DonorsChoose.org engages the public in public schools by giving people a simple, accountable, and personal way to address educational inequity. In this clip, board member Stephen Colbert tells the organization's story.
Since its launch in 2000, more than 3 million "citizen philanthropists" have donated to classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org, channeling books, field trips, technology, and other resources to more than 28 million students in public schools, overwhelmingly from low-income households. Along the way, the organization helped to pioneer the field of crowdfunding and is now making an impact beyond school supplies.
Thanks to its dedicated team and culture, DonorsChoose.org earned recognition as the #1 "Best Nonprofit to Work For" by the Nonprofit Times.
This role is on the Data Science & Analytics Team in our Product & Engineering group. The Data team supports DonorsChoose.org’s data-driven philosophy by building and maintaining an analytics-centric data warehouse that holds the single source of truth for all areas of the business. Using this structured data, we combine business analytics with data science to understand user behavior, build machine learning products, and inform business strategy across marketing, operations, and product. We are also dedicated to using our data to understand classroom trends across the nation and to engage the public with our insights.
DonorsChoose.org is a technology non-profit that is serious about data. We are seeking a Data Scientist who is eager to play a key technical role on a results-oriented two-person team that delivers critical work for teams across the organization. A typical week may involve writing a custom data transformation script, creating a new reporting dashboard, and building a machine learning model.
This position is right for you if you:
Bonus points if you have experience with any of the following:
Compensation and Benefits
DonorsChoose.org offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes 100% employer paid health, dental, and vision coverage; a matching 401k plan (up to 5% of your salary); an annual professional development stipend; and 5 weeks paid vacation plus national holidays. To learn more about what it's like to work for DonorsChoose.org, visit the careers page.
Please submit your application online. In your cover letter, tell us a little bit about your favorite teacher! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until this position is filled.
A Final Note
The DonorsChoose.org team works toward a nation where students in every community have the resources needed for an excellent education. To do this, we hire and support a diverse team of the best and the brightest talent available.
We are an organization increasingly representative of the varied races and ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, and abilities that comprise our nation. DonorsChoose.org focuses on attracting, retaining, and advancing diverse talent because it makes us more effective, high-performing, creative, and resilient.
If you are passionate about our mission, highly skilled in your field, and looking for a place where you can bring all of yourself to work, we want you.