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Improving Student Retention in Colleges

Data Insights Lead

$75k – $85k • 0.05% – 0.1%
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Upswing is redefining what it means to support students online by partnering directly with colleges and universities to allow for instant, online access to college student support staff.

We've partnered with more than 100 colleges throughout North America and currently help over 700,000 students succeed throughout their academic journey. We always looking for motivated, intelligent, and fun team members who want to make an impact and help us get to the next level!

Reporting directly to Upswing’s COO, this role will:

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with partner stakeholders to collect and analyze data to develop actionable data insights and recommendations
  • Create and deliver presentations that communicate a succinct and compelling business story, driving decisions through research results
  • Conduct data research and analysis based on platform user data, data provided by higher education institutions and topic specific requests from partners
  • Extract actionable insights from large databases and translate them in lay terms for partners and internal teams
  • Help internal teams automate different operational tasks through our Business Intelligence tool
  • Consistently track valuable metrics to draw insights about our customer base, sales pipeline, and product usage

You are someone who:

  • Has 1-3 years of experience in an analytical role
  • Completed an undergraduate degree in mathematics/statistics, economics, business, quantitative sciences or related field
  • Has a proficient understanding of SQL (2+ years), Excel, Powerpoint and data visualization
  • Has experience manipulating data and running statistical tests with Python (2+ years)
  • Has experience with a business intelligence tool (like Periscope/Sisense, Tableau or Looker)
  • Is comfortable with quantitative analysis/modeling
  • Has a customer-centric, consultative mindset paired with a passion for storytelling, data strategy and analysis
  • Is passionate about bringing technology to education and helping to increase retention
  • Has experience collaborating effectively with the software development team as well as willingness to work cross-functionally with many teams in the organization

Bonus points if you also have:

  • Experience with other programming languages including Javascript, C#, HTML, CSS
  • Familiarity and/or interest in using machine learning packages for predictive modeling
  • Familiarity with ETL best practices
  • Have experience with software development lifecycle and Agile development
  • Experience working for a high-growth startup

Company Benefits Include

  • Competitive salary
  • Company stock options
  • Health, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401k program
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Gym membership
  • Remote work culture
  • Company outings and happy hours (virtual during quarantine!)
  • Collaboration space near downtown Austin overlooking the Hike and Bike Trail and Lady Bird Lake
  • Mission-driven, passionate coworkers and culture

To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter to: https://smrtr.io/4r9YY.

We look forward to meeting you!

Job type
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Not Available
1+ years
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Alex Pritchett

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Upswing at a glance

Improving Student Retention in Colleges

Upswing focuses on Education, Knowledge Management, and Higher Education. Their company has offices in Austin. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at http://upswing.io or find them on Twitter and Product Hunt.

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