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Jobs at GreatSchools

Founded in 1998, GreatSchools is a national nonprofit that helps parents get a great education for their children. Our programs inspire parents to aim high for their kids, helping them build skills and access resources to guide their children to education success. We believe that when millions of American parents support education excellence at home and demand it at school, we can fundamentally transform the landscape of education in the U.S.

The Webby award-winning website, GreatSchools.org, had nearly 60 million unique visitors last year and reaches more than half of all U.S. families with school-age children every year. As the nation’s leading guide to preK-12 schools, the site offers profiles of about 200,000 public and private schools and more than one million ratings and reviews by parents, teachers, and students. In addition, GreatSchools offers thousands of research-based articles, videos, and worksheets to help parents support their children’s learning.

Our staff of approximately 60 has expertise in digital media, parenting, and education. We work together to create innovative and impactful resources for families, combining high-quality research with intuitive design. Headquartered in Oakland, CA, GreatSchools has local programs in many locations across the country.

Unless otherwise specified, all of our open positions are located in our Oakland, CA office. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek to recruit a diverse workforce.

Positions Available:

Senior Research Analyst
Technical Data Analyst
Development Associate
DevOps Systems Engineer

Senior Research Analyst

Are you a rock star analyst/researcher with a passion for working with data who wants to make a difference in improving K-12 education? Working with the brightest product and content developers and behavioral scientists, you’ll study the social impact of our digital products and tools that reach more than half of US families with children. We strongly encourage candidates of color and first-generation to graduate from college to apply.

As Senior Research Analyst, you will:

Requirements: Competencies: How To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, along with your résumé here. Your cover letter should include reasons why you want to work at GreatSchools. Résumés without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Technical Data Analyst

We have an immediate available opening for a data analyst to join us in implementing new and exciting features on our website, GreatSchools.org. Candidates must have demonstrable success in working with database management and at least one year of experience with SQL.

You will be part of a great team of experienced data analysts, working on a wide range of school data projects. You’ll brainstorm solutions to challenging problems, use great database management tools, maintain excellent data quality, and collaborate with other teams. Specifically, the Technical Data Analyst will be responsible for the successful execution of a newly launched pilot project to gather, publish, and share data on college readiness and postsecondary outcomes for high schools across the country. Through this work, you’ll help make a measurable difference in the lives of people who use GreatSchools.org, while growing your skills as a data analyst.

Primary Responsibilities: Qualifications: Essential Qualities: Pluses: How To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a résumé here. Your cover letter should include reasons why you want to work at GreatSchools. Résumés without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Development Associate

Are you an out-of-the-box thinker and a great writer looking to improve educational outcomes for kids? This is an exceptional opportunity for an aspiring development professional to apply your passion for education to support a cause that helps families, schools, communities, and the nation at large.

In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for communications with funders and partners, grant and report writing, and managing the operations of our Development department. You will work with program leaders throughout GreatSchools to understand their programmatic vision and translate it into winning grant proposals.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent written and verbal communicator, very detail oriented, proactive, and intellectually curious. Additionally, the ideal candidate will also work well in a fast-paced environment and adapt easily to change.

This position reports to the Director, Alliances and Development.

Primary Responsibilities: