Data & Impact / Global

Data Analyst


Generation is seeking a Data Analyst to unlock insights and inform decision-making within our ever-growing organization. You will be joining the rapidly growing Data & Impact team within Generation, with a pivotal role to play in helping us measure and assess our impact on the lives of thousands of job-seekers, their families, and communities around the world.

As a Data Analyst, you will be responsible for: 1) building, implementing, and maintaining data products to help Generation teams make better strategic and operational decisions, 2) leading research and analytics projects to provide insights, and 3) building capabilities for using data across our Generation teams. This role is cross-functional by necessity, requiring collaboration across multiple levels, functions, and geographies within Generation. Ultimately, you will understand the ins and outs of our data products and database, and are looked to as the expert across our global organization.

The Data Analyst will report directly to the Global Director of Data & Impact. This role requires significant remote collaboration, strong self-initiative and ownership, with up to 20% travel. Preference for the role to be based in either Washington, DC or London, UK, where our regional team hubs are located. However, remote candidates are welcome to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by email to careers@generation.org with ‘Data Analyst’ in the subject line.


To be successful you'll need:

Required experience and skills:

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in a combination of business/analytics roles (e.g. data science/analytics, management consulting, or business operations)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders
  • Proven track record of using both quantitative and qualitative data to tell meaningful stories that inform decision-making
  • Broad knowledge of applied statistics, experimental design, and causal inference
  • Experience with data analysis software (e.g., Alteryx, Excel), and/or programming languages (e.g., SQL, R, Python)
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Power BI)
  • Ability to build trust-based relationships with and influence diverse stakeholders (e.g., program staff and beneficiaries; senior management)

Preferred experience and skills:

  • Experience implementing Salesforce products (including reporting)
  • Experience living or working internationally, preferably across multiple geographies
  • Fluency in additional languages beyond English (particularly in languages from our Generation teams: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Hindi, Urdu, Swahili, Cantonese)

Mindsets:

  • Deeply committed to Generation’s mission and values
  • Excited by the idea of working in a fast-moving, early-stage nonprofit, balancing the opportunity to engage in a wide range of work with the necessary adaptability and flexibility to do so
  • Proactive collaborator, willing to propose solutions and ideas to challenges based on expertise, debate their merits, and make final recommendations
  • Self-reflective and open to receiving and giving frequent feedback
  • A self-starter with a strong work ethic who can thrive in a remote work environment
  • A positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence, and ability to be a team player
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, embracing the opportunity for creativity and hard work inherent in an early-stage organization
  • A strong sense of ownership (e.g., takes personal responsibility for meeting objectives) and timeliness

What you'll do:

Data products: workflows, reports, and visualizations

  • Maintain and refine our existing analytics stack to ensure that teams are able to effectively and efficiently access and view data they need
  • Problem solve with country and functional teams to define KPIs, and build the necessary data workflows and reporting tools to track and measure progress
  • Develop data visualizations, automate reports, iteratively build and prototype reusable dashboards to provide insights at scale

Research and analysis

  • Across Generation’s country and functional teams, collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to formulate and complete full-cycle analysis, including data gathering, analysis, ongoing scaled deliverables and presentations
  • Deliver effective presentations of findings and recommendations to stakeholders, including visual displays of quantitative information

Capability-building

  • Provide capability-building to Generation colleagues at every level of the organization on how to use our self-serve data products (e.g., reports, visualizations)
  • Serve as a thought partner to Generation teams for how to best incorporate data into their operational and strategic decision-making

About Generation

Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.

We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.

Today, Generation is active in twelve countries—101 cities and 280 sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.