About the Case Method Institute
The Case Method Institute for Education and Democracy (CMI) aims to bring the highest quality education to America’s high school students — and to fulfill the democratic promise of that education — by empowering teachers to harness the case method in their classrooms. Long recognized as the leading instructional approach in business schools, the case method has now been shown to foster improved critical thinking, a deeper understanding of course material, and greater classroom and civic engagement in high schools across a broad range of students.
Founded by Harvard Business School professor David Moss in 2015, CMI is building on the successes of a pilot program that supported hundreds of teachers to reach nearly 30,000 students in 40 states. Now with plans to scale rapidly, CMI is building our team in order to expand our ability to deliver premier in-person and online trainings for high school teachers, combined with continuous ongoing monitoring, coaching, and support, creating genuine partnerships with individual teachers that help them effectively practice the case method in diverse school settings. Over the next ten years, we aim to train at least 10,000 teachers in the case method, creating a network of social studies educators with the capacity to reach millions of young people.
Ultimately, CMI aims to strengthen American education and democracy, making a profound and lasting impact on the next generation.
We are currently in the process of creating a new website for CMI now that it is operating as an independent organization apart from Harvard Business School. In the meantime, information about the project and its history can be found here: https://www.hbs.edu/case-method-project/Pages/default.aspx
Position Summary & Qualifications
CMI’s Data Analyst will play a key role in the organization’s ability to continuously assess and improve the effectiveness of our efforts, particularly as we grow. Currently, CMI collects a significant amount of data from teachers and students about their experiences with each case and with the program overall. The Data Analyst will work with the Director of Research to expand and refine the Institute’s data collection; to analyze performance- and impact-related data to identify trends, inform projections, and guide support for individual teachers as well as the program as a whole; and to develop and implement strategies for ensuring that the Institute can efficiently and effectively process data at significantly greater scale.
This role would be the ideal fit for someone with a background in data processing and analysis who is excited about applying these skills in a mission-driven organization dedicated to transforming high school teaching, enhancing student engagement and outcomes, and strengthening the democratic foundation of our country.
Key qualifications for this role include:
- Technical Skills – comfortable with programming languages useful for the processing of large datasets such as Python, SQL, and/or R, and able to master new technical skills quickly and independently; familiarity with Text Analysis a plus
- Big Data Experience – experience structuring, cleaning, and analyzing large datasets, and generating data models that can measure and assess complex outcomes
- Curiosity and Problem-solving – able to and enthusiastic about analyzing data to identify interesting questions, understand problems, and implement creative solutions
- Attention to Detail – consistently submits work that is free of errors, independently identifying and correcting mistakes as needed
- Organization and Adaptability – able to keep track of and balance many competing priorities to adjust quickly as new needs arise
- Equity – passionate about contributing to and learning in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and using data to understand and advance educational equity
Ideal start date is June 1, with some potential flexibility depending on candidate availability
Compensation & Benefits
Salary commensurate with role and experience; Competitive benefits
Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org, noting in the subject line the title of the role you’re applying for. Applications should include the following:
- Writing sample, such as an academic paper or a memo written in a work context
- Transcripts for college and, if applicable, graduate school. This is required for anyone who has graduated within the last 5 years, and preferred but not required for those who have 5 or more years of work experience after graduating.
The Case Method Institute is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace where applicants of every background can thrive. All decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, benefits, wage and salary administration, scheduling, disciplinary action and termination will be made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.