Open Position

Data Associate
(Temporary, Part-Time Position)

About the Position

We are hiring multiple Data Associates to support data collection for a research product we are developing, which will measure the organizational stability of public school systems for parents, community members, and stakeholders. This is a part‐time, temporary, non‐exempt position, reporting to a Research Associate.

Data Associates will work remotely for a minimum of 15 hours/week, and a maximum of 30 hours per week. (Note that while Pivot is headquartered in Oakland, CA, all staff are currently working remotely due to the COVID‐19 pandemic.)

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct internet research and navigate school district websites to identify and store district documents such as Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) and other data sources.
  • Examine school district documents and other data sources for relevant information according to a set of indicators and accompanying data collection protocol.
  • Enter data into Excel and/or Google Spreadsheets.
  • Conduct some outreach to fill in data gaps by contacting school districts (via phone or email) when information is not readily available online.
  • With guidance from Pivot’s research team, review written materials and other data, and use provided tools to conduct basic analysis of the materials.
  • Maintain a high standard of data quality and accuracy by conducting ongoing quality assurance.
  • Give feedback and propose suggestions or updates to data collection protocol with an eye towards efficiency and accuracy.
  • Collaborate with Pivot’s research team to support project meetings and check‐ins, such as taking notes or preparing materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Keen attention to detail and strong critical thinking skills
  • Experience and comfort with data entry
  • Experience and comfort with Excel and/or Google Spreadsheets
  • Interest in K–12 education or public policy; familiarly with issues affecting California’s K–12 public education is a bonus
  • Available to start in by end of March 2021, and to commit for a minimum of 10 weeks
  • Able to use own computer and internet for completing this work

Compensation and Benefits

Data Associates will be paid $18.00/hour.


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Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we welcome applications from persons of every race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, culture, ancestry, religion, national orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, and for whom English is not their first language.

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