Teachstone Training

  • Data Scientist

    Job Locations US-VA-Charlottesville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/15/2019 12:02 PM)
    # of Openings
    Product Management
  • Overview

    At Teachstone, we show up every day to improve children’s educational experiences by unlocking the potential of great teaching. We offer assessment, training, and resources that cultivate behaviors among our adult learners that ultimately benefit children.

    Teachstone is looking for a Data Scientist to define and drive data insights that ensure impact of our products and programs. In this position you will play a key role in helping to define measurement and reporting for our products and services, including overall impact. You will begin by helping us to implement a new Business Intelligence tool and work to define KPIs for each product. This role will require innovative development skills and the ability to work in cross-functional teams to drive actionable insights.


    The right person for this role is creative, loves problem-solving, can express their ideas with code, is a strong communicator, and is driven to support Teachstone’s mission of creating world class teachers. You will thrive in this role if you are someone who gains personal satisfaction from transforming data into knowledge for business insights, identifying risk and communicating data insights to different levels of stakeholders - both customers and internal staff, up, down, and across the organization. This is a full-time position based in Charlottesville, Virginia.


    • Work closely with stakeholders across the company to gather business requirements, create and deliver quality reports that turn data driven findings into market-leading and actionable insights
    • Develop and implement strategies for products and programs, including plans for how data is collected, implemented, and communicated to increase long-term changes for success
    • Support implementation of Business Intelligence tools with training, documentation and standardization of process
    • Refine and maintain product level KPI reporting for use across the company
    • Conduct ad hoc data analysis and data quality investigations
    • Analyze data, identify trends and interpret what those trends mean as they relate to Teachstone’s products and business
    • Work closely with product, content, marketing, impact and revenue teams to define a forward-looking analytics reporting strategy. Build, drive and manage a reporting product roadmap against that strategy.
    • Serve as a translator, bridging the gap between technical and non-technical teams to produce valuable reporting solutions


    • Experience in the field of Education or proven ability to easily transition into new industries and efficiently gain an understanding of new markets and their problems
    • Capability to think strategically, balancing a broad range of internal and external factors when identifying problems, proposing solutions, and making decisions.
    • Self-starter, detail-oriented, proactive problem-solver that is able to meet set strategic goals in a dynamic environment.
    • Experience and comfort working in a high-growth organization and enthusiasm for a fast-paced, collaborative work environment
    • Values-driven, self-motivated critical thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit
    • Intensive experience of statistics, relational databases and SQL with the ability to learn new database schemas quickly.
    • Programming experience with Javascript and Python
    • Experience creating data visualizations and tool sets like D3.
    • Experience with linear regression models including MLE & GLM
    • Advanced experience with business intelligence tools such as Tableau
    • Excellent communication skills, ability to analyze and clearly articulate complex issues
    • Highly analytical and strong attention to detail and quality
    • Bachelors of Science in related fields
    • Minimum of 4 years of experience in analytics


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Familiarity with the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) or Teachstone products
    • Knowledge of current trends in education, particularly early childhood education
    • Affiliate Program specific - VARs channel management or other sales experience
    • Program specific - Bilingual (English and Spanish)


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