1 Jan 2021

Data Analysis & Visualization Business Analyst

Overdeck Family Foundation
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

Overdeck Family Foundation was founded in 2011 by John and Laura Overdeck with the goal of providing all children the opportunity to unlock their potential. We focus exclusively on enhancing education, funding efforts both inside and outside of school in the areas of early childhood, informal STEM education, and K-9 programs that include supporting educators and student-centered learning environments. 

Our grantmaking and strategic support focus on unlocking innovation, evidence, and growth opportunities for organizations and researchers that are committed to accelerating key academic and socioemotional outcomes for all children. We fund both direct impact organizations and ecosystem efforts that clear the path to scale for our grantees and the work that they do. 

 The Foundation is seeking a full-time Business Analyst to support the Program Director as he clarifies the Foundation’s programmatic vision and manages the investment teams to strategically source and invest in early and growth stage organizations that are expanding educational opportunities for children across the United States. The Business Analyst will join the Overdeck Family Foundation as we are growing our annual funding output and seeking to evolve our supports to more effectively meet our grantees’ needs and goals, which focus on supporting innovation, evidence building, and growth. The core problems this person will solve will include supporting the Program Director to maximize his effectiveness, designing and implementing a clear vision for data congruency on the program team, and hypothesizing and building out the most effective and efficient non-monetary supports for our grantees.

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What You’ll Help Us Do: 

  • Support the Program Director to manage multiple portfolio investment teams within a vision for strong investment decision making and efficient grantee support
    • Internalize the program vision and track changes to this strategy as it evolves
    • In partnership with the Program Director, break down Program Director’s vision for team management into systems, processes, and routines
    • Provide project and people management support to the Program Director including capturing action items and tracking execution
    • Provide administrative capacity to the Program Director
      • Managing the Program Director’s calendar
      • Creating routines and structures designed to efficiently prepare the Program Director for internal and external meetings
      • Joining the Program Director in internal and external meetings to help him synthesize notes and effectively capture next steps
  • Support the Program Director and the program team as the Foundation takes a more active role in assisting our grantees with core business problems and additional needs through non-monetary support. 
    • Support portfolio teams to conduct a grantee needs assessment
    • Organize a menu of options for non-monetary support and research potential partners to provide non-monetary support
    • Track who receives non-monetary support and at what level
    • Collect and organize the data to evaluate the impact of the non-monetary support
    • Work with the Program Director and the program team to generate key learnings from the non-monetary support to inform future design
  • In partnership with our internal SIL team (strategic impact and learning), envision, design, and execute on systems and structures that result in data transparency around all key program activities and metrics
    • Design and create data dashboards to drive decision making including identification of which data points matter and how to best track them
    • Build and manage processes to ensure that data is accurately captured and housed across the program teams while creating reasonable demands on the program team members’ time
    • Over time, develop the ability to synthesize data to create key findings as data is collected
  • Build relationships with Overdeck Family Foundation staff and represent the Foundation to external audiences as needed 
    • Develop strong relationships with Foundation colleagues at every level and operate with a strong customer service orientation with a focus on anticipating and meeting the needs of others 
    • Successfully engage in written and verbal communication with external stakeholders in ways that inspire confidence in the Foundation

Who You Are:

A smart, eager learner. You take a nuanced and rigorous approach to your work, both able to act on well-informed hypotheses and willing to change your mind. You use your critical thinking and quantitative analysis skills to see patterns, guide smart decision-making, and evaluate opportunities.

An operator. You are able to make plans to effectively map and execute complex projects with multiple stakeholders. You are able to autonomously manage yourself and the actions of others who do not report into you with very little oversight. Most importantly, you love this type of work.

Highly relational. You are able to work well with OFF staff members at all levels because you are kind, thoughtful and curious. You enjoy interacting with others and would quickly grow to be a strong representative of OFF to external audiences.

A data guru. You are able to adeptly understand a problem, identify potential solutions, narrow those solutions through cost benefit analysis, and engineer data driven pilots to test the strongest solutions. You are able to analyze complex datasets to tell clear and accurate stories. You are able to create dashboards to tell clear data stories and manage others to capture and house data to ensure those dashboards are accurate.

A values driven and empathetic human. You operate with a high level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence and you value the same in your colleagues. You engage in conflict confidently and with kindness. You are excited about working in an environment where complex problems are being considered. You are able to articulate and navigate tensions with an orientation towards understanding and valuing multiple perspectives. You don’t shy away from holding two opposing ideas at once and you are comfortable with not knowing or not agreeing and committing.

What You’ve Done

Required experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience
  • Work experience centers on data analysis and complex project management
  • Bachelor’s degree

How to Apply

Overdeck Family Foundation has partnered with RCG Talent Solutions on our search for the Business Analyst. Interested candidates should apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to with “Overdeck Business Analyst” in the subject line. RCG Talent Solutions will review all applicants and, upon qualification, contact you to determine next steps.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Data Analysis & Visualization.

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