Data Collection Specialist

Data Collection Specialist

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About Niche

Niche is the leader in school search. Our mission is to make researching and enrolling in schools easy, transparent, and free. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search tools, we help millions of people find the right school for them. We also help thousands of schools recruit more best-fit students, by highlighting what makes them great and making it easier to visit and apply.

Niche is all about finding where you belong, and that mission inspires how we operate every day. We want Niche to be a place where people truly enjoy working and can thrive professionally.

About The Role

We’re looking for a highly motivated Data Collection Specialist to help support our Sales, Marketing, Data, and Product teams. You’ll be tasked with a wide range of projects - big, small, and sometimes mundane - whatever it takes to make our product better and keep customers happy. 

During the 1st Month: 

  • Learn the site, study the industry, and learn about our competitors
  • Begin familiarizing yourself with data sources,  data collection processes, and publication policies
  • Shadow your colleagues to learn how data is utilized at Niche
  • Attend all meetings pertaining to data collection projects
  • Assist the Product, Sales, Marketing and Data teams in day to day operations. Tasks include data entry, checking data for accuracy, searching on Google, verifying data on school websites and local government websites

Within 6 Months:

  • Display expert knowledge of data sources, data collection processes, and publication policies
  • Provide feedback on data collection processes and propose enhancements that increase efficiency and ease in data projects
  • Assist with updating and creating new documentation for Customer Success pertaining to data projects

What We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field or working towards a degree
  • Experience with Excel, Google Sheets, or a similar spreadsheet tool
  • Must be internet savvy. Your ability to research and find particular data points or a particular contact through creative searching is critical
  • Must be an excellent communicator who is good with grammar and spelling
  • Able to balance being very attentive to detail while also working quickly


  • We are a fully hybrid workforce
  • Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation in a fast-growing company
  • Employee health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee
  • 20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays, and 3 Volunteer Days Off per year
  • Parental leave
  • Stock options and 401(k) with employer match
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.

Candidates only.  No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office and we are also open to remote candidates. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

As interviews are being held remotely, if there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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