Analyst - Innovative Schools Team

Location: Oakland, CA

Department: Innovative Schools

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level


Nationally recognized venture philanthropy firm seeks an Analyst to support the next generation of innovative schools. The analyst will be a part of the Innovative Schools team focused on data analysis, due diligence, impact and grant reporting and special projects. The role is based in Oakland, CA.


NewSchools Venture Fund is a national nonprofit that supports and invests in promising and innovative education entrepreneurs and leaders, and helps them accomplish their missions to achieve outstanding results for the schools, students and educators they serve. We are committed to helping students graduate high school prepared and inspired to achieve their most ambitious dreams and plans. Through our investing, management assistance, network building, and thought leadership, NewSchools helps to reimagine K-12 education.  

Please visit our website at to learn more about the NewSchools Venture Fund.

Position Overview

The Analyst is a member of the Innovative Schools team, which is responsible for investing in a national portfolio of innovative school models. The primary focus of this position is data analysis, due diligence on prospective investments, market research, impact analysis, grant reporting and team operational support. The Analyst will report to a Partner. 


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Co-lead data collection efforts to ensure a seamless process that provides accurate and timely information from each member of our portfolio
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including analysis of investment impact and school performance (in conjunction with a third-party researcher), as well and other datasets that support our learning agenda
  • Support due diligence and selection activities by reading grant applications, participating in interviews, managing internal processes, and conducting background research related to prospective investments.
  • Support leaders and senior staff in our ventures by providing management assistance through consulting and research projects in relevant areas of expertise
  • Contribute to our development efforts by providing requested information and analysis to inform grant requests and funder reports
  • Support the Innovative Schools team in developing presentations, proposals and communication and managing internal and external meeting objectives and agendas; assist in project management and scheduling

Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to the improvement of public education and working with diverse communities
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, with proven ability to develop presentations and present analyses
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people at all levels, internally and externally
  • Ability to appropriately prioritize work, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, manage time effectively, and deliver high-quality work on time
  • Work style suited to working in a small-team setting, where teamwork and resourcefulness are highly valued
  • Ability to proactively initiate, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with team members
  • Proven ability to learn quickly and continuously

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of experience
  • Some professional experience in the field of education preferred (especially in schools)
  • Consulting, finance, development or entrepreneurial experience valued
  • Bachelor’s degree valued


A competitive compensation package including base salary, performance bonus, and complete benefits is available.

NewSchools Venture Fund is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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