Priority Area: Data and Analysis

Data-savvy professionals use their skills to support critical and strategic decision-making, so that organizations can help transform education for all students.

We seek professionals who are fluent in data for the EP Fellowship. You’ll be well positioned to help education organizations transform results for students. 

The Work You'll Do

Our Partner school districts, CMOs, and other education organizations especially need emerging leaders who can interpret student data, make strategic recommendations, and tell stories with numbers. The work that our data and analysis professionals do as part of their Fellowship builds on their previous experience in:

Data collection and management


Modeling and forecasting

Research and evaluation

Expertise in data and analysis paves the foundation for education organizations to track meaningful achievement and progress towards goals, and make data-driven decisions that are in the best interest of students and communities.







Government Education Agency Technologist and Data Analyst
  • Design and maintain internal databases, including the establishment of database standards and controls, management of source data, and assurance of data quality.
  • Assist in the evaluation, selection, and implementation of systems, including oversight, provision of technical assistance, training, and, documentation.
Education Consulting Firm Data Analyst and Strategist
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis on core strategic issues for clients and synthesize insights from these analyses.
  • Build financial models and develop tools to support data analysis.
  • Write and deliver high-impact presentations, strategic plans and research briefs.
Charter Management Organization People-Focused Data Analyst
  • Ensure that school assessments are administered in accordance with the protocols outlined by the state, test publisher, and/or regional teaching and learning team.
  • Develop and execute professional development to ensure teachers are able to utilize software applications.
  • Perform statistical analyses to support leader decision-making.

Pioneer Spotlights


EP Alumna, 2014


PROJECT: As a data analyst, she uncovered insights to help students improve their reading comprehension.

Hear more about Sonia's EP Fellowship experience and how she used data to impact education directly from Sonia in the video to the right.


EP Alumnus, 2012


PROJECT: He supported the analytics team at Recovery School District (RSD) in New Orleans by collecting and analyzing district-wide performance data and publishing equity reports that were used as transparent resources focused on school enrollment, student achievement, and stakeholder inclusion.

Education Sector Needs Your Skills


"Similar themes emerge for many of the organizations and the obstacles they encounter, including: data quality, data infrastructure, and staff capacity."

--- The Data Imperative, Part I: Challenges Along the Way

"We believe schools should hire dedicated support specializing in data analysis and interpretation, to help schools measure student academic progress, forecast state assessment scores, and identify struggling students throughout the year, so as to adjust instruction quickly and help students succeed."

--- Teachers are not Analysts: Re-Thinking our Expectations of the Data-Focused Teacher Generation

"We are increasingly aware that information is imperative to know if we’re getting our work right – if students are learning and thriving – and data tells us where we stand and where we can improve."

--- What Educators Can Learn From Netflix

Why EP?

Daniel Tesfay, an EP Alumnus who had a data-focused role, shares why choosing EP was the right choice for him and why you should take the leap too!

A little discomfort can be a great thing.

I’ve seen the data. I know that students are struggling, so breaking out of my comfort zone to try and change dismal statistics for future generations hasn’t felt risky at all. This experience has solidified for me that education is where I need to be working.

You might find your place where you never expected it.

Moving for the Fellowship to get my foot in the door and build a career in education has been an incredible professional boost. 

The opportunity to explore, participate in, and lead all aspects of our work has been an unmatched opportunity.

You make meaningful connections

It has been tremendously helpful to get to know and connect with the other Fellows in my cohort.

It’s been invaluable to have a network that gets it. This work is high stakes, and it isn’t easy.



Other Priority Areas

EP focuses on recruiting and placing Fellows in four key priority experience areas: data and analysis, strategy and planning, operations, and program and project management. Our Partners have particularly high need for expertise in these areas, which have high potential for impact with students, teachers, and families. While EP does match Fellows with select roles in human resources, finance, marketing and communications, and other functions, we focus our efforts on our priority areas. 

Data and Analysis Strategy and Planning Operations Program and
Project Management


Stay in Touch

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