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Data Analyst

District Management Group

Job Description


DMGroup’s headquarters are located in Boston, MA. This role will be based out of our Boston office, with flexibility to work from home up to three days a week based on schedule.


The Breakthrough Results Program helps district partners to achieve and sustain new levels of performance in their schools by focusing on an iterative cycle of change allowing districts to see results in just 10 weeks. Breakthrough Results (BTR) empowers teachers, school leaders and district staff to create measurable performance goals tied to key organizational priorities like literacy, math, graduation rates, attendance, etc. This rapid cycle of learning-through-doing, coupled with the empowerment provided by district-level senior leadership, allows school district participants in a Breakthrough Results Program to cut through red tape to get results fast.

As a BTR Data Analyst, you will help design, build, operationalize, and maintain data for each respective challenge area, cycle, and BTR team you support. You will leverage various approaches to data transformation and visualization to deliver meaningful insights to BTR teams throughout a 10-week program. Your visualizations will help teams track progress against goals and calibrate their action plans to produce desired outcomes. You will leverage your experience to prepare baseline data, incorporate progress-monitoring results, and analyze control group and final results data. In partnership with internal DMGroup BTR team members, you will support project planning as well as respond to the emerging demands of BTR clients. All the while, you will remain focused on continuous improvement to support the growth and scale of BTR while maintaining the quality and value our clients expect.


  • Work closely with DMGroup’s internal Breakthrough Results team to identify, document, and build data dashboards based on data requirements for various clients;
  • Perform data transformation to prepare source data for effective data visualization in BTR data dashboards.
  • Manage several projects simultaneously across different customers and BTR programs;
  • Ensure timely, up-to-date, and accurate representation of data to support Breakthrough team analysis of their work and progress against goals;
  • Support BTR dashboard users (e.g. DMGroup Internal team, Performance Coaches) in the effective use of dashboards for each BTR program.
  • Work with BTR Associates to problem solve data and data dashboards inquiries and ensure timely resolution of data related issues for your respective programs.
  • Support ad hoc analysis to understand trends or additional insights across data sets before, during, and after BTR program cycles;
  • Partner with internal BTR team members to continuously improve our products by assisting in the identification of issues and enhancements, performing root cause analysis, and collaboratively designing and developing solutions through iterative cycles.


Qualified candidates should have/be able to:

  • Expertise in data transformation, visualization, and dashboard development;
  • A bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of work experience in Data Analysis;
  • Excellent project management, organizational, attention to detail, and critical thinking skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills with experience manipulating data and conducting statistical analyses with a variety of technology tools/platforms (e.g. Talend, Pentaho, Sheets/ Excel, Tableau, Power BI, Domo, Toucan Toco, etc.);
  • Excellent quality assurance practices, ownership, and pride in deliverables to ensure alignment with, and success of our clients;
  • Ability to partner with client data team members to serve project needs;
  • Ability to quickly understand client requirements and translate raw data into clear, actionable information and insights;
  • Self-starter comfortable with ambiguity and rapid change common in early-stage product development and deployment environments;
  • Strong communications with an exhibited ability to effectively adjust to audiences at all levels and across all disciplines within an organization;
  • Team player with experience working in a fast-paced result-driven, cross-functional team, with high-performing, highly motivated individuals.

The following are helpful but not required:

  • Passion for education and experience working in education specifically with district and school-based leadership and staff;
  • Continuous learning mindset, eager to explore and adopt emerging technologies and approaches;
  • Experience working with large-scale education data sets.


  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.


For the past 20 years, District Management Group (DMGroup) has been assisting the superintendents and CEOs of school districts and their leadership teams to dramatically improve public education for all students.

District Management Group provides school systems with superior strategic insights and tactical solutions to the most pressing challenges facing school system leaders today. In addition to direct consulting, we research and publish on best practices and develop technology solutions to help district leaders implement and sustain reform. Through our consulting, research and technology solutions, we are recognized as thought leaders in national conversations on education reform including the areas of strategic planning and resource allocation, human capital including pay for performance, special education and struggling students, and in stakeholder engagement.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or physical ability.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $90,000.00 - $110,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave


  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Will you now, or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status)?


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • data analysis: 3 years (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Boston, MA 02110: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Boston, MA 02110

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Job Location
Boston, MA
Additional Job Details
Employment Type:
Full Time

Salary range:
$75,000 – $100,000