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Senior Program Manager - Director of Analytics

Position Overview:

The Linked Learning Alliance is a coalition of education, industry, and community organizations dedicated to improving high schools and preparing students for success in college, career, and life. The Senior Program Manager (job family title) role is a permanent position in the Linked Learning Alliance. Under the guidance of the Vice President, the Senior Program Manager will direct the Linked Learning Certification and Analytics platforms, including management of the district/college relationships, certification standards, metrics, technical vendors, governance bodies, and research.


Key Strategic Priority:

Oversee design, implementation, and scaling of Linked Learning Certification and Analytics systems.


Overall leadership and management of Linked Learning Analytics and Certification platforms:

  • Design, development, implementation, scaling of education technology and tools, particularly for quality assurance, measurement, and improvement science
  • Direct network of technology vendors (Hoonuit, Education Analytics, Substantial) that maintain and operate applications
  • District/college support services and retention (relationship management, trainings, DUAs, early adopter districts)
  • Support marketing and distribution strategy (presentations, blogs, webinars, marketing contracts)
  • Data system metrics, dashboards, APIs
  • Manage data dashboard content, functionality, and district user experience
  • Oversee audit process of artifacts and evidence to determine certification status
  • Design student and pathway benefits strategy (scholarships, communications, events) for certification platform
  • Strategic partnership integrations and key initiatives (e.g. NAF, ConnectEd, Pivot, JFF)
  • Participate in sustainability strategy and fundraising

Governance and Operations:

  • Staff lead on key governance bodies related to Certification and Analytics
  • Quality Standards Panel (and working groups)
  • Research, Data, and Evaluation Panel
    Oversee Linked Learning research agenda, including management of vendors and consultants to activate the database for the research community

Lead the Development and Authorship of Linked Learning Standards:

  • Manage and write standards related to pathway certification criteria, including future certification offerings (e.g. student, district, etc.)
  • Steward reciprocal and dual certification agreements with other partner organizations (e.g. NAF, ConnectEd, IB/CTE)


  • Work and lead in a team environment, collaborating with a wide variety of organizations and interest groups.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial acumen to test new ideas, develop products, and leverage assets.
  • Public speaking to large audiences including executives and elected officials.
  • Ability to negotiate multi-sided contracts and optimize revenue potential while building for scale.
  • Familiar with school and/or community college district data system policy, infrastructure, compliance, and design.
  • Familiar with district SIS and reporting requirements (e.g. CALPADS and associated files).
  • Conversant in state and local accountability criteria, particularly with respect to data and metrics development.
  • Professional networking and building relationships with key district personnel and executives.
  • Experience with research principles and protocols, data controls, survey instruments

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to travel by air to select in-state and out-of-state sites. Travel required is approximately 10 – 20% time depending on the seasonality of meetings and conferences.

Preferred Experience:

  • Masters-level education is preferred but related experience will be considered in lieu of academic credentials.
  • A minimum of 2 years of successful experience as an education statistician, data scientist, or district/college/pathway lead within the private, public, or nonprofit sectors.
  • Experience in supporting K12 or community college district-wide data strategies, school and district accountability requirements, student outcome measures, and continuous school improvement.
  • Familiarity with Tableau, statistical analysis, databases, digital badging, micro-credentials, platform design, and public policy in education.
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