InStride is a tech-enabled services company that delivers workforce education solutions.
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Director, Data Analytics

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Employer Provided Salary: 160,000-210,000 Annually
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At InStride, it’s simple. 

We believe the more you invest in your people, the more skilled they become, and the better your organization performs. 

Our mission to bring career-aligned, debt-free education to employers and their workforce has created pathways for our Learners to accelerate their careers with 2,800+ learning options. 

Our teams are tied together by a recognition of how impactful education can be for one’s career, livelihood and community. Our commitment to the success of our Learners is what drives us. To get a better feel for our culture, watch more here.

Candidates must be located in one of the following states to be considered eligible for employment: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, TX, VA, WA, WI. 

What we're looking for:

We are seeking a visionary Director of Data Analytics who will lead the establishment of a centralized data function, steering the company’s data infrastructure, governance and business insight across the company. The ideal candidate will have a robust background in data acquisition, infrastructure, and analysis, with a proven track record of implementing effective data strategies that align with business goals. InStride is a company dedicated to the academic and career success of our Learners, and our ideal candidate will also understand how our programs are capable of driving individual, organizational and social impact. 

Skills we’d love to see you show off:

  • Leadership and Communication: Lead and inspire a data analytics team, effectively communicating data insights into actionable business strategies.
  • Strategic Data Management: Develop and implement data strategies that align with business objectives.
  • Technology Acumen: Evaluate and integrate cost-effective data management technologies.
  • Process Improvement: Apply industry best practices to audit and enhance data process efficiency.
  • Problem-Solving: Utilize strong analytical abilities to address complex data challenges.
  • Data Integrity: Establish robust governance frameworks that ensure data accuracy and accessibility.

Who you are:

  • You have a strong technical background and proven leadership managing a team of data analysts. Your collaborative and professional experience includes proven success partnering with teams across an organization driving better decisions by extracting meaningful insights from complex datasets.
  • Highly proficient with data manipulation, you are able to build infrastructure and cloud-based data platforms. You have strong technical skills in programming languages like SQL, Python, R, or SAS and hands on experience deploying business intelligence tools such as Tableau and Power BI which aid in transforming raw data into actionable insights.
  • Your professional journey includes 8-10 years in data analytics or business intelligence with proven experience in building and maintaining data pipelines.
  • With at least 2-3 years in a people management and leadership role, you have a talent for inspiring your team and making complex data understandable for stakeholders across the board. Your communication skills are top-notch, helping you to effectively bridge the gap between technical and non-technical audiences.
  • You’re adept at navigating complex data environments and have a solid track record of using strategic data insights to propel organizational growth. 
  • Strategically minded, you are excellent at taking initiative, identifying trends, solving problems, and turning challenges into opportunities. You manage multiple projects with precision, keeping them on track and within budget.
  • You’re known for your organizational skills and your ability to prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment. You’re also committed to lifelong learning, constantly updating your skills and embracing the latest advancements in your field.

We are looking for someone who is not only technically skilled but also enthusiastic about making a meaningful impact. If this description resonates with you, we're excited about the possibility of having you on our team. As a skills-driven employer, we encourage you to apply if there is a skill-fit, even in the absence of years of experience.

How you will create impact:

  • Conduct thorough audits of current data practices, identifying and addressing inefficiencies and roadblocks.
  • Craft and implement a comprehensive data strategy that aligns with organizational goals and incorporates a deep understanding of InStride’s business model.
  • Lead the centralization of data functions to optimize data management and governance in a collaborative way that leverages relationships across the organization.
  • Ensure the integrity and reliability of data through rigorous cleaning and maintenance processes. Enhance organizational data literacy and empower teams to manage data properly.
  • Drive the adoption of strategic data practices that enhance decision-making and business performance.
  • Foster a collaborative environment where data insights lead to actionable solutions across business units.
  • Recommend and oversee the adoption of new technologies that enhance data functionality and business operations.
  • Develop and maintain best practices in data management, promoting efficiency and accessibility.

Target base compensation amount for this role outlined below. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the amounts shown below.

$160,000$210,000 USD

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At InStride we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this role!

