Junior Data Analyst (Part-Time/Temporary; REMOTE) 

About IEL 

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is a national nonprofit with expertise in community-driven leadership development in the intersecting areas of education, health, and employment. Our 59-year journey and experiences have resulted in approaches, tools, and practices that reflect the needs of leaders no matter where they sit in communities. The authentic relationships we build in the process shape how we engage community leaders, do our work and provide the foundation for a more profound impact as we continue to address systemic challenges in the 400-plus communities that trust us as partners, especially during this unprecedented time in history.  

IEL is home to the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), the Center for Workforce Development, the Coalition for Community Schools, and the Family and Community Engagement District Leaders Network. IEL’s programs have helped define national and state policies in education and workforce development, enabled leaders to build collaborative strategies that get results, and assisted practitioners in implementing best practices. 

For more information about IEL, visit: http://iel.org/  

About the Opportunity 

As a junior data analyst, you will be a part of the data team working on internal and external programs, reporting to the Senior Data Analyst. Day-to-day tasks vary based on a negotiated work schedule; however, duties include quantitative and qualitative data analysis, writing reports, communications, database management, and infographics design.  

Start and end dates are flexible and fall between January through August 2023.  

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Prepare IEL Annual Impact Report 
  • Engage in story analysis 
  • Conduct qualitative data collection, such as interviews and focus groups 
  • Conduct descriptive and advanced data analysis 
  • Analyze program/project data, including both quantitative and qualitative data 
  • Analyze social media engagement and reach data 
  • Analyze IEL network engagement, overlaps in geographies and institutions  
  • Assist in the development of organizational data dashboards 
  • Assist in the design of the website pages for the impact reports 
  • Create impact infographics based on the data analyses 
  • Assists with the preparation of presentations, workshops, or other written deliverables associated with multiple projects  
  • Other duties as assigned  

Skillsets You Could Gain From This Experience 

  • Competencies associated with working in an established, national nonprofit in a collaborative environment  
  • A deeper understanding of internal data needs and processes in a nonprofit setting  
  • Hands-on experience documenting organizational change 
  • A professional development opportunity based on an individual’s work and/or research interest.  


Required skills 

  • Background in quantitative and qualitative evaluation in education, public policy, public administration, business administration, information technology, or a keen interest in data analytics and/or program evaluation  
  • 1 to 3 years of practical experience or similar proficiency in data management, including data collection, data cleaning, data analysis, data visualization, and written data communication 
  • Working knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods 
  • Experience in qualitative data analysis tools (e.g., MaxQDA, NVivo) 
  • Outstanding data analytics and interpretation skills 
  • Working knowledge and application of infographics tools (e.g., PiktoChart, Canvas)  
  • Working knowledge and application of dashboard-making tools (e.g., Microsoft PowerBI, Tableau) 
  • Outstanding writing skills  
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a can-do attitude  
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and problem-solve  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft products, especially Excel  
  • Comfort working remotely and using data-sharing platforms, such as Microsoft SharePoint.  

Preferred skills 

  • Intermediate to advance data governance skills (including a high level of comfort working with data processing, analyzing, and visualization software, such as STATA, MaxQDA, and Microsoft PowerBI) 


The rate of pay is $20 per hour. This position is expected to be billed at 25-30 hours per week, and the work ends by August 31, 2023.  

To Apply 

If you would like to apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no specified length) to Maame Appiah at jobs@iel.org. Please include “IEL Junior Data Analyst (Part-Time)” in the subject of your email application.  

Applications are accepted through December 2, 2022, or until filled. No phone inquiries, please.  

IEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, or disabled veterans’ status. IEL is implementing diversity and supported inclusion strategy and is actively and intentionally encouraging applicants of color and of diverse backgrounds to apply.