Senior Evaluation Analyst

Senior Evaluation Analyst

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Who We Are:

Zearn is the nonprofit educational organization behind Zearn Math, the top-rated math learning platform used by 1 in 4 elementary students nationwide. Zearn Math supports teachers with research-backed curriculum and digital lessons proven to double the learning gains of a typical year of instruction. Zearn Math instructional materials - including 400+ hours of digital math learning - are free for teachers and families. Zearn also offers school- and district-wide licenses and professional development to support implementation. Everything Zearn does is driven by the belief that every kid can be a math kid.

Zearn is seeking a Senior Evaluation Analyst to conduct efficacy research on Zearn’s impact for students and teachers across the country—partnering with districts to assess Zearn’s effectiveness in supporting K-8 student growth and achievement in math. As a Senior Evaluation Analyst, you will manage end-to-end execution of Zearn's efficacy research, and act as a thought partner to design Zearn’s long-term efficacy research strategy.

What This Role Will Do:

Own district-level efficacy analysis process from start to finish:

  • Managing data sharing agreements;
  • Communicating with districts to acquire all needed data;
  • Maintaining confidentiality of data;
  • Cleaning the data and conducting analysis;
  • Generating presentations of outcomes; and
  • Working with partnerships and marketing to tailor presentations to a range of audiences.

Lead multi-state quasi-experimental design analyses

  • Gathering and cleaning publicly available education and demographic data from multiple sources;
  • Utilizing propensity score matching to create comparable samples of Zearn users and non-users;
  • Norming achievement data across multiple states;
  • Analyzing data to assess Zearn’s impact; and
  • Composing papers and presentations for technical and non-technical audiences.

What You’ll Bring To The Role:

  • 3+ years of experience analyzing the effectiveness of programs
    • Hands-on experience with education data a big plus
  • The ability to clean messy data and ensure accuracy of findings.
  • A detail-oriented individual with the ability to understand data and identify issues;
  • An understanding of experimental, quasi-experimental and correlational research design and the strengths and limitations of each;
  • Methodological expertise in regression analysis necessary; longitudinal analysis, difference-of-difference and propensity score matching preferred;
  • Stata strongly preferred, but R or Python acceptable;
  • Strong writing and presentation skills with an ability to translate research findings to technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Bachelor’s with equivalent experience acceptable required; Master’s in relevant field of education, social science or data analysis preferred;
  • Humility, a team-oriented mindset, and an eagerness to roll up your sleeves and dig into tactical work;
  • A commitment to Zearn’s mission of providing an exceptional education to all children
  • A desire to join an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment at a high-growth organization
  • The willingness to comply with Zearn's vaccination (subject to legally valid exemptions) and Personal Protective Equipment policies


This role is remote, but you may be asked to travel to our New York City office periodically for team building when it reopens.

Compensation & Benefits:

We offer a competitive benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, 401K matching, parental leave, and a generous PTO policy. We also offer a collegial and passionate culture and the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of children.

Zearn is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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