionate about bringing their expertise and skills with data together with their passion for education. This role is a multifaceted role that integrates strategic leadership in research, hands-on management of analytics infrastructure, and data analysis. This leader will play a crucial role in driving Code.org's strategic objectives through informed data analysis and research, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and data-driven decision-making.

This position requires overseeing research and evaluation projects to assess program impacts, while also managing the organization's analytics infrastructure, including the data warehouse and data modeling. The role will lead a team of analysts, researchers, and analytics engineers in support of the organization’s needs for data, and analysis to improve outcomes. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of strong technical data skills, experience in mentoring technical staff, strong analysis capabilities, and experience implementing data tools for stakeholders.


In this role, you will:

  • Lead a team of research, data, and analytics professionals, fostering a culture of collaboration, coordination, and execution
  • Set objectives, evaluate performance, and provide mentorship and guidance to team members
  • Prioritize RED projects to effectively support decision making required by the organization, its programs and partners to achieve their goals
  • Oversee the design and execution of research projects to assess program impacts
  • Oversee the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data using various statistical and analytical techniques
  • Effectively communicate complex data concepts in an understandable and accessible way to a diverse audience within the organization.
  • Leverage insights from data to recommend improvements in programs and initiatives
  • Manage and improve the organization's analytics infrastructure
  • Provide technical expertise and input on analytics infrastructure design, data modeling, and system implementation
  • Facilitate the integration and optimal and efficient use of third-party data tools by stakeholders reducing dependencies on the RED team for routine requests
  • Contribute to and adopt the organization’s strategy, cross-team priorities, and goals
  • Continuously improve team processes and execution of the roadmap
  • Connect with external organizations and find opportunities for beneficial partnerships


We seek candidates who have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 5+ years of experience with data analysis,and managing analytics systems
  • At least 5+ years of experience managing and mentoring engineers and data / analytical professionals
  • Proficiency in data modeling (e.g. DBT), SQL, statistical software (e.g.SPSS, R, Python), and data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau)
  • Experience with implementation and management of data tools used by business stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Exceptional ability to communicate complex data concepts in a clear and accessible manner
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for data trends and insights
  • Experience managing, and delivering end-to-end analytics projects
  • Experience influencing, and partnering with stakeholders across the organization

We prefer candidates who also have:

  • Taken computer science courses or have experience with programming
  • Teaching or volunteering experience in K-12 classrooms

In addition, candidates must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Pass a pre-employment background check
  • Be willing to travel a minimum of two times per year for team events


Step 1: Informational Interview - learn more about the role and share your experience (30 minutes)
Step 2: Homework (~1hour)
Step 3: Interviews with several members of the Code.org team (~4 hours)
Step 4: Final Interview & team Meet & Greet (~1.5 hours)
Step 5: Reference Checks

All interviews are currently being conducted virtually via Zoom


Our team will review all applications on a rolling basis and if we believe your qualifications would make a great fit, we'll contact you to schedule an informational interview.


The expected salary range for this position is $148,500 - $165,000. The actual offer will be at the company’s sole discretion and determined by relevant business considerations, including the final candidate’s qualifications, years of experience, and skillset.

We also offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes:

  • Technology subsidy consistent with our Bring Your Own Device environment
  • Flexible, engaging, and remote working environment
  • Paid time off: 3 weeks vacation annually, sick leave, and 'winter break' office closure the two weeks that include Christmas and New Years
  • Medical, dental and vision premiums paid at 100% for FT positions and their dependents
  • Option to participate in 403b retirement plan
  • Annual professional development stipend
  • The opportunity to help students learn better and change the face of computer science

A unifying approach in a divided world

Code.org's global role in the K-12 computer science movement is only possible because we use a unifying approach across diverse and often divided stakeholders. At a time of increasing polarization, the idea of increasing opportunity for students unites people from across the political spectrum. Code.org's team members, students, teachers, and supporters have diverse and diverging view points, and they are all welcome in our mission. Read more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.