Benefits @ InStride 

As an organization that champions investing in people, it’s critical we walk the talk. That’s why InStride employees are eligible to enroll in 2,800+ online certificate and degree programs through our Step Forward program. Unlike traditional tuition reimbursement programs, InStride covers your tuition upfront, regardless of your course of study, degree type, or school - eligible to employees starting Day 1. 

This role is also eligible for the following benefits:

  • 401(k) plan with company match 
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Paid family leave
  • Best-in-class health care benefits
  • And more!

InStride Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At InStride, we foster a culture of belonging, we support authenticity and intersectionality, and we embrace and appreciate our differences. We do this by building a diverse pipeline of talent and ensuring equitable access to opportunities, information and leadership. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let your recruiter know. 

Policies & Disclosure 

Effective November 1, 2021, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation. If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved by the People & Talent team in writing.

 For questions on how we use personal information of job applicants, please refer to InStride's Job Applicant Privacy Policy.

Beware of recruiting scams. InStride does not require a financial transaction or any financial account information to be eligible for employment. If you receive a message purporting to be from InStride asking you for a financial transaction, your financial account information, or any other sensitive information, please do not respond and let us know immediately at [email protected].

About InStride

InStride is a tech-enabled services company that is pioneering new approaches to workforce education solutions with a mission of driving meaningful social and business outcomes by unlocking access to life-changing education. In collaboration with quality academic institutions, we enable employers to provide career-aligned, debt-free education through a personalized, digital platform and a consultative service model. To learn more, visit:

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Candidate Location Eligibility:
Austin, TX
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
New York City, NY
San Antonio, TX
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA

What are InStride Perks + Benefits

InStride Benefits Overview

We want InStriders to thrive and feel supported. Below are a few perks and benefits we are proud to offer our team. We are most proud of our Step Forward program, in which InStriders can enroll in any of the 2,300+ course and program offerings available through our academic network., and InStride pays 100% of their tuition upfront.

Volunteer in local community
Since InStriders are spread out across the U.S., InStriders volunteer with non-profit organizations in communities nationwide.
Partners with nonprofits
InStride partners with OneTen Coalition as an endorsed talent developer to provide education opportunities and career advancement for Black talent.
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Once a year, InStriders gather in person to learn about the company and each other through work and informal sessions.
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Currently, all InStride employees work remotely.
Highly diverse management team
Our leadership team represents a wide variety of backgrounds, and our hiring practices encourage bringing in many unique and different perspectives to our work and our organization.
Mandated unconscious bias training
InStriders have access to Arizona State University's "To Be Welcoming" curriculum, which is intended to help individuals participate in open and honest conversations with those in our community.
Diversity manifesto
Hiring practices that promote diversity
We start by using to write job descriptions and job postings that attract as wide an array of candidates as possible. We look for ways candidates whose values match our own.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
InStride offers flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care costs.
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
InStride has a number of programs to support wellness, from mental health services to a work-from-home stipend to set up an ergonomic home office.
Mental health benefits
Through InStride's health insurance benefits, InStriders have access to Brightline, Cleo, Headspace and Spring Health for emotional and psychological support.
Wellness days
InStride schedules regular Wellness Days, when the entire company shuts down, to promote a better work-life balance.
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
In addition to a dependent care FSA option, InStride offers caregiver subsidies through Helpr to help InStriders who serve as caregivers for loved ones.
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Family expansion benefits available through our health insurance benefit plans.
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
In addition to unlimited PTO, InStride has Wellness Days throughout the year when the office closes. This ensures that InStriders can enjoy time off without worrying about falling behind.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Company-wide vacation
InStride closes our offices between Christmas and New Year's Day to allow our team members time to spend with their families.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
InStride provides all the necessary equipment to successfully work from home.
Mother's room
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
InStride covers 100% tuition upfront when you enroll in any of the 2300+ online courses offered by the institutions in our academic network. Learn new skills, earn a credential, or even a degree!
Lunch and learns
InStriders periodically host events to share information with their colleagues.
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
InStride covers 100% tuition upfront when you enroll in any of the 2300+ online courses offered by the institutions in our academic network. Learn new skills, earn a credential, or even a degree!
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

As part of our mission to enable lifelong learning, we provide full tuition coverage upfront for InStriders to earn a degree or credential from a university online within our network.

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